Marc Rothschild is a proud alumnus of Theatre UCF. He graduated with his BFA in Stage Management in 2000. Following a successful internship with Walt Disney World Entertainment, Marc turned his internship into a career.
Marc began his Disney career as a stage manager with the Disney Event Group managing corporate events including stage shows, parties, general sessions, and other industry events. He worked with meeting planners and CEOs from such companies as Domino’s Pizza, McDonalds, Jiffy Lube, and HP. While there, Marc began working with the Disney College Program as both a recruiting partner and mentor. Marc spent time on the road identifying new talent for the program and mentoring them through their Disney experience.
Marc’s next role was an entertainment team leader for the Disney Event Group. He was responsible for all convention activity at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa, Disney’s Contemporary Resort, and Magic Kingdom Theme Park. His experience of the convention industry grew as he was responsible for the entertainment and audio/visual in these properties. He also gained experience in project management, leadership, and strategic planning.
Marc’s role and interface with the clients continued to grow. It was at that point that he pursued a sales manager role with the Disney Event Group. He knew that his knowledge of the Entertainment product would increase sales and provide a unique resource to his clients. While he enjoyed pursuing business for Walt Disney World, he had a hard time holding back his creative and operational approach to the events. Knowing that he wanted to be more hands on, Marc pursued a role in Production Management.
In the fall of 2007, Marc was promoted to the role of production manager at Disney Creative Entertainment- Show Development and Production. As a production manager, he is responsible for the financials, communication, and logistics for events and new projects throughout the resort. Marc has worked on various types of projects including concerts, parades, stage shows, fireworks, character experiences, and signature events. Marc has worked in all four theme parks and currently focuses on the Magic Kingdom. His current work includes Grad Nite, Night of Joy, Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, and the Fantasyland expansion project. He also continues to mentor cast members as well as students from Disney’s College Program. Marc’s community involvement also includes adjudicating for the Florida State Thespian Society.