Issue date: 
Wednesday, 17 August 2022

New Zealand’s screen industry is continuing to grow at an unprecedented rate and it is the job of Te Tumu Whakaata Taonga I The New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC) to support our creative and talented filmmakers.   

We have an exciting opportunity for a Communications and Engagement Advisor to join our vibrant team.    You will be a great communicator and ideally have worked in a similar role. You will be a savvy communicator with great people and digital skills. 

What you’ll bring:

  • A tertiary qualification, preferably with a related degree, or equivalent knowledge
  • Minimum of 2-3 years’ hands-on experience in a communications and engagement role within the public sector or private sector
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office 365
  • Strong written and verbal skills
  • Have an up to date understanding of communications best practice
  • Demonstrated ability to work across all levels and working, comfortable working in both a non-structured and structured way
  • Understands the Treaty of Waitangi's relevance to own role as a public servant and partnering with iwi-Māori
  • Experience in, and knowledge of, good relationship management practice
  • Strong customer focus with a commitment to finding solutions to customer challenges
  • A proactive and innovative approach - ability to problem solve and think outside the box
  • A can-do attitude, great time management and excellent attention to detail

Te Tumu Whakaata Taonga The New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC) is a Crown Agency governed by an eight-member board appointed by the Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage. We support a diverse range of New Zealand and international stories to be told here and seen everywhere. We promote our talented individuals and our industry’s reputation for creativity, innovation and superb production values. We balance cultural and economic objectives to achieve successful outcomes for our industry and our people.

Te Tumu Whakaata Taonga The New Zealand Film Commission welcomes applications from all applicants who meet the relevant criteria. We select staff to join our team based on merit and with disregard to any of: gender, race, colour, ethnic or national origins, religious or ethical beliefs, disability, marital or family status, age or sexual orientation. Special needs of applicants will be considered when arranging interviews.

If you would like a copy of the job description, please email:

Please email your CV and a cover letter to

Applications close on 29 August at 5pm.   

Candidates must have the legal right to work in New Zealand and ideally be in New Zealand at the time of application.


Last updated: 
Wednesday, 17 August 2022