Great news! Disney World is hiring a seasonal Fireworks & Special Effects Designer…We are hopeful this is a sign that Fireworks will be returning soon to Walt Disney World!
Here is more information from the job listing.
The Fireworks & Special Effects Designer develops/executes pyrotechnic and special effects designs for live shows across property, including Parks, Resorts, Special Events and DISNEY CRUISE LINE®.
- Oversees ordering of pyrotechnic and special effect equipment and product
- Provides updates to Show Directors, Producers, and Production Managers about confetti, pyrotechnics and other special effect development and availability
- Interfaces with governmental agencies in approving/permitting effects uses by WDW
- Supervises effects crews for special events, road shows, and permanent installations
- Provides ongoing Entertainment Show Quality evaluations of existing shows
- Manages and provide proper documentation of all live show effects plots at WDW
- Develops and realizes the design intent through the effective execution of the creative process
- Participate in project’s creative development
- Develops and executes special effects/pyrotechnics designs for live shows and facility infrastructure as assigned
- Develops and/or provides input to project special effects budgets and labor requirements
- Stays current with special effects technology research and development efforts within industry
- Partners with Consultant Special Effects/Pyrotechnics Designers and vendors to ensure Disney quality, compatibility, training and proper documentation of all audio/video services delivered
- Functions as a resource to maintain the proper training of operating area special effects/pyrotechnics Technicians
- Conducts on-going “Entertainment Show Quality” evaluations of existing offerings at Walt Disney World and provide support to maintain their original show intent
- Maintains a strong relationship with fireworks compound, safety, purchasing, vendors and interface with governmental agencies in approving/permitting effects uses by Walt Disney World
- Maintains up-to-date show documentation and special effects R&D lab
If you know anyone interested please share this link with them.
There is no official word on when Fireworks will be returning to Walt Disney World. However just yesterday Festival of the Lion King reopened to guests and with Florida relaxing many of the COVID guidelines we expect to see more things return to normal at the theme parks.