Culture and Arts Officer

Hours: 10 hours (voluntary, but eligible for performance based-bonus)

Key Working Relationships:

  • AUSA Executive
  • AUSA Events Manager
  • University of Auckland Events Staff
  • Cultural Clubs and Associations
  • External Cultural Organisations

SUMMARY/PURPOSE OF ROLE: The Cultural and Arts Officer is responsible for bringing culture to campus! They maintain strong links with cultural clubs, organise events throughout the year, and have their finger on the pulse with cultural events around Auckland.


Events and Projects

  • In conjunction with the International Students Officer, plan and implement ‘AUSA Cultural Week’
  • Organise a series of events, initiatives or other projects designed to raise student awareness and engagement with culture and the arts on campus, in Auckland and in New Zealand and overseas.
  • Collaborate with other AUSA Executive members to contribute culture and arts related events that relate to other portfolio’s themed ‘weeks’

Contacts and Relationships

  • Build and maintain a network of relationships with:
    • Cultural Clubs and Associations at Auckland University
    • Auckland University Events Staff, and other staff relating to Culture and Arts (eg. the Fale Pasifika administrator)
    • Any relevant cultural clubs and organisations in Auckland and New Zealand who may wish to collaborate with AUSA
  • Ensure that these contacts are appropriately maintained and filed for successive CAOs

General Executive duties

  • Contribute to AUSA decision making, both using good governance techniques and representing the perspective students
  • Provide advice and support regarding financial issues to the AUSA Executive
  • Attend and contribute to weekly AUSA Executive meetings
  • Provide support and assistance for other AUSA Executive members during their events and other initiatives
  • Report on progress on a fortnightly basis

Reporting Duties

  • Create and speak to the following reports for the AUSA Executive
  • An Annual Plan, which includes all planned events, projects, key contacts and other goals for the year
  • A Semester One Report, tracking progress against the Annual Plan and analysing success
  • An Annual Report, tracking progress throughout the year and reflecting on success
  • A transition document, containing all information necessary to ensure that successive CAOs are able to transition into the role smoothly and efficiently