Disney Event Group Photography Internship
Walt Disney Parks & Resorts Careers - Lake Buena Vista, FL

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Disney Event Group - Photography Internship

Company Overview:
Since its opening in 1971, the Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, FL has grown to feature four theme parks – the Magic Kingdom ® Park, Epcot ®, Disney’s Hollywood Studios ®, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom ® Theme Park. In addition, more than 20 themed resort hotels, two water parks, and the Downtown Disney® Area, a daytime and nighttime entertainment complex, are part of the Walt Disney World Resort.

Department Overview:
Disney Creative Media: A part of the Disney Event Group, Disney Creative Media provides photography, video and digital graphics services for Walt Disney World, Disneyland and Aulani convention and leisure guests including Disney Fairy Tale Weddings. Our award-winning professionals are visual storytellers who capture the magic of guest events and create powerful and memorable event content to enhance story and message.

This role supports photography events including weddings, conventions, portraits, youth groups, and internal events as an assistant in the field and in the digital imaging studio. Provide support to photographers and photography team; assist in electronic file management and cataloging; support post production process, burning and duplication, editing and basic retouch; assist with file maintenance and processing; maintain the photography studio, digital imaging studio and equipment storage.

Responsibilities include:
Assist with events; setup, on-site printing, and production logistics
Production logistics may include; riser setup, assisting with lighting, props, reflectors, etc.

Maintain the photography studio and digital imaging studio

Assist with launching and maintaining websites for events

Assist with manual files to ensure good workflow for team

Assist with digital file management and cataloging

Edit events, basic retouch (cropping, color correction, , removing blemishes, dirt or spots) to prepare for website and printing

Support production by, creating labels, burning CD’s/ DVD’s

Assist on photography events in the field including conventions, portraits, youth groups and internal WDW events

Assist with keeping vendor deliverables list and task list up to date

Work with retouch artist and digital graphics team to ensure spotlight located on photography website is updated

Ensure images are pulled, prepared, and provided to social media team for blog posts, twitter, etc.

Potential Projects: Shoot high profile Disney Icon images for multiple uses (green screen, logos, stock, etc)

Potential Projects: Shoot creative detail shots of resorts/parks for multiple uses (backgrounds, albums, stock, etc.)

Basic Qualifications

Currently enrolled in a college or university as a Junior or Senior, majoring in photography or related field

Photography studio experience or equivalent

Understanding of digital cameras; Canon or other professional model

Able to work in Windows environments

Must be able to work in a fast paced work environment that is deadline oriented

Must posses strong verbal and written communication skills

Demonstrated strong organizational and coordination skills

Proficient understanding of technical skills in digital photography

Must have proficient knowledge of Photoshop, Bridge, Nero

Must have reliable transportation

**An electronic portfolio is required as part of this application process. A URL link listed on your resume for an online portfolio is preferred, however it may also be uploaded along with your application and should not exceed 3MBs. Uploaded files must be titled “Spring 2013 Internship Portfolio” in order to be considered. **

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in conventions and/or portrait photography

Knowledge of Acdsee, Photoshop CS5, Nik Color Efex Pro 2.0

Experience in studio lighting and/or professional flash units

Knowledge in digital photo montage development

Expertise in Windows and Macintosh environments

Photography Portfolio

Additional Information

Internship Eligibility:
Must be enrolled in a U.S. college/university taking at least one class in the semester/quarter (spring/fall) prior to participation in the internship program OR currently participating in a Disney College Program or Disney Professional Internship

Must be at least 18 years of age

Not have already completed two consecutive (spring/fall) College or Professional Internship Programs

Must possess unrestricted work authorization

Must provide full work availability

Must provide own transportation to/from work

Current Active Disney cast members must meet Professional Internship transfer guidelines (for Walt Disney World cast members this is no more than four points and one reprimand in the last six months; for Disneyland cast members this is six months of consecutive service and a performance record clear of any disciplinary issues (warnings, suspensions, etc.) for at least six months)

Program Length:
The approximate dates of this internship are June 2013 through January 2014. Interns must be fully available for the duration of the internship.

A limited amount of company-sponsored housing is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Application Deadline:
The deadline to apply for this internship is March 8, 2013.

Attention International Students:
If you are currently studying in the United States on an F-1 or J-1 Visa and do not have a Social Security number, please contact our office at 407-828-1736 PRIOR to applying.

Recommendation – Print This Role Description:
Strong candidates may be invited to complete a phone interview. We strongly encourage applicants to print a copy of this role description so they can refer to it in the event they are selected for a phone interview. Note that this role description will not be accessible once the posting is closed on March 8, 2013.

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