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FT Pictorial Artist

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 730539BR Location Anaheim, California, United States Business Disneyland Resort Date posted 12/05/2019
Pictorial Artists are responsible for maintaining the show quality of animated figures and props and requires "Disney Standard" artistic talent and expertise to support pictorial needs throughout Disneyland® Resort.

Work duties include daily field-work at the attractions, to sustain the show-quality levels of existing assets, as well as in-shop work for assets being overhauled and occasional work on new assets while following art direction.

The starting pay rate for this position is: $31.45 per hour.


  • Pictorial maintenance of attractions, restaurants, and merchandise locations (interior and exterior) throughout Disneyland® and Disney's California Adventure (or any other locations that may be requested – Disneyland Resort Hotels, etc.). Will travel to sites via cart or bicycle while transporting craft tools and supplies. May climb ladders and stairs, use scaffolding and maneuver around attractions.
  • Painting of murals, props, sets, or figures, as needed or requested, for window displays, new projects, attractions, etc. Requires periods of standing, kneeling or sitting while painting.
  • Logging of volume of the materials used (in keeping with environmental regulations pertaining to VOCs)

Basic Qualifications

Schedule Availability - Availability to work early-morning shifts, Monday-Friday (including any holidays), with occasional shifts on Saturday and Sunday with work occurring during 2nd or 3rd shift, as needed.

Technical Skills, Abilities and Experience
  • Provide portfolio for review (during recruiting process)
  • Airbrushing and spray-gun skills
  • Good working knowledge of various substrates, materials, and paints including silicone, automotive-paint systems and black light paints
  • Ability to:
    • Draw well
    • Use basic tools required of a Pictorial Artist
    • Do brush blending
    • Transform flat surfaces to a dimensional appearance with shading and highlighting
  • Good working knowledge of water-based paints (primarily used at Disneyland® Resort)
  • Experience color mixing and matching
  • Fine-line and detail brush skills
  • Capable of free-hand painting of pictorials - realistic or cartoon
  • Graphics and lettering skills
  • Strong knowledge of the entire paint process (stripping, prep, priming and finishing)

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience painting three-dimensional objects/characters strongly preferred
• Experience in aging, graining, and faux finishing is helpful

Additional Information:

Those assigned to the Pictorial Artist position are required to attend an annual Respiratory Protection Training class and a Lead Awareness class. They are also required to submit to an annual medical evaluation, fit test, and a semi-annual Lead/Zinc blood test.

About Disneyland Resort:

When Walt Disney opened Disneyland on July 17, 1955, he said he hoped it would be “a source of joy and inspiration to all the world.” Since then, the Disneyland Resort has welcomed more than 800 million guests, expanding to become an approximately 500- acre, multifaceted, world-class family resort destination, complete with two renowned Disney theme parks, three hotels and the exciting shopping, dining and entertainment area known as Downtown Disney District. Through a combination of creativity, technology and innovation, the resort brings storytelling to new heights, and Disneyland Resort cast members play an integral part in bringing that Disney magic to life for thousands of guests every 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: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. 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 Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S., Inc., which is part of a business segment we call Disneyland Resort.

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S., Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. 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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