Animator Interns

DisneyGlendale, CA

a month ago


Job Title

WDI Show Programming Figure Animator Intern, Spring 2024

Job Location

Glendale, CA 91222

Job Overview

Be a part of an innovative team and culture. Walt Disney Imagineering is the creative force that imagines, designs, and brings to life all Disney theme parks, resorts, attractions, and cruise ships worldwide. Working across a spectrum of disciplines that range from creative and conceptual to scientific and technical, Imagineers blend an innovative mixture of storytelling, art, science, and technology to create immersive experiences, memorable destinations, and innovative entertainment for families around the globe.


The pay rate for this role in Glendale, CA is $25.50 per hour for undergraduate students and $26.50 per hour for graduate level students. Select benefits may be provided as part of the compensation package, such as medical, financial, and/or other benefits. To learn more about our benefits visit:


  • Work closely with other Show Programmers to operate and maintain Animation & Show Programming systems highly specialized hardware and software tools
  • Assist in creating, debugging, and organizing Audio-Animatronic figures digital assets (character sheets, animation data, rigs, ride paths, shots, and/or models)
  • Help develop Audio-Animatronics figures animation performance and functionality
  • Create quality animation for Audio-Animatronics figures with compelling performances that adhere to the requirements of the mechanical system
  • Partner with the show Art Director and other Show Programmers to program special effects, audio, animated props, and show action equipment
  • Organize, secure, and maintain show data created by the Animators and Show Programmers
  • Learn proprietary software packages


  • Proficiency in CG character animation
  • Being a creative problem solver and an enthusiasm for coming up with inventive solutions
  • Ability to function in a dynamic work environment, managing multiple project tasks
  • Ability to provide basic technical support for computer graphic animation applications
  • Ability to work with limited supervision but be able to integrate inputs from many individuals and work as a team member
  • High tolerance for change and changing requirements

Preferred Qualifications

  • Desired software knowledge/familiarity among several of the following: Maya, MotionBuilder, Z-Brush, MS Excel, Adobe Creative, ShotGrid, Unreal/Unity

Required Education

  • Currently enrolled as a Junior or higher in, or graduated within the past 6 months from, an accredited college/university earning a degree majoring in Art, Illustration, Computer Graphics, Animation, Film, Television, Game Development, or related field.

Preferred Education

  • Currently earning a Bachelors or Masters degree in Art, Illustration, Computer Graphics, Animation, Film, Television, Game Development, or related field.

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