Job Vacancies

Job Vacancies

Job Vacancies

Work at OUSA!

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.

Advisory Board Secretary
Our Organisation
The OUSA provides a diverse range of services to its 20,000 student members at the University of Otago. An autonomous body with registered charity status and independence from the University, OUSA offers activities and support to students through our 5 service provision departments: Student Support, Events, Clubs and Socs, Radio One and Critic. These departments are supported by our 3 internal service departments, marketing and communications, corporate support and Planet Media Sales.
OUSA’s governance group (The Student Executive) consists of 12 students who are elected by the student body annually. They are each responsible for a unique portfolio being: President, Administrative Vice-President, Finance and Strategy, Welfare and Equity, Academic, Residential, International, Postgraduate, Clubs and Societies, Tumuaki and UOPISA (University of Otago Pacific Island Association) President.
The Student Executive employ a CEO to run the operational side of OUSA; including financial management, human resources, business operations and stakeholder engagement. The CEO works closely with the Student Executive, especially the President and members of the Finance and Expenditure Committee.
The Role
As a Secretary we are looking for someone who is able to provide administrative support to the Advisory Board. This will include…
  • Taking minutes at Advisory Board meetings (bi-monthly)
  • Consult with the Board Chair, prepare and send out meeting agendas
  • Finalise minutes for approval
  • Sending out documents to members of the boards and meeting attendees
  • Other general administration
This is a small permanent, part time role of approximately 5-10 hours a month.
How to Apply
To apply, please email Lauren at jobs@ousa.org.nz along with your CV, Cover Letter and a completed OUSA Application Form which can be found on our website.
All applications must be in by 3 weeks

Starters Duty Managers

The Otago University Students’ Association (OUSA) has been around for 130 years and still going strong! 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. Our services include famous events such as Orientation and the Hyde Street Party; Recreation services and club support; our Student Support Centre provides advocacy services; Critic magazine and our radio station, Radio One 91FM. Have you heard of the Dunedin Craft Beer and Food Festival? - that’s us too. In November 2018 we purchased one of the last remaining bars in the University precinct, ‘Starters’. Starters had been a scarfies favourite for generations and we aim to reinvigorate the bar as a safe environment and eventful venue for students and the local community.

The Role:

OUSA is looking for experienced Duty Managers to join the team at our popular student bar, Starters Bar on a casual basis. You will be part of a team that helps OUSA provide the ultimate student experience at our popular student events.

Position purpose:

• To provide overall supervision of Starters Bar

• To lead by example and ensure that bar and kitchen staff are clearly directed and operate responsibly within the guidelines, policy & procedures of the venue

• To assist and provide quality customer service to patrons and foster a positive reputation for the venue

• To mix and serve alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages to patrons

You will need previous FOH experience, hold a Duty Managers certificate and possess a ‘can do attitude’. You will need to be reliable & trustworthy, health & safety savvy and have a great sense of humour. You will also need to be open minded and inclusive; we offer a fun and supportive work environment with plenty of opportunities for development.

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

Job descriptions here

Seeking receptionists for 2021

OUSA are looking for two Receptionists to join the Clubs and Societies team on a casual basis filling in for our fixed-term Receptionists as and when required.  Typical shifts are 5:00 – 10:45 pm weekdays and between 9:45 am and 8:45 pm weekends.  

Receptionists play an essential role in facilitating a centre that is welcoming, safe and inclusive for users and staff members alike. A friendly and customer-focused attitude then 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.  

We encourage prompt applications, should we find a suitable candidate this vacancy will close early.

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