Kia ora! NZ Games Festival is looking for volunteers to contribute to the atmosphere of our events, ensure the best experience for our guests, and make the NZ Games Festival the greatest it can be!
We're looking for people with enthusiasm. Friendly and approachable individuals who can use intuition while working autonomously to ensure the best experience for everyone involved. The NZ Games Festival takes place in Wellington, New Zealand, and we're looking for your assistance with any of the following:

level up exhibition (april 20 - april 26)

You will be engaging with people from all walks of life. Ensuring the smooth running of the exhibition through supervising the games and visitors, ensuring a safe environment, and enabling conversation to build a fun inclusive atmosphere. You will be helping out with the logistics of keeping the exhibition space functioning whilst also representing the enthusiasm of our games industry.

play by play conference (april 24 - april 25)

Running a full day game developers conference requires a number of roles to be filled. You will be helping with running attendee registration, timing speakers, and helping attendees get the most out of their day by helping ensure everything runs to schedule.

satellite events (april 17 - april 26)

The NZ Games Festival run a number of one off events throughout the week. Everything ranging from workshops for all ages, to networking events, to fun social competitions. You will be providing assistance in the setting up, packing down, and anything in between to help these events run smoothly.

the pavs: nz game awards night (april 25)

To end the NZ Games Festival we will be holding The Pavs Awards. These awards recognize local game developers and their games over the past year. In order to help this event run smoothly we need a few volunteers to help out with setting up and packing down the venue and other small jobs throughout the night.

if you're selected to volunteer, you'll receive the following:

  • A free ticket to the Play by Play conference and The Pavs awards night.
  • A NZ Games Festival T-Shirt
  • A great experience connecting our game development industry with our local community

Volunteering at the NZ Games Festival is a great way to give back to the Wellington and Aotearoa community, whilst representing our game development industry. More details about expectations and requirements will be provided once we have selected our volunteers.

Applications close on Monday February 24th at 8:00PM NZST. We will get back to you regarding whether or not you have been selected as soon as possible. Any questions, please contact Liam (NZ Games Festival Volunteer Manager) at

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What is your field(s) in the games industry, if any?

Why are you interested in volunteering for the NZ Games Festival 2020? (required)
Let us know why you are passionate about volunteering for the NZ Games Festival. We are looking for a group of enthusiastic individuals who can be the face of NZ Games Festival to our attendees. Let us know why this interests you.

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What relevant experience and skills can you bring to the NZ Games Festival 2020? (required)
Let us know why you would be an excellent volunteer for the NZ Games Festival! Skills linked to experience are much appreciated. Examples of previous experience volunteering (or otherwise) at conventions or with youth (7-18) are of particular interest.

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Please list any current relevant training or courses you have that may be applicable
For example: First aid, CPR training, customer service, youth work, etc.

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Please list any technical skills you have that may be relevant
Skills related to VR and VR peripherals especially, though this could include anything from audio visual experience, to IT, to any other technical skills you may have!

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Volunteering Availability
This is to just to get a general overview of when you will be available to volunteer. Keep in mind that volunteering will generally take up the better part of the day, though we strive to ensure your schedule accommodates your needs as much as possible. Some of the satellite events are run in the evenings but you should only tick boxes where you're available during the day. The specifics of your availability will be followed up if you are selected as a volunteer. Note all dates are in April 2020.
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