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Disney Live Entertainment Technical Direction Intern, Summer/Fall 2024

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 10074901 Location Kissimmee, Florida, United States Business Walt Disney Imagineering Date posted Feb. 08, 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

The Technical Direction Team is responsible to facilitate the integration of all design disciplines that help to tell the stories of our live show offerings including parades, stage shows and special events on and off the Disney property.

We are looking for an experienced individual with an innovative mind-set and a passion for Disney quality and Magical creativity. We are seeking a motivated individual who will ensure that the Disney standards are reflected consistently in all design & technical materials.

  • Supporting the Technical Director in the technical production process, including producing documentation, technical intent, and drawing packages

  • Surveying on site locations for appropriate technical integration

  • Partnering with cross-functional teams including designers, safety teams, engineers, and facility teams

  • Contributing to technical documentation packages including scope of work, deliverables matrix, etc

  • Assisting with design and technical research

Required Qualifications & Skills

  • Excellent oral/written communication and interpersonal skills

  • A working knowledge of the performing arts industry with practical experience in Theatre and/or live events

  • 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 Excel, PowerPoint, and Word

  • Familiarity or work knowledge with drafting programs such as Autocad, Vectorworks, and Revit

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of Engineering, Architecture and Design, Construction Management

  • Fabrication skills

Preferred Education

Junior or Senior, graduate student, or recent graduate earning or completing MFA in a technical design-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) for the duration of the internship

  • Able to provide own housing for the duration of the internship program in the Orlando Florida area and have reliable transportation to/from work

Additional Information

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

  • We provide limited housing opportunities for Florida Based Professional Interns through American Campus Communities, for more information click here

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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