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About the OUSA

Otago University Students’ Association (OUSA) is a non-for-profit organisation that has been proudly serving the students of the University of Otago 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.

Structurally, OUSA is divided into 8 departments: Corporate support; Events; Communications and Marketing; Clubs & Societies; Critic Magazine; Planet Media; Radio One and Student Support. With approximately 70 staff and many more volunteers, OUSA is a substantial organisation. We are an inclusive and supportive employer who values inputs from all staff.

How to Apply

If you would like to apply to any of the below listings, please email our HR Coordinator, Lauren Scrimgeour directly at jobs@ousa.org.nz together with your C.V, Cover Letter and our Application Form. If required, please attach your creative portfolio or other relevant documentation.

To view OUSA’s Salary Scales, please follow the links below


Graphic Designer
 
Location: Ōtepoti
Employment: Permanent full-time
Remuneration: Early Scale D on OUSA staff salary scales
Application details: All applications must include your CV, Cover Letter, Portfolio and the OUSA application form.
 
The Role:
Joining the vibrant Marketing & Communications team, this role is an essential part of communicating OUSA’s story and brand by creating engaging designs and campaigns. As the designer, you will be working collaboratively with other departments while utilising programs such as Admation for creative briefs, while tapping into other creative avenues that highlight your expertise.
 
Our ideal candidate will have:
• A tertiary qualification in digital or graphic design or equivalent professional experience
• Experience designing for print and digital
• Advanced knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud software
• Knowledge of HTML, web publishing and multimedia design
• Knowledge of exposure to film and animation
• The ability to work collaboratively with a team and other departments
We recommend reading the full job description before applying.
 
What we offer:
• Five weeks annual leave and long service leave
• Well-being provisions, support and job stability
• Annual performance increases
• Professional development opportunities
• To work with a supportive organisation that encourages a positive workplace culture
 
Applications close October 14th and must be emailed directly to Lauren Scrimgeour at jobs@ousa.org.nz with your CV, Cover Letter, Portfolio and the OUSA application form.
 

Sales Account Manager | OUSA Planet Media

Location: Ōtepoti

Employment and hours: Permanent full-time

Remuneration: Mid-Scale D on OUSA salary scales

About us:

OUSA is a not-for-profit organisation that has been proudly serving the students of the University of Otago for over 130 years. We are a passionate group of people providing services to the students while ensuring they have the best experience possible while studying here.

Planet Media is a Student Media Company that is a part of the OUSA. Planet Media specialises in producing high-quality student and ‘young adult’ focused media. We offer a targeted way for both local and national advertisers to reach Dunedin’s tertiary students, with tailored, results-driven campaigns.

About the role:

This position looks to build and maintain long-term relationships with local and national clients. With a sales-driven focus, the Sales Account Manager meets and exceeds advertising, sales and sponsorship targets. Other duties include…

  • Create customised creative cross-media campaigns
  • Communicate and work collaboratively with OUSA departments
  • Actively engage in networking and sale opportunities to secure new clients
  • Develop and maintain our client database
  • Ensure an excellent level of customer service

About you:

We are looking for someone that is passionate about sales and brings an energy and spark to the role. To be successful in this role you will…

  • Have proven sales or customer-focused experience
  • Be self-driven while able to work alongside others to achieve team goals
  • Work well under pressure and have the ability to remain organised and meet deadlines
  • Have a great sense of humour and contribute positively to OUSA

What we offer:

  • 5 weeks annual leave, long service leave and well-being provisions
  • Paid phone plan
  • Market remuneration with annual increases
  • Professional development and networking opportunities
  • To work with a genuinely supportive organisation that encourages a positive workplace culture

Applications must be emailed directly to Lauren Scrimgeour at jobs@ousa.org.nz with a completed application form, C.V. and Cover Letter. Prompt applications are encouraged.

Click here for full job description


Reception & Centre Services Coordinator | OUSA Clubs & Societies Centre

Location: Dunedin

Employment and hours: Permanent full-time | 9am – 5:30pm Weekdays (with flexibility)

Remuneration: Early Scale E on OUSA salary scales

About Us:

OUSA is a not-for-profit organisation that has been proudly serving the students of the University of Otago for over 130 years. We are a passionate group of people providing services to the students while ensuring they have the best experience possible while studying here.

The Clubs and Societies Centre (Clubs and Socs) is a one-of-a-kind facility! More than a building the Centre connects people with interest, fostering a sense of community. We’re also proud to have strong values, particularly in the space of equity and inclusion. For our employees, this makes for incredibly rewarding work.

About the role:

This role is in charge of leading our large reception team while ensuring that our services and areas within the centre are welcoming and safe to all visitors. Duties include…

  • Implementing a staff roster and timesheets
  • Organising last-minute cover for shifts
  • General HR support to the reception team
  • Support and coordination with the wider Clubs & Socs team
  • Port of call for general centre enquiries
  • Coordinate room & equipment bookings
  • Implement service checks of the building

We encourage all applicants to read the full job description before applying.

About you:

To be successful in this role, you will have previous leadership experience and relevant knowledge of building services within a public facility. Ideally, you will have the ability to positively communicate with others, remain constantly organised and have a keen eye for detail.

What we offer:

  • 5 weeks annual leave, long service leave and well-being provisions
  • Market remuneration with annual increases
  • Professional development and training opportunities
  • To work with a genuinely supportive team that encourages a positive workplace culture

Applications must be emailed directly to Lauren Scrimgeour at jobs@ousa.org.nz with a completed application form, C.V. and Cover Letter. Prompt applications are encouraged.

