VFX Show Production Manager
Expression of interest

We are now considering applications for experienced VFX Show Production Managers - a role integral to our award-winning teams in both film and television.

Based in Wellington, NZ, Wētā FX is the standard-bearer for creativity and innovation in visual effects and animation, attracting talent, partners, and clients that seek to push what is possible in pursuit of their artistic vision.

We’re looking for a VFX Show Production Manager with a proven background in successfully production managing challenging and complex projects. Working in close collaboration with the VFX Producer and VFX Supervisor, you will be responsible for the efficient and sustainable passage of a show through the facility so that the project is delivered on time, on budget and to the standard required for the show.

Working closely with the senior leadership team on the project, you will facilitate the achievement of the client’s creative and technical goals and their best possible experience of working with Wētā FX.

You will be responsible for supporting the VFX Producer and overseeing the overall show schedule, liaising with departments regarding resource forecasting, bidding and billing tracking, and reporting. You will manage the senior members of the show's production team and foster a collaborative and supportive environment across different disciplines.

To be successful in this role you will possess the following experience and attributes:

  • Comprehensive, end-to-end understanding of the filmmaking process
  • At least 3+ years experience in a Show Production Manager, or a similar senior Production role
  • Demonstrable experience in the successful delivery of multiple, diverse shows
  • A team leader with strong motivational skills
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills
  • Detailed knowledge of, and experience with VFX pipelines
  • An understanding of workplace hours management
  • Ability to work and meet strict deadlines under pressure
  • Advanced skills in using Excel
  • Excellent knowledge of database systems - preferably Shotgun

At Wētā FX we celebrate our diversity and believe in creating an environment where all our crew feel welcomed, respected, supported and appreciated. We define ourselves by the quality of our work, and we’re striving to build a workplace experience that’s second to none. Here at Wētā FX we value open minds and encourage our crew to be themselves.

We aim to provide a discrimination-free experience, beginning from the moment you apply for a role with us. If there is anything we can do to make the recruitment process easier, please let us know at recruitment@wetafx.co.nz.

This opportunity extends to applicants living & able to work in New Zealand; international candidates would be comfortable considering relocating to NZ for the duration of their contract.

If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you!

Location: Wellington, New Zealand

Expressions of interest are invited through the usual job application process.