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WDI Asset Specialist Internship - Glendale, CA - Spring 2018

Apply Now Job ID 496771BR Location Glendale, California, United States Business Disney Parks & Resorts Brand Walt Disney Imagineering Date posted 12/13/2017
“We Change Lives.” Walt Disney Imagineering is the master planning, creative development, design, engineering, production, project management, and research and development arm of The Walt Disney Company. Its talented corps of Imagineers is responsible for the creation - from concept initiation through installation - of all Disney Resorts, theme parks and attractions, real estate developments, regional entertainment venues, and new media projects.


What we’re looking for…
An Asset Specialist Intern who will be responsible for all assets (both physical and digital) under the care of Walt Disney Imagineering Collections Management. This internship assists in managing all 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, and business units across TWDC and outside organizations.

Responsibilities

You will…
  • As part of project team, be responsible for research, collection, photo documentation, cataloging, metadata-tagging and preservation of assets
  • Under general guidance of Lead Asset Manager, provide best practice options for assets
  • Perform Archival duties as necessary
  • Partner with artists, design teams, curators, show producers and project managers to document all asset types and make them accessible to users
  • Assist Art Director with presentation materials including creation of Keynote, large-format printing, and presentation boards
  • Design, create, and execute compelling presentations and assisting visuals
  • Identify relevant assets and information to assemble presentation materials
  • Perform research and provide reference materials
  • Contribute to the culture and community of the Studio

Basic Qualifications

What you bring to the role…
  • Computer proficiency with image databases, PhotoShop, Excel, Word, Illustrator, InDesign, Keynote
  • Experience with DAM (Digital Access Management) systems and Metadata
  • Basic understanding of Creative process and project lifecycle
  • Knowledge of layout and large-format printing
  • Experience working in a museum, gallery or historic location
  • Experience handling original works of art
  • General understanding of paper based artwork & their intrinsic needs
  • Ability to work unsupervised & perform at a high level
  • Ability to perform with a very high level of accuracy while executing detailed tasks
  • Ability to think creatively and contribute in a team environment
  • Strong visual design background with experience in both print and digital mediums
  • Ability to distill complex information, including technical details, into engaging messages accessible to a wide audience
  • Experience with typographic layouts and type setting
  • Experience with book and/or editorial design
  • Demonstrated mastery of Illustrator and InDesign
  • Diligent and effective worker with the ability to go above and beyond to consistently deliver extremely high quality materials on short timeframes
  • Strategic & creative thinker
  • Able to climb and work on a four step ladder
  • Excellent communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of Disney park projects is a plus

Required Education

  • Currently enrolled as a Junior or higher, or graduated within the past 6 months, from an accredited college/university, earning a degree majoring in Fine Arts, Art History, Graphic Design History and Archeology, Sociology, the Sciences and/or Anthropology or Architecture, Graphic Design or Visual Communication

Company Overview

The Walt Disney Company is the global leader in high-quality entertainment and innovative technology. Begin a career that delivers unparalleled creative content and experiences to audiences around the world.

Additional Information

Materials Required:

College transcripts (official or unofficial) - Please upload your transcript while completing the online application

To upload this document:

  • Log into your dashboard at www.DisneyInterns.com
  • Click the link labeled “Edit Profile Info”
  • Click on the “Attachments” Tab
  • Be sure your document is in the required title format: FirstName_LastName_Type (i.e. Mickey_Mouse_Transcript)
  • Select document type of “Other”
Internship Eligibility:
  • 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 the past 6 months OR currently participating in a Disney College Program or Disney Professional Internship
  • Must not have completed one year of continual employment on a Disney internship or program.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must possess unrestricted work authorization
  • Must provide full work availability
  • Must provide own transportation to/from work
  • Current Active Disney cast members must meet Professional Internship transfer guidelines (for Walt Disney World cast members this is no more than four points and one reprimand in the last six months; for Disneyland cast members this is six months of consecutive service and a performance record clear of any disciplinary issues (warnings, suspensions, etc.) for at least six months)

Program Length:

The approximate dates of this internship are January 2018 through June 2018. Interns must be fully available for the duration of the internship.

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Strong candidates may be invited to complete a phone interview. We strongly encourage applicants to print a copy of this role description so they can refer to it in the event they are selected for a phone interview. Note that this role description will not be accessible once the posting is closed.


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