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Monday - Friday (full-time, exempt)

David Kordansky Gallery seeks a highly motivated, extremely organized, and collaborative individual to join our team as Communications Manager. Reporting to the Director, Marketing and Communications, the Communications Manager is a critical, cross-departmental role, responsible for supporting a range of significant functions of the Marketing and Communications team, including working to advance visibility for the Gallery, its artists, exhibitions, and fairs. This position is a full time role, Monday – Friday, and may require flexibility for additional hours based on the needs of the gallery. A generous benefits package is offered.


David Kordansky Gallery is one of the most dynamic venues for contemporary art in Los Angeles and in New York and is internationally regarded as a leading gallery of its generation. Established in 2003, the exhibition program is dedicated to presenting artists’ work with passion and intellectual rigor, and to bringing the utmost care and precision to showcasing artistic visions. The Gallery is committed to presentations that blend scholarship and connoisseurship with equity and inclusion. We are an institution rooted in our hometown of Los Angeles, and in California, even as we embrace cultural activity as a fully global phenomenon.

Maintaining a culture of belonging is important to us—we strive for a workplace where every single team member feels valued, supported, and heard. We believe in the power of creativity and seek opportunities for connection, collaboration, and learning between cultures and communities. We are committed to championing policies and practices that promote diversity, foster cultural equity, and sustain an environment of inclusivity. The Gallery is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit, qualifications, and abilities. The Gallery does not discriminate, and does not permit discrimination against its employees, interns, volunteers, or applicants. We recognize our strengths lie in the broad range of individuals who contribute their time and talents to our mission, and we pledge to create a safe, accessible, and inclusive place to work.

The Gallery’s consistent growth, developed in tandem with its artists’ ambitions, occurs through the unique participation and contribution of each employee. We look for colleagues who are the most driven, the most talented, and the most creative. Every member of the Gallery’s team should aim for excellence and ingenuity, surpassing challenges and discovering new possibilities together. We value long-term commitment and loyalty, and in turn provide avenues for career advancement across all departments.


• Under the guidance of the Director, Marketing and Communications, actively plan, implement, and manage effective and comprehensive PR strategies and campaigns for the Gallery’s exhibitions, art fairs, and projects to increase exposure for the gallery and its artists
• Develop creative and compelling press pitches and story angles, outreach to editors, writers and other press contacts, ensuring placement of articles in targeted local, national, and international media outlets in accordance with overall PR strategy
• Maintain and develop strong relationships with local, national, and international press contacts
• Identify and propose PR initiatives and methods for promoting awareness of the Gallery and increasing exposure for the Gallery and its artists
• Research, write and/or edit various written materials including press releases, press updates, narrative biographies, and other collateral press materials; or work in close concert with the Associate Director, Publications, Editorial, Publications, and Public Programs and the Staff Writer, who lead on press releases and texts
• Facilitate all inbound press inquiries and image requests in a timely manner, seeking artist approvals as needed
• Draft press materials and create press kits, ensuring accuracy and comprehensiveness
• Work closely with the entire Marketing and Communications team to align the content calendar across all channels including email, social media, and website
• Update and maintain press pitch status grids, press reports, and press lists
• Monitor a wide variety of media outlets in local, regional, national, and international markets to identify press opportunities


Our ideal candidate is highly detail-oriented and creative with exceptional organizational skills; an excellent verbal and written communicator; and possesses the ability to work successfully in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment. We seek candidates who are extremely self-motivated, responsible, and efficient, and who hold a sincere appreciation for and experience with navigating diverse cultural spaces. In addition:

• Knowledge of contemporary art preferred
• Four to five (4-5) years experience working at a contemporary art gallery, contemporary art museum, arts PR firm, artist studio, and/or comparable arts organization preferred
• BA in Modern or Contemporary Art History, Communications or related field preferred, but consideration is given to candidates with related experience
• Experience communicating and working with artists/artists’ studios preferred
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• High attention to detail, exceptional organizational skills, and ability to implement and manage multiple projects and timelines
• Ability to think strategically and creatively about the gallery’s communications program
• Strong negotiating skills and ability to creatively resolve problems
• Skills in a Mac-based environment required, including: Google Suite (Gmail, Calendar, Sheets) and Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
• Basic knowledge of databases such as Artlogic (or similar) preferred
• Basic knowledge of sales platforms such as Arternal, ArtBinder, and Artsy preferred
• Fluency in multiple languages welcomed
• Preference is given to candidates with expert knowledge of global contemporary art, including art of the African Diaspora, Latin America, and Asia
• BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply


• This is a full-time, salaried position at 40 hours per week
• The pay scale for this position is $65,000-85,000

Benefits for full-time employees, following a waiting period, include:

          • Premium medical insurance (partially subsidized, at minimal cost to employee)
          • Vision insurance (fully subsidized, at no cost to employee)
          • Dental and long-term disability insurance
          • Paid personal and vacation days
          • Paid sick time
          • Paid holidays and floating holidays
          • Paid gallery closures
          • Paid family leave
          • Participation in a 401k retirement plan (with employer contribution)


• This position is based in New York, NY
• Regular in-person work required


Please submit the following via email with the subject line “DKG NY: COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER” to

• One PDF containing:
          • a cover letter detailing your previous experience
          • a resume

In your application, please note all relevant skills requested in the qualifications above.

BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants with most, if not all, of the requested qualifications are invited to apply. Submissions including the above items will be prioritized. No phone or walk-in inquiries, please.