CURRENT ROLES

 

TYPES OF ROLES

 
 
 MANUFACTURE  From traditional handcrafts like swordsmithing and leatherworking through to innovative 3D printing, 3D milling, laser cutting and animatronic technologies, the crew of Weta Workshop create it all under one roof. On any given day, these talented artisans and technicians are making armour, weapons, creatures, specialty costumes, prosthetics, large and small-scale props, sculptures, vehicles, miniatures and more.  If you're keen to join our Talent Pool please click the link below to complete the application form and attach examples of your work.

MANUFACTURE

From traditional handcrafts like swordsmithing and leatherworking through to innovative 3D printing, 3D milling, laser cutting and animatronic technologies, the crew of Weta Workshop create it all under one roof. On any given day, these talented artisans and technicians are making armour, weapons, creatures, specialty costumes, prosthetics, large and small-scale props, sculptures, vehicles, miniatures and more.

If you're keen to join our Talent Pool please click the link below to complete the application form and attach examples of your work.

 DESIGN STUDIO  Specialists in making imaginary worlds a reality, this talented group of designers, artists and art directors works closely and collaboratively with clients to conceptualise and visualise anything and everything. Skilled in 2D and 3D art and design, as well as world-building, writing and storytelling, the Weta Workshop Design Studio is where incredible ideas come to life for the very first time.

DESIGN STUDIO

Specialists in making imaginary worlds a reality, this talented group of designers, artists and art directors works closely and collaboratively with clients to conceptualise and visualise anything and everything. Skilled in 2D and 3D art and design, as well as world-building, writing and storytelling, the Weta Workshop Design Studio is where incredible ideas come to life for the very first time.


 LOCATION BASED Entertainment  Weta Workshop’s newest division is at the forefront of the exciting world of immersive entertainment – a new frontier in creativity that calls for the expertise of story-tellers, visual artists, designers, project managers, and much more. Whether designing immersive genre-based story worlds, themed lands, interactive experiences, travelling exhibitions, or live immersive shows, the core mission for Weta Workshop’s experience creators is to craft seamless blends between story, entertainment, mixed reality and beyond.

LOCATION BASED Entertainment

Weta Workshop’s newest division is at the forefront of the exciting world of immersive entertainment – a new frontier in creativity that calls for the expertise of story-tellers, visual artists, designers, project managers, and much more. Whether designing immersive genre-based story worlds, themed lands, interactive experiences, travelling exhibitions, or live immersive shows, the core mission for Weta Workshop’s experience creators is to craft seamless blends between story, entertainment, mixed reality and beyond.

 Gameshop  For the past seven years, Weta Workshop and Magic Leap have been working in partnership to create reality-twisting creative experiences for the Magic Leap One. Having launched their flagship game, Dr. Grordbort’s Invaders, the team continue to challenge the future of gaming, creating new experiences in the real world. Join us on the new frontier of game development.

Gameshop

For the past seven years, Weta Workshop and Magic Leap have been working in partnership to create reality-twisting creative experiences for the Magic Leap One. Having launched their flagship game, Dr. Grordbort’s Invaders, the team continue to challenge the future of gaming, creating new experiences in the real world. Join us on the new frontier of game development.

 TOURISM  Recently featured in The Guardian UK’s Top 10 Studio Tours in the world and boasting a 4.5 out of 5 star rating on TripAdvisor, Weta Studio Tours is the gateway to immersive filmmaking tours and a window into the artistry of Weta Workshop. An enthusiastic team of tour guides, retail staff, and behind-the-scenes movers and shakers are responsible for imparting our creativity to upwards of 140,000 guests each year.

TOURISM

Recently featured in The Guardian UK’s Top 10 Studio Tours in the world and boasting a 4.5 out of 5 star rating on TripAdvisor, Weta Studio Tours is the gateway to immersive filmmaking tours and a window into the artistry of Weta Workshop. An enthusiastic team of tour guides, retail staff, and behind-the-scenes movers and shakers are responsible for imparting our creativity to upwards of 140,000 guests each year.

 CONSUMER PRODUCTS  From  The Lord of the Rings  to  Star Wars,  Weta Workshop’s Consumer Products team create and sell incredible collectibles to fans all over the world. Available online, at shows and conventions, and brick and mortar stores, the team have built a diverse catalogue that includes superbly detailed polystone figures, full-sized and scale prop replicas, high quality jewellery, prints, and art books, as well as high-end premium sculptures, board games, and much more.

CONSUMER PRODUCTS

From The Lord of the Rings to Star Wars, Weta Workshop’s Consumer Products team create and sell incredible collectibles to fans all over the world. Available online, at shows and conventions, and brick and mortar stores, the team have built a diverse catalogue that includes superbly detailed polystone figures, full-sized and scale prop replicas, high quality jewellery, prints, and art books, as well as high-end premium sculptures, board games, and much more.

 CORPORATE SERVICES & PRODUCTION  Our Corporate Services division is the hub making things happen behind the scenes. Encompassing Finance, IT, HR, Health & Safety, Facilities, Purchasing, and Media & Communications, the department keeps the Workshop running smoothly by making sure that crew and clients are paid, hardware & software is up to date, materials are ordered, and our workplace is safe and happy for all staff. This busy team is also in charge of managing media enquiries, communicating throughout the business, and telling Weta Workshop’s stories to the world!  Over in Production, this highly organised team are across all jobs running through the Workshop, liasing with clients, tracking the production of items, and ensuring all teams have the information they need to pump out cool stuff on a daily basis.

CORPORATE SERVICES & PRODUCTION

Our Corporate Services division is the hub making things happen behind the scenes. Encompassing Finance, IT, HR, Health & Safety, Facilities, Purchasing, and Media & Communications, the department keeps the Workshop running smoothly by making sure that crew and clients are paid, hardware & software is up to date, materials are ordered, and our workplace is safe and happy for all staff. This busy team is also in charge of managing media enquiries, communicating throughout the business, and telling Weta Workshop’s stories to the world!

Over in Production, this highly organised team are across all jobs running through the Workshop, liasing with clients, tracking the production of items, and ensuring all teams have the information they need to pump out cool stuff on a daily basis.

FAQs


Applying from overseas

Immigration New Zealand requires that we must first look within New Zealand to fill vacant roles, and only where we can't find suitable candidates are we able to hire from overseas. Any queries regarding work visas should be made through Immigration New Zealand directly, further information can be found on their website - https://www.immigration.govt.nz/new-zealand-visas. 


WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN WETA WORKSHOP & WETA DIGITAL?

While there is some crossover in the work they do, Weta Workshop and Weta Digital are two separate companies with different skill sets.

The best way to think of it is like this: Weta Workshop is primarily a practical effects and conceptual design facility. We make props, costumes, artwork, vehicles, miniatures, models, and more, for a wide range of projects. Items you can touch, hold, stitch together, hand-build, illustrate, and craft.

Weta Digital creates digital visual effects for movies and television, employing visual effects artists, animators, programmers, technical directors, software engineers, and many more. Weta Digital has its own recruitment website, over at  Weta Digital Careers.


Please note that Weta Digital has a separate recruitment website at Weta Digital Careers.

WORKING AT WETA DIGITAL