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JOBS


AMBASSADOR

Chicago

As an ambassador, your role is to be the ultimate guide and inspire all guests of the museum. Major duties include facilitating guest flow, assisting guests with their photo ops, understanding all aspects of WNDR museum and its exhibits/concepts. You'll be great for this role if you can adapt and multitask in an ever-evolving environment, love art + technology, are a team player, enjoy wearing many professional hats, and are available to commit to a minimum of 3-4 shifts/week with open weekend availability.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS - The major functions and responsibilities of this position include:

  • Greeting guests upon entry.
  • Scanning tickets.
  • Assisting with wayfinding.
  • Engaging with guests.
  • Be able to speak confidently and accurately to all aspects of WNDR museum and its exhibits, concepts, and ideas.
  • Managing the flow of guests between installations.
  • Being a human selfie stick, helping our guests capture social media-worthy photos.
  • Working in our retail space.
  • Representing the museum with character and integrity.
  • Keeping our space clean, organized and orderly.
  • Build a culture of both creative and operational excellence.

Please apply to jobs@wndrmuseum.com


CREATIVE DEVELOPER / IMMERSIVE TECHNOLOGIST

Chicago

Buckle up! As WNDR scales its Chicago-based art + tech experience across the US, we are seeking a Creative Developer/Immersive Technologist for WNDR Studios.

About the Role

The Creative Developer/Immersive Technologist will develop and implement immersive multimedia form factors for WNDR locations. The candidate will be a part of the WNDR Studios team, helping to create tech concepts (and narratives) for multimedia rooms, bringing them to realization through collaboration with in-house and freelance technical partners.

WNDR exhibits are highly interactive and tech driven interactive environments. We utilize software (TouchDesigner, Resolume, etc.), projection and LED mapping, custom microcontrollers, sensors, and motion tracking.

Post-integration of projects, the Creative Developer/Immersive Technologist will help streamline long-term maintenance strategies that ensure the longevity and stability of active exhibits across WNDR.

About WNDR Museum
WNDR Museum is an immersive experience blending technology and art, inviting guests to interact with artworks and play a role in the museum’s ‘look and feel’ – breaking the boundaries of the ‘museum’ experience. WNDR believes in challenging traditional frameworks in order to spark imagination and a sense of possibility.

About WNDR Studios
WNDR Studios is a collective of interdisciplinary makers, designers, engineers, curators, and more. It serves as the museum’s in-house creative arm, and is laser-focused on the ideation and creation of immersive art experiences that combine fine art, design, technology & engineering, fabrication, digital animation & projection, performance art, and more.

Desired Skills and Experience, and Expectations related to Role:

  • Flexible working schedule (vs. 9-to-5), including on-site presence for occasions of special events, installations, location launches, and other related activities
  • Self-starter, who hunts down root causes of issues and solves them
  • Ability to work in a high-growth, fast-paced, team-oriented environment
  • Ability to organize, direct, and manage projects, work independently, and demonstrate good judgment.
  • Aid in researching, designing, and planning system architecture of large-scale interactive installations

Technical Skills:

  • Expert-level TouchDesigner programming skills, including extensions, packaging, and collaboration
  • Collaborate closely with designers and frontend software engineers to integrate frontend technologies (Web Apps, OpenFrameworks, Processing, Resolume, TouchDesigner, Unreal, Unity, Native Apps) with backend systems
  • Develop and sustain infrastructures such as cloud servers, web apps, and site-specific interactive installations
  • Experience with motion tracking technologies like LIDAR, Kinect, and Zedd
  • Experience with microcontrollers like Arduino, Raspberry Pi and Teensy
  • Proficient in projection and LED mapping
  • Familiarity with dynamic lighting, multi-channel audio systems, supervisory control systems and other commercial AV hardware, and how they connect together
  • (Python, C++, Unreal Engine, Unity or JavaScript experience a plus)

Compensation Details
Compensation: Salary (Based on Experience)

Benefits & Perks:
Health Insurance, Unlimited PTO, 401K, Commuter Benefits, Building Something Truly Amazing.

