Now Seeking Artists
Role Description & Responsibilities
At this time, we are looking for general artists with excellent communication skills who are interested in helping out in various different areas, including queue and event artwork. A willingness to collaborate on projects with other artists is also preferred.
General Expectations & Requirements
Listed below are our expectations for a Mycena Cave artist:
Responsibilities and Duties
A site artist has access to a variety of art-related tasks consisting of different levels of creative input from the artist. Coat and item creation will form the bulk of an artist’s weekly work. Periodically, an artist will have an opportunity to create other, miscellaneous site art and graphics as needed during events and activities. Some art tasks allow for artistic freedom—for example, designing an Out of the Shadows set is usually done by the artist who claims the slot. Other art tasks have more specifications—for example, an artist may take a custom order with a mock-up attached, and the artist strives to make the custom to those specifications.
An ideal candidate will be flexible and industrious, willing to collaborate with the team to meet artistic goals and often balancing multiple projects at a time. Creation of event, seasonal, and queue related work will have hard deadlines which will need to be met. In addition to artistic ability, effective time management will be a valued skill in a potential candidate.
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 six 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 four 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: Up to three artists 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 selecting trial artists in early October. That gives applicants a full month to apply to round one, 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 7
Good luck to everyone applying! I’m really excited to see who joins the team. ouo
Posted Aug 1
Yeah good luck, I would probably attempt if it wasn’t thank to my art-laptop showing colors off ( screen got an odd blue hue to it o matter what I do to light and color settings making it hard to draw something that doesn’t look bad on other screens ) ^^;
Posted Aug 1
Good luck to all applicants! ^-^
Posted Aug 2
Upcoming deadline August 31st!
Just about a week left until applications need to be in! <3
Posted Aug 24
Applications due by the end of today!
Make sure to get them in! :D
Posted Aug 31
I checked my files today and realized one of the images had the art I did mirrored correctly, and the other one did not, so I hope I sent the right one in. It’s been a minute, so I’m not sure ; O ; But I just wanted to come by and say good luck to everyone <3
Posted Aug 31
All applicants should have received an echo from Dove and me confirming that we got their applications. We’ll let everyone know when we’ve made selections and moved onto round 2. :D
Posted Sep 2
We’ve sent out messages to all the applicants and will move onto round 2 this week. Thank you again to everyone who applied—the selection process was tough due to all the high quality submissions!
Posted Sep 7