Now Seeking Item-Centric Artist
Role Description & Responsibilities
At this time, we are primarily looking for an artist to specialize in site items.
General Expectations & Requirements
Listed below are our expectations for a Mycena Cave artist:
Item Artist Expectations & Requirements
Making items often requires doing adjustments or redraws to ensure that items fit all of our different bases. A good fit would be an artist who would find this process relaxing rather than tedious. We are looking for an artist who is self-motivated and willing to take initiative — unlike customs and sprouts, items don’t often have hard deadlines, and would rely primarily on the artist’s own drive and judgment to reach completion.
Some projects we have slated for the near future which would benefit from the addition of an item artist are: event items & collaborations, items for recipe expansion, kelph item conversions, item recolors, and Bag of Wonder items.
Here is an example of some new items we are looking for. Artists on Mycena Cave are independent contractors which means they are paid by the task. Item-centric artists have the option to claim items from lists like this one, and they can have their own item ideas approved by Myla. Once reasonably acclimated to their position on staff, item-centric artists will have the option of being trained to make coats and claim queue orders if they would like, but item creation should remain their main focus.
Incentives & Drawbacks
Before you apply, be sure to ask yourself why you want to be a part of the Mycena Cave team. While Mycena Cave is a fun hobby for many of you thinking about applying, it’s important to realize that joining the staff team would lead to a dramatic change in the way you interact with the site and community, making it much more like a job — and as with any job, there are both positives and negatives to consider.
Overview of the Application Process & Trial Period
Our hiring process is broken down into several steps:
Application Round One: Open to anyone who is interested in being considered for the position. The application consists of three parts:
Application Round Two: Up to four artists will be picked out of the first round entries and will be asked to complete the second round. This consists of two parts:
Application Round Three: Up to two artists will be picked out of the Application Round Two entries and will be asked to move to the third round. This consists of two parts:
Trial Period: One artist will be selected for a three-month trial period. Trial artists will:
Full Artist: After the trial period has been completed, Myla and glitch will give the artist a final evaluation. If they meet all qualifications, then the artist will become a full member of the Mycena Cave staff.
The Initial Application
Please complete your application here. All applications must be received by the end of the day on August 31st (23:59 Server Time).
IMPORTANT: In order to keep the application process as fair as possible, please do not post or otherwise show off the contents of your application during the initial application period to community members or staff publicly or privately. Once we have posted that we’ve moved to the application round two, submissions may be shared.
You can review the content of the application below, but you will need to complete the application using the Google Form. Any applications received via other means will not be looked at.
Mycena Cave Style Request
Follow these directions closely:
Here are some specific aspects of your art we will be focusing on:
Feel free to ask any questions you may have regarding our application process or expectations in this thread! You may also echo Myla with questions.
Can a joint account apply / Can two potential artists file a joint application?
We require that applicants apply as separate individuals. A player from a joint account may apply, but we do require that staff not have joint accounts and so the applicant would need to separate into their own account at the trial artist phase.
What does the full application timeline look like?
We expect that we’ll be picking the trial artist in mid-october. That gives applicants a full month to apply to round one, and two weeks for round two, and two weeks for round three with some extra time between the rounds for the selection process.
Do I need to be an active member of Mycena Cave to apply?
No, though applicants should be willing to make it a part of their routine since we expect staff to log in regularly.
Posted Aug 1, edited Sep 29
A reminder that the application deadline is quickly approaching (August 31st @ 23:59 Server Time)!
Posted Aug 27
The deadline for submitting an application is by the end of today!
We look forward to going through the applications next week!!
Posted Aug 31
Thank you for submitting your applications!
I plan on sending on confirmation messages to the applicants later today so that those who applied know that their application went through and has everything that we need, as well as a rough timeline for when we expect to make the round two selections. <3
Posted Sep 3
Application confirmations were just sent out!
Posted Sep 3
We have moved onto round two
Thank you again to all who applied; the high quality of all the submissions made it a very tough decision!!
Posted Sep 14