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Instructional Design Project Manager

Apply NowApply Later NOTE: We have a new application system, please create a new account if you have not done so yet when applying. Job ID 10012072 Location Burbank, California, United States / Lake Buena Vista, Florida, United States Business The Walt Disney Company (Corporate) Date posted Aug. 03, 2022 Flex Type Hybrid

- This role is considered hybrid, which means the employee will work a portion of their time on-site from a Company designated location and the remainder of their time remotely.

Job Summary:

The Segment Design team is an internal Instructional Design Center of Excellence/Expertise that supports the full breadth of The Walt Disney Company. The team designs and develops custom learning solutions to support the Company’s highest priorities. These solutions range from broad, Enterprise-wide courses, like Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion to custom, highly impactful topics that align to specific business goals. 


Due to the variety of businesses and learning needs the team supports, the work requires a high degree of analytical ability to identify gaps in performance, creativity to propose and develop solutions appropriate to the situation, and agility to continue progress through our company’s rapid pace of change.

The Instructional Design Project Manager (IDPM) is responsible for end-to-end development and performs multiple functions on a project, including Project Management, Instructional Design, Instructional Writer, and technical development.

The IDPM must be able to quickly assess audience/business needs and identify the appropriate learning solution to achieve the desired outcome, including instructor led, blended, experiential, media based, performance support, and other emerging technologies. 

This position interacts directly with multiple teams within the learning organization, client representatives, and subject matter experts. Therefore, individuals are required to work with a high degree of collaboration, consultation, and focus on client service. Each IDPM generally carries 3 to 5 projects of varying complexities and with different points of contact simultaneously. Priorities change rapidly, so the ability to pivot quickly and effectively is an absolute requirement.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Analyze learning needs and propose effective learning solutions
  • Interact with stakeholder groups, which may consist of a single project point of contact or multiple contacts. Influence these groups, as necessary, to bring the stakeholders to agreement on the learning solution.
  • Using Instructional Design expertise, design and develop high-quality, learning solutions balancing speed to market and scale
  • Initiate and manage throughout the lifecycle of a project, including kickoff, designing project plans, executing all milestones and tasks, monitoring risk, and successfully reaching stated learning goals
  • Author scripts and other course materials, applying various writing styles and demonstrating an expertise in grammar, punctuation, spelling, company nomenclature, and copyright compliance
  • Collaborate effectively with immediate members of the team and others on the project
  • Communicate and host routine project meetings with key partners
  • Ensure that all learning solutions reflect our company’s values related to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Utilize multiple sources of information and extensive business knowledge to ensure intended learning outcomes are measured and produced
  • Develop and nurture inclusive relationships with peers and partners
  • Manage vendor projects, as needed
  • Build relationships with key partners to become a trusted advisor
  • Manage assigned projects/programs with minimal guidance and provide guidance and support for colleagues with less experience



  • Practical experience/knowledge of Instructional Design with demonstrated strong potential to develop new skills quickly
  • Desired: Formal education in Instructional Design or equivalent
  • Desired: Experience with Instructional Design development tools, such as Articulate Storyline and Rise, as well as Adobe creative suite or other graphics programs

About The Walt Disney Company (Corporate):

At Disney Corporate you can see how the businesses behind the Company’s powerful brands come together to create the most innovative, far-reaching and admired entertainment company in the world. As a member of a corporate team, you’ll work with world-class leaders driving the strategies that keep The Walt Disney Company at the leading edge of entertainment. See and be seen by other innovative thinkers as you enable the greatest storytellers in the world to create memories for millions of families around the globe.

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 Disney HR Strategies & Services, LLC, which is part of a business we call The Walt Disney Company (Corporate).

Disney HR Strategies & Services, LLC 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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