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 a fabulous team in Christchurch and Dunedin who help make Whānau Mārama: New Zealand International Film Festival a success in the main centres.

We currently have no paid roles available – please see below if you are interested in our internship programme (Auckland and Wellington) or keen to volunteer at NZIFF 2022.

Wellington Cashiers

We are currently looking for staff who can commit to 10 or more shifts over the festival period 5 – 14 August, and have daytime availability.

Our Cashiers are responsible for in person ticket sales, assisting our Venue Managers in supervising volunteers, ensuring Q&A tech requirements are met, and seating and clearing the cinemas. Please note that Cashiers do not watch films on shift.

There are currently part time and full time hours available for the duration of NZIFF in Wellington. If you are interested in applying for one of the roles with NZIFF 2022 in Wellington, please e-mail your CV and a cover letter outlining relevant experience to Luke Eisemann, National Ticketing Manager.

Required Skills and Experience:

- You must be available for 10 or more shifts throughout NZIFF, some between the hours of 9am – 5pm
- Previous cinema, theatre or ticketing experience is ideal
- Previous customer-facing experience is essential
- Excellent customer service skills & a strong attention to detail

Positions will be filled on a rolling basis, with applications closing no later than Monday 11 July. Early applications are encouraged, with interviews likely to commence prior to the date of closing. Shortlisted candidates will be notified no later than Tuesday 12 July. 

TO APPLY Please fill out this google form with your info, work experience, and availability.

Volunteer at NZIFF

We love volunteers!

If you’re passionate about film, event management and/or communication then consider volunteering with Whānau Mārama NZIFF. We offer a friendly environment with flexible hours, exciting challenges, plus complimentary film tickets! Over the length of the Festival, we will need an army of volunteers to assist with ushering film screenings at our many cinema venues around town. We’re humbled by the number of dedicated volunteers who return every year and welcome any new faces who want to become part of the team. There is a requirement from Volunteer Ushers to be available prior to NZIFF for 1-2 hours of training, plus a commitment to be available for a minimum of 8 ushering shifts during the Festival period.

We have currently reached our capacity for volunteers in 2022.

Currently, we are not taking any more applications for the 2022 Festival -  if you would like to be added to the waitlist, please complete this form in case the situation changes.