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We are looking for volunteers!

Aotearoa’s most unique game conference is coming back back back again for 2024. Play by Play can only happen with the support of our fantastic volunteers! We are currently looking to fill some gaps in our committee for 2024. If this sounds like you, then sign up!.

Open Roles

Community Outreach Manager
Are you a person of the people? A regular in your channels of choice? Up with the play on the NZ & Aus streamer scene? In that case, we’d love your help! Our aim for NZ Games Festival has been to celebrate games and bring them to a variety of audiences. As the Committee Outreach Manager, you’ll be helping to reach groups that we haven’t already connected with, and providing long form content to engage our existing community.

Event Manager
NZGF loves the events we host during Festival week each year, and we pride ourselves on being able to reach so many corners of the gaming community. Our fantastic Event Managers are the key to creating so many of our great experiences each year.

Judging Manager
The Pavs are our way to celebrate and honour New Zealand’s games industry, and this is only possible with the amazing work of Judging Managers. There are quite a few moving pieces, and so we have two Judging Managers to help keep the workload manageable. In this role, both Judging Managers will work together to select and organise a dedicated ensemble of judges and jury, liaise with the game creators, and keep great communication with a variety of committee members.

Media Producer
Our Media team has steadily grown to include five talented people, and we’re ready to bring it a bit more structured organization by introducing a Media Producer. In this role, you’ll provide extra support to the team through the creation of a media schedule, following up with the Media team and committee running events about Media related tasks, and providing additional aid to the Creative Director when needed/possible.

Social Media Manager
Our main lines of connection to our community is through our social media channels, and our Social Media Managers have had fun getting to create delightful and cozy posts to reach a variety of audiences. As the Social Media Manager, you are one of our main voices that promote our events and build up the hype as the festival approaches. You will collaborate with not only the Creative Director and Media Designer to structure and plan out campaigns, but brainstorm with all of the committee running events.

Sponsorship Manager
The Sponsorship Manager has the wonderful role of forging rewarding and strong relationships with local and international businesses. By helping these businesses meet their goals,, the Sponsorship Manager secures the funding needed to help power the NZ Games Festival, providing businesses with ways to support our local community and connect with NZ developers.

Workshop Manager
It’s a complete joy to bring game development to new audiences, and the Workshop Manager is the catalyst for both children and adults to learn how to make games. As the Workshop Manager, you’ll recruit and support talented game developers to build age appropriate workshops that will engage, inspire, and provide skills for their attendees to take home and expand on.