Student Life


Student Life

Ara offers a range of part time, on-campus job opportunities to students. It’s a great way to earn money while gaining skills and adding all-important work experience to your CV.

Jobs are available with the following teams:

Student Ambassador Team

Share your passion for Ara by sharing your positive experiences of being a student here. You’ll help out at open days, career expos, campus tours and school presentations.

  • Required at - City, Woolston and Timaru campuses
  • When we recruit - February to March
  • Contact - Nicola Maxwell -

Student Communications Team

Contribute to the student experience by helping communicate news, events and happenings around campus from a student perspective. You’ll have the opportunity to create create content for the student Facebook page, upload content to Campus Life, distribute posters and more. The team often looks for specific roles (keep an eye on Campus Life and Career Hub) but they also welcome your interest anytime – you might have skills they didn’t even know they needed!

Registration of interest for student communications team.

Student Events Team

As a member of the student events team you can have a hand in conceiving, planning, promoting and staging events on all campuses. You’ll also help gather feedback from students at events or on campus so we can continue to improve our event offerings.

Registration of interest for student events team.

Student Library Assistant Team

As a student library assistant you can help students and staff access the books, information and library resources that support and enhance teaching, learning and research.

City campus: Registration of interest for student assistant in the library

Timaru campus: Registration of interest for student assistant in the library

Student Recreation Team

The student recreation team works to ensure a safe, fun and healthy environment at Ara for students, staff and the community. As a member of the team you’ll help to deliver a calendar of sports and recreational activities.