Summer staff

Our Summer staff work closely with the Accommodation team over the busy summer accommodation season by applying to be a Summer Assistant or Summer Receptionist.

Summer Assistants

Our Summer Assistants work 15 hours a week, assisting with the evening operations of accommodation for our summer guests and residents.  

Reporting to a Resident Manager, our Summer Assistants will work in the evenings and weekends. Summer Assistants will live onsite and be ready to assist when on their rostered shifts.  

This paid position is suited to individuals who wish to commit themselves to a challenging and rewarding employment opportunity over the summer period. This position does have the flexibility for  students who are attending summer school, or have other casual employment in Auckland over summer.

Summer Receptionists

Summer Receptionists assist in the smooth operation of our summer business, delivering outstanding customer service to guests staying with us during the busy summer accommodation period.

This position is ideal for someone who is wanting to gain some valuable front of house/administration experience over the summer.

The summer receptionist position is a paid opportunity and requires a commitment of 20 hours a week over weekday afternoons or weekend days. Summer Receptionists will report to our Operations Manager - Summer Stays. 

Casual summer workers

Accommodation often employs a team of casual summer workers to assist with logistical tasks related to the set-up of summer accommodation and preparation for the incoming academic year.

These positions are casual paid positions with staff on a timesheet and report to the Operations Manager - Summer Stays. 

If you are interested in applying for one of these casual roles they will be listed throughout summer via Student Job Search.

Review the position description

Application process for Assistants and Receptionists

We recruit our summer staff in the September-October prior to each summer season.

Applications for 2019/20 Summer staff positions are currently open. See to apply online with you CV and cover letter. 

Key dates 2019

  • Week of 2 September 2019: Applications open
  • Friday 11 October 2019: Applications close
  • Mid-October 2019: Interviews
  • Late-October 2019: Candidates informed of the outcome
  • Mid-November 2019: Positions commence 
  • February 2020: Positions finish 

Optional support for your application

We encourage you to visit Career Development and Employment Services (CDES) for support in preparing your application for our Summer Staff positions. CDES can also help you prepare for an interview. Check MyCDES for their sessions. 


For additional questions regarding summer staff positions, or other employment and leadership opportunities in Accommodation, contact: