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Creative Developer / Immersive Technologist

Chicago

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.

 

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.

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
 
Posted On 
Thursday, February 24, 2022