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Manager - Technical Production

Job ID 10094375 Location Kissimmee, Florida, United States Business Walt Disney Imagineering Date posted Jul. 10, 2024
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Job Summary:

About the Role & Team

Through innovative storytelling and a culture of collaboration, Disney Live Entertainment creates, produces, and delivers remarkable and engaging entertainment experiences. From the intimate to the spectacular, our work can be seen at Disney theme parks, resort hotels, cruise ships, and other locations the world over. This diverse team – representing a wide variety of disciplines and talents from technical directors, writers, and lighting designers to choreographers, cosmetologists, and music producers – brings magical worlds to life through technical expertise, performance excellence, incomparable ingenuity, unparalleled spectacle… and a dash of pixie dust!

The Manager-Technical Production provides direction, leadership, and oversight to a variety of multi-discipline principals and specialists in the areas of technical systems and design, which include audio, lighting, video, and show control. We provide support to capital projects, annual special events, and new entertainment offerings for Disney Live Entertainment. Projects include live shows and spectaculars, holiday/special events, facility infrastructure design/development/installation, and operational sustainment.

This is a full-time role and will report to the Sr. Manager, Theatrical Design & Technical Production.

What You Will Do

  • Partner with Technical Managers, Managing Producers, Producers, multiple Walt Disney World Entertainment Operating Partners, and Disney Live Entertainment leaders on creative, design, and technical development and implementation, project staffing and planning
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with clients and partners
  • Focus on leadership, strategic work, creative and technical development, delivery, sustainment, and staffing strategies for each of their fields
  • Collaborate with internal and external partners at all times to define a clear vision, drive project results, and positively empower others to achieve desired results and develop successful teams
  • Oversight of project budgets and operating expenses
  • Promote a safe working environment to ensure all cast members, vendors, contractors, and project teams understand the safety guidelines and are in compliance
  • Prepare and present clear and concise information to audiences at various levels
  • Accountability includes direct leadership, mentoring, coaching, developing, managing performance, and succession planning of these leaders and their teams
  • Leads teams per strategic goals and initiatives, sets the tone for client services, Disney Heritage, and brand respect
  • Partner closely with Finance on annual planning and team operating expenses

Required Qualifications & Skills

  • 7+ years of proven experience leading entertainment show production, live event production, and technical fields
  • 7+ years of experience in one or more of the following industries: live theatricals, cruise line, theme park, and/or large-scale special events/spectaculars
  • 5+ years of project management experience
  • Core knowledge or subject matter expertise with theatrical technologies, i.e., Lighting, Audio, Projection, Show Systems
  • Ability to prioritize, provide direction, and complete multiple tasks on time
  • Outstanding communication, partnership, presentation, and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to receive and deliver transparent, actionable, and credible feedback to team members, as appropriate
  • Available and willing to work weekends, holidays, and third shifts including occasional travel both domestically and internationally

Education

  • High school diploma or equivalent experience

Additional Information

Benefits and Perks: We offer a rewards package to help you live your best life. This includes health and savings benefits, educational opportunities, and special extras that only Disney can provide. Learn more about benefits and perks at https://jobs.disneycareers.com/benefits

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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 that includes three core business segments: Disney Entertainment, ESPN, and Disney Experiences. 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 Disney Entertainment Productions, which is part of a business we call Walt Disney Imagineering.

Disney Entertainment Productions 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 champions a business environment where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a constantly evolving world.

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