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The Walt Disney Company Cosmetologist 2 - Full Time - Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida

Have you ever wanted to work within the Disney wig rooms, parade locations, stage shows and special event areas where they build, style, and maintain multiple creative wigs for performers and Audio-Animatronic figures across The Walt Disney World Resort? We are currently seeking Cosmetologists! In this role, we work with Cast Members applying prosthetics, facial hair, theatrical makeup, and guiding accurate makeup application. We may also support film shoots, media events and convention shows.

Cosmetologists receive a starting pay rate of $21.00 per hour.

Select benefits may be provided as part of the compensation package, such as medical, financial, and/or other benefits. To learn more about our benefits visit:

To be considered for this role you must pass an in-person assessment at The Walt Disney World Resort.

Responsibilities :

  • We take ownership of maintaining all wigs (washing, combing, drying, setting, and styling) for all Walt Disney World Theme Park Entertainment offerings, Auto-Animatronics and any special events

  • Re-create wig styles based on provided documentation and/or photo references

  • Display working knowledge with lace, human hair, fur, yarn, and other synthetic fibers

  • Help assemble and coordinate make-up kits for performers

  • Facilitate and instruct performer makeup application for show and sets

  • Support entertainers with parade step off, show pre-sets and strikes, quick changes

  • Display proficiency with wig steaming, roller sets, basic wig comb outs

  • Prolonged standing and walking to multiple areas in indoor and outdoor settings during different weather conditions

  • Work with chemicals daily including hair products and cleaning solutions

  • Complete daily cleaning procedures (e.g., recycling, maintaining shampoo sinks, station maintenance, disinfecting shared workspaces, etc.)

  • Apply, remove and maintain basic prosthetics

  • Dress, re-dress and style Audio-Animatronics figures, including fitting hairpieces and wigs of different fibers and yarn

  • Assist with inventory projects and perform quality evaluations of products

  • Flexible with work schedule, including location and time of day

Basic Qualifications :

  • Be at least 18 years of age

  • A valid Driver’s License

  • Willingness to drive company vehicles

  • Proven experience with synthetic and human hair wig styling using appropriate styling tools

  • Styling experience with period styles involving finger waves and French Twists

  • Experience working with performers in various states of dress and undress

  • Basic hand sewing

  • Ability to use and learn new technology

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A valid Florida Cosmetology license

  • Two (2) years of experience in a salon, theater department, or film/tv hair and makeup department

  • One (1) + years’ experience creating or styling synthetics wigs

Additional Information :


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KEYWORD: WDWCasting, WDW Casting

Job ID: 1154658BR

Location: Orlando,Florida

Job Posting Company: "Walt Disney World Resort"

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