Issue date: 
Wednesday, 17 February 2021

This role will be supporting and assisting the NZFC to make the best decisions in screen productions, aligned to its long-term goal of a successful New Zealand screen industry and specifically its medium-term goal to have more amazing, original, different, satisfying projects by assessing projects for creative and market potential.  This includes supporting and advising screen practitioners through the lifecycle of screen, development, and production.

This will be permanent position based in Wellington.  The role will report to the Head of Development and Production.

What you need to bring to the role:

  • Previous experience in a screen administration role or arts related field (2+ years)
  • International market and finance interest and/or knowledge
  • Background experience which includes contracting and/or legal and/or financial preferred
  • Proven experience and understanding of the feature film process and structures and best practice
  • Proven administrative skills including strong knowledge of the Microsoft Office package and database management experience
  • A high level of financial and commercial acumen
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Suite of products including Office 365
  • Experience working with databases/CRM essential
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills including an enthusiastic interpersonal style that promotes effective communication
  • Analytical
  • A proven ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • A proven ability to develop effective internal and external relationships
  • High standards of work and productivity including excellent time management skills
  • The ability to maintain confidentiality and to recognize and respect sensitive material or information
  • A passion for, and broad knowledge of, screen and practitioners
  • Understanding of Maori and/or Pasifika language(s) and culture

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 3 March at 5pm.  

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

Last updated: 
Wednesday, 17 February 2021