Full Time Posted 4 days ago
Job Summary:As a Senior Event Programming Manager, you will guide the creation, programming and creative/content development of events based on industry standards, our goals, strategic partner guidance, and synergy opportunities. You will promote creative ideation that exceeds guest expectations, provides innovative events, and manage the process of bringing these to life with partners from entertainment, food and beverage, merchandise, operations, WDI, and others across the organizations.

You will report to the Manager, Event Programming.
  • Ideate and create event concepts based on our needs
  • Build the programming and content development of all assigned projects.
  • Be a thought leader and solicit diverse opinions/ideas throughout the programing/ideation process.
  • Work with revenue management, marketing strategy, event strategy, and other partners/clients
  • Provide content, synergy, industry benchmark, and creative expertise for event concepts to move through workflow into Event Production.
  • Partner with finance to manage the development of P&Ls, event production budgets and risk analysis.
  • Cultivate relationships with partners, agencies, talent, sponsors and others
  • Ensure assigned events' documentation, communication, and project work is completed following established processes.
  • Contribute to an agile team that can respond quickly to requests while providing recommendations on feasibility and risk to leadership.
  • Advocate for event and day Guests by building experiences that benefit both with minimal impact.
  • Provide project-based direction to Event Coordinators with a focus on teamwork, open collaboration, and communication.
  • Ensure all department standards, processes, and expectations are followed.
  • Contribute and lead workflow discussions with status checks on events in development, ideas from leadership, and other inputs.
  • Maintain working knowledge of Disney IP, Disneyland Resort capabilities/assets, and any other creative elements needed to develop outstanding events.
  • Maintain a vault of event and revenue generating concepts that can easily be activated.
  • Maintain a working relationship with the Manager, Event Programming and the Sr. Manager, Event Programing & Production by provide regular status updates on assigned events and any other relevant information.
  • Communicate any items that need escalation.
  • Maintain working knowledge of expectations for assigned events including overall capacity, wait times, contingency plans, and all operational plans
  • Always collect post-event feedback from consumer insights, industrial engineering, guest communications and other partners to improve events.

Basic Qualifications:
  • Can creatively conceptualize while providing an analytical lens to operationalize concepts.
  • Experience creating integrated events.
  • A reputation for creative leadership, the inclusion of diverse ideas, and bringing these ideas into existence.
  • Written, verbal, and public communication skills.
  • Resourcefulness and experience solving problems.
  • Demonstrated computer skills to include MS Office, PowerPoint, Keynote, drawing/design tools, cloud storage tools, and SAP.
  • Documented experience with moderate-to large-scale events.
  • Experience in Event Development, Operations, Entertainment or other Theme Park roles.
  • You can work weekends and nights when necessary.

Required Education
  • High School Degree

Preferred Education
  • Bachelor's Degree

Additional Information:Our Benefits: Disney offers a rewards package to help you live your best life. This includes health and savings benefits, educational opportunities and special extras that only Disney can provide. Learn more about our benefits and perks at https://jobs.disneycareers.com/benefits

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Sr Event Programming Manager