Issue date: 
Monday, 3 May 2021

Te Tumu Whakaata Taonga The New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC) is looking to recruit a Funding Executive on a 12-month fixed term engagement.   The position will be based in our Wellington Office.   

What will you be doing?

Oversight of Funding Programmes
  • Project Management and support and coordination of the Development and Production Funding Programmes
  • Manage and support the team to deliver the best outcomes
  • Manage the organisation and delivery of the Production and Development deliverables including board papers, funding round documentation, guidelines and publications
Lead and Provide Operational Support
  • Support the implementation of policies
  • Contribute to a strong team culture
  • Actively collaborate with colleagues to achieve new ways to be more effective, agile and be ready to adapt to changing expectations
  • Provide outcomes, reports and analysis
  • Be involved with the digital implementation of systems
What will you bring?
  • Proven project experience including an understanding of the funding lifecycle
  • Proven experience working within a funding programme environment
  • Ability to manage constructive feedback and stakeholder expectations
  • Experience in supporting complex projects and/or programmes of work
  • The ability to work through complex problems and deliver pragmatic solutions
  • Ability to navigate areas of conflict in an open, positive and proactive way
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and prioritise competing demands
  • Sound knowledge of computer software packages, particularly Microsoft Word, Outlook, Word, and Excel and be digitally savvy
  • Excellent interpersonal and networking skills, able to build and maintain effective relationships both internally and externally
  • High energy and passion for delivering quality outcomes
  • A commitment to a culture of equality, inclusion and diversity
Selection Criteria
  • Proven project experience within a funding programme environment
  • Proven experience working in a complex environment including an understanding of the funding lifecycle
  • Excellent communication skills – verbal and written
  • Proven relationship management skills and the ability to relate to staff and stakeholders
  • Sound knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and be digitially savvy
  • Understanding of Te Tiriti


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 apply online with a copy of your CV and a cover letter.  Alternatively, please email your application to

Applications close on Wednesday 12 May 2021 at 5pm.  

Candidates must have the legal right to work in New Zealand and be in New Zealand.

Last updated: 
Monday, 3 May 2021