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Entertainment Stage Technician- Full-Time/Part Time, Walt Disney World

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID: 1087146BR Location: Orlando, Florida, United States; Lake Buena Vista, Florida, United States Business: Walt Disney World Resort Date posted: 03/21/2023

Job Summary:

The Entertainment Stage Technician will have the experience of watching Guests react as they are transported by live shows, parades, and spectaculars across The Walt Disney World Resort. As an Entertainment Stage Technician, you will install and operate the lighting, pyrotechnics, props, audio, video, automation and rigging for dozens of live shows taking place across our Parks and Resorts on a daily basis.

The starting pay rate for this role is $18.00 per hour.


  • Mix live audio for bands
  • Load and fire pyrotechnics for our nighttime spectaculars
  • Repair props used in our lives shows
  • Program and operate lighting console for live shows and special events
  • Load in and operate equipment for conventions and special events
  • Manage inventory and repair high end gear and support entertainment warehouses

Basic Qualifications:

Basic Qualifications
  • Positive, professional demeanor, and able to work well as part of a team
  • Willingness to learn, adapt, and grow skills
  • Full-time availability for a flexible schedule including nights, weekends, and holidays
  • Ability to operate, program, troubleshoot, clean, and maintain equipment for theatrical and live entertainment venues
  • Solid understanding of theatrical terminology and documentation
  • Ability to work in a physically active environment, and in inclement and/or extreme weather conditions outdoors
  • Can easily handle a physically demanding role that requires frequent lifting, climbing, squatting, and standing for extended periods
  • Valid United States driver’s license and reliable transportation​​​​​​​Technology savvy with at least a basic understanding of electrical and data signal flow
  • Live Mixing (Front of House or monitors)
  • Experience setting up and tearing down audio gear (speakers, instruments, etc.)
  • Read and implement lighting plots
  • Understand basic lighting principles
  • Knowledge of electrical systems
  • Experience programming light consoles
  • Comprehension of networking and IT principles
  • Experience with entertainment networking system
Pyrotechnics/Special Effects
  • Willing to obtain FL CDL and pass ATFE background for handing pyrotechnics
Properties and Puppets
  • Portfolio submission of recent work
  • Climb ladders, stairs and work in various elevations
  • Experience rigging overhead equipment for theatre, television, touring, etc
Show Support Warehouse
  • Wiling to obtain FL CDL
  • Operate heavy equipment such as a Roll Loader, Forklift, Scissor Lift and WAVe lift
  • Experience building and operating video system from scratch
  • Experience in multiple areas of Video setup and operation (i.e. switching, graphics, editing, etc)

Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred Qualifications
  • Five (5) years live entertainment experience in increasing roles of responsibility
  • Leadership experience
  • Advanced networking and computer skills
  • Show controls and automation skills
  • Vendor certification on repair of equipment
  • Two (2) years live band front of house and monitor mixing
  • Proficient in programming and operating consoles
  • Experience with programming and certifications in Q-SYS and Dante
  • Advanced lighting console programming
  • Intelligent light programming and repair
  • Q-SYS Certification
  • Live event theatre experience
Properties and Puppets
  • Experience repairing existing puppets and props as well as building from scratch
  • Recreate item based on template or mold
Pyrotechnics and Special Effects
  • Experience pyrotechnic firing programming and operation experience
  • Warehouse and inventory management experience
  • Experience installing, running and maintaining any of the following systems:
    • Snow machines
    • Foggers/LSG
    • Bubble machine
  • ETCP certification
Show Control and Automation
  • Programming experience of show control system for live shows
Show Support Warehouse
  • Experience working in a warehouse with inventory management system
  • Projection mapping
  • Media server proficiency
  • Live event and broadcast experience

Additional Information:

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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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