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Disney Seeks Help for This Unique Skill. Do You Have What It Takes?

Disney is currently hiring on several fronts. From housekeeping to maintenance, gardeners, and everything in between, if you have ever wanted to be a Disney Cast Member, now is a great time to apply as Disney tries to catch up from COVID layoffs and closures.

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With Disney fans flocking to the Walt Disney World Resort Parks to see the return of experiences such as Magic Kingdom Park’s Festival of Fantasy Parade and the opportunity to smile with Disney Princesses without masks on indoors, it’s no wonder Disney is needing a little extra help.

Well, Disney may just have the perfect job for you!

Walt Disney World Resort is seeking talented people with the ability to build, style, and maintain multiple types of wigs for both real people and animatronics.

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As Disney Park Guests wander from one attraction to the next and spot live entertainment along the way, the last thing on their mind is likely the wigs… but guess what… they are everywhere! From numerous animatronic doll wigs on attractions like “it’s a small world” at Magic Kingdom to memorable stage performance wigs for Beauty and the Beast – Live on Stage at Disney’s Hollywood Studios – the need is massive.

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If you’re able to ensure performer and animatronic wig and makeup appearance is top-notch, it’s time to send in your resume to Disney. Check out Disney’s job summary below:

As a Cosmetologist, you will work within our wig rooms, parade locations, stage shows, and special event areas where they build, style, and maintain multiple wigs for performers and Audio-Animatronic figures across the Walt Disney World Resort. Additionally, the Cosmetologist will work with Cast Members applying prosthetics, facial hair, theatrical makeup, and teaching entertainers proper makeup application. Cosmetologists may support film shoots and convention shows.

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Further responsibilities go on to list:

  • Maintain all wigs (washing, combing and drying) for all Walt Disney World Theme Park Face Characters, Atmosphere Talent, Auto-Animatronics and any special events
  • Apply facial theatrical makeup
  • Help assemble, creating and organizing make-up kits for performers
  • Teach entertainers makeup application for show and sets
  • Prolonged standing and walking to multiple areas in indoor and outdoor settings during different weather conditions
  • Support entertainers with step off, show calls and retouches
  • Flexible with work schedule, including overtime, weekends and holidays
  • Additional Personal Protective Equipment (face shields, goggles, refillable hand sanitizers, etc.) may be required

The full list of basic qualifications is listed here, but some key points include experience washing, setting, and recreating wigs from photo documentation as well as experience working with entertainers to pin-on and off wigs, facial hair, and prosthetics.

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Not required, but under preferred qualifications, Disney would like someone that has wig styling experience with period styles involving finger waves and French Twists, along with the ability to work with synthetic hair and human hair.

Both part-time and full-time positions are currently available with a starting pay rate of $16.90 per hour. Ready for additional information and details on how to apply? Visit Disney Careers here. Best of luck, Disney fans!

About Jamie Sylvester

I'm a Disney nerd! A kid at heart who loves the magic and memories of Walt Disney World. I follow all things Disney and enjoy the vacations, day trips, and weekend getaways, and geek out over the planning of such events. My goal is to experience as many Disney desserts and cocktails as possible! Married to another Disney nerd and blessed with a daughter and son, we thoroughly enjoy the magic at Disney and are here to help others experience the magic as well.