Full job description here


Radio One Promotions Manager

Location: Ōtepoti

Employment: Permanent – 30 hours per week

Remuneration: Early Scale D on OUSA staff salary scales

Application details: Applications close October 7th and must be emailed directly to Lauren Scrimgeour at jobs@ousa.org.nz with a completed application form.

About Radio One:

Drawing from the thriving creative cultures surrounding our base in Dunedin’s tertiary institution, Radio One is a cultural hub for diversity and creativity, ultimately represented by our on-air programming and local attitude.

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. 

About the role:

Drawing from the thriving creative cultures surrounding our base in Dunedin’s tertiary institution, Radio One is a cultural hub for diversity and creativity, ultimately represented by our on-air programming and local attitude.

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. 

Reporting to the Station Manager, this role is responsible for Radio One’s on-air, online, and on-ground promotional operations with various tasks including…

  • Communicating and coordinating with station staff and volunteers with updates on current station promotions and upcoming events
  • Assisting with the writing of budget lines tailored to promotions
  • Liaise with relevant OUSA departments to implement advertising campaigns
  • Develop and implement Radio One’s Digital Content Strategy
  • Regularly update Radio One’s online platforms with relevant content
  • Manage and oversee the production of R1TV video content

We encourage all applicants to read the job description before applying.

Ideally, you will have:

  • Tertiary education or equivalent experience in Media, Arts or Humanities
  • Sales and promotion experience
  • The ability to work unsupervised, and as part of a team
  • Experience in live radio broadcasting and interviewing
  • Outstanding communication ability

What we offer:

  • Five weeks annual leave and long service leave
  • Well-being provisions, support and job stability
  • Market remuneration with annual performance increases
  • Professional development opportunities and industry networking
  • To work with a supportive organisation that encourages a positive workplace culture

Full job description is here


OUSA Clubs, Societies and Recreation Operations Manager

 Location: Dunedin

Employment and hours: Permanent full-time

Remuneration: Scale MA on OUSA Management salary scales

About the role:

This newly created role provides an exciting opportunity for a rising leader with a passion for events or recreation. While directly reporting to the Events, Recreation and Facilities General Manager, you will be leading a team that provides quality services to our students through our Clubs & Societies centre, recreation programmes and campus-related events.

Based within the Clubs & Socs centre, this position will provide overall support to the facility and OUSA events to ensure inclusivity and safety for all visitors and attendees. Further responsibilities will include managing budgets, recruitment and event coordination.

We encourage all applicants to read the full job description before applying.

Ideal attributes and experience:

  • Tertiary qualification in event/recreation management or equivalent preferred
  • Professional experience within the events or recreation industry
  • Experience in managing people or leading a team
  • Great communication and interpersonal skills
  • Organised and detail orientated
  • Comfortable with flexible working hours as events often occur on evenings and weekends

What we offer:

  • 5 weeks annual leave and long service leave
  • Well-being provisions and support
  • Fulfilling work environment, job stability and flexibility
  • Market remuneration with annual increases
  • Professional development and training opportunities
  • To work with a genuinely great organisation that encourages a positive workplace culture

Applications close September 30th and must be emailed directly to Lauren Scrimgeour at jobs@ousa.org.nz with a completed application form, C.V. and a personalised Cover Letter. Prompt applications are encouraged.

Full job description here


Dunedin Craft Beer and Food Festival - Casual Event Assistant

Location: Dunedin

Employment: Casual/Fixed-term

Remuneration: $23.65 per hour + 8% holiday pay

Application details: Please visit www.ousa.org.nz/about/vacancies for further information, including the job description and application form 

About us:

The Dunedin Craft Beer and Food Festival (DCBFF) is a household favourite within Dunedin and beyond and holds the status of being an industry leader in the Craft Beer and Food event environment within New Zealand. Run over two days, DCBFF opens its gates to 12,000 people showcasing 80 vendors.

The role:

Want to be involved? We are recruiting a number of Casual Events Assistants to assist with on-site labour in the lead-up and on day operations of the festival in October and the pack-down that follows.

Hours:

The event is held at the Forsyth Barr Stadium and runs on Friday the 28th and Saturday the 29th.

We have various hours available from Monday 24th October through to Tuesday 1st November.

There may be the opportunity for further casual work outside of the festival, at other OUSA events in 2023.

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.


Dunedin Craft Beer and Food Festival - Night Manager (Fixed-Term)

Location: Dunedin

Employment: 3 Weeks Fixed-term

Remuneration: $26 per hour + 8% holiday pay

About us:

The Dunedin Craft Beer and Food Festival (DCBFF) is a household favourite within Dunedin and beyond and holds the status of being an industry leader in the Craft Beer and Food event environment within New Zealand. Run over two days, DCBFF opens its gates to 12,000 people showcasing 80 vendors.

The festival is held at the Forsyth Barr Stadium and runs on Friday the 28th and Saturday the 29th.

The role:

As Night Manager, we are looking for someone to take responsibility for the night operations at the festival. This role is fixed-term from early to mid-October through to early November. Hours are to be negotiated and discussed prior to the start date. Duties may include…

  • Coordination and management of on-site operations
  • Lead and supervise event assistants
  • Assist and support the festival director, site manager and the wider events team
  • Work to a comprehensive run sheet and strict schedule
  • Manage on-site logistics

You must have a full driver’s license – special licenses including operating a manual vehicle, class 2 and a forklift are advantageous.

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.

Job description here