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1stdibs // online marketplace for beautiful things
New York City - Astor Place    Posted: Thursday, April 08, 2021
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Digital Art & NFTs | Curation Lead 

Over the last 20 years, 1stDibs has established itself as the destination for rare & collectible design by artisans & manufacturers all over the world, but were always thinking about the next initiative to connect artists & creators of all mediums with collectors & enthusiasts. In this Curations Lead role, youll own the curation & editorial point of view of the digital art initiative to drive  success on 1stDibs. Youll take a hands-on approach to cultivating this perspective & be proactive in identifying new strategic opportunities for building this voice within the ecosystem. This includes working closely with our business & engineering teams to analyze trends, writing the curation playbook, & liaising with other 1stDibs teams to find ways to better support our digital art category initiatives. 

This will be a part-time, three month role with the possibility of extension.

What youll do:

  1. Join as an early member of the growing digital art & NFT team at 1stDibs, supporting our business & engineering leads
  2. Own the playbook for curating our digital art initiative by: 
    1. Identify & iterate on the criteria for new creators to join the platform
    2. Generate & publish original, creative content across social platforms that speak to the 1stDibs category & engage creators & collectors 
    3. Support onboarding & engage with creators to inform the voice of the platform
    4. Identify & execute on new opportunities for creator growth 
    5. Collaborate with creators, collectors, & users to support user-generated content & activities
  3. Continually engage within the broader NFT community to inform our perspective across:
    1. Quality art & design both in digital & non-digital spaces
    2. Emerging trends & themes
    3. Meaningful opportunities for partnering with institutions, organizations, & thought leaders
  4. Serve as external-facing 1stDibs leader to community members & internal advocate for the needs of the category
  5. Be a cross-functional thought partner in developing processes to best service the digital art community

What youll bring:

Required Background

  • 5+ years of professional experience, with 2+ years of curatorial experience in art
  • Experience in the crypto art or digital art space
  • Experience writing creative content
  • Thrives in a fast-paced, unpredictable environment & works autonomously with minimal direction
  • Has an affinity for social digital platforms: Twitter, Discord, Instagram, Reddit, etc.
  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills including: empathic listening & an ability to quickly synthesize information across technical & non-technical topics
  • Strong professional presence & ability to connect with external leaders, decision makers, & collaborators at all levels of an organization
  • Project management experience, with the ability to lead & handle multiple time-sensitive, cross-functional projects on deadline
  • Strong ability to receive feedback & pivot priorities as the teams needs evolve
  • Team player with strong intrapersonal skills
  • Creative, analytical & strategic thinker

Preferred Qualifications

  • Consistently described as collaborative, creative, flexible, & fast learning
  • Deep passion for digital creators
  • Desire to innovate in new & emerging technologies
  • A self-starter mindset with a bias towards action
  • Bachelor's degree in art history, fine art, & journalism majors preferred

1stDibs is the worlds largest online luxury marketplace for rare & desirable objects. It has become the go-to source for the world's leading interior designers & consumers to find antiques, furniture, jewelry, vintage fashion & fine art.

Backed by Benchmark Capital, Insight Venture Partners, Index Ventures, Spark Capital & Alibaba, 1stDibs is a unique blend of expert curators & seasoned Internet executives from companies including eBay, Gilt, Google, FreshDirect,, Shutterfly, & Twitter.

1stDibs is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity & we are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

1stDibs is actively hiring and, in response to COVID-19, conducting all interviews & onboarding virtually. Any new or current team members will be temporarily working remotely until our offices reopen, at which point all employees are expected & required to return physically to the New York office.

For additional information about location requirements, please discuss with the hiring team following submission of your application.

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