Summer Assistants – Otago Polytechnic Student Village, Dunedin

  • Fixed Term
  • Dunedin

Otago Polytechnic in partnership with Campus Living Villages provides accommodation for tertiary students, and we are currently looking for 2 hardworking, fun, energetic and engaging people to assist over our summer break across four halls in Wellington.

You need to be able to commit from mid November 2018 until mid February 2018 for a minimum of 20 hours per week with the flexibility for more hours.

Live-in is not essential but accommodation can be provided at a reduced rate. Accommodation/ sleeping arrangements will be made available during over-night shifts. This role can at times be demanding but also fun and rewarding, as you will be required to assist the team in various departments and capacities.

Key duties and responsibilities may include:

  • Cover reception during rostered shifts.
  • Admin duties such as reservations, taking payments and data entry
  • Customer service such as check-in, check out and guest queries
  • Provide after-hours on-call support (accommodation/sleeping arrangements available on site)
  • Supporting Village staff with the day to day operation of the Summer Business
  • Proactively engage with summer residents and guests to develop and maintain a supportive and welcoming environment
  • Role model appropriate communal living behavior
  • Promote and ensure appropriate resident and guest behavior
  • Requires flexible hours, for example: public holiday cover, on call for late arrivals, extra help for special/large bookings.

This role is on a 7-day roster per week which will include weekend and night work. The ideal candidate will display the following skills and experience:

  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to relate to people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Positive, pro-active, ‘can do’ attitude

Other benefits will include:

  • Excellent position for someone on their summer break
  • No two days are the same and you will love coming to work every day while embracing and learning from the challenges
  • Be part of an inclusive, fun and hardworking team

Please submit your application directly to Andy Thompson, Village Manager –

All applicants must be eligible to work in NZ and hold the relevant visas and complete a satisfactory police check. 

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