Do you want to be part of the Committee running Varsity Trip 2023? Find the descriptions of available roles below and apply through the linked google form to have your chance to leave a mark on Varsity Trip history. Applications close at 23:59 on Sunday 29th January.
Finance Director -
The Finance Director is in charge of looking after the accounts and budgeting for the entire trip. As a limited company, and with the largest budget of any student-run organisation in Oxbridge, it’s a big responsibility. It requires a meticulous eye for detail, careful organisation and, of course, excellent arithmetic ability. Proficiency with Google Sheets/Excel is a must.
Events Director -
Varsity Trip is about more than just skiing, and a huge proportion of this is down to our memorable opening and closing parties, incredibly varied midweek events, the Varsity Ski Races, and of course, après. Previous years featured events such as Mountain Meal, Come Dine with VT, Silent Disco and Blues Bop – what can you bring to this year’s trip? In our Events Director, we’re looking for ambition, vision and creativity in coming up with new events as well as excellent organisation and planning skills. An eye for detail and a love of throwing a party are key for this role.
Production Director -
The production director is the main point of contact with the production company. You’ll be responsible for our epic Opening and Final Night Parties; this includes booking the headliners for the trip. You’ll work closely with the Events Director to assist with any production elements needed for other events, and particularly sharing responsibility with après.
College Reps Director -
The College Reps Coordinator’s responsibility is primarily to recruit and supervise the 60 or so College Reps, ensuring that they’re answering as many questions about the trip as they can within their College. The role is really about informing participants and Reps, so excellent people management and communication skills are essential for this role. A good memory for names helps too! They are also in charge of answering any questions that come through the Facebook Page or by email and so need to be organised in responding to messages.
Design Director -
The creative vision behind the trip, the design director creates the visuals, logos and templates we use to make Varsity Trip so iconic. If you fancy leaving your mark on the trip then there’s no better way than by creating your own vision and seeing it distributed to thousands of people. A great ability in art and design is essential and proficiency in Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator or a similar digital art software is desirable.
Merchandise Director -
To go along with the events, skiing and apres, Varsity Trip always boasts a line of eye-catching merchandise. Ranging from booking-day T-shirts to headbands to custom quarter zips, the merchandise director should have a creative vision for developing a range of products and be comfortable with communicating with big suppliers to organise efficient delivery and distribution of goods.
Marketing Director -
Marketing Director is a hugely varied role, involving running all Varsity social media accounts, drafting and publishing regular posts, and advertising all aspects of the Trip. They should have good writing skills, with an eye for detail (and typos!), an ability to think on their feet, and an abundance of ideas for the next biggest VT social media launch!
Media Director -
What would a good uni ski trip be without anything to prove you were there!? The Media Director will be a keen photographer and videographer with experience in different aspects of photographic media; from taking photos, to framing shots, storyboarding and editing. Novel ideas, imagination and skill with any editing software are crucial. A small portfolio may be needed at a later date.