Meow Wolf is hiring for its new Grapevine location, paying above Texas’ minimum wage for 80 hourly workers in guest services, food and beverage, retail, and security positions. The company aims to provide livable wages in the arts industry, which has struggled with earning disparities and pay equity. Meow Wolf’s general manager for Grapevine, Kelly Schwartz, said that fair pay is an important part of the company’s mission to promote a culture of respect and dignity for all workers. The immersive art space is known for its quirky, otherworldly rethinking of art and art spaces and has locations in Santa Fe, Denver, Las Vegas, and a new permanent location set to open in Houston in 2024.
According to an article in KERA News, Meow Wolf is now hiring for its Grapevine location in Texas. The art and entertainment company is looking to hire 80 hourly workers who will be paid above Texas’ minimum wage. This is part of the company’s effort to provide livable wages in the arts industry, which has long struggled with earning disparities and pay equity.
Kelly Schwartz, general manager for Meow Wolf Grapevine, emphasized the importance of fair pay in the company’s mission. “By compensating employees fairly, Meow Wolf can promote a culture of respect and dignity for all workers. In summary, Meow Wolf’s dedication to paying a livable wage supports the well-being and success of its employees while contributing to a more sustainable and inclusive arts community,” Schwartz said.
Meow Wolf Grapevine is currently hiring for four associate positions: guest services, food and beverage, retail, and security. The company will pay guest services associates, food and beverage associates, and retail associates starting at $18 per hour, while security associates will be paid starting at $19.50 per hour. These wages were determined based on local market pay, job responsibilities, and the cost of living in North Texas.
The new Grapevine location is set to open this summer, and workers are expected to start in June. Meow Wolf currently has locations in Santa Fe, Denver, and Las Vegas, and another permanent location is set to open in Houston in 2024. The company is known for its immersive art spaces and quirky, otherworldly rethinking of art and art spaces.
North Texas artists, including Dan Lam, Mariell Guzman, and Yana Payusova, will be featured in the new Grapevine location. Meow Wolf has also opened up applications online for those interested in working at the new location.
This effort by Meow Wolf to provide livable wages in the arts industry is a step forward in addressing the issue of earning disparities and pay equity. As an arts journalism collaboration powered by The Dallas Morning News and KERA, Arts Access is dedicated to promoting and supporting the arts community in Texas. The community-funded journalism initiative is made possible by the Better Together Fund, Carol & Don Glendenning, City of Dallas OAC, Communities Foundation of Texas, The Dallas Foundation, Eugene McDermott Foundation, James & Gayle Halperin Foundation, Jennifer & Peter Altabef, and The Meadows Foundation. The News and KERA retain full editorial control of Arts Access’ journalism.
If you’re interested in working for Meow Wolf in Grapevine, be sure to apply online and take advantage of this exciting opportunity to work for a company committed to providing fair pay and promoting a sustainable and inclusive arts community.