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OUSA is shutdown from the 17th of December until the 10th of January. All applicants should expect a response on our return in the new year.

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.


OUSA Capping Show 2022

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 breather 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

Lighting Designer

To design, set up and operate and maintain the lighting rig throughout the Capping Show. The Lighting Designer/operator will work with the directors to create an effective show, adding elements of lighting design to emphasize humor, working within a budget to achieve this.

This position will be approximately 90 hours total

Job Description here

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

Sound Designer

To design, set up and operate and maintain the sound system throughout the Capping Show. The Sound Designer/operator will work with the directors to create, find and maintain/operate the sound of the show. They will also aid the band with set up. The sound designer will work with a budget to achieve the sound required.

This position will be approximately 90 hours total

Job Description here

Choreographer

The focus of this role will be to create the choreographic content of the Capping Show ensuring that the Capping 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 Choreographer shall ensure that the choreographic content is of suitable quality and humorous in style. 
This position will be approximately 25 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 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 5th February, by 5.00pm.


Dunedin Craft Beer and Food Festival - Casual Event Assistant
 
Want to be involved with the Dunedin Craft Beer and Food Festival? We’re on the lookout for a number of Casual Events Assistants for roles throughout the week in the lead up to, at, and packing down from the Festival in February.
 
We have full time hours from Monday 31 January – Tuesday 8 February for the right applicants. There may be the opportunity for casual work outside of the festival, at other OUSA events throughout the year. 
 
This will be a quick turn around, with applications closing on Tuesday 18 January, with interviews being held on Thursday 20 and Friday 21 January. 
All applications must be directly emailed to our HR Coordinator, Lauren Scrimgeour at jobs@ousa.org.nz along with your C.V, Cover Letter and our application form.

Full job description here


Radio One 91FM Digital Content Editor (News)

About Radio One
We're about variety. We're about diversity. We're about reflecting Ōtepoti back to itself through youth broadcasting.
Turning it up locally, from the grounds of the mighty University of Otago, Radio One 91FM has a proud and vibrant history.
 
Scope and Purpose of the Digital Content Editor (News)
To ensure Radio One 91FM's news output is converted and placed online, and across social channels.
 
This role is a 1 year fixed-term contract at 15 hours per week.
 
Person Specifications
• Displays a genuine interest news, politics, and digital culture.
• Shows an understanding of the needs of the student population and the wider Radio One audience.
• Demonstrated ability to network with potential to use contacts to strengthen the position of Radio One.
• Able to work effectively in an informal office environment, while still ensuring results are delivered and deadlines are met.
• Demonstrated ability and experience with administering to Social Media platforms.
 
Attributes and Skills
• Demonstrate proficiency across computer & mobile operating systems.
• Demonstrate proficiency with language and grammar.
• Ability to work under pressure with initiative and problem-solving capabilities.
• Great organisational ability to work unsupervised and meet deadlines.
 
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 January 31st. OUSA is shutdown from the 17th of December until the 10th of January. Early applicants should expect a response on our return in the new year.
 

Illustrator

Want to get involved with Critic Te Arohi and help to produce the best student magazine in the country? We are advertising for three Staff Writers, one News Reporter, one News Editor, one Sub-Editor, three Illustrators and a Puzzlemaster.

This is a fixed-term position with 8 hours per week for 26 weeks total, from 21st February to 9th October 2022. You either need to be a student based in Dunedin, or a University of Otago student not based in Dunedin.

The illustrators will need to be creative and skilled people who will enhance our content. Working with the Critic Designer and as part of a design team, illustrators have the opportunity to produce illustrations through a range of different media, including watercolour, ink and digital illustrating, depending on what is best suited to your strengths. Ideally, you will also be familiar with using Adobe Suite (specifically Photoshop & Illustrator) and have excellent illustration skills with a fast workflow. Opportunities for training and development in other areas of other multi-media like sculpture, digital content and animating will be available. 

Please send your CV, cover letter, OUSA application form and three examples of your work to jobs@critic.co.nz by 10 January 2022. If you do not have a portfolio of work, we recommend you check out Critic from 2021 and create some content based on what you see in order to make it through to the next round.

Full job description here


Sub-editor

Want to get involved with Critic Te Arohi and help to produce the best student magazine in the country? We are advertising for three Staff Writers, one News Reporter, one News Editor, one Sub-Editor, three Illustrators and a Puzzlemaster.

This is a fixed-term position with 10 hours per week for 26 weeks total, from 21st February to 9th October 2022. You either need to be a student based in Dunedin, or a University of Otago student not based in Dunedin.

The sub-editor will be responsible for editing all of Critic’s written content, and must be able to write stories when necessary. Must have excellent knowledge of grammar and spelling. Please send your CV, OUSA application form and cover letter to jobs@critic.co.nz by 10 January 2022.

