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Entertainment Inspector Show (Cruise Ship)

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 10066088 Location Wismar, Germany Business Walt Disney Imagineering Date posted Jan. 23, 2024

Job Summary:

Walt Disney Imagineering makes the impossible possible, by combining innovation and storytelling to bring Disney stories, characters and worlds to life.

Imagineering is the master planning, creative development, design, engineering, production, project management, and research and development arm of Disney’s Parks and Resorts business segment. Representing more than 150 disciplines, its talented teams of Imagineers are responsible for the creation - from concept initiation through installation and commissioning - of all Disney Resorts, theme parks and attractions, cruise ships, real estate developments, regional entertainment venues, and new media projects.

Disney Imagineers are uniquely talented individuals that bring together the best aspects of creativity, innovation, and passion.

This role is based in Wismar, Germany and it will require you to be onsite at minimum 4 days per week.


An Entertainment Inspector who facilitates the project delivery process for Local Entertainment Systems and Systems related to Show Systems for the Disney cruise ships being built.

Using the most effective communication and technical tools available, the Entertainment Inspector seeks to facilitate the delivery of highly themed entertainment spaces, in a style which tirelessly strives to have the best installation possible.

The candidate should be knowledgeable in all aspects of project delivery processes. A person in this position needs to understand the different types of design and construction drawings and assure that this information is correctly transferred into each phase of the building process for their respective venues. The Entertainment Inspector is the catalyst that brings different disciplines together to solve challenges and drive results. This position focuses team members and representatives from the yard to drive integration of design among all design disciplines. The Inspector facilitates efforts to ensure a streamlined process workflow from implementation, installation and close-out.

This position is mainly field based during the building process to monitor progress and confirm the systems are installed according to the needs of the end-user and according to ship’s standard. The Inspector must consistently maintain a broad perspective across all disciplines in order to ensure that all aspects of the work are covered. The Enertainment Inspector is the center of communication and connection for a project team during the building process.

The Entertainment Inspector’s duties include, but are not limited to (independently or with a Project or Discipline Mentor): 

  • Working closely with Show Managers, Building Mangers and representatives from the yard by monitoring the buildings process closely onsite for each venue and providing updates on potential issues to each Show Manager.

  • Attending onsite inspections and building meetings driven by the builder to address concerns which deviate from originally design.

  • Tracking and following up on action items onsite during the building process.

  • Facilitate relationships through interpersonal communication.

  • Inspecting and integrating project information with internal and external organizations including project team, creative and design studios, operations, vendors and contractors, and shipyard.

  • Overseeing the on-site integration of materials needed to construct, produce, install, and commission themed venues and attractions.

  • Center of communication and collaboration for the Project Team and the yard.

  • Communicate with all levels of management within the project environment, with project partners, consultants, and vendors through conversation, presentation, and clear written correspondence.

  • Communicate with Studio Leaders and discipline leads across all divisions relative to status updates

This position is office-based in Wismar, Germany, with occasional business travel (within Europe/UK, and also transatlantic). The candidate must be willing to relocate to the Wismar area.


  • 2+ years related experience – electrical engineering, leadership experience, film/theatre, production, engineering, construction, project controls, or other Disney/Themed Entertainment projects (Internships will be considered).

  • Fluency in written and spoken English language.

  • Demonstrated leadership experience required.

  • Highly organized self-starter with previous leadership experience.

  • Ability to coordinate project development process and documentation including shop drawings, document control, and punch lists.

  • Computer literacy (MS Office Suite).

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to take direction, adapt to change, establish relationships, and work collaboratively with people across all levels. 

  • Ability to encourage collaboration within the project team.

  • Comfort working on a construction site under pressure.

  • Ability to think creatively and implement innovative solutions. 


  • Ability to read and understand technical and architectural drawings

  • Experience with electronic drawing review software (e.g., Bluebeam Revu).

  • Experience using AirTable, Smartsheet, or other online database programs.

  • Experience in the themed or live entertainment industry.

  • Fluency in written and spoken German a language.

  • Cruise industry Project Inspection experience.

  • Previous project inspection experience

  • Willingness to relocate to Wismar, Germany for the duration of the project.


  • Strongly prefer a four-year undergraduate degree in Theatre, Business, Engineering, Environmental Design, or other Entertainment or Development-related field.

  • Consideration will be made for those with more than 5 years of experience and/or may be working towards a degree


The Walt Disney Company 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.

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 Parks and Resorts U.S., Inc., which is part of a business we call Walt Disney Imagineering.

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