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 keen to volunteer at NZIFF 2022.

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.