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DPLE Lighting Designer Internship, FL Fall 2020

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 740526BR Location Kissimmee, Florida, United States Business Parks, Experiences and Products Date posted Feb. 15, 2020

Job Summary:

Disney Parks Live Entertainment Lighting Designer Internship, FL Fall 2020

We Are…
Disney Parks Live Entertainment (DPLE) is a team of entertainment professionals that imagines, creates, designs, produces, casts, costumes and operates the live entertainment offerings in our Disney parks and resorts worldwide and on board our Disney cruise ships. We work in a dynamic, creative, innovative and collaborative environment and together, we bring Disney magic to life.


Make an impact by…
  • Supporting the Lighting Designers in the technical and creative production process, including producing documentation, design intent, and light plots
  • Utilizing a variety of design/drafting programs including AutoCAD and/or Vectorworks and Adobe (Acrobat, Photoshop, Illustrator) and Lightwright
  • Assisting with design and technical research
  • Partnering with cross-functional teams including designers, safety teams, production teams and facility teams
  • Assisting with prioritization, organization and problem-solving during installation, focus and cueing through delivery of a variety of projects
  • Attending and contributing at Disney Parks Live Entertainment seminars and meetings
What you bring to this role…
  • Excellent oral/written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of lighting technology and equipment
  • Creative problem solving skills
  • Ability to learn new software applications as appropriate

Basic Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with the Entertainment industry and a creative background
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Excel, PowerPoint, Photoshop, Illustrator, and AutoCAD or Vectorworks

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proficient in Adobe (Acrobat, Photoshop, Illustrator) and/or Lightwright
  • Prior experience with lighting technology and equipment

Required Education

  • Junior, senior, recent graduate or graduate student pursuing a degree in Theater (technical) or related field.

Preferred Education

  • Earning or completing MFA in an technical design-related field
  • 3.0 GPA or higher

Additional Information:

Required Materials:
  • Resume
    • outlining all of your required qualifications
  • Portfolio
    • Submitted via URL link on resume; no PDF uploads or other submission formats accepted
    • Showcase lighting design work that demonstrates strong skills and understanding in the lighting design field
    • Highlighting your favorite/best 3-5 pieces
To upload your resume:
  • Log into your dashboard
  • Click the second tab "Applications"
  • Select "Submitted Applications"
  • Click on the title of the position for which you would like to attach the resume
  • Click the "Add Files" button
  • Under what do you want to add, select Resume
  • Be sure your document is titled in this format: FirstName_LastName_Resume
Internship Eligibility:
  • At the time of application, must be enrolled in a college/university taking at least one class in the semester/quarter (spring/fall) prior to participation in the internship program OR have graduated from college within the past six months OR be currently participating in a Disney College Program or Disney Professional Internship
  • Not have already completed two consecutive (spring/fall) College or Professional Internship Programs
  • Must possess unrestricted work authorization
  • Must provide full work availability
  • Must have reliable transportation to get to and 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 Dates:
The approximate dates of this internship are June 2020 through January 2021. Interns must be fully available for the duration of the internship.

​A limited amount of company-sponsored housing is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

About Parks, Experiences and Products:

The Parks, Experiences and Products segment includes Disney’s iconic travel and leisure businesses, which include six resort destinations in the United States, Europe and Asia, a top-rated cruise line, a popular vacation ownership program, and an award-winning guided family adventure business. Disney’s global consumer products operations include the world’s leading licensing business across toys, apparel, home goods, digital games and apps; the world’s largest children’s publisher; Disney store locations around the world; and the shopDisney e-commerce platform.

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 Parks, Experiences and Products.

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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