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Production Manager, Disney Cruise Line Entertainment

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 711653BR Location Celebration, Florida, United States Business Disney Cruise Line Date posted Nov. 05, 2019

Job Summary:

The Production Manager drives production processes and financial success of assigned projects from inception to completion using a strong, diversified background in project management. The Production Manager supports and maintains creative integrity while delivering outstanding production efficiency and operational reliability. The Production Manager monitors project status, deliverables, timelines, schedules, budgets, scope and meetings. The Production Manager supports the Producer in meeting all project objectives while adhering to company/departmental standards and policies.


  • Accountable for the development of solid relationships with multiple partners at multiple levels to achieve the goals of assigned projects in partnership with Producers, Show Directors, Technical Directors, Technical Designers, Costumers, Entertainment Operations and any other key team members and project partners
  • Manage sourcing, procurement, contracting and payment processes in partnership with contract administrators and procurement partners, tracking expenses and reporting on budget status, managing job numbers and budget authorizations and ensuring that company financial policies and procedures are followed for all spending
  • Responsible for overall project fiscal responsibility, communication of variances, and facilitating efficiency efforts
  • Ensure operational strategies and requirements are implemented into the production process, and serve as the communication point for external and internal clients and stakeholders, as well as interface for all other lines of business influenced by the project
  • Advise production teams on best practices and quality excellence, coordination with clients and partners to execute all Disney Cruise Line and Disney Parks Live Entertainment components and the ability to quickly offer solutions to address issues and identify process adaptations to meet project needs
  • Provide guidance and Cast Member support to Production Assistants and Guest Experience Managers on assigned projects
  • Champion and support safety, environmental, inclusion and other corporate initiatives, ultimately enhancing the Guest/Cast Experience and driving business results
  • Assist Producer and department leaders with other projects and assignments, as needed
  • Travel extensively for assigned projects, domestically and internationally

Basic Qualifications:

  • 3-5 years of professional leadership experience in live show/theatrical production, live event production, technical, and/or stage management
  • Demonstrated experience in zero-based budget creation, labor and operating expense estimating, and financial management/reporting with attention to detail and accuracy
  • Proven experience in leading procurement efforts for entertainment-related goods/services and managing bid package processes
  • Strong interpersonal relationship skills and ability to lead conflict resolution with proven successful experience in team building and cross-functional collaboration
  • Demonstrated strong delegation, partnering, and negotiation skills
  • Effective problem solving skills, enhancing the success of each project
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills and comfort interacting with all levels of leadership
  • Proven ability to initiate, organize and complete multiple tasks in a timely manner
  • Proven strong analytical and administrative skills with the ability to identify areas for continuous process improvement
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office suite of programs, spreadsheet and presentation software, Microsoft Outlook, collaboration tools and file sharing programs
  • Trusted and respected leader that guides with integrity
  • Ability to receive and deliver honest, actionable, and credible feedback to team members, as appropriate
  • Proven ability to provide excellent service to Cast, Crew, Guests, Clients, and Partners
  • Available and willing to work weekends, holidays, and third shift as needed
  • Willingness to travel extensively on various domestic and international assignments as needed for Disney Cruise Line and/or Disney Signature Experience assignments

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of Entertainment Production and Operations in a professional theatrical, theme park, or cruise line environmentAbility to work independently and as part of a dynamic team
  • Eager to be part of a vibrant, creative work culture, bringing and sharing unique perspective to the role
  • Fluency in any additional languages is a plus (German, Spanish, Mandarin, French, Japanese, etc.)

Required Education

High School degree or equivalent

Preferred Education

B.A. or B.S. in Theater, Design, Entertainment, Event Management, Project Management, or equivalent preferred

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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