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Associate Technical Director

Company: Meow Wolf, Inc.
Location: Santa Fe
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:

Associate Technical Director page is loaded Associate Technical Director Apply locations Santa Fe, NM time type Full time posted on Posted 2 Days Ago job requisition id JR100615 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:Location:Santa Fe, NMCompensation : This is an exempt position. The starting pay for this position is $70,000. Compensation will vary based on experience. The Associate Technical Director (ATD) supports the integration and coordination of all Show Technical Delivery for Meow Wolf Projects. They are responsible for supporting the development and allocation of technical requirements, design and delivery of the Technical Show Elements, as well as oversight of Safety and the Hazard Analysis process as it applies to all Show Elements. Innovative and creative, is an organized thinker who can ideate multiple technical and creative approaches and solutions to meet design criteria, such as, guest experience, capacity, spacing, etc., while adhering to the local building codes and best practices. The ATD also holds space for and supports Artists' contribution to projects. The role coordinates with all project personnel, departments, and disciplines through the ideation, concept, fabrication, and installation phases. Additionally, the ATD will help in the design of construct-able projects that stay on track with creative intent, schedule, and stay within budgetary requirements.
How you will do it---

  • Support the development of the Technical Design packages with internal and external resources.
  • Coordinate and support Technical Elements in the Element drawing reviews, fabrication reviews and installation approvals.
  • Coordinate and assist in managing the Technical Elements in the Element list.
  • Support the development of code and safety requirements for Technical Elements. This is accomplished with the assistance of other team and project partners in various fields of expertise. This is done in conjunction with the Show Technical Director and Show Production Designer.
  • Inform and support the development of the RFP and work breakdown in conjunction with other Project Partners for Technical Show Elements. Design and other members of the team contribute to its development, but the Show TD is responsible for delivering the finished RFP to Show Management.
  • Support the formation and execution of fabrication and installation strategies for Technical Elements that respect the facility constraints, construction order of operations, and critical path strategies as defined with Project Management, in support of the Creative Vision.
  • Assist the Hazard Analysis process with the Show Technical Director and respective subject matter and industry experts.
  • Assist the internal Engineering compliance discussions and participate in the internal Material compliance discussions with the Show Technical Director and Show Production Designer.
  • Assist in the review of rigging and overhead safety items for Show and Technical Elements. This includes assisting with the review of design proposals, through final in-field inspection buy-off.
  • Support the Show Technical Director in ensuring that Site Safety is coordinated for Show installation and programming efforts with the GC and CM Site Safety Supervisors. To be successful in this role---
    • You bring a minimum of 3+ years of experience in themed entertainment, immersive art or theater production and installation.
    • You possess strong communication/collaboration skills and ability to work and thrive in a team environment.
    • You problem solve and ideate quickly with a host of project partners with varying levels of expertise.
    • You are steadfast and strategic within Meow Wolf's highly ambitious, collaborative model.
    • You hold experience in at least one phase of a project, from Design, Fabrication, on-site Installation or programming.
    • You come with some fabrication or set building experience.
    • You bring technical knowledge and experience with several Technical Show Disciplines, such as Lighting, Audio, Video, Controls, Network and SAE It would be nice to have---
      • 5+ years of experience in themed entertainment, immersive art, or theater production and installation.
      • Experience with more than one phase of a project, from Design, Fabrication, on-site Installation or Programming.
      • Demonstrate proficiency with BlueBeam, SketchUp, Rhino, AutoCAD, SolidWorks, Revit, NavisWorks, QSys or other similar programs. Essential tools to set you up for success---
        • You must possess an in-depth knowledge of core platforms and programs as they will be utilized on a daily basis:
          • Google Suite
          • Microsoft Office
          • Design techniques/tools such as show set design and drafting, 3D modeling and architectural design. Work environment and physical demands---
            • This position is based in Santa Fe, NM, and a company laptop will be provided.
            • This is a full-time position averaging 40 hours a week, Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm MT or 10 am to 6 pm MT - occasionally requiring flexibility to work during evenings or weekends based on business needs, as well as travel to off-site locations. -
            • All employees 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---
              • Taking a deep dive into departmental inner workings and reviewing project goals.
              • Exploring Meow Wolf Origins.
              • Attending Meow Wolf's Immersiversity.
              • Reviewing Meow Wolf's purpose and corporate policies and training. Are you---
                • Forward thinking and creative in your approach to problem solving with the ability to identify process improvement opportunities?
                • Experienced in managing processes or projects and driving change through positive influence?
                • Adept at learning new platforms?
                • Highly organized with meticulous attention to detail and the ability to prioritize multiple tasks while demonstrating excellent time management?
                • Able to exhibit professional judgment and decision-making skills?
                • Self-motivated, self-managing, adaptable to changing needs and taking on new tasks, and receptive to receiving direction?
                • Patient with yourself and with others, and able to work collaboratively and thoughtfully with fellow human beings?
                • Able to contribute to the overall happiness and health of the team and help keep the vibe alive? If you answered 'YES' to all of the above, then what are you waiting for? APPLY MEOW!JOIN MEOW WOLF
                  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 -
                    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 Plans
                    • FSA and HSA Pre-Tax Saving Options
                    • Dental & Vision Insurance
                    • Company Paid Basic Life Insurance Policy
                    • Company Paid Long-Term & Short-Term Disability Coverages
                    • Company Paid Travel Health Reimbursement Plan
                    • Company Paid Employee Assistance Program
                    • Voluntary Critical Illness & Additional Life Insurance Policies
                    • 401k Retirement Plan
                    • Paid Parental Leave
                    • Discount on Meow Wolf Gift Shop Merchandise
                    • Monthly JOON Wellness Expense Reimbursement Program
                    • Admission to Meow Wolf attractions for employees and guests
                    • And employee discounts with many local businesses
                      Please visit 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. - About Us Meow Wolf is an arts and entertainment company based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. We create immersive and interactive experiences that transport audiences of all ages into fantastic realms of story and exploration.

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