Events, Marketing and Film Archiving Internship

Founded in 2005, the Wairoa Māori Film Festival is New Zealand’s premiere cinematic presentation of Māori, Pasifika and world indigenous film works.


In 2018, the festival will again be held at Kahungunu Marae, Nuhaka, from June 1 to 4 (Queens Birthday Weekend).
Other WMM Festival events scheduled for 2018 are:

• Native Circle A Cinema Showcase, Auckland (venue TBD), June 8 to 10.
• CineMarae Art Show, TSB Wallace Arts Centre, Opens July 1 (to July 18).
• NZIFF Ngā Whanaunga, ASB Waterfront Theatre, July 2018 (date TBC).
• Kia Ora Shorts, Corban Estate Arts Centre, Auckland July 5 & 6
• Kaporangi Kiriata Place Activation (film screenings and art works), Auckland Central, July 7 & 8
To assist in organising these events, Wairoa Māori Film Festival wishes to offer a voluntary, non-salaried internship to one –or two students.

INTERNSHIP DURATION & DUTIESThe internship workload expectations are up to 8 hours per week from 26th March until 31st May, then four days at the Wairoa festival (June 1 to 4), three days at the Auckland festival (June 8 to 10) and two-three days each assisting with other Tamaki based events.

Duties will include:
• Assisting the Festival Director and programming team in the programming, marketing and organisation of the Wairoa Māori Film Festival and Native Circle Cinema Showcase.
• Working as Kai Mahi (festival assistant) at the Wairoa Māori Film Festival and related events.
• Assisting the curator in the hosting of the CineMarae art show in Auckland.
• Assisting the curator in the hosting of the NZIFF Ngā Whanaunga screening and post-screening function.
• Digital archiving assistance*
* We are preparing to digitally archive our large collection of over 1,000 film and video works. This is a deep archive, and the Intern will have the opportunity to view many rare works of Māori and indigenous cinema.
Location of Role: The intern will be located in Tamaki Makaurau and is expected to work from home (or tertiary institution) with fortnightly meetings with the festival board.
Travel & Participation: The intern will travel on the festival bus to Wairoa for the film festival in June (Queens Birthday Weekend), as kai mahi, assisting the bus coordinator on the 8 hour journey there and back. The intern will participate throughout the weekend of the festival, as required. Duties may include: technical coordination of film content; hosting and supporting international guests; assistance at the marae.
Admin Support role: The intern will support the Festival Director as requested, for example, in the curation and printing of festival programmes, printing and delivery to venues, online marketing and social media promotion.

Candidates should demonstrate:
– Passion for Maori, Pasifika and indigenous cinema
– Excellent verbal and written communication skills
– Ability to work with word-processing and visual presentation software
– Good organisational skills with attention to detail
– Positive, hardworking attitude
– Ability to work both autonomously and as part of a team
– Ability to work under pressure and to meet deadlines
An added advantage:
– Knowledge of Te Reo and/or Pacific languages
– film and radio production

Please note this is a non-salaried internship. However:
The successful candidate will be provided with complimentary tickets to festival screenings and events.
We can offer a koha of up to $500 to help with expenses.
Travel, meals and marae accommodation will be provided for the duration of the WMFF (June1st-4th).
This is a unique opportunity for the participant to be involved in the development of new and established festival events, and to network with filmmakers and industry representatives.
A full report and letter of reference will be provided at the completion of the internship, mid July 2018.

Please send a CV, Unofficial Academic Transcript (where applicable), photo and 1 page covering letter by 16th March to
Deborah Walker-Morrison
Associate Professor, Faculty of Arts, University of Auckland. d.walker@auckland.ac.nz