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Programme Manager


Job details

Script to Screen Te Tari Tuhi Kupu a Whakaahua
21 Nov 2022
Work type
Full time employment, Part time employment
Work classification
Management & Admin, Screen & Sound


Who we are

Script to Screen is a charitable organisation dedicated to developing the craft and culture of storytelling for the screen in Aotearoa. Our work focuses on  the development of both people and stories.

We have a range of programmes, events and opportunities for filmmakers to develop their craft.  This includes intensive development programmes, regional weekend workshops, evening TALKS and our annual two-day conference the Big Screen Symposium. 

Position Overview

The Programme Manager is responsible for the planning and implementation of our development programmes, workshops and events. It is a 30 hour a week role and includes some evening and weekend work. The role is based in Auckland.

Areas of Responsibility

Co-designing and managing development programmes, workshops and events to respond to pertinent issues, skills gaps and filmmaker needs in the New Zealand filmmaking community

Managing the successful delivery of most of our development programmes, workshops and community events, from start to finish, as well as contributing to development programmes led by others.

Managing the annual BSS programming by identifying and contracting international and local filmmaker speakers and ensuring their time leading up to and at the BSS is a rewarding experience.

Contributing to funding applications, funding reports and board reports.

Key Tasks

  • Prepare programme materials in advance of the programme opening
  • Write compelling promotional copy to ensure maximum audience reach and engagement within the filmmaking community
  • Secure external assessors for the contestable development programmes
  • Tailor the development programmes to meet the selected participants career, craft and development needs
  • Approach and secure suitable local and international speakers / advisors / mentors
  • Identify pertinent topics for events, forge necessary connections, and help craft session content;
  • Deliver the programmes, workshops and events to budget
  • Prepare, and get signed, letters of agreements with participants / speakers / moderators / mentors / advisors engaged for our programmes and events
  • Book travel and accommodation for programmes and events, as required
  • Work with the programme participants and mentors to keep mentorships on track
  • Liaise with venues and speakers for technical set up including recording of events, audio-visuals, mics and lighting
  • Grow relationships with STS’s counterparts in Australia and beyond, and with organisations that can expand our connections with international speakers / advisors / mentors
  • Contribute to the updating of our database
  • Oversee turning recorded events into podcasts for our website
  • Oversee interns;

About You

The successful candidate will 

-       have an understanding of the screen sector 

-       value storytelling for the screen

-       have excellent written and communications skills

-       be able to work some evenings and weekends

-       contribute positively to a collaborative and collegial work environment

You will work alongside the Executive Director and the Communications Manager at our office in Morningside, Auckland, which is easily accessible by public transport.

Renumeration for this 30 hour a week role is between $52,000 - $60,000 per annum, dependant on experience.

How to apply

Please apply by following this link: Script to Screen Programme Manager

You will be asked to upload your resume and a letter describing your suitability for the role.

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Script To Screen

27 Oct 2022

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