Seriously! Recently, as school is drawing closer, I have to decide some pretty important things, fairly quickly!
It’s so hard to find information, or rather viable information on Imagineering. They are a very secretive group! And the Imagineering website is a terrible source of information.
I’ve trolled other forums, googled everything possible and looked up every single book available. I’m seriously about to write a letter to as many Imagineers names as I can get my hands on and see if someone will contact me back!!! :ninja: :whistling
As some of you may know, I’ve been looking into this option for a while. I really want a high-level Disney job. Where I get an actual say in providing new magic and memories for the Walt Disney Company. I want more then just an entry level career with Disney my whole life. Although, I’m perfectly prepared to start off that way.
Mainly, I’m down between attempting for one of these two titles… Food and Beverage Director of bakeries (or whatever I can get!) and Walt Disney Imagineer (in the art department of some form). I’d hope for Senior Show Director or Art Director at some point, but baby steps. I mean, if I have to start off as a receptionist for Imagineering to work my way up… I WILL.
But honestly, I need more definitive information on how hard becoming an Imagineer is, how stable a career is, how demanding this career is, salary, etc. All the typical things people would worry about when looking towards a dream job.
Basically, I’m not prepared to throw down $100,000 to $150,000 in Art College debt, to pigeon hole myself into a career that isn’t realistic for me and my goals in life. Dreaming and believing and going after your dreams and just having faith and trust are a lot easier when you aren’t going to be indebted for the rest of your life. Sorry, Peter! :peterpan: :laugh: Atleast with a Culinary degree I would have tons of opportunities to work my way up in the company. The field of arts is so competitive and vast anymore. Jobs that you love are impossible to get. Even art teachers are having a hard time. When programs get cut, art and music are the first to go. That is NOT just a cliche. I’ve seen it first hand and it’s a shame. Art was my favorite part of school.
Regardless, sorry for the rant! The actual means of this post where to ask you guys for opinions and advice? Suggestions or any information you may have on Imagineering or Food and Bev Director positions. I trust and cherish all of your opinions, so thanks so much! :happy: