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WDI Photography Internship - Glendale, CA Fall 2017

Job ID 434565BR Location Glendale, California, United States Job Posting Company Disney Parks & Resorts Job Posting Area Walt Disney Imagineering Date posted 03/15/2017
“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…
A photography intern who will be working in our Imagineering Art Library with our curators and other Imagineers, tending to the care and preservation of our collection. Those applying for this position should be team focused and solutions oriented, pro-active and constantly seeking to improve or evolve product and procedures. They should be curious, professional, life-learners, and have a can-do attitude. They will be trained in their role and on the equipment that we are using


You will…
  • Photograph artwork from a largely paper based collection
  • Handling of physical artwork during the photographic process
  • Be responsible for ensuring the artwork is captured and the digital file accurately represents the original for color, density, and resolution
  • Storing files along with correcting metadata
  • Ensuring proper maintenance and care of equipment

Basic Qualifications

What you bring to the role…
  • Solid knowledge of how to handle art safely and efficiently
  • Keen understanding of the materials that make up the art you will be working with
  • Advanced understanding of the Adobe Creative Suite and Lightroom
  • Extensive digital photography experience
  • Working knowledge of color management, color spaces, and profiles
  • Ability to differentiate subtle differences in colors
  • Complete understanding of studio lighting equipment
  • Ability to partner with various levels of leadership and prioritize work accordingly
  • Well organized and understand the importance of quality metadata
  • Interest in learning new ways of photographic imaging
  • Experience with Mac OS
  • A portfolio review is required for this position. For full consideration, please include a link to your portfolio on your résumé. Applicants without a portfolio link on their résumé, will not be considered a completed application packet and may not be fully considered for the position.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Extensive knowledge of color management tools and metadata processes
  • Experience documenting artwork at museum quality standards
  • Experience using Betterlight, Phase One, or similar equipment
  • Good sense of humor

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 Photography

Preferred Education

  • Completed three to four years of a four-year degree program.
  • Minor or dual major with an emphasis in Studio Art, Art History, or similar program.

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 be at least 18 years of age
  • Must not have completed one year of continual employment on a Disney internship or program. Note: Once you have completed one consecutive year of employment on a Disney internship or program, there must be a minimum 13 week gap before the start of a new internship or program
  • 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)
A portfolio review is required for this position. For full consideration, please include a link to your portfolio on your résumé. Applicants without a portfolio link on their résumé, will not be considered a completed application packet and may not be fully considered for the position.

Program Length:

The approximate dates of this internship are June 2017 through January 2018. Intern must be fully available for the duration of the internship.

Recommendation – Print This Role Description:

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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