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Disney Live Entertainment Technical Development Intern CA, Summer/Fall 2024

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 10078170 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 subject areas 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

The Technical Delivery team develops technical strategy and provides Technical Direction and Technical Design to build and deliver live entertainment shows globally.

  • Work on projects that impact our international and domestic offerings

  • Assist with technical research and documentation development

  • Track and review incoming and outgoing communication and deliverables

  • Partner with cross-functional teams including creative, production, designers, consultants, and vendors

  • Support Digital Asset Management system, including ingest, organization and distribution of active and archived digital files

Required Qualifications & Skills

  • Passion for technology – whether that’s theatrical systems, video game design, 3d printing, building robots or something else

  • Organized and thorough

  • Strong oral/written communication skills

  • Ability to balance multiple tasks and priorities

  • Experience crafting and delivering compelling presentations, distilling technical details into simple written and visual communication

  • Demonstrated proficiency with Excel, Adobe and PowerPoint or Keynote

  • Proficient with modeling software including CADD (Revit and/or AutoCAD)

  • Experience in an entertainment or theatrical technical environment

Preferred Qualifications

  • Fabrication skills, technical production or design experience

  • Experience working with Unreal Engine or Unity, Illustrator, Photoshop, SketchUp, Maya, Rhino or 3ds Max

  • Familiarity with entertainment programming software (such as MA 3D, Navigator, Hippotizer, Qsys)

  • Interest in new technology, game design, virtual production or software development


  • Junior or Senior, graduate student, or recent graduate earning or completing MFA in a technical design-related field

Required Materials

  • Sample of Technical documentation saved as PDF (upload additional documents, files, or links in the same designated field as the resume/CV)

Eligibility Requirements & Program Information

  • Must 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

  • Must be at least 18 years of age

  • Must not have completed one year of continual employment on a Disney internship or program.

  • Must possess unrestricted work authorization

Additional Information

  • The approximate dates of this internship are June 2024 through December 2024

  • Must have reliable transportation to/from work and provide own housing for the duration internship program located in the Glendale, CA area.

  • The pay rate for this role 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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