Good evening everyone, and good luck to whichever team you are rooting for tonight!
I have been giving this a lot of thought lately, but am in need of help.
I did an internship with them back in 2007, and loved every minute of it. I would love to be able to go back to work for them in there in-house sign/graphics shop, as a architectural/scale model maker, or as a set builder.
Currently, I am Graphic Designer/Production Manager for a sign shop, but would rather be where the climate is a bit warmer and the company has the word "Disney" in it.
My questions will pretty much be:
- Who do I contact regarding these positions? (I've looked on the employment forums, but can't seem to find anything that would specify the fields you'll read about below.)
- Does Disney do phone interviews, or would I have to drive/fly to the place of the employment opportunity?
- Do these positions even exist, or are they part of another position?
Does Disney do their own in-house digital graphics/signage (IE, graphics for the monorails, window graphics, banners, ride signage, etc.)? If not, does anyone know which company does this for them? I'd assume so seeing as they have there own costume department and everything else, lol.
My ultimate dream would be to become a model builder for Disney (Or Universal if Disney wouldn't accept me... but that would be a LAST resort, lol). I have several years of design/fabrication experience with an architecture firm. I know Disney builds scale mock-ups of their concepts during the preliminary stages. Is that all done in-house by the Imagineers, or is it done by another department? Building models from scratch is my passion, and would love to do it for the company I've always wanted to work for.
On a random note, I have experience with fabrication as far as building actual structures is concerned. That is also something I enjoy doing as well. Either it be for building sets for movies, or building the latest attraction or resort for any of the parks. Is that mostly contracted out?
Thanks to everyone in advance for your help. Have yourself a wonderful evening and have fun tomorrow at work, school, or whatever activity you have to do tomorrow.