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.
2017 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.

Read on to find out more about our volunteer positions.

Auckland Info Desk Volunteer

We are looking for volunteers to man our Info Desk at the Civic Theatre. 

The Info Desk is the go-to point for patrons with questions regarding the NZIFF venues, program, ticketing etc. It is the volunteer’s role to welcome and accommodate visitors, help them find their way in the theatre and hand out information. A perfect position for friendly and outgoing people who like to conversate.

Please note that Info Desk Volunteers 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 24 hours during NZIFF. Shifts are generally 3-6 hours long. NZIFF in Auckland will run from 20 July to 6 August, 2017.

Interested?

Email a brief introduction with current resume to Hedda ten Holder, Auckland Festival Manager. Please include the subject heading "Auckland Info Desk Volunteer Application”.

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 28 July to 13 August, 2017.

Interested?

Email a brief introduction, your current resume and filled Volunteer Usher Information Form (available below) to Caroline Palmer, Wellington Festival Manager. 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 20 July to 6 August, 2017.

Interested?

Email a brief introduction, your current resume and filled Volunteer Usher Information Form (available below) to Hedda ten Holder, Auckland Festival Manager. 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.