Every day at Disney Cruise Line we take pride in bringing the magic of Disney to life. We find joy in creating cherished memories and form genuine connections with our guests. We hold each other to the highest degree and always act responsibly while ensuring the safety of fellow crew and guests. United by our Disney values, we work toward excellence in all we do. As a part of our team, you can live and work in a diverse and inclusive environment amidst a professional and supportive community. If you are ready to create unforgettable experiences and grow as a person and as a professional, apply today.

We are currently recruiting for the position of Senior Costume Technician for Disney Cruise Line.

You will report to the Technical Production Manager and have an average of 2 direct reports.


  • Lead the costume team in the care and maintenance of all Entertainment and Programming “show costumes”. Duties to include (but not be limited to) hand and machine sewing, laundering and ironing, setting costumes for show, running dressing tracks, upkeep of all dressing spaces, striking and clearing at end of day to meet safety and show quality requirements
  • Responsible for show quality and integrity for all Entertainment groups, including the Disney Characters
  • Assist in other duties and tasks as assigned by the Technical Production Manager including but not limited to Cast changeovers, load ins/outs, new show installs, equipment tests, vendor support and company events
  • Daily responsibility for all Entertainment costume maintenance, cleaning, show set up and pack out

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum three years costuming experience in a theatrical environment required, be it college and / or professional theatre
  • Proven experience leading and overseeing a theatre Tech team in regards to day-to-day responsibilities, performance, scheduling, development, and training, required
  • Knowledge of costume construction and maintenance of theatrical costumes required, such as would be consistent with the function of the job; this includes a demonstrated knowledge of the handling and care of different kinds of fabrics
  • Computer literacy required, minimally Excel, Word, and the use of email
  • Dressing / quick change experience in theatrical productions, required
  • Familiarization with using a sewing machine, required - be it industrial or home machine
  • Knowledge of cosmetology or puppet construction or maintenance a plus

Additional Information:

This is a shipboard role

Benefits offered year-round, on contract and off-contract, as long as return contract is signed, including Major Medical Coverage, Short & Long Term Disability, Life Insurance and Retirement Savings Plan Option

You must:

  • Be genuinely interested in a career at sea and willing to live and work onboard a Disney Cruise Line vessel
  • Be willing to follow and perform safety role, emergency responsibilities and associated responsibilities as specified in the ship Assembly Plan
  • Be willing to uphold the general safety management responsibilities as specified in the Safety Management System in areas and operations under their control
  • If applicable, be willing to share a confined cabin with other crew members and appreciative of working and living in a multicultural environment that has strict rules and regulations

Your Responsibilities:

  • Have a valid passport and C1/D Seaman's visa (DCL will provide you with documents to obtain this)
  • Complete a pre-employment medical
  • Obtain a criminal background check
  • Bring approved work shoes

Disney Cruise Line is a drug-free workplace. All new hires are required to undergo drug/alcohol testing within the first week onboard and throughout their contracts. Failure to pass the drug/alcohol testing will result in immediate termination.

Please view our recruitment video here : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RoIaEpMl9PY

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About Disney Cruise Line:

A leader in the cruise industry, Disney Cruise Line provides a setting where families can reconnect, adults can recharge and children can experience all the magic that Disney has to offer. Guests can sail out of ports around the world on exciting itineraries to the Caribbean, Bahamas, Alaska and Europe, among others. Aboard the fleet of four ships – the Disney Magic, Disney Wonder, Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy – and Disney’s private island paradise in the Bahamas - Castaway Cay, crew members provide guests with unparalleled service, enchanting storytelling and immersive family entertainment that only Disney can deliver.

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.

Excellent Recruitment is the agency responsible for recruitment on behalf of Disney Cruise Line.