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Creative Development Intern, Disney Theatrical Group - Summer 2020

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 732050BR Location New York, New York, United States Business Disney Theatrical Group Date posted Jan. 03, 2020

Job Summary:

Disney Theatrical Group operates under the direction of Thomas Schumacher and is among the world’s most successful commercial theater enterprises, bringing live entertainment events to a global annual audience of more than 19 million people in more than 50 countries. Under the Disney Theatrical banner, the group produces and licenses Broadway musicals around the world, delivers live shows globally through its license to Feld Entertainment, and licenses musical titles for local, school and community theater productions through Music Theatre International.

DTG is committed to providing the highest quality career training and development for the widest, most diverse group throughout their career trajectory. DTG’s summer internship program provides undergraduate students with an immersive view of theater administration through on-the-job experience, educational seminars, and individual and collective projects. We encourage applications from individuals whose backgrounds are currently underrepresented in the field of theater administration, inclusive of race, ethnicity, class, gender identity or expression, ability, and sexual orientation.

Be a part of something big…
Disney Theatrical Group is currently seeking a passionate self-starter for a summer internship in the Creative Development department. The intern will gain a comprehensive understanding of how Disney Theatrical Group develops a new show - from the kernel of the idea, selecting the creative team, developing the script, producing the show and ultimately supporting worldwide licensing. They will gain first-hand knowledge of how our productions fit into the theatrical landscape, as well as exposure to both the creative and business aspects of producing.

Responsibilities:

Make an Impact by…
  • Providing administrative support for shows in development and their creative teams, including projects for Broadway, regional and professional and amateur licensing.
  • Assisting with upcoming table reads, staged readings and labs, as well as in-house creative work sessions.
  • Contributing to the creation of published materials for licensing, including conducting dramaturgical research, editing and proofing scripts, scores and support materials, writing for ShowKits and Production Handbooks, etc.
  • Tracking and coverage of new musicals, including developing a comprehensive chart for all shows premiering throughout the country and providing written reports on theatre in the area.

Basic Qualifications:

You bring…
  • Candidates must be pursuing a degree in theater, or related field, with an interest towards a career in producing, directing, creative development, or arts administration. Ideally, they will have directed or produced at least one production (at any level: school, community, etc.). Required skills are as follows:
  • A tremendous passion for new theatrical works, especially musicals
  • A friendly, collaborative spirit with passion for excellence
  • Knowledge of the rehearsal/production process from previous producing/directing experience
  • Excellent writing and proofreading skills
  • A working knowledge of the names and works of established theater makers
  • A willingness to cover readings and shows outside of office hours, up to 4 per week
  • Ability to read music is preferred

Additional Information:

Program Qualifications
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must possess unrestricted work authorization
  • Must provide full work availability from Tuesday, May 26, 2020 through Friday, August 7, 2020
  • Must provide own housing and transportation to/from work. Positions are in New York, NY.
  • At the time of application, must currently be enrolled in an undergraduate program at an accredited college/university taking at least one class in the semester/quarter (spring) prior to participation in the internship program.
A day in the life…
  • Disney Theatrical Group has an open office environment. The noise level in the office varies from minimal to high depending on level of activity. Employees are welcome to utilize headphones.
  • Interns will frequently collaborate in small groups, sometimes with executive leadership, in hands-on workshops, or on their final group presentation. These meetings are informal and facilitated by a member of the Education team, and you will be encouraged to ask questions and participate alongside your peers.


Recruitment Timeline
  • Application Deadline: February 7, 2020
  • Interview: March, 2020
  • Decisions Made: April 10, 2020


About Disney Theatrical Group:

The Disney Theatrical Group, a division of The Walt Disney Studios, is among the world’s most successful commercial theatre enterprises, producing and licensing live entertainment productions and events around the globe. Its nine Broadway titles, including the current Broadway productions of The Lion King, Aladdin and this year’s Frozen, have been seen by over 160 million theatergoers worldwide. The division also delivers live shows through its license to Feld Entertainment, producer of Disney on Ice and Marvel Universe Live. Additionally, the division licenses full-length and junior and kids adapted titles for regional, school and community theatre productions.

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 Buena Vista Theatrical Group Ltd., which is part of a business segment we call Disney Theatrical Group.

Buena Vista Theatrical Group Ltd. 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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