As a Show Set Intern, you will work within the department that turns concepts for immersive Disney environments into reality by collaborating with project teams and then designing, coordinating, and communicating the details which maintain the creative intent of a show for bidding, construction, production, and installation purposes.
As a Show Set Intern, you will work within the department that turns concepts for immersive Disney environments into reality by collaborating with project teams and then designing, coordinating, and communicating the details which maintain the creative intent of a show for bidding, construction, production, and installation purposes. The Show Set Designers are an integral part of the design process which creates documents including drawings and digital models that express the design intent and coordinate all show disciplines within the boundaries of the architecture. The Show Set Department continues its support of the design intent in vendor shops and through installation in the field. Areas of direct responsibility include all set walls, scenic flats, platforms, ground rows, murals, set decoration, animated props and artificial foliage.
Additionally, the Show Set Designer coordinates the ride system, animated figures, show-action equipment, projection equipment, audio equipment, ride sensors, special effects, rigging elements, facility elements, control rooms, guest egress, sprinklers, electrical boxes, exit signs, catwalks, themed lighting, show lighting, visual intrusion, maintenance access and all other physical entities within the show environment. Via the many artifices of the Stage and Entertainment medias, it is the mission of the Show Set Department to create highly entertaining environments in which the magic of each Disney story is possible. In trying to offer a unique Imagineering internship experience, there may be opportunities to contribute to other design scopes of work such as production design or color design to expand the overall understanding of theme park design.
- Support the design and expert coordination of the project design intent as directed by Principal and Senior Show Set Design leads for the project
- Support development, coordination, and communication of production design concepts to the project team
- Assist production designers and model shop artists in coordinating models with drawings
- Research applicable materials and construction techniques
- Assist in maintenance and creation of show lists
- Support mock-ups and presentations including set-ups and strikes
- Work on a team to create show set contract documents, within company standards and guidelines
What we are looking for…
- 2D and 3D computer aided design on a variety of software packages
- Ability to read blueprints and interpret contract documents and have a strong knowledge of Excel and MS Word
- Ability to create contract documents across a variety of theming styles, using hand drawings, 2D and 3D programs (AutoCAD, Revit and Rhino preferred). Interoperability between many other programs would be helpful.
- Able to follow and apply all company drafting standards, policies and procedures
- Ability to work well in an integrated design team with multiple disciplines.
- Professional experience in Film, Theatre or Theme Park industry
- Currently enrolled as a Junior or higher, or graduated within the past 6 months from an accredited college/university, earning a degree in Theatre Design, Film Production, Architecture, or related field with specialty in Scenic Design, Production Design, Interior Design, or Architecture
- Educational experience in Film, Theatre or Theme Park industry
- 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 6 months OR currently participating in a Disney College Program or Disney Professional Internship
- 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
- Location-- This internship is located Glendale, CA
- Program length-- The approximate dates of this internship are January 2024 through May/June 2024
- Housing-- Must provide own housing for the duration internship program in the Glendale, CA.
- Transportation-- Must have reliable transportation to/from work
The pay rate for this role in Glendale, California is $26.50 per hour for undergraduate students and $27.50 per hour for graduate level students.