Studio Artist

Dapper Cadaver manufactures, sells and rents death and science related props to productions, attractions, events and educational facilities worldwide. Join us in our workshop to make products that entertain and help save lives. Please include a link to your portfolio or examples of your work in applications for this role. Lifelike replicas (human / animal), trauma special effects and Halloween work is preferred.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Fabricate, paint and finish foam-filled rubber props with quality and speed
  • Dress, wig and do hair & fur work on props
  • Create concept art, lifecast and sculpt new designs
  • Make and repair molds
  • Match photographic reference material or design specs
  • Meet production quotas and deadline requirements
  • Complete individual tasks and participate in group builds
  • Fix quality control issues or report them to supervisors
  • Communicate process and quality improvements to supervisors
  • Maintain a clean and safe work station
  • Complete daily logs
  • Embrace a positive attitude in a fast paced environment
  • Follow all Dapper Cadaver policies and procedures
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by management

Education and Experience:

  • High school diploma/GED or equivalent
  • Special effects certification or bachelor of fine arts degree is preferred
  • 1+ years of experience in art department role for attractions, film / TV / theater productions, toy or decoration industry is required  
  • 1+ years of polyurethane foam rubber or silicone rubber experience is preferred
  • Must be professional while manufacturing products that depict nudity or graphic violence
  • Appreciation for Halloween is preferred

Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Basic reading, writing, math and computer skills required
  • Familiarity with basic hand tools, paint and sculpting equipment
  • Knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, expectations, and procedures in manufacturing  
  • Must be able to pass drug screening and background check

Physical Demands:

  • Light to moderate physical effort required on a constant basis
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Required to sit, stand, bend, grasp, twist, reach and move about the facility for an entire shift

Personal Protective Equipment:

  • Protective equipment such as half face respirators, gloves, safety glasses and steel toed shoes required for specific tasks

Work Environment:

  • Work performed in a production warehouse environment
  • Contains any number of elements including but not limited to fumes, dust and noise.
  • Must be able to work as part of a team or independently with limited supervision

Benefits Offered:

  • Paid time off
  • Generous holidays
  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance