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Research Manager II

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 820688BR Location Lake Buena Vista, Florida, United States; Orlando, Florida, United States Business Walt Disney World Resort Date posted 07/14/2021
Disney's Agricultural Sciences Team is seeking applicants for research manager position for The Land greenhouses at Epcot. The Agricultural Sciences team is responsible for maintaining and improving the shows of Living with The Land boat ride and Behind the Seeds tour. The desired candidate must have extensive entomology /horticulture experience; additional experience with greenhouse hydroponics operation and facility management is preferred. This is a full-time, salaried, permanent position.


Responsibilities include, but not limited to, oversee The Land integrated pest management (IPM) program to ensure show quality; Conduct research to gain new knowledge and improve IPM practices, such as developing worldwide collaboration, new products introduction and efficacy tests; Conduct crop research, new crop introduction, trial, and evaluation; Developing crop growing methods and growing systems; Work with operation team in show designing, crop selection and management; Ensure regulatory compliance in Federal and State levels; Strong problem solving skills, including access to knowledge and expertise of entomological and horticultural sciences.

Engage in all aspect of daily operation such as Behind the Seeds Tour, festival content development, and all other novel development for show improvement.

Basic Qualifications

  • Interest in working with food crops in greenhouses
  • A valid U.S. Driver's License
  • Heavy lifting of up to 50 lbs
  • Can operate a company vehicle under inclement weather, including minimal lighting
  • Can work in hot, humid greenhouses

Required Education

It would be great if you also have:
  • Bachelor of Science in Plant Science or related field
  • Applicable background or degree in Plant Science, Horticulture, Food Crops, Entomology, or related field

About Walt Disney World Resort:

Since opening in 1971, Walt Disney World Resort has played an important role in many childhood and family memories. Today, hundreds of millions of guests from around the globe visit this magical place to enjoy a Disney vacation. Through a combination of creativity, innovation and technology, the resort immerses guests in classic Disney tales and new kinds of family entertainment. Drawing from a rich heritage of storytelling, Walt Disney World Resort cast members bring Disney magic to life through unmatched attention to detail and superior guest service.

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 World Resort.

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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