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Ranch Production&Operations Coordinator

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 775459BR Location Los Angeles, California, United States Business The Walt Disney Studios Date posted Mar. 02, 2021

Job Summary:

A unique and diverse position that combines time in the office working with film production companies with outdoor farming and maintenance on an 800-acre filming ranch. The amount of time in either of the two focus areas of this position is determined by business needs and moving from the office to the field or from the field to the office can occur on a daily or even hourly basis. The hours will vary based on production and Ranch needs, and overtime is very common. Working weekends and holidays are also not uncommon. There is a close interface with the environment and wildlife, including snakes, coyotes, and most other animals common to the rural regions of California. Due to the 1500’ elevation of the Ranch, the weather can vary from below freezing to well above 100 degrees F.


  • Act as the liaison between the Ranch and the client (directors, producers, location managers, and other production crew members) including booking and coordinating all filming activities and ranch operations from initial inquiry through final billing
  • Day-to-day coordination of film crews
  • Coordination of production scouting
  • Oversee prep, shoot, and strike operations with production companies
  • Ensure crews comply with ranch policies
  • Coordinating various productions with their crew and our ranch operations
  • Contracting of production companies
  • General office administration duties (answering phones, ordering supplies, cleaning the office)
  • Conduct tours
  • Monitor sets for maintenance
  • Work off-hours and weekends as required to manage production
  • Pickups and deliveries as required
  • Update production calendar
  • Tracking paperwork
  • Setting-up and maintaining production files
  • Disseminating Information (Insurance forms, contracts, etc.)
  • Assist with marketing the ranch
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Participate in daily briefings
  • SAP
    • Invoices
    • Creation of POs
    • Time entries
    • Expense reports
    • Credit card reconciliation
  • Event coordination and planning
  • Community outreach
  • Month and year to date reports
  • Significant overtime required
  • Will assist in all facets of Ranch operations, including farming, film, construction, production, horticulture, and forestry
  • Irrigation
  • Tractor operations
  • Trenching
  • Pipework
  • Agricultural spraying
  • Basic construction
  • Maintenance including painting, cleaning, and light welding (to be taught)
  • Planting
  • Wildlife interaction, including snake relocation and monitoring of wildlife cameras
  • Tree work (planting, pruning, removing)
  • Crisis preparation and support
    • Fire fighting
    • Earthquakes
    • Flood
    • Medical aids
    • Other as required
  • Grading
  • Landscaping

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Agricultural, Horticultural or Agronomy experience/background
  • Excel/Word/Outlook competent
  • Ability to work in a challenging and changing environment
  • Valid California driver’s license
  • Ability to traverse rough terrain

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiar with SAP
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish
  • Farm/construction equipment experience

About The Walt Disney Studios:

For over 90 years, The Walt Disney Studios has been the foundation on which The Walt Disney Company was built. Today the Studio brings quality movies, music and stage plays to consumers throughout the world. Feature films are released under the following banners: Disney, including Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios, Disneynature, Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm. The Disney Music Group encompasses the Walt Disney Records and Hollywood Records labels, as well as Disney Music Publishing. The Disney Theatrical Group produces and licenses live events, including Disney on Broadway, Disney On Ice and Disney Live!. Ours is a culture of innovation, inspiration and collaboration that brings together visionary artists, gifted technologists and savvy business minds to conjure up magical entertainment experiences for a global audience.

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 Golden Oak Ranch Properties, which is part of a business segment we call The Walt Disney Studios.

Golden Oak Ranch Properties 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, 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.

We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable law.

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