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PH-Show Lighting Designer Sr

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 502026BR Location Lake Buena Vista, Florida, United States; Orlando, Florida, United States Business Disney Parks & Resorts Brand Walt Disney Imagineering Date posted 04/04/2018

Job Summary:

"We create happiness.” That’s our motto at Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. And it permeates everything we do. At Disney, you’ll help inspire that magic by enabling our teams to push the limits of entertainment and create the never-before-seen!

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

The WDI Show Lighting Department provides lighting designs for all areas our guests see when they enter our parks. This includes lighting for attractions, retail spaces, restaurant spaces, display areas, landscape, facades and area development. The staff of the Show Lighting Department interface and support other WDI divisions as well as departments within our parks including Creative, Architectural, Engineering , Show Art, Show Ride, Park Operations and Park Maintenance. Through the medium of light, it is the mission of the Show Lighting Department to create highly entertaining environments in which the magic of each Disney story is possible.

Responsibilities:

  • Supports the design implementation and lighting installation effort as directed by the Principal lighting design leads for the project
  • Interfaces and coordinates with other show related disciplines
  • Support development of and communicate Show Lighting design concepts
  • Input to Show Lighting database, schedules, dimmer panels, and Show Lighting drawings
  • Interface with electrical engineering disciplines to insure placement of lighting design on electrical drawings
  • Assist or direct in field implementation of Show Lighting design when required
  • Interface with other disciplines throughout the various project phases as required
  • Research fixture information and lighting technologies in support of design effort
  • Work with supervisor in order to adhere to budget and schedule
  • Support mock-ups and presentations including set-ups and strikes
  • Support the programming of show related lighting control and light levels
  • Document the implemented design
  • Perform test and adjust tasks as needed
  • May independently design projects
  • Develop and communicate Show Lighting design concepts
  • Perform primary interface with electrical engineering disciplines to insure placement of lighting design on electrical drawings
  • Direct or assist in field implementation of Show Lighting design when required
  • Obtain knowledge of new and developing lighting technologies
  • Leads and supports the design implementation and lighting installation effort for the project interfacing and coordinating with other show related disciplines
  • Works independently as lead on multiple design projects up to the Land Level
  • Create Show Lighting Design Estimates
  • Create Show Lighting work strategy
  • Develop Show Lighting database, schedule, dimmer panels, Show Lighting drawings
  • Direct in field implementation of Show Lighting design
  • Supervise additional resources as required
  • Work with supervisor in order to adhere to budget and schedule
  • Manage Change
  • Participate in department initiatives

Basic Qualifications:

  • Extensive (min. 5 years) experience in related professional environment required
  • Previous experience in the technical aspects of Theater Arts and its associated skills
  • Must be able to read architectural blueprints and interpret electrical drawings
  • Possess excellent communication skills; highly motivated; can accept direction easily
  • Proficiency with CAD drafting programs both 2D and 3D• Basic keyboard and computer application skills essential including word processing and spread sheet format programs (Microsoft Word & Excel or equivalent)
  • Familiar with the use of standard theatrical documentation (focus charts, fixture schedules, dimmer/control schedules)
  • Possess working understanding of the theatrical applications of light (focus, color, texture, highlight and shadow, key and fill)• Possess a basic to advanced understanding of the electrical configuration of theatrical dimming systems and its control as well as LED/RGB infrastructure
  • Professional lighting designer/assistant, capable of producing designs which reflect both the theatrical and environmental nature of a WDI product
  • Working knowledge of theatrical design and technical knowledge of specific discipline, including methods of construction
  • Working knowledge of architectural and facility requirements and integration of specific discipline products into an attraction
  • Understanding of the creative process and the development of a creative design
  • Proficiency with CAD drafting programs both 2D and 3D
  • Experience in computer based program, in Word, Excel, etc
  • Familiar with the use of standard theatrical documentation (focus charts, fixture schedules, dimmer/control schedules)
  • Organizational skills including development of budgets and schedules
  • Experienced, professional lighting designer capable of producing designs which reflect both the theatrical and environmental nature of a WDI product
  • Strong working knowledge of theatrical design and technical knowledge of specific discipline, including methods of construction
  • Strong working knowledge of architectural and facility requirements and integration of specific discipline products into an attraction• Current knowledge of new and developing technologies in field of expertise required
  • Participates in high pressure environment with strict schedule deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Able to work well independently and in groups
  • Takes ownership and accepts responsibility for all aspects of product as presented to Disney’s guests
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Current knowledge of new and developing technologies in field
  • Current knowledge of new and developing technologies in field of expertise required

Required Education

  • BA or MFA preferred (Theater, Art, Design, Architecture) or equivalent work experience

Additional Information:

©Disney is an equal opportunity employer. Drawing Creativity from Diversity.

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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