We’re Hiring

Our team is currently focussed on growth and recovery from the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic. To that end, we are delighted to be recruiting for several contract positions.

This is an opportunity for anyone keen to join us working on New Zealand’s leading international short film festival. There are a wide range of roles and levels of experience required.

All of the roles are Auckland-based. Applicants must have the right to work in New Zealand. We encourage applications from people of all ages, genders, ethnicities and backgrounds.


Marketing Coordinator

This is a part-time marketing and communications role for someone with a minimum of one-year experience in a similar field. The work encompasses coordinating all promotions and communications for Show Me Shorts 2021. Experience creating content for social media, websites and email newsletters is essential. The role will require approximately eight hours per week from 1 April to 31 October, plus attendance at all key festival events.

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Digital Capability Coordinator

This is a part-time contract role for someone to implement a new digital distribution platform for the festival. You will be the liaison between our team and the platform provider, setting up the systems and processes, up-loading all of the videos and data for each film, testing everything, and teaching us how to use it too. You’ll need strong technical skills as well as great communication. The role runs from 1 April to 31 October, but the bulk of the work will take place from mid-August to mid-October.

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Education Consultant

This is a project-based contract role. We require someone to run our pilot-test for a new educational resource we are developing for upper primary and intermediate teachers learning how to make short films with their students. The ideal applicant will have both teaching and filmmaking experience. The role will be part-time from 6 April until 20 August, with the main teaching part of the project running on Fridays during Term 2, and daily during week 2 of the July school holidays. A detailed report will be required at the conclusion of the project with recommendations for developing it further.

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Acting Festival Director

This is a busy full-time role for someone with experience in a management position within the screen industry. It is to cover an existing staff member on parental leave. The main planning for the 2021 festival will be completed by the time this role begins on 10 May, so the Acting Festival Director will focus on rolling out that plan. There is a big team of staff, contractors, volunteers, board members, sponsors, funders, filmmakers and short film fans that will need to come together under the leadership of this person. You will require a variety of skills including budgeting, event management, programming, and an understanding of the principles of marketing. The role runs until 10 December – it will be especially busy from mid-August until mid-October. There are a number of meetings and special events that take place during evenings, so flexibility with working hours will be necessary.

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