Mural Painter

Colossal Media | Brooklyn, NY

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Posted Date 3/01/2024
Description The Company

Colossal Media, now a Lamar Advertising subsidiary, is an award-winning Brooklyn-based company celebrated for reviving hand-painted outdoor advertising. Founded in 2004 on the ashes of a forgotten art form, we've grown into a premium creative partner for the world's largest brands, agencies, and artists. Our memorable campaigns build curiosity and amplify exposure through dynamic storytelling, redefining and elevating the out-of-home experience. We have a vision for rapid growth and to make this happen, we need you! Many of our campaigns are captured on film to create a timeless story. These videos are a great way for you to learn more about our business and our mission so take a minute to check them out:

Compensation & Benefits Overview:

Title is determined at the second stage interview. Pay for painter titles range from $27 - $52.50/hr based upon level of skill and experience.

We offer a competitive and comprehensive compensation & benefits package for all full-time employees. Some of our benefit offerings include, but are not limited to, multiple medical plan options, dental and vision insurance, PTO, 401K plan, and incentivized wellness programs.

The Role

To be eligible for the Mural Painter position at Colossal Media you must have previous experience painting advertisements in the Out Of Home industry. This position is for mural painters with several years of experience working with oil-based enamels and brushes at a large scale. We welcome painters who are looking for a fast-paced team environment. In addition to painting, we rely on each other to teach subsequent generations of wall dogs. The paint team at Colossal is one that works together to grow everyone's ability. At Colossal, you will help grow the industry as well as your portfolio. This opportunity is perfect for painters who seek year-round employment and the best benefits in the industry.

Key Responsibilities:

  • The Mural Painter position works within our paint team to execute walls from either a home base in NYC or LA.
  • Painting, coating, blending, mixing, applying, and cleaning of wall spaces
  • Understand and execute measuring protocols, job site organization, packing and shipping of gear, pattern training, pouncing, artwork acetate, and rigging support, amongst others
  • Product application as it applies to Graphic, Complex Graphic, Non-Organic, Complex Non-Organic, Organic, and Complex Organic creative
  • Responsible for troubleshooting in the field and on job sites
  • Responsible for safely working with a team.
  • Ability to teach and support in workshops/non-media training when applicable.
  • Represent Colossal in a confident and professional manner.
  • Be on-site and/or on-call during scheduled times, this may include working nights/weekends.
  • Appropriately document all services performed: Slack channels, bulletins, job communications, and daily communications.
  • Drive company vehicles.
  • Adhere to our social media policy.
  • Consent to the participation of interviews, the use of quotes, the taking of photographs, and video recordings while on-site or at the shop.

The Basics:

  • Valid driver's license and driving experience.
  • A high school diploma or equivalent is required.
  • Successful completion of OSHA 30-Hour Construction course is required.
  • Previous experience working at heights above ground level preferred, but not required
  • 3+ years of out-of-home painting experience preferred
  • Extensive experience working with bulletin enamels medium and brushes
  • Ability to work within a team environment
  • Superior work ethic
  • Zero fear of heights
  • Adaptable, persistent, positive, and focused
  • A good alarm clock
  • Availability to travel up to 1 week per month
  • Ability to lift up to 100 lbs
The Nitty Gritty:

  • Naturally live by our pillars: curiosity, awareness, leadership, and craft.
  • Speak up with respectful radical candor
  • Come to the job with an obsession for excellence
  • Be thoughtful, self-reflective, empathetic, and adaptable

  • Resume
  • Artwork samples; it is required that candidates post the URL to their website or Instagram account that showcases their artwork
  • References
Please note: Upon submitting your application, you will be asked to complete an 8-15 minute personality assessment. This assessment compares your professional soft skills to the skills required for success in this role. Please answer honestly; this is not a test! Not completing this assessment could result in disqualification from consideration for this position.

Candidates with a disability in need of an accommodation to fulfill our application requirements should email

Additional Information

Colossal Media is built on the craft of hand-painted murals. This craft has creativity at its core. Here we know that what fuels creativity is diversity. People from all walks of life work here at Colossal Media and all are not only welcome but are treated equitably within the Colossal Media community.

We are committed to creating and maintaining a workplace in which all employees have an opportunity to participate and contribute to the success of the business and are valued for the unique skills, experience, and perspectives they bring.

We are an equal opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital or family status, disability, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other characteristic or status legally protected or not.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

  • The primary work environment for this position is outdoors, requiring the ability to work in adverse weather conditions and climb to heights over 200 ft.
  • The physical demands for this position include heavy lifting (up to 100 pounds), extensive bending, pushing, reaching, seeing (with a focus on reading, color distinction, acuity, depth perception, and peripheral vision), sitting less than 50% of the time, standing, stooping, talking, turning, walking, driving, and climbing.
  • Nights spent away from home traveling are no less than 25% of the time.
  • On-call shifts may be required.
Colossal Media is an EOE/AA: Minorities/Females/Disabled/Protected Veterans or any other State or Federally protected characteristic.

Disability Self-Identification: When applying for a job with Colossal Media, you will be asked to voluntarily self-identify whether you have a disability. Please take a moment to watch this video for clarification on why we're asking for this information!

California Resident Disclaimer: Colossal Media collects personal information in the ordinary course of considering job applicants. This information may include, for example, name, address, phone number and other contact information, employment history and reference contact information, and any other information provided by an applicant to Colossal Media. By submitting an application, you consent to the use or sharing of this personal information solely for the purpose of consideration for employment by Colossal Media. Colossal Media will not sell this information.

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