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Design Asset Specialist, Sr. (Digital & Physical)

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 953565BR Location Glendale, California, United States Business Walt Disney Imagineering Date posted May 08, 2022 Flex Type On-Site

Job Summary:

“We make magic.” That’s our motto at Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. And it permeates everything we do. At Disney, you’ll help inspire that magic by enabling our teams to push the limits of entertainment and create the never-before-seen!

Design Asset Specialists are responsible for all assets (both physical and digital) under the care of Walt Disney Imagineering Collections Management. This role will work with Walt Disney Imagineering asset repositories by providing research, managing work in progress documents, and assuring the retention, cataloging, organization and preservation of relevant information. The role assures ease of access to these assets by creative teams, maintenance organizations, business units across TWDC and outside organizations. The Design Asset Specialist provides curator's expertise for the specialized insight, preservation and management of original assets, whether traditional mediums or digital. They have an intimate knowledge of Walt Disney Imagineering and Walt Disney Company Intellectual Property and collaborates with legal to supervise approvals for the access and use of archived material.


  • Part of project team, responsible for research, collection, cataloging, tagging and preservation of assets.
  • Under general guidance of Lead Asset Manager, provide best practice options for assets.
  • Perform Archival duties as necessary.
  • Makes independent decisions to resolve archiving issues at the single attraction level. Independently prioritizes deliverables to meet project needs.
  • Partner with artists, design teams, curators, show producers and project managers to document all asset types and make them accessible to users.
  • Ability to work with diverse group of people in a cross-functional project environment
  • Ability to anticipate major project milestones and communicate issues to management and project teams

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum 3 years Disney or related project experience
  • Ongoing Education in Collections Care and Art Preservation practices and methodology
  • Overall understanding of the operations, capabilities and services offered by the WDI Collections management team.
  • Computer proficiency with image databases, Photoshop, Excel, Word, File Maker, Illustrator.
  • Art conservation skills and knowledge
  • Knowledge of Walt Disney Imagineering (WDI) projects (past, present and future) and artists
  • Basic understanding of WDI project lifecycle and process
  • Must fully understand Creative process and project lifecycle
  • Strong service oriented demeanor
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment with multiple responsibilities
  • Ability to meet prioritize work and meet deadlines.
  • Working knowledge of file types and ability to apply knowledge of metadata and taxonomy.

Required Education

  • Ongoing Education in Collections Care and Art Preservation practices and methodology

Additional Information:

Benefits and Perks: Disney offers a rewards package to help you live your best life. This includes health and savings benefits, educational opportunities and special extras that only Disney can provide. Learn more about our benefits and perks at .


This role is considered on-site, which means the employee will work from a Company designated location on an ongoing basis.

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: 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 we call Walt Disney Imagineering.

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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