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WDI Set Decoration Intern, Fall 2023

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10049935 Location Lake Buena Vista, Florida, United States Business Walt Disney Imagineering Date posted May 11, 2023

Job Summary:

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.

What we’re looking for…

A Set Decoration Intern who will work within the department that provides set decoration services for all areas our guests see when they enter our parks. This includes attractions, retail spaces, restaurant spaces, display areas, landscape, facades and area development. The staff of the Set Decoration Department interfaces and supports other WDI divisions as well as departments within our parks including Creative, Architectural, Engineering, Show Art, Show Ride, Park Operations and Park Maintenance. The Set Decorator amplifies and embellishes the story. It is the mission of the Set Decoration Department to create highly entertaining environments in which the magic of each Disney story is possible.


You will…

  • Support the design, production and installation effort as directed by the Principal and Senior Set Decorator Leads for the project

  • Interface and coordinate with other show related disciplines

  • Support design development and communicate design concepts

  • Maintain paperwork associated with the design effort

  • Interface with other disciplines to ensure placement of props and decorations

  • Assist in field installation of props and dressings when required

  • Research historical information and design technologies in support of design effort

  • Work with manager in order to adhere to budget and schedule  Support mock-ups and presentations including set-ups and strikes

  • Document the implemented design

Basic Qualifications

  • What you bring to the role…

  • Ability to work within a team environment and at the direction of Senior and Principal Designers

  • A working knowledge of props or set decoration for theatre, film or television

  • Knowledge of storytelling with objects

  • Ability to work at heights above 30’ if needed

  • Ability to lift 15 to 20 pounds

  • Experience working with hand tools

  • Ability to periodically work third shift after the park closes

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word

  • Previous experience in the technical aspects of Theater Arts and its associated skills

  • Must be able to read architectural drawing packages

  • Working knowledge of construction materials, hardware, and tools

  • **Valid Driver’s License required**

Preferred Qualifications

  • Working knowledge of Photoshop and Illustrator

  • Previous WDI internship or other Disney experience

  • Working knowledge of SketchUp

Required Education

  • Currently enrolled as a Junior or higher, or graduated within the past 6 months, from an accredited college/university, earning a degree majoring in Interior/Retail Design, Technical Theater, Dimensional Design, Architectural modelling, Applied Media Arts or related field

Materials Required:

  • A portfolio review is required for this position.  For full consideration, please include a link to your portfolio on your résumé. Applicants without a portfolio link on their résumé, will not be considered a completed application packet and may not be fully considered for the position.

Internship Eligibility

  • Must be at least 18 years of age​

  • Must not have completed one year of continual employment on a Disney internship or program

  • Must possess unrestricted work authorization​

  • Must provide full work availability ​

  • Must 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 OR currently participating in a Disney College Program or Disney Professional Internship

  • Program length - The approximate dates of this internship are late August/September 2023 through early January 2024

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

  • Transportation - Must have reliable transportation to/from work​

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 Parks and Resorts U.S., Inc., which is part of a business 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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