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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 Administrator, Lauren Williams (lauren@ousa.org.nz) .

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


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


Staters Bar Staff

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 bar staff 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 mix and serve alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages to patrons
  • To operate responsibly within the guidelines, policy & procedures of the venue
  • To provide quality customer service to patrons and foster a positive reputation for the venue

You will need previous hospitality experience 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 description here.


Student Support Advocate

Permanent part time – 0.5 FTE

OUSA Student Support is here to help students with anything life can throw at them. No matter what issue or challenge a student may be facing we are here to help! We focus on helping the student reach the best possible outcome for their situation. Our services are free, confidential, and available to any member of OUSA (Students’ at the University of Otago).

Student Support Advocates are our frontline support staff here to help students navigate life during their time at university, particularly when life is at its worst. The support we offer covers academic concerns, tenancy, financial hardship, wellbeing and pastoral care, safety, and general advocacy and support.

As a unique support hub for students at Otago we are a one stop shop for anything life can throw at them. We act as case managers when a situation involves different departments and agencies; making sure that the right connections are made and the best outcomes for the student is achieved. In the morning you might be helping a student to arrange the paperwork for next year’s flat, in the afternoon you could be supporting a student in a time of serious distress. This is a fast paced work environment and the nature of our work is extremely varied. You will need to be a dynamic and adaptable person who isn’t easily phased. You will also need to be able to see the big picture and make the right connections in a particular situation, and at the same time be able to get amongst the nitty gritty.

You will be joining a committed team of people who genuinely care and are here to make a difference. 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.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification such as psychology, counselling, social work, community development/support or equivalent
  • 1-2 years’ experience in a support or advocacy position
  • Knowledge of the tertiary education sector, community services, and the student demographic
  • Written and oral communication skills, active listening/counselling skills, pastoral care skills, problem solving skills, flexible and adaptable
  • Professional presentation
  • Comfortable in a workplace that uses support dogs

Applications should include a CV, cover letter, and completed OUSA application form and be emailed to Lauren at jobs@ousa.org.nz . Applications close Thursday 4th March at 5pm.

Job description here


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 skits 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. 2021’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 2021 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!


The Roles

Musical director

This position involves directing the musical content of the Capping Show ensuring that the show achieves its goals, namely to be a comical cabaret-style show by students for, on the main, a student market. The Show shall attempt to be humorous without being offensive. The Capping Show Musical Director shall ensure that the musical content is written by students and that it is of suitable quality and humorous in style.

This position will be approximately 70 hours total

Job Description here


Set & Prop Designer

This role is designing, sourcing and/or constructing the Capping Show ‘set’ as required by the Capping Show Directors, ensuring that the show achieves its goals, namely to be a comical cabaret-style show by students for, on the main, a student market. The Show shall attempt to be humorous without being offensive.

This position will be approximately 110 hours total

Job Description here


Wardrobe Manager

This role is to organise creating/making and/or obtaining all the costumes for the OUSA Capping Show as requested by the Directors and ensuring that the costumes are of a suitable standard for a high quality dramatic production. A high standard of costumes shall be maintained throughout the Capping Show run. All costumes must be in keeping with the objective that the show achieves its goals, namely to be a comical cabaret-style show by students for, on the main, a student market. The Show shall attempt to be humorous without being offensive.

This position will be approximately 90 hours total

Job Description here


 

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 Williams (jobs@ousa.org.nz).

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

Applications close Monday 5th February, by 5.00pm