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Show Control Designer (Seasonal), Disney Live Entertainment

Company: Disney
Location: Kissimmee
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:

Job Summary:As a Show Control Designer, you will provide technical skill and expertise in the development of design and oversight of all show control, networking, automation, motor control, and documentation related to any show system in use by a Disney Live Entertainment (DLE) produced offering. This may include stage shows, atmosphere, park-wide systems, or communication backbone.

You will report to the Show Control Designer Principal.
Responsibilities:

  • Participate in project's creative development through realization of the design intent through the production of the creative process
  • Build Show Control systems designs for our live shows and facility infrastructure
  • Design cohesive, integrated systems for DLE shows, atmosphere, and park-wide control
  • Collaboration with our Show Control systems partners and vendors to ensure Disney quality, compatibility, training, and proper documentation of all Show control services delivered
  • Develop or provide input to project Show Control systems budgets and labor requirements
  • Create documentation including schematics, life cycle, and recommended maintenance of the system and components
  • Manage our local operating crews, contractors, vendors, and partners through installation, test and adjust, programming and close-out
  • Be a resource in the maintenance of proper training of operating area Show Control Technicians
  • Maintain up-to-date show documentation, Show Control systems R&D lab, and completion of discipline specific As-Installed documentation
  • Specify and procure equipment for the show control systems, and oversee the installation, configuration, and programming of the show control systems
  • Research Show Control systems technologies to support design effort and support mock-ups, demonstrations and presentations including set-ups and strikes
  • Conduct ongoing entertainment show quality evaluations (ASQA Reports) of our existing entertainment offerings to assist the operating areas in maintaining the original show intent and opening day quality
  • Stay current with Show Control systems technology, and research and development efforts within the entertainment industry, and with multiple Show Control systems protocol options and requirements


Basic Qualifications:
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in the Entertainment Industry working in show development and operation of live shows
  • Experience working with a Technical Director, all relevant design disciplines, and Show Control crew to prioritize, organize, instruct and problem-solve during installation, content integration and programming
  • Advanced experience with most Show Control systems, Machine Automation, and Computer Networking methods
  • Familiarity of existing Show Control and Networking platforms in use within The Walt Disney Company (TWDC) and with network cyber security protocols in use within TWDC
  • Have advanced comprehension of the functional relationship between Show Control and all other design disciplines and their multiple protocol options and an advanced understanding of Show Control systems setup and programming
  • Can read architectural blueprints and interpret electrical drawings, to also include proficiency with CAD drafting programs (both 2D and 3D)
  • Expertise with a Project's established scope, schedule, and budget
  • Commitment to ongoing personal education
  • Experience with current technology and industry standards for all aspects of Show Control design, as applied to live show and facility infrastructure systems
  • Understand Show Control Design theory and practice
  • Can work flexible hours - nights, weekends, holidays
  • Have, or be willing to obtain, a passport and corporate credit card for travel

Preferred Qualifications:
  • 2 years' experience in live show development with TWDC
  • Experience with facility design, engineering and construction
  • Knowledge of TWDC heritage and culture
  • Knowledge of TWDC Standards and Industry Standards
  • Fluency in any additional languages (Mandarin, French, Japanese, Spanish, and others

Required Education
  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience in the technical aspects of Show Control, Machine Automation, or Computer Networking, with focus on live show entertainment

Preferred Education
  • Bachelor's Degree in Theater Technology and Design or Broadcast Technologies, Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology, Hardware/ Software Engineering, or equivalent work experience

Keywords: Disney, Kissimmee , Show Control Designer (Seasonal), Disney Live Entertainment, Other , Kissimmee, Florida

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