BE A MOLE! Linden Lab Is Seeking Avatar Clothing Creators, Riggers and Avatar Makers for Second Life

I’m currently swamped with work for my full-time paying job as a university librarian, but I wanted to take a quick moment to post that Linden Lab is hiring! Here’s the post:


We are seeking clothing creators, riggers and avatar makers (skin, hair, makeup, accessories)!

Are you a talented clothing or avatar creator looking for work? Can you put your hand into creating standard and “way out there” outfits? Are you a master of rigging? Do you have a great PC and internet connection that you can run on at a high draw distance, decent FPS and will handle all that various content creation tools?

Essential Requirements:

  • Clothing Creators adept at using Substance 3D Painter, and experience with Marvelous Designer and Adobe Photoshop 
  • Riggers and Avatar makers adept at using Blender/Maya/ZBrush/Cinema 4D and rigging for Dev Kits and the Second Life Starter Avatars 
  • Skills in making textures and materials. 
  • Mesh optimization and creating strong LOD.
  • Own a laptop, desktop or Mac, capable of running Second Life at High and Ultra settings with a minimum draw distance of 256.
  • Good internet connection with good FPS.
  • All of your work must be your own and original.
  • Be reliable, dedicated and work well as part of a team with lots of different personalities.

Bonus Experience/Skills:

  • Avastar, Avatar/Animesh rigging. Experience making decor and accessories.
  • Creating animations.
  • Experience working with quadruped Avatars/Animesh.


If you think you fit the bill and want to join the LDPW, with a dynamic team of wonderful creators, working on exciting projects, then please email derrick@lindenlab.com and provide us with a portfolio and examples of your work. 


Here are some questions and answers from the Frequently-Asked Questions (FAQ) list, taken from the Linden Department of Public Works (LDPW) wiki:


Is this a volunteer position?
The moles are paid an hourly rate.

How do I apply?
Send a resume to Derrick Linden at derrick@lindenlab.com – please include your areas of expertise and any links, screenshots or other information you would like to have considered so we can see recent examples of your work.

Do the contractors keep the rights to their content?
In order to maintain the rights to reproduce the content and to make some of it available via the Library, Linden Lab is purchasing full rights to content created by the mole builders.

What’s all this about moles?
The contractors use accounts with the last name Mole, which references a bit of graffiti that appeared in the original city Regions long ago … “Beware the Mole People!” Of course, those moles who wish to make their primary account names known are certainly free to do so.


It sounds very much that one of the tasks which those hired will be working on is a new set of Second Life starter avatars, which are refreshed every so often. But of course there might be other projects, too. If you meet the qualifications (and I know that many of you do), then please consider applying to be a Mole in the Linden Department of Public Works!

Yes, you can be a Mole!
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