Exhibition Art & Scenic Engineer Lead

Meow Wolf is a social impact art project that fuels a business, and a business that fuels a social impact art project. We create immersive and interactive experiences that transport audiences into fantastic realms of story and exploration. 

Job Description:

Exhibition Maintenance Lead

Location: Grapevine, TX  

The Exhibition Maintenance Lead will support the Exhibition Manager in keeping the Exhibition operational and in line with Meow Wolf brand standards. This includes remediating any structural, aesthetics, or functional issues observed or reported by other team members to ensure that the visitor experience remains consistent and of the highest quality.

How you will do it…

  • Maintain, repair and improve exhibit installations.
  • Inspect and diagnose problems, propose solutions and facilitate project completion.
  • Perform routine preventive maintenance to ensure that high traffic areas are protected.
  • Oversee maintenance inventory, order supplies as necessary.
  • Recognize when a job is above their skill level and engage the appropriate trade experts.
  • Facilitate repairs using various art disciplines that require integration with architecture, heavy fabrication processes, technology, narrative arts, and/pr performing arts.
  • Document all upgrades and changes in appropriate internal and external databases. 
  • Conduct exhibition work during operating hours as a performance character to elevate the guest experience.
  • Lead exhibition maintenance team, setting the example of a job well done.
  • Other duties as assigned, including cross-training into other departments.

To be successful in this role…

  • Experience with the creation of permanent art installations or exhibitions.
  • Ability to understand artistic and aesthetic visual languages and restore visual works of art to their original state.
  • Ability to adapt to the original artistic intent of each project, follow instructions, and pay attention to detail with precision.
  • Monitor, track, perform and delegate work orders pertaining to the exhibit
  • Ability to follow detailed instructions from artists/fabricators regarding processes and aesthetics.
  • Experience manipulating materials by hand in a sculptural/artistic fashion.
  • Proficiency with all drywall processes, as well as concrete and stucco processes.
  • A strong understanding of mounting and anchoring fixtures in a variety of substrates.
  • Experience with a variety of paint application techniques including spray, brush, and roll, as well as matching paint color/sheen.
  • Experience with wood fabrication and assembly.
  • Experience understanding basic floor plans, elevations, and conceptual renderings.
  • Knowledge of metalworking experience including steel welding, cutting, and grinding.
  • Ability to follow and enforce OSHA and company-wide safety rules.
  • Prior work experience in a physically demanding field.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment and be adaptable to the changing demands of a rapidly scaling startup company.
  • Ability to remember and communicate information in a thorough and timely manner.
  • Ability to demonstrate exceptional organizational skills and an ability to multitask, prioritize, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced and team-oriented environment.
  • Experience anticipating challenges and working proactively to solve complex problems utilizing the above-mentioned skillset.
  • 5+ years of working in art production, ideally with experience in carpentry, finish work or a related field.
  • 3+ years of interfacing directly with creatives.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including weekdays, weekends, evenings, and holidays.
  • OSHA 10 Certification.

 

It would be nice to have…

  • An appreciation for the arts.
  • Prior work experience in themed entertainment, museum, recreation facility, or other public space.

Work environment & physical demands…

This position works in an indoor setting with exposure to noisy environments, dim lighting, strong visual effects including strobing lights, special effects, fog machines and small and/or enclosed spaces. Physical ability to walk, stand, take stairs/slides/elevators, and navigate the elements during the day and night. Employee may be required to lift up to 75lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. 

The employee will comply with company and OSHA standard workplace safety protocols. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

You will get to know Meow Wolf by…

  • Exploring Meow Wolf Origins.
  • Attending Immersiversity
  • Reviewing Meow Wolf’s Employee Handbook.

Are you…

  • Able to exhibit professional judgment and decision-making skills?
  • A maintenance expect ready to lead a team to create a world class guest experience?

If you answered ‘YES’ to all of the above, then what are you waiting for? APPLY MEOW!

JOIN THE MEOW WOLF MULTIVERSE 

The organization is comprised of individuals who inspire creativity in people’s lives through art and exploration, so that our combined imaginations can transform the world we live in. Every role is a vital component and thereby essential in creating exhibitions that will serve as anchors, borne in deep radical collaboration with local artists and communities, thus fueling our social impact initiatives. Each hire allows us to enhance our surrounding communities and the true source of our creativity, reputation, and vitality.

  

Meow Wolf is committed to our DIY roots and grassroots community support principles. To document that commitment, we converted our legal designation into a Delaware Public Benefit Corporation and have certified as a B Corporation. As a B Corp, we have a triple bottom line of supporting financial, social and environmental wellbeing in our community.

 

Our four areas of impact are:

·       Respect for Creative Communities

·       Respect for Collaborating Artists

·       Respect for our Environment

·       Respect for our Employees

 

BENEFITS

The choices we make concerning our benefits during enrollment periods are among the most important we select for ourselves and our families. As part of the total compensation package for full-time employees, Meow Wolf offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes various options to meet individual healthcare and financial needs along with many perks.  

  • Medical Insurance options: PPO & HSA
  • Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Company Paid Life Insurance Policy & Long-Term Disability Coverage
  • Voluntary Short-term Disability & Critical Illness Policies
  • Company Paid Employee Assistance Program
  • Paid Parental Leave for 12 weeks
  • Discount off Meow Wolf Gift Shop Merch
  • Admission to Meow Wolf attractions for employees and guests
  • 401k Retirement Plan
  • And more benefits specific to the location of the role

Please visit www.meowwolf.com/careers for more information.

COME AS YOU ARE

Meow Wolf is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. We are committed to ensuring all employees enjoy and thrive in a work environment where differences make us the vibrant, wonderful community we are! All employment decisions at Meow Wolf are based on business need, job requirements, and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, age, disability, gender identity, results of genetic testing, veteran status, service in the military or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.