Funding Advisor – Production (Contract role)

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Contract Role – could be based in Auckland or Wellington, Busy and challenging role, Opportunity to make a difference in the screen sector.Te Tumu Whakaata Taonga The New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC) is a Crown Agency governed by an eight-member board appointed by the Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage. We support a diverse range of New Zealand and international stories to be told here and seen everywhere. We promote our talented individuals and our industry?s reputation for creativity, innovation and superb production values. We balance cultural and economic objectives to achieve successful outcomes for our industry and our people. We are looking for a Funding Advisor – Production with substantial experience in film & TV financing and market knowledge to assist our Premium Fund Team to help assess applications for the Premium Production Fund. This contract role will start early September and finish mid-November (approximately 10 weeks). This is a full-time position. This role could be based either in our Wellington or Auckland Office. They role will report to the Head of Development and Production but work closely with the Senior Executives of the Premium Fund. What you need to bring to the role: Proven International market and finance knowledge Feature film /TV multi-financing background is essential Minimum of 5+ years? experience in a screen or film related role e.g., sales, production. Understanding of the screen process, structures (including deal structures), best practice and commercial terms. Strong interpersonal skills Creative experience including in reading scripts. A high level of financial and commercial acumen ? analysing finance plans, cashflows, drawdown schedules and other documentation Ability to identify original and exciting cinematic ideas in markets that represent sound investment decisions Self-directing organisational skills Familiarity with Microsoft Suite and CRM/Databases Strategic thinker Excellent verbal and written communications skills including an enthusiastic interpersonal style that promotes effective communication The ability to maintain confidentiality and to recognize and respect sensitive material or information. Understanding of M?ori and/or Pasifika language(s) and culture Te Tumu Whakaata Taonga The New Zealand Film Commission welcomes applications from all applicants who meet the relevant criteria. We select staff to join our team based on merit and with disregard to any of: gender, race, colour, ethnic or national origins, religious or ethical beliefs, disability, marital or family status, age or sexual orientation. Special needs of applicants will be considered when arranging interviews. If you would like more information on the job tasks please email: [email protected] Please apply online with a copy of your current CV and a cover letter. Alternatively, please email your interest and application to [email protected], Applications close on Tuesday 31st August at 3pm. We reserve the right to start discussions with applicants prior to the closing date. Candidates must have the legal right to work in New Zealand.