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The Walt Disney Company Production Designer Sr (Project Hire/ Temporary Assignment) in Lake Buena Vista, Florida

About the Role & Team:

"We create happiness. " That's our motto at Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. And it permeates everything we do. At Disney, you'll help inspire that magic by helping our teams push the limits of entertainment and create the never-before-seen! Walt Disney Imagineering is the master planning, creative design, engineering, production, project management, and research and development arm of The Walt Disney Company. Its experienced corps of Imagineers is responsible for the creation - from concept initiation through installation - of all Disney Resorts, theme parks and attractions, real estate developments, regional entertainment venues, and new media projects.

The Production Designer Senior's primary goal is to ensure that the content and integrity of the concept is maintained throughout the design, production, and installation process. The demands of this role require an in-depth understanding of the creative intent and the ability for realizing it through the execution of the creative process. The Production Designer Senior is the representative of the creative design team interfaces and supports their interests and shares their efforts.

The Production Designer Senior will report to the Manager-Production Design.

This is a Project Hire position without any guarantee of permanent placement.

What You Will Do:

  • Confirm design interface with Creative, A&E and D&P teams.

  • Coordinate projects for "D" or "E" ticket level attraction, or area development

  • Collaborates in overall design process with project team.

  • Provides leadership for integration of all show elements.

  • Oversee dimensional design team in model efforts.

  • Prioritizes and gives design direction to Show Set vendors.

  • Work with Show Set Lead to develop Design Drawings and confirms scope details in preparation for reviews of all show design documents.

  • Determine and direct mock-up and staging efforts.

  • Oversee design and production progress to schedule and budget and advise on impact of all proposed changes Possess an intuitive approach to resolving conflict and providing direction.

  • Provide day-to-day art direction to production and installation crews.

  • Knowledge of available resources and how to use them to meet goals. Research new/existing materials relative to company standards and applicability to project goals.

  • Develop leadership skills to work in team environment and has ability to work collaboratively in a creative environment.

  • Oversee design and production progress of Show Set elements and subject matter expert in areas of Show Set production.

  • Participate in peer review sessions.

Required Qualifications & Skills:

  • Minimum 5 years of experience with theme park design, in theater, production and installation.

  • Ability to read construction drawings.

  • 3D software program experience.

  • Experience managing show set vendors in high end custom production.

  • Hands-on experience with fabrication techniques and/or management of show set fabrication. These may include all or some of the following: welding, carpentry, scenic painting, molding, sculpting, fiberglass, miniature model making skills, etc.

  • Appreciation for an integrated design experience with multiple subject areas.

  • Domestic and International travel required.

  • Work is first shift but will require second and third shift periodically.

  • 5 plus years’ experience in design and fabrication is required.

  • Extensive knowledge of dimension design

  • Extensive knowledge of set design and production

  • Knowledge of show requirements for special effects, lighting, media design


Degree in theater, fine arts or environmental design or equivalent professional experience.

Benefits and Perks:

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Job ID: 10078830

Location: Lake Buena Vista,Florida

Job Posting Company: Walt Disney Imagineering

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