Senior Director, Total Rewards

Posted Date: July 2, 2019

About the Company

Meow Wolf is an art collective and production company creating and operating immersive, interactive multimedia experiences that transport audiences of all ages to fantastical realms of storytelling. Founded in 2008 by a small group of artists, writers, musicians, and makers looking to create an egalitarian space for artistic expression, Meow Wolf’s first exhibits were created in warehouses on shoestring budgets. Since then Meow Wolf has created 25 exhibitions throughout the United States working with hundreds of artists. Meow Wolf is one of the fastest growing startups in New Mexico and is a Delaware registered B Corporation, a socially responsible business designation.

Job Description

Meow Wolf is searching for an experienced and driven Director of Total Rewards to join the growing Human Resources team in beautiful Santa Fe, New Mexico.  The Sr. Director of Total Rewards will be responsible for ensuring that our compensation, benefits, and Human Capital Management systems are competitive, sustainable, scalable, and have a positive impact on the performance of the organization.

Job Requirements

The ideal Sr. Director of Total Rewards will have the following qualifications and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • A minimum of 10 years of related experience designing and implementing Total Rewards programs (compensation, benefits, human capital management systems)
  • Experience working in the entertainment, theme park, or museum industries highly desired
  • Previous experience with Paylocity strongly preferred
  • Comprehensive knowledge of benefits programs (health, 401(k), etc.), and experience working with external vendors
  • Experience developing and/or managing executive compensation plans strongly preferred
  • The ability to influence and present to senior leadership and the Board of Directors

Job Responsibilities

The Sr. Director of Total Rewards will have the following responsibilities:

  • Provides strategic and operational leadership in the design, development, implementation, administration, and communication of our Total Rewards programs including health, welfare, wellness, retirement, base pay, incentives, and other rewards
  • Develops Total Rewards philosophy and supporting policies and practices
  • Analyzes current rewards programs to ensure they align with our business strategy and ensures that our rewards programs optimize our ability to attract and retain top talent
  • Analyzes the market competitiveness and cost-effectiveness of our compensation and benefit plans to ensure they optimize our ability to attract and retain top talent
  • Takes part in the development and management of our HCM system to enhance our HR reporting/analytics capabilities
  • Maintains current knowledge of related government rules and regulations, including the Employee Retirement Income Security act (ERISA), FLSA, FMLA, ADA, COBRA, OSHA, Worker’s Compensation, and other applicable Labor and/or Tax laws and regulations; fulfills compliance and reporting requirements
  • Oversee the management of our broker and benefits vendor relationships, benefits contracts, and bid negotiation
  • Drafts written communication and enrollment materials, prepares for and conducts benefits conference calls, revise benefit summaries, revises benefit orientation documents, insures distribution and receipt of documents and process changes with vendors
  • Implementation of a rewards and recognition platform
  • Develop, administer, and oversee management incentive compensation program
  • Develop and deliver competitive total rewards plans in various national markets
  • Oversight of benefits automation process, payroll feed
  • Policy writing and HR compliance and operations
  • Management of two direct reports – Payroll Manager and Benefits Coordinator

Time Commitment

Full Time


Business Unit


Full-time employees receive the following benefits:

  • Paid time off
  • Health Insurance
  • Free gym membership (Santa Fe only)
  • 2 classes per semester at Santa Fe Community College
  • As a rapidly growing company, our benefits will be expanding and a more comprehensive package is soon to follow.

This is an opportunity to become a part of a dynamic and collaborative culture, a beacon of creativity and community in the global economy. Meow Wolf employees are given the space to be expressive, creative and effective. Unlike a traditional corporate setting, this produces an environment where no job is too low for anyone and no ambition too high.