SMS team at 2017 Opening Night and Awards Ceremony

Calling Interns

Come work with us.

At The Embassy for Wellington Opening Night

Want to get work experience at New Zealand’s leading international short film festival? Hone your administration skills; learn about film distribution and exhibition; be part of a passionate team that creates vital screen industry events.

Show Me Shorts works to connect audiences with quality short films; celebrate excellence in short film making; and foster the New Zealand short film community.  We do this primarily by organising a film festival that screens in cinemas nationwide each October. There are also a number of other workshops, screenings and events.

Two opportunities are now available for outstanding individuals to join our (mostly volunteer) team.

The 2018 Festival Intern and Marketing Intern will be two bright, proactive, conscientious, film-loving individuals. The Interns need to be punctual, resourceful, energetic, eager to learn, resilient and extremely well organised. Interns need to have their own laptop as some work will be done remotely, and preferably have a driver’s license.

The hours are flexible, ideally in two blocks of five hours (10hrs per week) at our Grey Lynn office where we will provide access to a computer, phone, printer, WIFI and other services as required. The role will commence asap and conclude in December (exact dates to be confirmed). August onwards is the busiest period, and during the festival in October we need you to be available to work some additional evenings and weekends.

The Festival Intern will help with the production of the festival and events, including:

  • Correspondence and admin
  • Assisting with funding applications
  • Liaising with filmmakers, cinemas and post-production
  • Organising censorship of filmsData entry and spreadsheet organisation
  • Distributing customer surveys at screenings
  • Event support (Opening Nights, Short Film Talks, etc.)

The Marketing Intern will help us spread the word about the festival and our events, including:

  • General correspondence and admin
  • Assisting with marketing and promotion
  • Copy writing for the website, social media and email newsletters
  • Assisting in the coordination of design and print deliverables
  • Building databases of and communications with potential audiences
  • Event support (Opening Nights, Short Film Talks, etc.)

These are unpaid opportunities, but the festival will offer at the conclusion of the internship:

  • A written reference
  • Flexible working hours to fit around work or study
  • The opportunity to learn how a world-class film festival operates
  • Any out-of-pocket expenses reimbursed
  • The chance to work with a motivated team and be a part of an exciting national event

To apply email your CV and cover letter to Mark Prebble at info@showmeshorts.co.nz by 5pm April 5, 2018.