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Disney Live Entertainment Costumer Intern CA, Summer/Fall 2024

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 10076198 Location Anaheim, California, United States Business Walt Disney Imagineering Date posted Feb. 09, 2024

Job Summary:

About the Role & Program

Through innovative storytelling and a culture of collaboration, Disney Live Entertainment creates, produces, and delivers remarkable and engaging entertainment experiences. From the intimate to the spectacular, our work can be seen at Disney theme parks, resort hotels, cruise ships, and other locations the world over! Our diverse team – representing a wide variety of disciplines and talents from technical directors, writers, and lighting designers to choreographers, cosmetologists, and music producers – brings magical worlds to life through technical expertise, performance excellence, incomparable ingenuity, unparalleled spectacle…and a dash of pixie dust!

What You Will Do

The Costume Production & Sustainment and Costume Production & Development Costumers are responsible for development of new Character and entertainment costumes thru taking designer’s renderings from concept to fruition. They also handle the replenishment and sustainment of existing costumes. Costumers source fabrics and commodities, create work orders and purchase orders, facilitate fittings and manage budgets and work with vendors and various partners. They troubleshoot challenges related to costumes and provide customer support to talent and operating partners.

  • Research and facilitate the manufacturing of new and replacement Entertainment costumes

  • Partner with Entertainment and Costuming Operations to ensure costume quality and design is consistently maintained

  • Coordinate fittings with Entertainment and Workroom personnel

  • Interact daily with Entertainment Show Producers, Directors, Designers, and Entertainment and Costuming Operating Managers

Required Qualifications & Skills

  • Experienced in the Theater, Film or Fashion Industry

  • Proven planning and organizational skills with attention to detail

  • Computer proficiency in programs such as Excel, OneNote, Photoshop, Illustrator and Smartsheet as well as willingness to learn new programs

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Demonstrated strong partnering skills

  • Ability to work well with cross-functional teams and vendors


  • Senior, recent graduate or Graduate program in Costume Design Production preferred working to attain a degree in Costuming, Costume or Apparel Design, Textiles, Fashion Merchandising, Fashion Design, Fine Arts or equivalent

Materials Required

  • Portfolio either PDF or link to website listed on resume

Candidates for this opportunity MUST meet all of the below requirements

  • Be enrolled in an accredited college/university taking at least one class in the semester/quarter (spring/fall) prior to participation in the internship program OR must have graduated from a college/university within 6 months at time of application posting OR currently participating in a Disney College Program or Disney Internship

  • Be at least 18 years of age

  • Possess unrestricted work authorization

  • Have not completed one year of continual employment on a Disney internship or Disney College Program

  • Be compliant with The Disney Look appearance guidelines

  • Available to work full-time hours (approximately 40 hours per week) for the duration of the internship

Additional Information

  • The approximate dates of this internship are June 2024 through January 2025

  • This internship is located in Anaheim, CA; candidates should be receptive to providing their own transportation and housing for the duration of the internship

  • The pay rate for this internship in California is $19.90 per hour. Select benefits may be provided as part of the compensation package, such as medical, financial, and/or other benefits. To learn more about our benefits visit:

The pay rate for this role in Anaheim, CA is $19.90 per hour. Select benefits may be provided as part of the compensation package, such as medical, financial, and/or other benefits. To learn more about our benefits visit:

About Walt Disney Imagineering:

Founded in 1952 as WED Enterprises to design and build the world’s first theme park — Disneyland — Walt Disney Imagineering (WDI) is where imagination and creativity combine with cutting-edge technology to create unforgettable experiences. WDI is the creative force that imagines, designs and builds all Disney theme parks, resorts, attractions and cruise ships worldwide. Imagineering’s unique strength comes from its diverse global team of creative and technical professionals, who build on Disney’s legacy of storytelling to pioneer new forms of entertainment. The Imagineers who practice this unique blend of art and science work in more than 100 disciplines to shepherd an idea all the way from “blue sky” concept phase to opening day.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: Disney Entertainment, ESPN, Disney Parks, and Experiences and Products. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with Disney Entertainment Productions, which is part of a business we call Walt Disney Imagineering.

Disney Entertainment Productions is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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