Screen Auckland, as part of Tātaki Auckland Unlimited, supports the development of a world-class, skilled workforce, in close association with key screen sector partners and guilds.
While we do not directly connect job seekers with screen companies for employment, we provide information on how you can find career opportunities.
How to get started
Find your role
If you are looking for work in the screen industry, Screen Auckland suggests you monitor film industry services in New Zealand and apply for jobs directly with New Zealand-based production companies. You'll find them in The Databook below, via Google, or via the following industry services.
You can also monitor these more general NZ job sites for roles:
If you are new to the screen industry, you can find out which role is aligned with what you are looking for by reading the job descriptions associated with each listing. You can also find out the knowledge and requirements for each role.
If you are looking for roles in casting or as an extra, you reach out to the Actors Agency Association New Zealand. If you are a filmmaker or aspiring filmmaker, read our 5-step guide to filmmaking, and check out the 48Hours Film Project and The Outlook for Someday.
Engage with the online community
You will also find a wide range of film community groups on Facebook, where job opportunities may be posted. These groups are often specific to a region, so search for groups where you plan to base yourself.
- New Zealand Filmmakers
- New Zealand Film Industry Forum
- NZ Film-makers Collective
- Film Community NZ
- New Zealand Film and Video Group
- NZ Theatre and Film scene
- Film Production Group NZ
Industry organisations and membership groups that support career development and networking, including running workshops and generally helping people find their way in the industry, include:
- Directors and Editors Guild of New Zealand
- Doc Edge
- Equity New Zealand
- Film Auckland
- New Zealand Game Developers Association (NZGDA)
- New Zealand Writers Guild
- Nga Aho Whakaari
- Pacific Islanders in Film and Television (PIFT)
- Pan Asian Screen Collective
- Screen Guild
- Screen Music and Sound Guild of New Zealand
- Screen Production and Development Association (SPADA)
- Script to Screen
- Women in Film and Television NZ (WIFT)
- New Zealand Cinematographers Society
Stay up to date
Screen Auckland and New Zealand Film Commission newsletters provide updates on the local film industry, events, job opportunities, and filmmakers and films being funded. Subscribe by following the links below: