September 20, 2018

Script to Screen Executive Director Position

We’re thrilled that you are looking at this page on our website and hope that the information provided here inspires you to consider applying for the role of Executive Director of Script To Screen (ED).

Esther Cahill-Chiaroni has been in the role of ED for the past eight years and we will look for someone who can continue the work she has done to shape Script To Screen into an organisation with a pivotal role in New Zealand in the development and enhancement of the creative craft of storytelling for the screen.

Leadership, creative planning and programme design and industry relationships are key strengths needed for the role. Innovative thinking and an ability to encapsulate the values and principles with which Script to Screen work are also invaluable.

The successful applicant will be announced in November and the start date for the role will be late January 2019.



The application timeline is as follows:

September 24             Applications open

October 22                  Applications close

November 2                Interview applicants advised

November 15              Interviews

November 22              Shortlisted applicants advised

November 26             2nd interviews

November 30             Successful applicant announced.

The role is full time.

Script to Screen has its office in Ponsonby in Auckland and the successful applicant will be required to be Auckland based.

ED Job Description.

To enquire regarding the salary level for this position, please email the Chair of the Script to Screen Board, Cass Avery, at

To apply for the position please send your CV with a covering letter to Cass at



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