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.
2018 opportunites are posted below as they become available. 

Volunteer at NZIFF

We love volunteers!

If you’re passionate about film, event management and/or communication then consider volunteering with NZIFF. We offer a friendly environment with flexible hours, copious amounts of tea and coffee, plus complimentary movie tickets. Sometimes there's also homemade cake.

We'll open our call for volunteer interest in other parts of the country from March 2018.

Wellington Office Volunteer

All Wellington office volunteers must be available to provide volunteer hours during normal office hours. We are unable to accommodate volunteers outside of Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm due to staff workloads. Thank you.

Assist with

  • Preparing promotional materials,
  • Checking and updating information in various databases,
  • Researching and contacting community groups,
  • Sorting rating certificates,
  • Updating website back-end,
  • Helping with packing gift bags, and
  • General office assistance.

Skills required

  • Good communication skills.
  • Proactive, problem-solving attitude.
  • Good computer literacy.
  • A love of film is a definite bonus.

Period

  • In Wellington we require assistance during the months of March, April, May, June and July. We are only able to accommodate volunteers in the office during normal working hours (Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm).

Interested?

Email a brief introduction, your current resume and your contact details to Lisa Bomash, Assistant to GM. Please include the subject heading "Wellington Office Volunteer”. 

Auckland Office Volunteer

All Auckland office volunteers must be available to provide volunteer hours during normal office hours. We are unable to accommodate volunteers outside of Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm due to staff workloads. Thank you.

Assist with

  • Researching and contacting community groups
  • Preparing mail items for postage
  • Assist in the preparation of posters and display materials
  • General office assistance

Skills required

  • Good communication skills
  • Proactive, problem-solving attitude
  • Good computer literacy

Period

  • In Auckland we require assistance during the months of June and July. We are only able to accommodate volunteers in the office during normal working hours (Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm).

Interested?

Email a brief introduction, your current resume and your contact details to Lisa Bomash, Assistant to GM. Please include the subject heading "Auckland Office Volunteer”. 

Wellington Volunteer Usher

We require an army of volunteers to assist with ushering film screenings at our cinema venues around town. We’re humbled by the number of returning volunteers every year but we do welcome new enquiries.

We do require a commitment from Volunteer Ushers to be available prior to NZIFF for one to two hours of training, plus a commitment to be available for a minimum of eight shifts during NZIFF. NZIFF in Wellington will run from 27 July to 12 August, 2018.

Interested?

Email a brief introduction, your current resume and filled Volunteer Usher Information Form (available below) to Lisa Bomash, Assistant to GM. Please include the subject heading "Wellington Volunteer Usher Application”.

Wellington Festival Manager will contact you in late May to discuss your application and provide further details.

Auckland Volunteer Usher

We welcome expressions of interest to assist with ushering film screenings at our cinema venues around town. 

Please note that Volunteer Ushers are required to be available prior to NZIFF for one to two hours of training, plus a commitment to be available for a minimum of eight shifts during NZIFF. NZIFF in Auckland will run from 19 July to 5 August, 2018.

Interested?

Email a brief introduction, your current resume and filled Volunteer Usher Information Form (available below) to Lisa Bomash, Assistant to GM. Please include the subject heading "Auckland Volunteer Usher Application”.

Auckland Festival Manager will contact you in late May to discuss your application and provide further details.