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About the OUSA

Structurally, OUSA is divided into 8 departments: Corporate support; Events; Communications and Marketing; Clubs and Socs; Critic; Planet Media Sales; Radio One and Student Support Centre.

With approximately 70 staff and many more volunteers, OUSA is a substantial organisation.

Managers of each department report to the CEO, who is responsible to the Student Executive for the overall management of the organisation.

OUSA is a dynamic environment to work in – no two days are ever the same! We are an inclusive and supportive employer who values inputs from all staff.

How to Apply

Applicants must send their CV, completed OUSA application form (available here) and a cover letter to the HR Coordinator, Lauren Scrimgeour  (jobs@ousa.org.nz) .

Please clearly indicate the position(s) you are applying for.


Student Support Advocate (Queer Focused)
 
About the us and the role:
Student Support Advocates are our frontline support staff working with students in any situation including, but not limited to, accommodation, tenancy, financial support, university processes and procedures, health and wellbeing concerns, safety concerns, crisis management, and general support. No matter what issue or challenge a student may be facing we are here to help!
We are looking for someone who can take a focus on queer and questioning students at the University of Otago, and provide responsive, solution focused, holistic, and ongoing support, advocacy and social services. As a champion of diversity you will also manage the Queer Resource Library and be involved in our other initiatives such as Diversity Week, peer support program, and training and professional development.
 
The ideal candidate will have:
• Relevant tertiary qualification required e.g. social work, occupational therapy etc.
• Professional registration or a pathway to obtaining professional registration under HPCAA or SWRA
• At least 5 years relevant work experience in a similar position
• Knowledge of the tertiary education sector, community services, and the student demographic
• Operates from a holistic and solution focused framework/model of practice
• Ability to work from a bicultural and multicultural perspective, including understanding the various intersectional identities as part of the LGBTQIA+ community
• Familiar with and has connection to the queer communities in Aotearoa
• Dynamic and adaptable
• Comfortable in a workplace that uses support dog
 
How to apply:
Applicants should include a CV, cover letter, and a completed OUSA application form should be emailed to Lauren Scrimgeour at jobs@ousa.org.nz
Applications close Friday 5th of November at 5pm.
 
This is a unique role so please contact us if you have any questions.
 

OUSA Recreation Programme 2022

Earn money while teaching others what you love!
 
We are currently seeking expressions of interest for recreation tutors. What kind? Pending relevant experience (and feasible demand from our students), we are open to your ideas. The current area’s we have on offer are arts, crafts, cooking, dance, languages, life skills and hobbies in between. We run these at varying frequencies, durations and structures all shaped by your vision and the desires of our students. Bring your vision and we’ll see what we can accomplish.
 
NB: activities generally take place over the academic year and tutors are required on a casual basis.
 
If this ad has inspired you, sing out to sarah.taylor@ousa.org.nz

Critic Editor

About us
 
Founded in 1925, Critic Te Arohi is an award-winning student focused publication of the Otago University Students’ Association. Critic is distributed in stands around campus, and has a weekly readership of over 18,000. Our articles are written by students, for students.
The Otago University Students’ Association (OUSA) has been around for over 130 years. We are a passionate group of people providing services to the students of the University of Otago, ensuring they have the best experience possible while studying here.
 
About the role
 
The editor will require outstanding time management skills with an ability to work to strict production deadlines, ensuring that Critic Te Arohi is produced on time, as a high-quality publication, for 26 weeks/issues.
The editor also requires outstanding self-motivation to ensure that outside of publication weeks you maintain Critic Te Arohi’s active online presence and chase news stories that may arise, all while working on the external summer publications with the Critic Designer.
The editor will also need to build relationships with staff, volunteers and advertisers in order to achieve planned business outputs.
Reporting to the Chief Executive, the Critic Editor will take responsibility for financial performance, business reporting, staffing, service delivery, planning, and team leadership.
 
This is a full-time permanent role commencing November 2021/December 2021.
 
The successful candidate will demonstrate:
• A passion for media and the importance of student media
• Outstanding people management skills with an ability to motivate, develop and retain staff and volunteers
• An affinity with Otago student culture
• The ability to develop a digital strategy
• Good business management capability
• An interest and capability of planning and reporting, including budget planning
• Strong leadership skills and work ethic
 
How to apply
 
To apply, please send your CV, cover letter and completed OUSA application form to the HR Coordinator Lauren Scrimgeour, jobs@ousa.org.nz by Friday November 12th.
 

Events Assistant

The Otago University Students Association delivers a varied range of events focused on providing a unique campus experience for all students as well as building a strong connection between students and city. The events team run a multitude of events throughout the year, from the nation’s largest Orientation week program, the award-winning Dunedin Craft Beer & Food Festival, week-long events such as Art Week, daytime events such as Market Days, and assisting with logistics at other events such as graduation parades and the on-campus ANZAC commemoration.
 
About the Role:
Recruiting for Events Assistants for Dunedin Craft Beer and Food Festival (December 3rd- 4th), and a busy start to 2022, including Summer School and Orientation Week. Reporting to the OUSA Events & Venues Operations Manager, the Event’s Assistants will play a significant role in helping to shape,
create and successfully deliver a program of diverse event which may also include:
• Assisting with the set-up of on Campus Activations/Events such as Anzac Day Service, BBQ’s, Market Days, and Competitions.
• Supporting campaigns such as Art Week and The Capping Show.
You will be working with a dynamic & experienced team and supporting OUSA events provides our event assistants with a great opportunity to get a foot in the door of the event’s industry – no two days are ever the same! We are an inclusive and supportive employer who values inputs from all staff.
 
