Work With Us

The NZ Film Festival Trust is a not-for-profit organisation that is only possible with the support of passionate volunteers and a small team of dedicated staff. Our head office is located in Wellington and is complemented by an Auckland office. We also have fabulous personnel in Christchurch and Dunedin who help in making NZIFF a success in the main centres.
Opportunites are posted below as they become available. 

Social Media Coordinator (Wellington)

This role works closely with the Communications Manager to deliver the social media strategy and assist with online communications for NZIFF.

The Social Media Coordinator has the responsibility for managing NZIFF’s social media channels, ensuring information is current and always relevant for our audiences. These are currently (but are not limited to) Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram. The role will work closely with the Communications Manager, Online Content Coordinator, Publicists and Director to ensure a consistent tone and message is applied to all social media content.

REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE / NGĀ PUKENGA

  • Advanced and demonstrated understanding of social media
  • Experience in monitoring social media analytics
  • Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook), project management tools Slack and Trello, cloud-based file management tool Dropbox, Hootsuite, Mailchimp and Adobe software (Photoshop, InDesign)
  • Excellent communication skills – both written and verbal
  • Ability to use video editing software would be preferable
  • Some media and public relations experience would be preferable
  • Demonstrated copy writing skills appropriate for both formal and informal online communication
  • Ability to deliver projects on time

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES / NGĀ TAKOHANGA

  • Monitor and maintain NZIFF’s social media accounts, including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram
  • Grow NZIFF’s social media followers across agreed channels
  • Position our profile as an engaging member of the online community who contributes relevant and interesting information
  • Finalise the social media strategy in consultation with the Communications team
  • Manage the social media marketing budget, including regular reporting on spend and engagement
  • Develop and deliver a content calendar that works with the overall marketing plan and partnership obligations
  • In conjunction with the Audience Development Coordinator arrange online campaigns that target separate interest groups
  • Roster Communications team staff to cover social media during busy periods

TERM OF EMPLOYMENT

This is a full-time contract position for the period of 13 May to 14 August, 2019.

TO APPLY / TONO MAI

To apply, please first request the full job description and further application details by emailing

Applications close 5pm, Sunday 24 March. Early applications are encouraged. Shortlisted candidates will be notified by Thursday 28 March.

Applicants for this position must have NZ residency or must already hold a valid NZ work visa. This position is Wellington based.

Guest Coordinator (Wellington)

This role is responsible for the coordination of our national and international filmmakers’ and guests’ travel requirements during the NZIFF season. The Guest Coordinator will book all international and domestic travel, prepare itineraries, coordinate ticketing requests, ensure screening introductions are staffed, and overall be an outstanding host and NZIFF representative for our guests.

REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE / NGĀ PUKENGA

  • Excellent time management, organisational and multi-tasking skills
  • Excellent telephone, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office (Word, advanced Excel, Outlook), project management tools Slack and Trello, cloud-based file management tool Dropbox
  • Ability to work both autonomously and as part of a team
  • Good attention to detail and problem solving skills
  • Full clean driver’s licence is required

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES/ NGĀ TAKOHANGA

  • In consultation with the Director and Assistant Programmer liaise with filmmakers and other guests to coordinate and then book their international and domestic travel (flights, hotels and ground transport).
  • Prepare and distribute guest itineraries to guests and NZIFF staff.
  • Coordinate any meet and greets and/or introductions at the airport, hotels, venues etc. to ensure guests are well looked after.
  • Assist in the coordination of any NZIFF discussion panels, including approaching and inviting participants (in consultation with the Director and GM), ensuring participants are fully briefed on the events, and advising Festival Managers of any event setup requirements.
  • Track and coordinate all guest invoices.
  • Coordinate the cinema ticketing requirements of international and local guests.
  • Assist with checking the programme schedule for each region, including coordination and distribution of an accurate list of screenings with guest intros and Q&As to the relevant NZIFF staff.

TERM OF EMPLOYMENT

This is a full-time contract position for the period of 27 May to 16 August 2019.

TO APPLY / TONO MAI

To apply, please first request the full job description and further application details by emailing .

