West Loop, Chicago, IL
Duration: By Contract
Compensation: Course Credit
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.
The WNDR Studios Fellowship / Internship program provides passionate makers, creators, artists, and more the opportunity to work hand-in-hand with WNDR Museum’s creative leadership team to brainstorm, scope, and materialize new installations that elevate the guest experience. This will include rendering and prototyping museum design concepts, fabricating installation components, developing custom software / hardware solutions, tracking project timelines and deliverables, training museum staff and partners on maintenance & troubleshooting, and supporting the museum’s creative roadmapping process.
Candidates must indicate in their applications a preference for all applicable specializations from the list below. Candidates with expertise in more than one specialization are preferred.
Curation & Production – help develop creative roadmaps, curate and source ideas, build full spec sheets / proposals, create build-out and install plans, draft training materials and maintenance manuals, develop playbooks and scripts to optimize guest interactions
Technology – develop custom software and/or hardware solutions (using Raspberry Pi, Arduino, .NET Framework, AR / VR, Bluetooth, RFID/NFC, and other immersive tools and technologies), implement UI/UX strategies, contribute to platform development, develop mobile and web applications
Fabrication – construct custom and unique exhibit components using broad skills such as carpentry, metalworking, LED lighting design, mold making & casting, pottery, and more
Animation, Projection, and A/V – develop audio / visual effects, create 3D animations, and build immersive projection mapping experiences (using Autodesk Maya, Cinema4D, Unreal, Unity, and other technologies)
Graphic Design – develop innovative applications of typography / color / design to optimize installations, create 3D renderings of installations, and produce various graphical assets (using Adobe Creative Suite, SketchUp, CAD software, and more)
Please note that although requirements for this position will vary for each specialization, the following are some of the skills and experiences that will make you stand out.
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