Universal Studios Internships – Animated Figure Maintenance Technician

Website Universal Studios

Job Description:

Maintain the original aesthetics and function of the animated figures, props, and sets within the Rides and Shows. The responsibilities will include: Cleaning, repairing, installing, and finishing/painting skins, shells, costumes, props, and set pieces as well as access into these assets for Ride and Show Mechanics. Knowledge of all techniques, materials, and tools involved in skin repair, fiberglass repair and finishing, scenic painting, faux finishing, airbrushing, automotive painting, carpentry, sculpting, mold making, casting, fabrication, sewing, costuming, patterning, wig care, mechanical work, and problem solving will be utilized.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Maintain, fabricate, and install props to include planning/preparing for work, cleaning, molding, casting, construction, finishing/painting, cleaning of work area, and documenting work.
  • Maintain, troubleshoot, and install flexible and non-flexible skins, coverings (including costumes, wigs, fur, and feathers), and support structures for animated figures. This includes planning/preparing for work, cleaning, repairing, painting of silicone and fiberglass skins and shells, cleaning of work area, and documenting work. Also, to include mending or replacing costumes and other figure coverings. Painting processes to include properly assessing, mixing, and applying airbrush and/or faux paint techniques, automotive paint applications, as well as wet/dry brush and sponge painting.
  • Maintain, fabricate, and install/embed fasteners and attachments for animated figures, sets, and props. This can include buckles, straps, zippers, snaps, stand-offs, tabs, and various inserts.
  • Assist Ride and Show Maintenance with access into figures, props, and sets for their inspections and repairs to include mechanical disassembly and assembly of parts.
  • Understands and actively participates in Environmental, Health & Safety responsibilities by following established UO policy, procedures, training and team member involvement activities.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Inspect figures, sets, props, shop facilities, equipment, and tools for any wear/damage and document findings. To include show quality walk-throughs.
  • Maintain sets within Rides and Shows to include planning/preparing for work, cleaning, sculpting, construction, painting, cleaning of work area, and documenting work. Also, to include mending or replacing backdrops, curtains, scrims, and other set related soft materials. Painting techniques to include brushing, rolling, blending, spraying, and faux finishing techniques.

Qualification & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Visual Arts, Scenery Production, Technical Theater, Costuming) preferred.
  • Valid Florida Driver’s License/ required to operate company vehicles.
  • Required – minimum of 4 years experience with set/prop fabrication and maintenance with the finishing aspect of animated figures; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • High school degree or GED required.
  • Associate’s degree (AA) in Visual Arts, Scenery Production, Technical Theater, Costuming) preferred.

Job Details:

Company: Universal Studios

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Orlando, FL, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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