Applications close Sunday 24 March. Early applications are encouraged. Shortlisted candidates will be notified by Friday 5 April.

Applicants for this position must have NZ residency or must already hold a valid NZ work visa.

Ticketing Supervisor (Wellington)

This role will assist the Wellington Festival Manager with coordinating and overseeing the sale of NZIFF tickets in Wellington. They will train cashiers, oversee the setup of ticketing equipment, troubleshoot, handle customer enquiries and sell tickets on the NZIFF ticketing system. Additionally, they will assist the Wellington Festival Manager in the event management of NZIFF in Wellington.

REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE / NGĀ PUKENGA

  • Previous experience with a computerised ticketing system is essential (NZIFF Wellington uses Vista), including knowledge of ticket office operations and reconciliation practices
  • Experience supervising staff
  • Demonstrated conflict resolution and problem solving skills
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Excellent communication skills – both written and spoken
  • Strong attention to detail

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES/ NGĀ TAKOHANGA

  • Training and overseeing cashiers, NZIFF office staff (as required), venue managers and venues own cashier staff on the NZIFF ticketing system. This will include managing cashiers to ensure they meet NZIFF service standards and monitoring appropriate ticketing staffing levels and crowd management in ticketing
  • Coordinating installation of POS equipment at the NZIFF box office, venues and office
  • Ensuring the ticketing agent has accurate cinema floor plans, selling patterns, holds, censorship and session information (and that these are checked prior to going on sale)
  • Loading session information, ticket pricing, holds and venue information onto the ticketing system and updating censorship information as it comes to hand
  • Issuing complimentary and paid tickets and passes for staff, filmmakers, guests, sponsors, distributors, exhibitors and media as directed
  • Overseeing audit of the venues and the office daily sales sheets and reconciliations
  • Assisting the Wellington Festival Manager in the setup and pack-out of events
  • Coordination of the venue packs and venue box office setup; arranging cinema signage
  • Assisting the Wellington Festival Manager with volunteers rostering, volunteers and NZIFF venue staff induction
  • Deputising for the Wellington Festival Manager during NZIFF Wellington (as required for various tasks).

TERM OF EMPLOYMENT

This is a full-time contract position for the period of 19 June to 16 August 2019.

To apply, please first request the full job description and further application details by emailing .

Applications close 5pm, Friday 22 March. Early applications are encouraged. Shortlisted candidates will be notified by Friday 5 April.

Applicants for this position must have NZ residency or must already hold a valid NZ work visa. This position is Wellington-based.

Junior Graphic Designer/Mac Operator

This role will assist with producing NZIFF advertising and promotional collateral such as but not exclusive to newspaper adverts, social media adverts, signage, flyers and onscreen slides. This role would suit someone looking for part-time hours working from home. You will require your own computer and Adobe software.

REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE / NGĀ PUKENGA

  • Graphic design skills.
  • High level of competency in Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator).
  • Working knowledge of print and electronic production processes and various artwork file formats
  • Experience designing for online media as well as traditional media
  • Excellent computer skills including, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook), project management tools Slack and Trello, cloud-based file management tool Dropbox.
  • Competent communication skills for working remotely with a team
  • Excellent time management and the ability to multitask & meet deadlines
  • Eye for detail and strong creative conceptual skills.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES / NGĀ TAKOHANGA

Artwork design and production

Design and produce NZIFF advertising and promotional collateral across a wide range of print formats and digital media including but not limited to:

  • Newspaper & magazine adverts
  • Digital banners and social media campaigns
  • Flyers
  • Onscreen slides
  • Signage

Ensuring that all artwork adheres to NZIFF brand guidelines, meets the correct specifications and delivered to tight deadlines.

TERM OF EMPLOYMENT / TE ROA O TE MAHI TAHI

This is a part-time contract position for the period of June – mid August. Approx 10-20 hours per week. Will vary from week to week.

TO APPLY / TONO MAI

To apply, please first request the full job description and further application details by emailing .

Applications close Sunday 31 March. Early applications are encouraged. Shortlisted candidates will be notified by Friday 12 April.

Applicants for this position must have NZ residency or must already hold a valid NZ work visa.

This position can be worked from home.