Workroom Manager (Casual Temporary/Part Time)Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10041551 Location Lake Buena Vista, Florida, United States Business Walt Disney Imagineering Date posted Mar. 13, 2023
The Disney Facilities and Operations Services Costuming team is seeking candidates for the role of Workroom Manager (Casual Temporary). Walt Disney World Workrooms focus on constructing, altering & repairing garments for operational, entertainment & character offerings across the property to achieve one-of-a-kind costumes that will surprise and delight our guests. This position leads hard-working, diverse cast members in a high volume, cast serving environment.
This role will report directly to the Area Manager-Alterations Workroom.
Facilitate the manufacturing and maintenance of Entertainment, Character, Operational, and Audio-Animatronic costumes and non-costume items with fiscal responsibility
Partner with Entertainment, Costuming and other teams to ensure product quality and designs are consistently maintained
Collaborate with Costumers, Buyers, Designers, Costuming Leaders and other Non-Costuming divisions across property
Complete estimates for garment and non-garment manufacturing, repairs, redesigns, and alterations
Forecast and order needed supplies, tools and notions
Responsible to ensure that cast issues are addressed in a timely manner
Basic Qualifications/You Will Have
1+ years of leadership experience
Must be able to work Saturday and Sunday plus one other day during the week as this position is for vacation coverage
Demonstrated knowledge of garment construction, alterations, and patterning techniques
Comfort working with performers/cast members in various stages of dress/undress
Ability to work around all types of fibers and furs
Knowledge of sewing terms, fabric types, and garment notions
Excellent planning and organizational skills
Strong written and verbal communication
Established strong partnering skills and the ability to lead a diverse team
Proven strong computer skills
Ability to be flexible with work schedule, including extended hours, holidays, and weekends
High School Diploma or equivalent
Proven leadership experience
Knowledge of SAP Workplace system
Basic knowledge of Microsoft Excel
Experience leading workflow and project budgets
Experience leading garment/costume fittings
Experience in theater, film, or apparel industry
Bachelor’s degree in a Costuming, Textiles, or Apparel-related field or equivalent of 5 years related experience in the Costuming/Garment industry
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, 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.