Creative Director

Posted Date: July 24, 2018

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.

The current job offering is for a position within Meow Wolf Creative Studios, an interdisciplinary, collaborative nexus focused around the creation of immersive art experiences – combining architectural design, art, custom technology, fabrication, and digital content development.
The ethos of the company is often described as radically inclusive; collaborators are given 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.

Job Description

Meow Wolf is seeking a creative director to join our team to lead the creative development of new digital products and experiences. This person is responsible for the overall creative direction and alignment of our design and development teams and will have high visibility across the company. We are creating new experiences that push the boundaries of existing norms of interaction and we need strong creative professional who is capable of guiding and directing this work in a way that enables our creative teams to think big while maintaining continuity and ensuring that the overall customer experience remains aligned with the values of Meow Wolf. This person will also be responsible for articulating and communicating the vision of our work using various visual mediums including producing concept art and developing presentations.

At Meow Wolf we pride ourselves in our culture, it is the glue that holds us all together. Here at Meow Wolf we are radically inclusive, highly collaborative, and passionate about creating mind-blowing immersive experiences. People who work at Meow Wolf have an opportunity to make dreams come true – both creatively and professionally. We are building a team of talented individuals to carry the Meow Wolf experience into the future. We want you to be part of that team.

Job Requirements

  • BA / BS with a minimum of 5 years working experience leading the creative development of new products and services
  • Unique capacity for identifying, describing, and guiding the aesthetic and experiential qualities of the team’s work
  • Ability to understand and ascribe business value to creative and conceptual thinking
  • Expert level experience using the Adobe Creative suite to visually articulate design concepts and produce amazingly detailed concept art
  • Expert level experience using Keynote to develop presentations that clearly communicate vision and tell a compelling story
  • Experience using lean agile methodologies and tools
  • Experience conducting qualitative customer research
  • Highly collaborative working style with a deep capacity for both empathetic and analytical thinking

Supervisory Responsibility

This position will coordinate with a team of art directors, creative leads, designers, and visual artists to develop new concepts and visually articulate design thinking.

Work Environment

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

Physical Demands

The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position, and hours of work and days are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.

Travel

Work related travel for meetings, project coordination, site visit, artist studio visit, partnership development and other trips related to job.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Job Responsibilities

  • Lead and direct the product team to generate and develop new ideas and concepts on an ongoing basis
  • Collaborate with other creative team members to visualize and articulate conceptual thinking and overall product vision
  • Coordinate with other creative leads and department heads to ensure creative alignment across multiple ongoing projects
  • Analyze and synthesize the creative thinking of the team to develop guidelines and design principles
  • Collaborate with the Product Owner to plan and conduct qualitative research to uncover new opportunities and better understand the needs of our customers
  • Participate in daily standups and work to enable other creative team members to do their best work

Compensation

$75000 - $95000 Per Year

Time Commitment

Full Time

Location

Business Unit

Benefits

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.