Tech Fabricator at Meow Wolf Inc.

Company: Meow Wolf Inc.

Location: Santa Fe, USA
Type: Full-Time
Category: Technologist


Job Description
Tech fabricators work closely with the tech team in developing custom interactive artwork, objects and installations that seam together sensors, microcontrollers, computers, lights, sound, video, and electromechanical elements. Tech fabricators handle the bulk of the production of custom electronics, fabricate and install custom lighting, sound and video systems.

As members of the tech team, tech fabricators are embedded in various art projects and collaborate closely with our technologists, software developers, and lighting and interactivity designers to physically fabricate and assemble devices at scale. Generalists with wide exposure to hands-on electronics and technology function well in this role, especially those with prior experience in the metal or wood shop. This position requires an above-average attention to detail and the ability to efficiently collaborate with others. The successful candidate is a quick learner, is self-motivated, and driven to try new technologies. Some practical experience with computer programming is desired, as is a general familiarity with schematics and datasheets. Candidates with portfolios are encouraged to link us to past examples of their work.

Salary Range: $45000 – $55000

Essential Responsibilities
1: Soldering and assembly of electronics
2: Wiring and cable management
3. Setup of A/V Equipment
4: Reporting to the Tech Fabrication Manager
5: Interfacing with other teams, project managers, and artists on multiple projects
6: Documenting systems after completion
7: Programming Arduino and Python to control LEDs and more

Required Education and Experience
1: Strong understanding of electrical circuits and electrical theory
2: Strong understanding of computers and microcontrollers
3: Strong communication skills and ability to collaborate
4: Strong ability to self-manage
5: Highly detail oriented, meticulous, and organized

Bonus points for familiarity with the following:
C, C++, C#, Objective-C, Java, Javascript, Unity, Max MSP, Touch Designer, Network Engineering & IT infrastructure, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering
Quality Focus
Radical Inclusiveness
Knowledge and Skills
Team Focus
Physical Demands
The employee is regularly 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, 9-5pm or 10-6pm.
Low travel is expected for this position for 2018. Greater potential for travel in 2019.

About The Company:
Meow Wolf is an arts collective and production company that creates and operates immersive, interactive multimedia experiences that transport audiences of all ages into 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 exhibits all over the United States, and worked with hundreds of artists.
The current job offering is to work with Meow Wolf Inc., dba Meow Wolf Creative Studios (hereafter referred to as Creative Studios), which Meow Wolf established in January 2017 as the parent organization for all of Meow Wolf’s subsidiary endeavors. Creative Studios is one of the fastest growing startups in New Mexico and is a Delaware registered B Corporation, a socially responsible business designation. The company is working to expand to other cities, but will operate from headquarters in Santa Fe, NM. Creative Studios currently has three subsidiaries and is raising investment to expand parent company activities to become a full creative studio.
The ethos of the company is often described as radically inclusive, where people 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.

How To Apply:

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Application instructions:
Please provide a cover letter answering the following questions:
What technologies, platforms, processes, and/or languages are you most familiar with?
What technologies do you hope to learn more about or work with in the future?
What is(are) your greatest strength(s) as a technologist?
What is most exciting to you about joining the Meow Wolf Creative Studios?
Anything else you want us to know?
Please send examples of relevant previous projects.