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Costumer (Seasonal); Disney Live Entertainment

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10049719 Location Orlando, Florida, United States Business Walt Disney Imagineering Date posted May 24, 2023

Job Summary:

The Costumer role takes a costume from page to stage for the Disney Cruise Line. This role is responsible for researching and facilitating the manufacturing of new and replacement Entertainment costumes while collaborating with some of the industry's top talent. The Costumer must have the ability to relay direction and concepts to various levels of cast members while ensuring our costumes meet the design aesthetic and the functional requirements. This position will require both domestic and international travel.

This is a seasonal position with no guarantee of regular hours.


  • Partner with Entertainment and Costuming Operations to ensure costume quality and design are consistently maintained
  • Produce estimates, lead timelines & budgets
  • Work with the Designer to identify fabrics, trims, and all garment accessories factoring in climate, safety, and functionality
  • Ensure that our costumes meet the rigorous needs of a day-to-day operation while being highly functional
  • Support special events, filming, and conventions with costume needs from developing new costumes to pulling from existing stock
  • Coordinate fittings with Entertainment and Workroom personnel
  • Document Costumes and Production process in various formats for history and analysis
  • Source new vendors for materials and finished goods, attend trade shows to keep up on the cutting edge of costume production
  • Lead and mentor hourly union cast- coaching them through their show responsibilities, while resolving pay issues and shepherding their development
  • Monitor show quality through Cast/Crew feedback and periodic assessments. Give directions on how to clean costumes, set up lines, etc.
  • Interface daily with Entertainment Show Producers, Directors, Designers, and Entertainment and Costuming Leaders & Crew

Basic Qualifications

  • 2+ years’ experience in a Costuming role
  • Experience in Theatre, Film, Cosplay, or Fashion
  • Experience in costume documentation
  • Experience with project/production management lifecycle
  • Experience in planning, problem-solving, conflict resolution, influencing, and negotiating (written and verbal communication)
  • Experience working in a team environment where collaboration is key
  • Experience with garment construction and textiles
  • Ability to be flexible with work schedule, including extended hours and holidays

Preferred Qualifications

  • Basic understanding of union agreements
  • Experience opening a show and/or entertainment offering
  • Leadership experience
  • In-depth knowledge of costume/garment history
  • Buying and negotiating experience
  • Experience using software specific to the business such as Yunique, Smartsheet, Maximo, and/or SAP

Required Education

  • High School diploma or equivalent

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 Disney Entertainment Productions, which is part of a business we call Walt Disney Imagineering.

Disney Entertainment Productions 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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