Opportunities for students: Hospitality support (summer vac jobs)

During summer vacation, Stay&Connect manages UCT's student residences and offers on-campus holiday accommodation to visitors from South Africa and overseas. Our team always needs extra hands on deck for the season; in particular, we are looking for candidates for these positions:

  • Office Receptionists
  • Office Assistants
  • Night Managers
  • Dining Hall Monitors
  • Stock Controller Assistants


Summer vacation as per academic calendar, usually months of November – January, dates TBC.

Ideal opportunity for students to:

  • gain practical experience in the hospitality sector by assisting Stay&Connect’s team in day-to-day operations;
  • be part of a diverse, dynamic and customer-focused team;
  • be a UCT ambassador to South African and international customers and visitors.


  • Experience of the UCT Student Housing vacation accommodation programme
  • Computer skills and a valid driver's licence
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to communicate with a diverse range of customers
  • Flexibility to work extended hours and/or in area of the operation as the need dictates

Details may vary as per position.


To apply, please submit the following, complete set of documents:

  1. Letter of application
  2. CV (no certificates), max. four pages
  3. Details of two referees: name and surname, position and company, email address, telephone number

via email to Ms Phelokazi Mbebe stayandconnect@uct.ac.za 

NB: Application closes October. Stay&Connect reserves the right not to make an appointment, only short-listed candidates will be contacted. 

UCT is committed to the pursuit of excellence, diversity and redress. See the EE Policy available on UCT Employment Equity Overview.

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