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Disney Live Entertainment Advanced Development Production Intern, Summer/Fall 2024

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 10078166 Location Glendale, California, United States Business Walt Disney Imagineering Date posted Feb. 09, 2024

Job Summary:

About the Role & Program

Through innovative storytelling and a culture of collaboration, Disney Live Entertainment creates, produces, and delivers remarkable and engaging entertainment experiences. From the intimate to the spectacular, our work can be seen at Disney theme parks, resort hotels, cruise ships and other locations the world over! This diverse team – representing a wide variety of disciplines and talents from technical directors, writers and lighting designers to choreographers, cosmetologists, and music producers – brings magical worlds to life through technical expertise, performance excellence, incomparable ingenuity, unparalleled spectacle… and a dash of pixie dust!

What You Will Do

Live Entertainment Advanced Development (LEAD) is a research and development studio tasked with identifying and developing pioneering artistic talent, emerging technologies, and bolstering the future and best of live entertainment in our parks globally.

  • Supporting the Creative Producer, through various phases for projects

  • Assisting Production Team with estimates, schedules, presentations and other production documentation

  • Coordinating and attending meetings with Entertainment Production teams

  • Providing assistance in supporting the development and execution of production process including tracking of financial status, reporting on progress against schedule and managing consultant and vendor efforts

  • Supporting various production events, such as mockups and work sessions

  • Contributing to the development and execution of presentations and meetings

  • Providing research supporting the development of projects and presenting findings

  • Gain a deep understanding of the role of Live Entertainment in Parks and Resorts by visiting and touring the park, participating in customized learning sessions, and becoming an integral member of the team

Required Qualifications & Skills

  • Excellent oral/written communication and interpersonal skills

  • A self-starting attitude and willingness to try something new

  • Experience with budgeting, scheduling and contracting

  • A working knowledge of the performing arts industry, specifically theater or immersive experiences

  • A diversity of work experiences and skill sets which reflect a broad range of management competencies.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment under strict deadlines

  • Strong leadership and partnering skills

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and confidential information

  • Demonstrated proficiency with Keynote, PowerPoint, and Microsoft Word and Excel

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity and some proficiency with Adobe programs

  • Experience in theater, immersive or event coordination, preferably outside of an educational program


  • Currently enrolled as a Senior or recent graduate with a BA/BFA in Producing, Production Management, Event Management, Theater Management, or related field

  • Preferred Education: Earning or completing a MFA/MBA/MA degree in Stage Management, Production Management, Event Management, Producing or related field

Candidates for this opportunity MUST meet all of the below requirements

  • Be enrolled in an accredited college/university taking at least one class in the semester/quarter (spring/fall) prior to participation in the internship program OR must have graduated from a college/university within 6 months at time of application posting OR currently participating in a Disney College Program or Disney Internship

  • Be at least 18 years of age

  • Possess unrestricted work authorization

  • Have not completed one year of continual employment on a Disney internship or Disney College Program

  • Be compliant with The Disney Look appearance guidelines

  • Available to work full-time hours (approximately 40 hours per week; possible nights and weekends and holidays) for the duration of the internship

Additional Information

  • The approximate dates of this internship are June 2024 through January 2025

  • This internship is located in Glendale, CA. Candidates must be receptive to providing their own transportation and housing for the duration of the internship.

  • The pay rate for this internship in Glendale, CA is $26.50 per hour. Select benefits may be provided as part of the compensation package, such as medical, financial, and/or other benefits. To learn more about our benefits visit:

The pay rate for this internship in Glendale, CA is $26.50 per hour. Select benefits may be provided as part of the compensation package, such as medical, financial, and/or other benefits. To learn more about our benefits visit:

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: Disney Entertainment, ESPN, Disney Parks, and Experiences and Products. 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 Entertainment Productions, which is part of a business we call Walt Disney Imagineering.

Disney Entertainment Productions is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. 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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