Full job description here


News Editor

Want to get involved with Critic Te Arohi and help to produce the best student magazine in the country? We are advertising for three Staff Writers, one News Reporter, one News Editor, one Sub-Editor, three Illustrators and a Puzzlemaster.

This is a fixed-term position with around 14 hours per week for 26 weeks total, from 21st February to 9th October 2022. You either need to be a student based in Dunedin, or a University of Otago student not based in Dunedin.

The News Editor will be in charge of the News section of the magazine for every issue, with the support of the Critic Editor and news reporters. They will manage and edit stories produced by news reporters and staff writers, as well as writing news stories and conducting research. Strong journalism skills and writing experience are required. 

Please send your CV, cover letter, OUSA application form and three examples of your work to jobs@critic.co.nz by 10 January 2022. If you do not have a portfolio of work, we recommend you check out Critic from 2021 and create some content based on what you see in order to make it through to the next round. 

Full job description here


Staff Writers

Want to get involved with Critic Te Arohi and help to produce the best student magazine in the country? We are advertising for three Staff Writers, one News Reporter, one News Editor, one Sub-Editor, three Illustrators and a Puzzlemaster.

These are fixed-term positions for 4 hours per week, 26 weeks in total, from 21st February to 9th October 2022. You either need to be a student based in Dunedin, or a University of Otago student not based in Dunedin. 

The staff writers will be responsible for conducting research and interviews, and producing content on a range of topics across the three sections of the magazine: news, features and culture. Some writing experience preferred. 

To apply please send your CV, cover letter, OUSA application form and three examples of your work to jobs@critic.co.nz by 17 January 2022. You either need to be a student based in Dunedin, or a University of Otago student not based in Dunedin. If you don’t have three examples of your work, write something! Anything we would publish in Critic is appropriate - could be horoscopes, top 10s, booze reviews, or something totally new. 

Full job description here


News Reporter

Want to get involved with Critic Te Arohi and help to produce the best student magazine in the country? We are advertising for three Staff Writers, one News Reporter, one News Editor, one Sub-Editor, three Illustrators and a Puzzlemaster.

This is a fixed-term position for 4 hours per week, 26 weeks in total, from 21st February to 9th October 2022. You either need to be a student based in Dunedin, or a University of Otago student not based in Dunedin. 

The news reporter will be responsible for conducting research and interviews, and producing content for the news section. They will be given training on journalism, media law, and writing skills. Some writing experience preferred. 

To apply please send your CV, cover letter, OUSA application form and three examples of your work to jobs@critic.co.nz by 17 January 2022. If you don’t have three examples of your work, write something! Anything we would publish in Critic is appropriate - could be horoscopes, top 10s, booze reviews, or something totally new. 

Full job decsription here


Puzzlemaster

Want to get involved with Critic Te Arohi and help to produce the best student magazine in the country? We are advertising for three Staff Writers, one News Reporter, one News Editor, one Sub-Editor, three Illustrators and a Puzzlemaster.

This is a fixed-term position of 2 hours per week, 26 weeks in total, starting from 21st February to 9th October 2022. You either need to be a student based in Dunedin, or a University of Otago student not based in Dunedin. 

The students have spoken, and Critic will answer their cries: we need more puzzles. Crosswords in particular are in high demand. You will be a savant in puzzlecraftspersonship and will have the freedom to pitch different puzzle-like ideas to suit your interests and what you think students would like. Make the puzzles you wish to see in the world. Email jobs@critic.co.nz with your CV, OUSA application form and cover letter along with a pitch for a new type of puzzle by 10 January 2022.

Full job description here


Clubs and Societies Centre Receptionist (Permanent, Part-time)

 
Holding the reception role for “Clubs and Socs” is a great gig! You’re surrounded by wonderful people, have an awesome team, and facilitate visitors to have a great time.
 
What we ask in return is that our staff match the energy we endorse, bringing positive vibes into the workplace and competency in the areas of admin and organization. The latter is vital!
With the role being diverse you’re not just fulfilling reception duties but also curating front-of-house services.
 
Duties include:
• Reception work
• General administration
• Administration of core services
• Customer service
• Sales
• Departmental support
• Marketing assistance
• At times physical labour and cleaning.
 
NB, this is a permanent role, working 8:45 am to 2:30 pm weekdays* (over the academic year). *Our academic year is mid-February through to early November. The role is permanent but has an annual shutdown period from early November to mid-February. This correlates with a reduction in operating hours and services. We would like to interview for this role, early January with training commencing shortly thereafter.
 
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 January 9th. OUSA is shutdown from the 17th of December until the 10th of January. All applicants should expect a response on our return in the new year.