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Cosmetologist - Full Time - Walt Disney World

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID: 1083336BR Location: Orlando, Florida, United States; Lake Buena Vista, Florida, United States Business: Walt Disney World Resort Date posted: 03/02/2023

Job Summary:

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

Cosmetologists receive a starting pay rate of $16.90 per hour.

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


  • Maintain all wigs (washing, combing, drying, setting, and styling) for all Walt Disney World Theme Park Entertainment offerings, Auto-Animatronics and any special events
  • Recreate wig styles from photo documentation
  • Apply theatrical makeup
  • Help assemble and coordinate make-up kits for performers
  • Guide entertainers’ makeup application for show and sets
  • Prolonged standing and walking to multiple areas in indoor and outdoor settings during different weather conditions
  • Support entertainers with parade step off, show calls and retouches
  • Work with chemicals daily including hair products and cleaning solutions
  • Flexible with work schedule, including location and time of day
  • Additional Personal Protective Equipment (face shields, goggles, refillable hand sanitizers, etc.) may be required

Basic Qualifications:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • A valid Driver’s License
  • A valid Florida Cosmetology license
  • Experience with synthetic and human hair wig styling
  • Experience with appropriate styling tools
  • Styling experience with period styles involving finger waves and French Twists
  • Experience working with performers to pin wigs and apply facial hair and prosthetics
  • Part Time roles require full availability for any shift, a MINIMUM of three (3) days per week, including nights and holidays
  • Full Time roles require Full availability for any shift, seven (7) days per week, including nights, weekends, and holidays

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two (2) years of experience as a licensed Cosmetologist
  • One (1)+ years’ experience creating or styling synthetics wigs
  • Candidates who are self-motivated, responsible, and have excellent organizational skills

Additional Information:

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KEYWORD: WDWCasting, WDW Casting

About Walt Disney World Resort:

Since opening in 1971, Walt Disney World Resort has played an important role in many childhood and family memories. Today, hundreds of millions of guests from around the globe visit this magical place to enjoy a Disney vacation. Through a combination of creativity, innovation and technology, the resort immerses guests in classic Disney tales and new kinds of family entertainment. Drawing from a rich heritage of storytelling, Walt Disney World Resort cast members bring Disney magic to life through unmatched attention to detail and superior guest service.

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 with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. 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 Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S., Inc., which is part of a business we call Walt Disney World Resort.

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S., Inc. 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 fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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