By MEAGAN DRILLINGER
Published On 10/21/2015
There’s no doubt your job is great because you get TWO full weeks paid vacation AND a full hour for lunch (which you probably eat at your desk). But believe it or not, there are some people in NYC whose jobs are even cooler than yours. We found 11 of them, and can safely say we’d forego our summer Fridays for any one of these super-cool careers.
David Maurice & Natalie Lam, co-founders of The Foxgrove
How they got the job: David: “I am a seasoned record producer and songwriter. I’ve worked with the likes of Jay Z, JC Chasez, and other notable artists for the past 18 years. With the music industry taken over by executive vs. creators, I conceptualized The Foxgrove with Natalie to create the first-ever private electronic music and DJ school.”
Natalie: “I am a veteran advertising creative who has worked with some of the world’s largest brands including Nike, Adidas, and Spotify. When David and I started planning the space, we were thinking of how great it would be if people could learn to use the most cutting-edge music technology in an intimate luxury boutique hotel environment. With this in mind, all the design elements for The Foxgrove revolve around notions of warmth, relaxed luxury, and organic elements.”
What they do: David: “Apart from sessions in the studio with a variety of artists, I am responsible for developing the DJ and music production classes at The Foxgrove, as well as training the teachers. More often than not, people are intimidated by new technologies or things that take them out of their comfort zone, so my job is to create a fun and immersive experience that’s as simple and straightforward as possible.”
Natalie: “A big part of my job at The Foxgrove is to design the ideal ‘school’ that I personally would like to learn something in. All the ‘schools’ I’ve been to are neither warm nor welcoming, and I wanted to turn this on its head. We don’t want to intimidate anyone. We want to disarm people’s fear by stepping into a well-curated, cool, and relaxed space that puts people at ease, so they’re more open to embrace something new and have fun.”
This article is a replica from Thrillist. See original article.