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Disney Live Entertainment Entertainment Tech 5 Intern, Fall 2024

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 10077933 Location Lake Buena Vista, Florida, United States Business Walt Disney Imagineering Date posted Feb. 12, 2024

Job Summary:

About the Role & Program

“We make magic!” That’s our motto at Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. And it permeates everything we do. At Disney, we help inspire that magic by enabling our teams to push the limits of entertainment and build the never-before-seen! Entertainment Stage Technicians are responsible for the technical aspects of our live shows to ensure a flawless, magical experience for our Guests.

What You Will Do

The Entertainment Tech5 Intern will participate in equipment staging for all Walt Disney World theme parks, water parks, Disney Springs, and ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. Support the Parks’ technical daily operation, atmosphere shows, parades, props logistic, and special events. Assist Stage Technicians and perform the detailed operation of audio/video/lighting equipment adhering to stage manager cues, time code and/or self-cued events. Assist with safety checks before, during and after performances to ensure safe performance.

Required Qualifications & Skills

  • Ability to adapt to this physically demanding role in an active environment that encompasses frequent lifting, climbing, squatting, and standing for long periods of time and ability to work, inclement or extreme weather conditions

  • Entertainment technicians work within a live-show theatrical environment (environments such as radio, television, or film do not meet the qualifications)

  • Confirmed proven understanding of theatrical terminology, documentation, and show related equipment including exposure to tech staging assist, props, and/or puppetry with an understanding of electrical circuitry.

  • Strong oral/written communication with leadership experience, excellent organizational and partnership skills

Preferred Qualifications

Technical experience in live entertainment in at least one of the following fields:

Digital Audio and Sound Reinforcement OR Lighting with Conventional and Moving Light Operation OR Rigging OR Video Engineering and Projection Mapping OR Show Control/Automation OR Advanced System Networking

Education

Junior, Senior or recent Graduate earning a degree in Theater, Technical Theater, Technical Production or 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

  • Fully available Monday through Friday (and many times weekends), for the duration of the internship, 40 hours each week

  • Possess a valid US driver’s license and have the ability to operate a company vehicle

  • 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 August 2024 through December 2024

  • 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 Walt Disney Entertainment, which is part of a business we call Walt Disney Imagineering.

Walt Disney Entertainment 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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