Join the Team

If you’re passionate about design and want to contribute to exciting projects, we want to work with you. All employment is paid on a per project basis. Students are employed on either casual contracts or scholarship arrangements. Casual contracts are paid directly to you at a fixed hourly rate, while student scholarships are tax free and paid directly to your student loan. We sometimes offer internships for specific projects.

Students and graduates must:

Be current students or recent graduates of Massey University Wellington.

Have the name of a Massey University staff member prepared to act as a referee.

Have a positive attitude and excellent work ethic.

These must be provided:

A link to your online portfolio, or a PDF of up to four A3 pages, showing a range of your work.

A cover letter outlining why you would like to work with Open Lab, the skills you would bring, and the kind of projects you would enjoy working on.

Apply via form

Apply via email

Please e-mail the above information to

We will keep you on file if we don’t have a project for you straight away. If you have any questions, feel free to drop in and chat to our Studio Manager, Jennah Rasmussen.

If you are interested in the work we do here or just want to talk design, pop by the studio and say hello.