Walt Disney World is Now Hiring Principal Fireworks Designer

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Cinderella Castle Fireworks

Attention Disney enthusiasts with knowledge of pyrotechnics! Walt Disney World is hiring a Principal Fireworks Designer. They recently posted the job opening on the Disney Careers website. Check the qualifications below to see if you should apply.

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Walt Disney World is seeking someone with a deep comprehension of design intent. They must have great execution skills when it comes to the creative process. This person will be a leader and representative of the Disney Live Entertainment Fireworks & Special Effects Design department.

Responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to creative development and execution of special effects designs for light shows, facility infrastructure design when necessary, and directing the design plan and execution. Additionally, they will be in charge of leading a team in new technology research and development, reviewing and approving new projects and budgets, and acting as a liaison between pyrotechnic designers and vendors. The person hired will also need to provide documentation of services delivered. They will need to maintain proper training for technicians and demonstrate a commitment to growth both personally and of the department.

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Walt Disney World is seeking a strong leader to fill this role. They will have to maintain good team dynamics, be an advocate for good design, collaborate with others on project goals, and present options in a cooperative manner.

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Basic qualifications include a minimum of 7 years experience in the entertainment industry, working in live entertainment and show operations, and a strong understanding of current technology and its application. The applicant will need to have proven ability in creative collaboration and experience in contract negotiation. The applicant must have knowledge of industry standards, experience in facility design and construction, and the ability to work flexible hours.

For more on this job posting, or to apply, check Disney Careers. We can’t wait to see your work come to life at Walt Disney World!

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Allison Luna