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. 2024’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 2024 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!
To hold responsibility for the creation of the video components of Capping Show, including video sketches, filming of the stage show, and content for promotional material.
Some requirements of this position may be flexible based on the skills and experience of applicants. If you have experience behind a camera but have never edited video, or the other way around, the role may be able to be catered to this experience depending on how your skill and experience compliment the skills and experience of other video director / videographer applicants.
The Show shall attempt to be humorous, whilst also being mindful of the need to maintain the comfort and safety of the primarily student audience. The Capping Show Directors shall ensure that students write the content, and that it is of suitable quality and humorous in style, however, the final say on all matters within the show rests with the OUSA Event Lead assigned to produce Capping Show.
Approx total working hours: 100 - 150 – Staggered from late 2023 through to late May
This role has been created as an alternative to the video director role for applicants who are less interested in higher level management responsibility and prefer to focus on the technical aspects of video work.
The requirements of this position may be flexible based on the skills and experience of applicants, with possible responsibilities including filming, editing, and otherwise assisting the video director in the creation of the video components of Capping Show, including video sketches, filming of the stage show, and content for promotional material.
If you have experience behind a camera but have never edited video or the other way around, the role may be able to be catered to this experience depending on how your skill and experience complement the skills and experience of the video director applicants.
Approx total working hours: Varied based on the filming and editing of approx. 10 short videos at 2 to 5 minutes in length – The majority of work will be needed from late March to late May.
How to Apply
Applicants must send their CV, completed OUSA application form and a cover letter to the HR Advisor, Lauren Scrimgeour (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Please clearly indicate the position(s) you are applying for.