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Producer, Disney Cruise Line Entertainment

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 711651BR Location Celebration, Florida, United States Business Disney Cruise Line Date posted Nov. 05, 2019

Job Summary:

Oversee the planning and production process, creative process, financial management, design implementation, client interface, and all other aspects of show development for entertainment theatrical productions, events and experiences across the Disney Cruise Line fleet, expansion and/or destinations. Guide the show development, technical, and production teams to ensure execution of creative intent. Continually monitor project status as to timeliness, schedules, budgets, scope, updates, meetings, and adjust as necessary to keep on time, on budget and on creative target.


  • Lead the team through successful development, feasibility, design, production and delivery of Disney Cruise Line theatrical and family entertainment experience
  • Understand the big picture, know the stakeholders and leverage partnerships
  • Function in a leader of leader capacity to both direct and indirect reports, both in person and remote settings
  • Work closely with the show/creative director, always looking for ways to support creative vision, innovation, and immersive storytelling with a focus on eliminating barriers for the entire team
  • Responsible for negotiating contracts and making creative/design compromises where necessary
  • Partner with and support the cruise director in maintaining the Guest experience during product installs and rehearsals
  • Accountable to the financial success of assigned projects including securing of funding through capital requests, operational funding requests, communication of operational expense impacts and leadership of the production manager who is responsible for the financial details
  • Communicate project concepts and key information to all levels of leadership, always mindful of company-wide efficiency efforts and targets
  • Provide leadership, guidance and Cast Member support to all members of the project team and must be able to provide concise and clear direction to achieve project goals
  • Champion for safety, for environmental stewardship, for inclusion and other corporate initiatives, ultimately enhancing the Guest/Cast Experience and driving business results
  • Champion a culture and environment aligned to Disney Cruise Line and Disney Parks Live Entertainment business goals and expectations
  • Travel extensively for assigned projects

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum 8 years experience in a strong, diversified team leadership in entertainment show production, live event production and/or technical disciplines
  • Minimum 5 years project management experience
  • Core knowledge and familiarity with theatrical technologies, i.e. Lighting, Special Effects, Pyrotechnics, Audio, Projection, Show Systems, Costuming, Set Design and Construction
  • Demonstrated ability to negotiate, organize, provide direction and complete multiple tasks in a timely manner
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office suite of programs, spreadsheet and presentation software, Microsoft Outlook, including collaboration tools and file sharing programs with demonstrated willingness/ability to learn new software applications
  • Strong interpersonal relationship skills and ability to lead conflict resolution with proven successful experience in team building and cross-functional collaboration
  • Ability to champion continuous process improvement
  • Effective problem solving skills, enhancing the success of each project
  • Proven strong presentation skills
  • Demonstrated exceptional communication skills, including ability to communicate knowledgeably with multiple partners at multiple levels, including site, domestic, and global executives
  • Demonstrated strong leadership, delegation and partnering skills
  • Strong business knowledge of budgets and schedules
  • Trusted and respected leader that guides with integrity
  • Willing to take risks and adjust as needed to the desired outcome
  • Can receive and deliver honest, actionable and credible feedback to team members, as appropriate
  • Willingness to travel extensively on various domestic and international assignments as needed for Disney Cruise Line and related projects
  • Available and willing to work weekends, holidays and third shift, as needed

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of Entertainment Production and Operations in a professional theatrical, cruise line or theme park environment
  • Fluency in any other language is a plus (German, Spanish, French, Mandarin, Japanese, Spanish, etc.)

Required Education

Bachelor’s degree in theater, design, entertainment, or equivalent

About Disney Cruise Line:

A leader in the cruise industry, Disney Cruise Line provides a setting where families can reconnect, adults can recharge and children can experience all the magic that Disney has to offer. Guests can sail out of ports around the world on exciting itineraries to the Caribbean, Bahamas, Alaska and Europe, among others. Aboard the fleet of four ships – the Disney Magic, Disney Wonder, Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy – and Disney’s private island paradise in the Bahamas - Castaway Cay, crew members provide guests with unparalleled service, enchanting storytelling and immersive family entertainment that only Disney can deliver.

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 Magical Cruise Company, Limited, which is part of a business segment we call Disney Cruise Line.

Magical Cruise Company, Limited 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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