Secretary Iv, Creative Affairs
Walt Disney PicturesBurbank, CA
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It's the magic of immersing yourself in a motion picture masterpiece, or a new track from your favorite band, or the spectacle of a live Broadway show. It's hard to define and even harder to create, but that's what we do at The Walt Disney Studios. Ours is a culture of innovation, collaboration and creativity. We raise the bar, then step over it, blazing trails through the production and distribution of world-class entertainment around the globe. If you want to help tell compelling, enduring stories through movies, music or stage plays, then we want to hear from you.
Walt Disney Animation Studios combines the best in artistry and storytelling with cutting-edge technology to bring wonderful new characters and adventures to the big screen for audiences around the world. We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Creative Affairs Assistant to join the development team at our Burbank, CA studio.
The Creative Affairs Assistant supports the Vice President of Creative Development in the day-to-day running of the development department, including calendar, expenses, travel and general administrative support. In addition, the Creative Affairs Assistant provides administrative support to the Creative Executives including, but not limited to, calendars, expenses, and travel.
The Creative Affairs Assistant represents the VP Creative Development's office in both internal and external community, and liaisons with senior executive leadership and key creative partners. This position supports departmental & production projects as needed, and may provide opportunities to help Creative Executives conduct research for projects in early story development. As such, candidates should have experience and interest in the film development process.
• Minimum 2 years administrative assistant experience, preferably in a film studio, agency or production environment. Experience in a Development department preferred.
• Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
• Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
• Strong people skills, including the ability to work effectively as part of a team
• Positive, helpful attitude a must - ''No job is too small!''
• Confidentiality and discretion are a must
• Demonstrated ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, change course of action quickly & maintain professionalism under pressure.
• Ability to take initiative and work with limited supervision. Proactive and resourceful.
• General understanding of story structure and screenwriting terminology is a plus
• Passion for storytelling, with a particular interest in animation, is a plus
• Strong proficiency with Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, Filemaker Pro, PowerPoint, Google Calendar and Google Docs.
• BA or BS preferred
About The Walt Disney Studios:
For over 90 years, The Walt Disney Studios has been the foundation on which The Walt Disney Company was built. Today the Studio brings quality movies, music and stage plays to consumers throughout the world. Feature films are released under the following banners: Disney, including Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios, Disneynature, Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm. The Disney Music Group encompasses the Walt Disney Records and Hollywood Records labels, as well as Disney Music Publishing. The Disney Theatrical Group produces and licenses live events, including Disney on Broadway, Disney On Ice and Disney Live!. Ours is a culture of innovation, inspiration and collaboration that brings together visionary artists, gifted technologists and savvy business minds to conjure up magical entertainment experiences for a global audience.
About The Walt Disney Company:
The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney's stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.
This position is with Walt Disney Pictures, which is part of a business segment we call The Walt Disney Studios.
Walt Disney Pictures is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.
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