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OUSA Capping Show 2023

OUSA Capping Show 2023

The OUSA Capping Show is a traditional annual student review for students at Otago University, produced as a comical revue 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. 2023’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 runs during May 2023, 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!
 
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.
 
 
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 revue 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.
 
 
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 revue show by students for, on the main, a student market. The Show shall attempt to be humorous without being offensive.
 
 
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.
 
 
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 revue 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.
 
 
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 revue show by students for, on the main, a student market. The Show shall attempt to be humorous without being offensive.
 
 
Promotions Coordinator
 
The purpose of the position is to coordinate specified aspects of the Capping Show to ensure it achieves its goals, namely to be a comical revue show produced by students for a student audience. As well as co-ordinate and execute marketing activations on and around campus. This position will be working closely with the OUSA Marketing &Communications and Events teams, as well as The Capping Show Cast and Crew to Deliver promotion activations.
 
 
Stage Manager
 
The purpose of the position is to coordinate specified aspects of the Capping Show to ensure it achieves its goals, namely, to be a comical revue show produced by students for a student audience. As well as co-ordinate all aspects of the Capping Show including Health and Safety, auditions, casting, rehearsals, performances, staging, props, and costumes and to supervise cast and crew in their responsibilities by working Closely with the Events and Capping Show teams.
 
 
How to Apply
 
Applicants must send their CV, completed OUSA application form (available on our website) and a cover letter to the HR Advisor, Lauren Scrimgeour (jobs@ousa.org.nz).
 
Please clearly indicate the position(s) you are applying for.