- Senior Lighting Designer

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Senior Lighting Designer


You will develop and implement lighting designs for new live shows, and facility infrastructures as well as for the remount of existing seasonal shows for Disney Cruise Line and other Disney Signature Experiences Entertainment.

Category Graphic Design  Grip / Lighting / Electric  Live Event / On Location Services  Project Manager 
Location Orlando, Florida Area
Time Period Full Time
Posted Date Feb 07, 2024
Start Date N/A
End Date N/A

Job Description

With an in-depth understanding of design intent and the ability to realize through the effective execution of the creative process, you will serve as one of the creative leaders and representatives for Disney Live Entertainment Lighting Design department.

You will develop and implement lighting designs for new live shows, and facility infrastructures as well as for the remount of existing seasonal shows for Disney Cruise Line and other Disney Signature Experiences Entertainment.

You will report to the Principal Lighting Designer.

Responsibilities/You Will
  • Develop and execute lighting system designs for live shows and facility infrastructure as assigned.
  • Participate in project's creative development and define scope by identifying system needs and functions based on creative goals.
  • Provide a coordinated structure throughout the entire process of development through implementation of live show entertainment products, and development of equipment budgets.
  • Guide the design progress through buy off, procurement, installation, and test & adjust, programming, rehearsals and opening, concluding with As-Built documentation for operating partners at the venue.
  • Work with CAD department to ensure 3D modeling requirements are met/delivered.
  • Create design drawings: Plots, Plans, Line, Layouts, 3D pre-visualization, Power/Weight load estimates, etc.
  • Work with Procurement, Technical Direction, and Production to comply with Company buying standards and schedule of receiving equipment/products/etc.
  • Supervise the installation, test & adjust and programming of required elements.
  • Provides support through programming, training, rehearsals and opening of show.
  • Stay ahead of with lighting technology research and development efforts within industry.
  • Partner with consultant lighting designers and vendors to ensure Disney quality, compatibility, training, and accurate documentation of all lighting services delivered.
  • Function as a resource to maintain the proper training of shipboard technicians.
  • Conduct ongoing “Entertainment Show Quality” evaluations of existing offerings and provide support to maintain their original show intent.
  • Maintain up-to-date show documentation, including Instrument Schedules, Set Electrics and Lighting Rig Plots.
  • Partner with shipboard Manager of Entertainment Technical and shipboard entertainment technical teams with regards to past, present, and future show installations.
  • Follow set policies and procedures and all maritime and ship rules, regulations, and procedures.
  • Partner with shoreside Entertainment Technical Leadership, Disney Cruise Line Safety partners and the Standards and Sustainment team to ensure Safety Management Systems and Operating Guideline documentation is up to date and in accordance with current safety and regulatory practices.
  • Lead all aspects of Lighting Designers and programmers on projects demonstrating effective leadership and relationship skills.
Basic Qualifications/You Will Have
  • 5+ years of designing and/or programming live shows in the Entertainment Industry
  • Proven, strong and up-to-date knowledge of all aspects of lighting system design, styles (theatrical, industrial, concerts, etc.), technology and facility systems.
  • Experience supporting the creative process by collaborating with other designers, directors, writers, and producers.
  • Proficiency in programming and operating multiple types of lighting consoles and control systems.
  • Proficiency in computerized drafting programs
  • Understanding of facility design, engineering, and construction
  • Ability to work closely with Technical Director(s) and crew to prioritize, organize, instruct, and problem-solve during installation, content integration and programming.
  • Ability to be flexible with work schedule, including nights, weekends, holidays, and international travel.
  • Proficiency in current release of Vectorworks and Lightwright software.
Required Education
  • B.A. in Theater Design & Technology, Lighting Design, or equivalent work experience, with focus on lighting design, systems design, or programming.
Preferred Qualifications/Experience
  • Experience in live show development with The Walt Disney Company
  • Experience involving the cruise ship industry or entertainment in a cruise ship environment.
  • Experience with facility design, engineering, and construction
  • Knowledge of The Walt Disney Company Standards and/or Industry Standards
  • Proficiency in GrandMA2, GrandMA3, ETC Mosaic and Paradigm systems
Preferred Education
  • BFA in Theater Technology/Networking or Lighting Design, or equivalent work experience.

Job Type Full Time 
Weekly Limit N/A
Shift Day
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