You will have:
• Ideally previous experience within the events industry.
• An attention to detail and proven ability to multi-task.
• Excellent communication skills and experience working in a team.
• Enthusiasm and initiative.
• A love of the busy fast-paced nature of events and excellent people skills,
• Be Health & Safety focussed experience maintaining a safe work environment.
• Punctuality and reliability are essential to these roles.
Given the nature of events, a flexible approach to working hours is necessary, as events often occur on evenings and weekends.
 
Application details
 
Applications should include a CV, cover letter, and completed OUSA application form and to be emailed to Lauren at jobs@ousa.org.nz.
 

Seeking receptionists for 2022

OUSA are looking for both casual and fixed-term receptionists to join the Clubs and Societies team. Fixed-term receptionists will work through the academic year and be allocated 1 – 2 shifts per week (with the opportunity to pick up additional work as required). Typical shifts run 4:00 – 10:15 pm weekdays and either 8:45 am – 3:30 pm or 3:30 pm – 10:15 pm weekends.). It is expected that you will pick up at least one weekend shift.

Receptionists play an essential role in facilitating a centre that is welcoming, safe and inclusive for users and staff members alike. A friendly, customer-focused attitude is imperative. Receptionists must be confident interacting with the student population, including those who may have a disability or for whom English is not their first language. 

Applications can be sent to our HR Coordinator, Lauren Scrimgeour at jobs@ousa.org.nz along with your CV, Cover Letter and OUSA Application form.

Job description here


OUSA Clubs and Societies Centre Assistant Manager

At 2300m2, hosting 200,000 people annually and catering for 150 plus user groups, “Clubs” and Socs is a one of a kind facility. Fitting is that we now require a one of a kind person, an all-rounder to provide leadership and contribute to our team. 2IC responsibilities will include managing front of house operations, managing reception staff, supervising centre operations (in the evening), managing the centre’s social channels and providing support to the Manager and auxiliary services. You’ll also fulfil specified duties of the Manager in their absence. This is a multi-faceted role, perfect for those with an operations background and who likes to dabble in many areas. Of importance is a positive attitude, a willingness to learn, proven leadership, organisation and the ability to perform under limited supervision. If this sounds like you we welcome your application.
 
This role is full time (40 hours), permanent starting at 2:15 pm and running through to 10:45 pm weekdays (through reduced hours the role will start and finish slightly earlier). There’s an expectation you’ll also be available to assist with emergencies remotely outside of these hours and on the odd occasion work overtime.
 
*NB: The centre is changing its hours in 2022. This means the role will commence at 1:45 pm and finish at 10:15 pm (and 11:00 – 7:30 pm through reduced hour periods of the year e.g. summer school, mid-semester and semester breaks).
 
Applications for this role close October 8th, 2021. We do however encourage prompt applications. Should we find a suitable candidate this vacancy will close early.
 
Applications can be sent to our HR Coordinator, Lauren Scrimgeour at jobs@ousa.org.nz along with your CV, Cover Letter and OUSA Application form.
 

OUSA Capping Show 2021

 
The OUSA Capping Show is a traditional annual student review for students at Otago University, produced as a comic cabaret-style show with various sketches relating to student life.
 
Capping Show has evolved since its debut in the late 1890’s to challenge the views, boundaries and ‘norms’ of the day. 2022’s show will be no exception and a big event! The annual Capping Show is ingrained into the culture of the university and at the forefront of Scarfie life.
 
Are you interested in working with the OUSA and be part of a passionate team working behind the scenes to ensure Capping Show runs smoothly and is an enjoyable, memorable experience for all?
 
Capping Show 2022 will run during May and we are looking to fill the following fixed term positions as soon as possible.
 
For all these positions, excellent people skills are a must! To fit in at OUSA you must be open minded, easy going and able to get along with people from all walks of life. A great sense of humour is critical! If you think you have what it takes we want to hear from you!
 
Video Director/Videographer
 
As part of the Capping Show 2022 team the Video Director/Videographer will be working closely with the crew to create large portions of the show which are video based, as well as small video sketches. We are looking for a videographer who is confident working with students, and has a great sense of humour they can bring into the filming process. You will be responsible for directing actors and designers during rehearsals as well as videoing and editing any video sketches.
 
Integral to the Capping Show team, you will ensure that all video content is of high ‘show’ quality and coherent to the stage production. You will be very well organised and a natural problem-solver. It is essential for you to have some knowledge and experience working with a film crew, confident in liaising with both video technicians and directors as well as all cast and crew to ensure production deadlines are met and in achieving the common interest of great comedy.
 
Experience with videography, editing and directing is essential for this role.
 
This position is for roughly 200 hours work between October 2021 and June 2022.
 
 
About OUSA
 
Structurally, OUSA is divided into 8 departments: Corporate support; Events; Communications and Marketing; Clubs and Socs; Critic; Planet Media Sales; Radio One and Student Support Centre.
 
With approximately 70 staff and many more volunteers, OUSA is a substantial organisation.
Managers of each department report to the CEO, who is responsible to the Student Executive for the overall management of the organisation.
 
OUSA is a dynamic environment to work in – no two days are ever the same! We are an inclusive and supportive employer who values inputs from all staff.
 
How to Apply
 
Applicants must send their CV, completed OUSA application form (available on our website) and a cover letter to the HR Coordinator, Lauren Scrimgeour (jobs@ousa.org.nz).
 
Please clearly indicate the position(s) you are applying for.
 
Applications close Monday 11th October 5pm.