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

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID: 1144715BR Location: Orlando, Florida, United States; Lake Buena Vista, Florida, United States Business: Walt Disney World Resort Date posted: 05/22/2024

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 pay rate for this role in Florida is $21.00 per hour. Select benefits may be provided as part of the compensation package, such as medical, financial, and/or other benefits. To learn more about our benefits visit:


  • Show operation and maintenance of all entertainment technical elements
  • Mixing live audio for bands
  • Load and launch pyrotechnics for our nighttime spectaculars
  • Repair props and puppets used in our live shows
  • Program and operate lighting consoles for live shows and special events
  • Load in and operate equipment for conventions and special events
  • Manage entertainment warehouse inventory and repair high end gear

Basic Qualifications:

  • Positive, professional demeanor, and ability to work as part of a team
  • Willingness to learn, adapt, and grow skills along with career
  • Full-time availability for a flexible schedule including nights, weekends, and holidays
  • Able to work in a physically demanding role that requires lifting up to 50 lbs as well as frequent climbing, squatting, and standing for long durations of time
  • Comfortable working outdoors in inclement and/or extreme weather conditions in a physically active environment
  • Experience setting up, installing, and troubleshooting advanced technology for new productions or events
  • Technology savvy with solid understanding of electrical systems and data signal flow
  • Troubleshoot and repair show operation equipment
  • Valid United States driver’s license and reliable transportation
  • Knowledge of theatrical terminology and interpreting documentation
  • Specialize in one or more of the following technical disciplines:
    • Audio
      • Live mixing (front of house and monitors)
      • Experience setting up and tearing down audio gear (speakers, instruments, etc.)
      • Proficient in programming and operating digital consoles and advanced audio programs (Q-SYS, Dante, etc.)
  • Lighting
    • Read and implement lighting plots
    • Experience programming lighting consoles and moving lights
    • Understand basic lighting principles
    • Knowledge of electrical systems and circuitry
  • Video
    • Live event experience building and operating video systems from scratch
    • Video engineering experience for live events in multiple areas (i.e. switching, graphics, editing, etc.)
    • Media server and/or projection mapping knowledge
    • LED wall installation experience
  • Rigging
    • Familiar with theatrical overhead rigging practices
    • Experience with, and willingness to continue learning about, truss systems, chain hoists, and overhead safety guidelines
  • Props & Puppets
    • Experience repairing and creating puppets and props
    • Able to recreate items based on template or mold
  • Show Support Warehouse
    • Relevant experience working in a fast-paced, high-volume warehouse with electronic inventory management systems
    • Able to obtain and maintain a CDL B license
    • Comfortable checking-in and checking-out all entertainment equipment, including pack and loading trucks for transportation
    • Familiar with performing inventory control checks
  • Show Control / Automation
    • Experience with setting up, operating, and maintaining show control systems and equipment for entertainment venues
    • Comprehension of networking and IT principles
    • Familiar with Navigator, Conductor, Q-SYS, and/or AMX is a plus
  • Pyrotechnics & Special Effects
    • Ability to obtain FL CDL and pass ATFE background check for handling pyrotechnics
    • Operate heavy equipment such as Roll Loader, Forklift, Scissor Lift and WAVe Lift
    • Warehouse and inventory management experience
    • Experience with programming, installation, and operation of live pyrotechnic systems
    • Knowledge of special effects systems (i.e. fog, lasers, haze, etc.)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Five (5) years live entertainment experience in increasing roles of responsibility
  • Leadership experience
  • Advanced networking, programming, and computer skills
  • Show control system and automation skills
  • Vendor certification on repair of equipment

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, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. 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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