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FT Pictorial Artist


Pictorial Artists are responsible for maintaining the show quality of animated figures and props and requires "Disney Standard" artistic talent and expertise to support pictorial needs throughout Disneyland® Resort.
Work duties include daily field-work at the attractions, to sustain the show-quality levels of existing assets, as well as in-shop work for assets being overhauled and occasional work on new assets while following art direction.

The starting pay rate for this position is: $29.64 per hour. Responsibilities

  • Pictorial maintenance of attractions, restaurants, and merchandise locations (interior and exterior) throughout Disneyland® and Disney's California Adventure (or any other locations that may be requested – Disneyland Resort Hotels, etc.). Will travel to sites via cart or bicycle while transporting craft tools and supplies. May climb ladders and stairs, use scaffolding and maneuver around attractions.
  • Painting of murals, props, sets, or figures, as needed or requested, for window displays, new projects, attractions, etc. Requires periods of standing, kneeling or sitting while painting.
  • Logging of volume of the materials used (in keeping with environmental regulations pertaining to VOCs)

Basic QualificationsSchedule Availability - Availability to work early-morning shifts, Monday-Friday (including any holidays), with occasional shifts on Saturday and Sunday with work occurring during 2nd or 3rd shift, as needed.
Technical Skills, Abilities and Experience

  • Provide portfolio for review (during recruiting process)
  • Airbrushing and spray-gun skills
  • Good working knowledge of various substrates, materials, and paints including silicone, automotive-paint systems and black light paints
  • Ability to:
    • Draw well
    • Use basic tools required of a Pictorial Artist
    • Do brush blending
    • Transform flat surfaces to a dimensional appearance with shading and highlighting
  • Good working knowledge of water-based paints (primarily used at Disneyland® Resort)
  • Experience color mixing and matching
  • Fine-line and detail brush skills
  • Capable of free-hand painting of pictorials - realistic or cartoon
  • Graphics and lettering skills
  • Strong knowledge of the entire paint process (stripping, prep, priming and finishing)

Preferred Qualifications
• Experience painting three-dimensional objects/characters strongly preferred
• Experience in aging, graining, and faux finishing is helpful

Additional Information
Those assigned to the Pictorial Artist position are required to attend an annual Respiratory Protection Training class and a Lead Awareness class. They are also required to submit to an annual medical evaluation, fit test, and a semi-annual Lead/Zinc blood test.

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