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Senior Manager, Events

  • Job
    Senior Level
  • Marketing
  • $115K - $125K
  • New York City
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AI generated summary

  • You need 5-8 years event management experience, strong leadership skills, exceptional organization, budgeting expertise, and knowledge of NYC and international event production.
  • You will handle end-to-end event execution, manage internal and external contributors, oversee logistics, budgets, vendor negotiations, and timelines, ensuring successful and brand-aligned client engagements.


  • Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum 5-8 years of relevant event management experience, preferably in an arts or culture organization.
  • Outstanding written, verbal and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently and on multiple projects concurrently while being a strong team player with excellent leadership skills.
  • Exceptional organizational, administrative, quantitative, and problem-solving skills.
  • Substantial budget development and management experience.
  • Familiarity with New York City and international event production field, including entertainment, food, and other vendors.


  • Execute high touch private and third party events from beginning to end, managing internal contributors and external vendors to ensure consistently successful, brand-aligned client engagements.
  • A-to-Z ownership of event management and production on select events, including venue scouting, vendor management, seating, guest check-in, back and front of house management, etc.
  • In partnership with the Events Director, Client Development and Sales Leads, manage the strategic, logistics, and reporting processes of list development and execution.
  • Develop and clearly communicate timelines and guidelines for events with relevant internal stakeholders, including event venue presentations. Proactively generate, manage and distribute invitation lists for outreach; Manage and route RSVPs reports regularly.
  • Manage a wide range of external vendors: restaurants, hotels, caterers, audio/ visual companies, staffing agencies, valet providers among others. Negotiate budgets and contracts, menu selection, event staffing, and day-of logistics.
  • Budget and contract management. Engage with legal, accounting and operations teams to finalize contracts and ensure timely vendor payments.


What experience is required for the Senior Manager, Events position?

Extensive experience managing and executing elevated private events with a focus on client relationship management is essential. Previous experience in the commercial art world is optimal but not required.

Who does the Senior Manager, Events report to?

The Senior Manager, Events will report to the Events Director.

What are the key responsibilities of the Senior Manager, Events?

The Senior Manager, Events will lead and provide support on key events at the gallery’s US and global locations, as the gallery’s footprint expands. They will own and manage select events in New York and provide support on events in other regions.

What skills are important for a successful candidate in the Senior Manager, Events role?

A successful candidate should have polished communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, high attention to detail, fine-tuned organizational skills, and a proactive, problem-solving approach.

Fashion & Arts

Mission & Purpose

David Zwirner is a contemporary art gallery with locations in New York, London, Paris, Hong Kong, and Los Angeles.