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WDI Asset Specialist Internship - Glendale, CA - Spring 2019

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 605149BR Location Glendale, California, United States Business Walt Disney Imagineering Date posted Nov. 05, 2018

Job Summary:

“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…
As an Asset Specialist Intern you will partner with multiple teams to process important documents or digitizing art collection items. Interns will organize, inventory and process artwork, images and important documents from archives.


Responsibilities:

You will…
  • Organize, inventory and process a variety of elements from the archive, including artwork, images and other documents
  • Be responsible for research, collection, hierarchical organization, digital inventory and preservation of assets
  • Under general guidance, provide best practice options for assets
  • Perform Archival duties including the handling of original works of art
  • Perform research and provide reference materials
  • Contribute to the culture and community of the team

Basic Qualifications:

What you bring to the role…
  • Experience working in an archive, library, museum, gallery or historic location
  • Ability to work unsupervised
  • Ability to perform with a very high level of accuracy while executing detailed tasks
  • Ability to think creatively and contribute in a team environment
  • Diligent and effective worker with the ability to consistently deliver extremely high quality performance in short timeframes
  • Strategic and creative thinker
  • Willingness and ability to do physical labor (climb and work on a four step ladder, lift/move boxes, artwork and other stored items from storage facility to staging/work area and final disposition.)
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Proficiency in Photoshop, Excel, PowerPoint/Keynote

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience handling original works of art
  • Working knowledge of artwork mediums
  • Working knowledge of databases and ability to apply knowledge of metadata and taxonomy
  • Experience with DAM (Digital Asset Management) systems and Metadata
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite and PowerPoint/Keynote
  • General Disney Theme Park knowledge preferred

Required Education

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

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 second tab "Applications"
  • Select "Submitted Applications"
  • Click on the title of the position for which you would like to attach the transcript
  • Click the "Add Files" button
  • Under what do you want to add, select Transcript
  • Be sure your document is titled in this format: FirstName_LastName_Transcript
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 2019 through March 2019. Interns must be fully available for the duration of the internship.

We are looking for 2 interns for the spring semester - one intern will be document centric and one intern will be art centric.





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 segment 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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