Exhibition Technical Arts Intern

Meow Wolf opens portals of possibility. Come as you are!

We are individuals who inspire creativity in people’s lives through art and exploration, so that our combined imaginations can transform the world we live in. We create immersive and interactive experiences that transport audiences into fantastic realms of story and exploration.  Our Vision is to be the world’s leading creative company, reimagining the paradigm of art and storytelling, to make a positive difference in the world.  

We share a strong commitment to Belonging through our values of:

  • Collaborative Creativity: We believe the act of creating together amplifies possibilities.
  • Provocative Playfulness:  We celebrate the unexpected because it is the doorway to discovery.
  • Outsiders Welcome: We are all outsiders at heart, and we create space for everyone to feel like they belong.
  • Authentic Compassion: We are “kind punks” – supportive to each other and standing up for what we believe in.
  • Audacious Courage: We have the courage to radically reinvent ourselves to push the boundaries of art.

If this all sounds like YOU, read on….

Job Description:

ABOUT THE INTERNSHIP

Meow Wolf is proud to provide one of a kind experience to students through our internship program. To be eligible, students must be a New Mexico resident enrolled in college or university to apply.

This is a full time internship. The candidate selected is expected to work in-person at Meow Wolf’s offices in Santa Fe with occasional remote time. Students will be paid $18.00 per hour and have the opportunity to work with company leaders and experts in their field. The intern must be available for the duration of the internship, Monday, June 10, 2024 –  Friday, August 16, 2024.

WHAT WE OFFER OUR INTERNS

  • An hourly wage of $18.00.
  • College credit through their university upon request
  • A letter of recommendation upon successful completion of the internship.
  • Support from a Meow Wolf mentor who is assigned to each student.
  • In-field experience and specialty training.
  • Access to Meow Wolf senior leadership, and the opportunity to grow and learn from industry experts and company leaders.

WHAT YOU NEED TO APPLY

  • Residency within commuting distance of Santa Fe for the internship time period.
  • Discretion. Many of our projects are still a secret.
  • Commitment and self-directed initiative.
  • Availability within the hours of 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday for the entire Internship duration from Monday, June 10, 2024 –  Friday, August 16, 2024.

Exhibition Technical Arts, ETA, is a team within Meow Wolf INC, and is comprised of creatives, engineers, designers, and technicians who collaborate on concepts, development, and production of Audio, Video, Lighting, Technical Direction, Show Control, and Installation Management for Meow Wolf exhibitions. The Exhibition Technical Arts internship is an interdisciplinary, collaborative work opportunity focused around the creation of immersive art experiences, with an eye toward gaining an overall understanding of how a technical focused group of creatives delivers work.

Internship Description: 

The Exhibition Technical Arts internship is a collaborative experience focused around the creation of engaging technical art and design. The ETA intern will support the Technical Directors and AVL Production Managers, as well as other ETA Team members with day-to-day creation of prototypes, designs, and other deliverables. The ETA Intern will also help maintain a clean, organized and functional space.

The ETA intern will be responsible for helping execute a creative vision within the larger scope of a Meow Wolf collaborative project by being an integral member of and a creative collaborator in artistic technical productions. They will bring out the best in others, both creatively and culturally, as a considerate and reliable team member. The intern will gain experience in working with a collaborative team and will be comfortable working with a variety of mediums and techniques. Displaying willingness and potential to work on small teams to assist others on projects is key.

This position operates in a professional studio and office environment, which includes the need to use standard Audio, Video, Lighting, or fabrication equipment such as powered and non-powered tools. The intern will comply with company and OSHA standard workplace safety protocols. The intern is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. They must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

This internship is expected to be in-person at Meow Wolf’s manufacturing facility in Santa Fe.

Duties:

  • Assist ETA team members on various assigned projects.
  • Project tasks may include:
    • Concept ideation and research
    • Planning and gathering input from various resources
    • Equipment preparation
    • Sketching or drafting to document ideas
    • Fabrication with wood, metal, and/or plastics
    • Overall assembly, including the use of fasteners and adhesives
    • Maintenance and storage of work area, tools, and projects
  • Work closely with the ETA Executive Director and the Director of AVL to establish short term goals and ensure efficient project development and delivery.
  • Support a positive work atmosphere by demonstrating flexibility and enthusiasm for collaboration.

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated talent in two of these fields;
    • Audio Content Creation & Curation
    • Audio System Design
    • Video System Design
    • Lighting Design
    • Lighting System Design
    • Control System Design
    • Theatrical Rigging
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Theatrical Technical Direction
  • Knowledge of various technical discipline tools and equipment, and the ability to use basic tools safely.
  • Able to communicate ideas effectively through visuals, written word, or spoken explanations.
  • Organizational skills and an ability to multitask, prioritize and meet deadlines in a fast-paced and team-oriented environment.
  • Demonstrate exceptional reliability, punctuality, and professionalism at all times.
  • Adapt to changing needs and take on new tasks when asked.
  • Work well in groups and individually.
  • Show a willingness to take initiative on projects or tasks.
  • Experience working in or designing for guest interactive experiences such as museums, galleries, theme parks, or other immersive environments is strongly preferred.

Learning Goals:

  • Explore working on a professional team to develop and create immersive art experiences.
  • Gain technical skills and proficiency in a wide range of new tools, techniques, and interdisciplinary communication skills.
  • Build accountability, adaptability, and overall knowledge of arts & entertainment production industry practices.
  • Understand the basic phases of a project lifecycle.
  • Brainstorm ideas effectively and collaboratively with others, learn to set actionable goals based on brainstorms, and perform finished work on time and on budget.

IMPACT: 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.

INCLUSION:  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.

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
  • 401k Retirement Plan
  • 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

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