Meow Wolf will hire 150 people to staff positions from creative operators to box office associates at Meow Wolf Denver.
Meow Wolf started in Santa Fe, New Mexico in 2008 as a small artist collective that wanted to offer an alternative art and music scene to the community. Creativity has been a part of the company since its first meeting. At that meeting, each person put a word into a hat. The first two words drawn from the hat became the company name: “Meow Wolf”
Since 2008, Meow Wolf has become a national sensation for offering a unique, creative, and immersive experience that can’t be found anywhere else. An investment of $2.7 million from Game of Thrones author George R. R. Martin in 2015 propelled the company to new heights. They were able to buy an old bowling alley in Santa Fe and turn it into an immersive artistic experience that brings in millions of dollars of revenue a year.
Meow Wolf recently opened its second installation, Omega Mart, at Area15 in Las Vegas.
“It’s a shopping mall for a new generation — a generation of people who value experience over possession,” Meow Wolf co-founder and VP of experience design Corvas Brinkerhoff told Rolling Stone.
Now Meow Wolf is welcoming its third art installation in Denver, Colorado.
“From a small group of DIY artists to the arts and entertainment company you know today, Meow Wolf builds from the ground up,” Erin Hirsch, Chief People Officer of Meow Wolf tells Theme Park Magazine. “Encouraging creativity from all levels of the company, we actively look to promote from within as we create and staff our ever-evolving art exhibitions.”
Meow Wolf Denver is accepting applications for all positions until June 22, 2021. They will then be holding a job fair at Empower Field from June 25-28 to evaluate candidates. Meow Wolf Denver is located in downtown Denver, between I-25 and Colfax Ave. Starting pay for most employees will be $17 an hour. Employment is expected to begin in August before the Fall opening.
“We’re inspired by creators of diverse backgrounds who work across a variety of different mediums and can’t wait to work with the Denver community,” says Hirsch. “The creative opportunities will continue after the doors open – we’re continuing to build our team of full-time employees and hundreds of collaborators who work to make art accessible to all and to spark conversations as we challenge the way each person sees and experiences the world.”
For the internal design of Meow Wolf Denver, hundreds of contributing artists and artistic organizations were brought in to form a unique experience for guests. The Meow Wolf Denver building is 90,000 square feet, making it the largest of all three installations.
Meow Wolf Art Installations
Meow Wolf has three major art installations and a dark ride (Kaleidoscape at Elitch Gardens)
The first major art installation (20,000 square feet) is House of Eternal Return in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
The second major art installation (52,000 square feet) is Omega Mart at Area15 in Las Vegas.
The third, and largest, art installation (90,000 square feet) is in Denver.
Positions Available at Meow Wolf Denver
According to Meow Wolf, the following positions are currently available for Meow Wolf Denver:
Creative Operators: This role will welcome, interact, encourage, answer guest questions and enhance the guest experience while ensuring the safe navigation of guests throughout the exhibition.
Food & Beverage Associates: This role will prepare a variety of food and beverage options, interact with guests, and assess guest needs and preferences to make menu recommendations.
Maintenance Associates: This role will ensure our guest’s comfort and safety by maintaining clean exhibition, dining, and retail spaces and assisting with the sanitation of the exhibition at regular intervals.
Retail Associates: This role will create a seamless shopping experience for Meow Wolf Denver guests. Retail Associates have an expansive knowledge of the products, prepare and display merchandise and assist guests with their transactions.
Security Associates: This role will ensure a safe and orderly environment for our guests to explore, respond calmly to any disturbances, and keep the peace in the multiverse.
Box Office Associates: This role will greet guests, sell admissions tickets, control guests’ flow for timed entry, check-in guests and review house rules and experience expectations before entry, assist with merchandise transactions, and answer guest questions.
Those interested can apply at the Meow Wolf Careers page.
Feature and all other Photos: (Kennedy Cottrell – courtesy Meow Wolf).