HOW TO APPLY
Please submit the following to jobs@wndrmuseum.com:

  • Resume detailing prior professional / creative experience
  • Cover letter describing your interest and explaining why you’re perfect for this role
  • Any additional information (portfolio links, etc) that demonstrate your awesomeness

WNDR Museum warmly welcomes people of all ages, identities, ethnicities, beliefs, religions and backgrounds to join our team. WNDR Museum is an equal opportunity employer, fully committed to achieving an inclusive and diverse workplace and we strongly encourage nontraditional candidates to apply. We hold ourselves to our commitment and continuously strive to attract, engage and grow with our talented team.


HEAD OF MERCHANDISING AND PROCUREMENT

Chicago

WNDR Global - Head of Merchandising and Procurement

Buckle up! As WNDR scales its Chicago-based art + tech experience across the US, we are seeking a Head of Merchandising and Procurement for WNDR Global.

About the Role

The Head of Merchandising and Procurement is responsible for leading and developing the procurement, merchandising, and strategic sourcing to maximize gross margin and revenue in the WNDR retail stores. This person will take ownership of visual merchandising, sourcing buzz-worthy and branded products, hawkishly negotiate with vendors and suppliers, drive top-line and bottom-line growth, and set the tone for our fun and engaging team.

As Head of Merchandising and Procurement for WNDR Global, you are a champion for product storytelling and data-driven insights, an expert in visual standards (including specific merchandising techniques, fixture blocking, lighting, and signage), and an innovator who is passionate about solving problems.

Responsibilities:

  • Negotiate with vendors and suppliers to secure resources and proper service level agreements
  • Understand customer behaviors, motivations, and sales drivers
  • Develop and provide direction on merchandising strategy related to pricing, product assortment, and value add initiatives
  • Recommend ideas to increase sales using data and competitive research while also evaluating an existing item discounts or discontinuance
  • Assess the effectiveness of different product displays and store layouts on sales figures
  • Assess the effectiveness of different product displays and store layouts on sales figures
  • Continuously seeks out and vet new opportunities for national and local merchandise offerings
  • Establish merchandising and customer experience KPIs and track progress against improving them, including opportunities like bundling products and creating collections to improve findability and average order value
  • Research and monitor industry trends and consumer behavior to anticipate demand and changes in buying patterns
  • Keep the executive and cross-functional teams informed on department projects and priorities
  • Make predictions based on sales data, customer feedback, and market trends - while maximizing SKU productivity
  • Responsible for building, educating, and leading on-site retail teams
  • Support retail team onboarding, develops SOPs, and implements processes across the retail team
  • Develop and implement eCommerce strategy

Desired Skills and Experience, and Expectations related to Role:

  • 5+ years of progressive experience in Product Merchandising, specialty retail & product assortment strategy
  • Knowledge of retail pricing, promotional planning and execution, and/or vendor negotiation practices
  • Expert knowledge of Square or similar POS system
  • Flexible working schedule (vs. 9-to-5) and ability to travel
  • Self-starter, who hunts down root causes of issues and solves them
  • Ability to work in a high-growth, fast-paced, team-oriented environment
  • Ability to organize, direct, and manage projects, work independently, and demonstrate good judgment
  • Passion to represent WNDR with professionalism, clear communication, high integrity, and enthusiasm for our purpose and mission

About WNDR Museum

WNDR Museum is an immersive experience blending technology and art, inviting guests to interact with artworks and play a role in the museum’s ‘look and feel’ – breaking the boundaries of the ‘museum’ experience. WNDR believes in challenging traditional frameworks in order to spark imagination and a sense of possibility.

Compensation Details
Compensation: Salary (Based on Experience)

Benefits & Perks:

Benefits & Perks:
Health Insurance, Unlimited PTO, 401K, Commuter Benefits, Building Something Truly Amazing.

HOW TO APPLY
Please submit the following to jobs+merchandising@wndrmuseum.com:

  • Resume detailing prior professional / creative experience
  • Cover letter describing your interest and explaining why you’re perfect for this role
  • Any additional information that demonstrates your awesomeness

WNDR Museum warmly welcomes people of all ages, identities, ethnicities, beliefs, religions and backgrounds to join our team. WNDR Museum is an equal opportunity employer, fully committed to achieving an inclusive and diverse workplace and we strongly encourage nontraditional candidates to apply. We hold ourselves to our commitment and continuously strive to attract, engage and grow with our talented team.