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Artist Liaison (Los Angeles) - Part Time

Remote - California

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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:

Purpose:

To curate, support and inspire a stellar cohort of artists who will develop Meow Wolf’s Los Angeles, CA.

Exhibit Location: Los Angeles, CA 

Compensation: $35.79 to $41.16 per hour, based on experience.

This is a part time position with an expected average of 20 hours per week.

The Los Angeles Artist Liaison will work with the Director of Artist Collaboration to assist in curating, recruiting, hiring and developing our roster of external visual artist collaborators on the Los Angeles Meow Wolf exhibit. They will be an important connection point between Meow Wolf Inc and the Los Angeles exhibit to help maintain Meow Wolf aesthetic values balanced with community goals for our external collaborators.

They are responsible for helping recruit a diverse roster of artists for the Los Angeles exhibit. They will work with these artists closely from the Request for Proposal till the closing of the exhibit assisting with communication and project coordination as an on-site resource for our artist cohort. They will provide the artists with local resources that may help with the execution of their projects, facilitate in person meetings and be a liaison between Meow Wolf and the artist. 

Once the exhibit is open, they are responsible for correspondence with all artists interested in working with Meow Wolf on assigned, rotating projects, including driving contact, assisting in running small Requests for Proposals, rerouting communications to other departments as appropriate and maintaining positive professional relationships with collaborators. The Artist Liaison maintains knowledge of artists and skill sets cataloged in the database. They conduct artist and community research, with an eye toward connecting the team to new artists interested in working with Meow Wolf and maintaining institutional relationships between teams. They act as a driver on renovations projects along with phased projects.

 

The Artist Liaison is accountable for cultivating an expertise in Los Angeles based collaborators with a goal of continuing opportunities for engagement with local creatives. They will work closely with the community outreach/social impact team to align and balance goals. They may also be tasked with developing creative and innovative strategies for utilizing Meow Wolf’s relationship with an artist.

Requirements 

You will identify and cultivate a strong collective of artists who will develop an immersive and elevated art experience for guests. 

How you will do it…

  • Oversee Los Angeles artist database, is familiar with the Los Angeles artist community needs

  • Work closely with Creative Directors, Creative Producer and Director of Artist Collaboration on all projects

  • Maintain a balance between aesthetic quality and inclusivity in their curation

  • Assists in managing RFPs and review processes in Los Angeles

  • Manage correspondence — incoming from interested artists, and outreach to communities on assigned markets  

  • Monitor artists with the installation process. Be on site as needed, aiding the artists’ access to resources they need on site, or in the community and perform regular check ins with the artists

  • Maintain communication between site vendors, MW team, and artists

  • Assist with event coordinating/planning events for collaborating artists as needed

  • Maintain positive relationship with current Los Angeles collaborating artists, act as point of contact for further collaborations with these artists

  • Seek out new strategic partnerships in the region 

  • Manage entries from Want to Collaborate form; shares and manages incoming inquiries, assesses incoming entries, maintaining a deep familiarity with contents of the database and keep it highly functioning

  • Manage Collaborating Artist visits and potential collaborator visits to Los Angeles

  • Assist in upgrades pipeline once the exhibit opens —help artists navigate from the proposal stage through successful implementation of their project

  • Establish working relationship with operations team, once exhibit opens, to continue to assess appropriate collaborators for Upgrades projects on an ongoing basis

To be successful in this role…

  • You bring a minimum of 5 years experience in art, curation, event planning, non-profit or entertainment environments

  • You hold a strong knowledge of the Los Angeles art scene, community and potential partnerships 

  • You exhibit proven work experience with professional artist management or collaboration

  • You have proven curation work, work in contemporary arts or entertainment where curation was necessary

  • You hold the ability to work a flexible schedule including weekdays, and weekends for special events

  • You possess strong organizational and database skills

  • You bring good project management skills 

  • You present experience working with budgets, artist fees, and artist compensation

  • You bring the following characteristics and qualities expected of all team members:

    • Embrace and exemplify values of Diversity and Equity in our practice 

    • Be enthusiastic about artists having the best experience possible

    • Listen and communicate with compassion and positivity 

    • Maintain calm in stressful situations 

    • Be flexible and receptive to changes

  • You bring these desired qualifications: 

    • Prior work as a professional curator for festivals, galleries or other public space

    • Bilingual skills 

Essential skills and abilities to set you up for success…

  • Adaptability to changes in fast-paced work environment

  • Curation and art handling knowledge

  • Teamwork 

  • Excellent communication skills to help balance multiple stakeholders interests 

  • Ability to maintain calm, effective in difficult interactions 

  • Excellent problem-solving and multitasking skills

  • Creative Thinking

Work Environment and Physical Demands

  • The artist liaison role will be in based in Lost Angeles, CA.

  • This is a variable hour position with a flexible schedule which includes weekdays, weekends, evenings, and holidays.

  • This position works primarily in an indoor setting with exposure to noisy environments, dim lighting, strong visual effects including strobing lights, special effects, fog machines and small and/or enclosed spaces.

  • This role will routinely require physical activity such as light lifting and bending over during site installation.

  • The employee 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.  

Supervisor Responsibilities

This position does not require supervisory responsibility.


 

Travel

Travel is not required for this position.

We will teach you the Meow Wolf way 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!

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.

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Job Profile

Regions

North America

Countries

United States

Skills

Artist Curation Community outreach Project Coordination Recruiting

Tasks
  • Conduct artist and community research
  • Curate and support artists
  • Develop artist roster
  • Develop engagement opportunities with local creatives
  • Facilitate communication and project coordination
  • Maintain aesthetic values
  • Maintain artist database
  • Provide local resources to artists
  • Recruit and hire artists
Restrictions

Must be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis

Timezones

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