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 the 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. Summer Receptionists will report to our Summer Operations Manager, and hours of work will primarily be in the evenings after 4pm with some weekend work possible as well.

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 Summer Operations Manager.

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 2018/19 Summer staff positions are currently closed. 

Key dates 2018

  • Thursday 27 September: Applications open
  • Wednesday 10 October: Applications close
  • Monday 15 - Friday 19 October: Interviews
  • Thursday 25 October: Candidates informed of the outcome

Optional CV and cover letter help

We encourage you to visit Career Development and Employment Services for help in creating your CV or help in writing your cover letter.

Optional interview skills help

Optional employment workshops

The Career Development and Employment Services hold workshops regularly for all students. Log into MyCDES to see what workshops will benefit you in your RA application preparation.


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