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WDI Show Lighting Design Internship – Orlando – Fall 2020

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 733885BR Location Orlando, Florida, United States Business Walt Disney Imagineering Date posted Jan. 13, 2020

Job Summary:

What we’re looking for…

A Show Lighting Design Intern to work as part of the technical show quality team in support of maintaining the highest quality of the shows in the attractions throughout the Disney theme parks. In addition to theatrical and show lighting skills, candidate must have knowledge of Disney motion picture and theme park stories, a strong sense of the Disney brand, and the capacity to work well within a team structure.


You will…
  • Promote a safe work environment for Cast and Guests.
  • Develop and communicate show lighting design concepts.
  • Direct or assist in field implementation of Show Lighting design.
  • Research and apply new and emerging lighting technologies.
  • Interface with other disciplines on projects as required.
  • Responsible for developing documentation as required, to include show lighting database, schedules, dimmer panels, and show lighting drawings.
  • Required to work with interns and Associates and provide technical feedback as needed.
  • Participates in the determination of detailed work plans and priorities.

Basic Qualifications:

What you bring to the role…
  • 2-3 years in a lighting design program.
  • Ability to work independently on numerous projects of varying levels of complexity from concept to completion.
  • Ability to work well under pressure with a variety of personalities while maintaining an open and positive perspective that reflects confident professionalism.
  • Ability to brainstorm; strong presentation skills and proactive problem solver.
  • Enthusiasm for the Disney product.
  • Full technical understanding of show and theatrical lighting.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum 1 year related experience

Required Education

  • Currently enrolled as a Junior or higher, or must have graduated from an accredited college/university within the past 6 months, earning a degree in in Theater, Theater Technology, Lighting Design or a closely related field

Additional Information:

Internship Eligibility:
  • 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 the past 6 months OR currently participating in a Disney College Program or Professional internship at the time of application
  • 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 provide own transportation to/from work location
  • Must be able to provide own housing for the duration of the internship
  • Current Active Disney cast members must meet Professional Internship transfer guidelines (for Walt Disney World cast members this is no more than four points and one reprimand in the last six months; for Disneyland cast members this is six months of consecutive service and a performance record clear of any disciplinary issues (warnings, suspensions, etc.) for at least six months)

Program Length:
The approximate dates of this internship are June 2020 through January 2021. Interns must be fully available for the duration of the internship.

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: 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 Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S., Inc., which is part of a business segment 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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