It would be wonderful if teachers were paid what they are worth. However, as every educator knows, there is a huge discrepancy between what teachers earn and the responsibilities that they have. This discrepancy often leads to the necessity of a part-time summer job. If you are hoping to supplement your teaching income this summer, or simply want to earn money to help save up for a big trip, the seven jobs below are super sweet options.
Many parents are interested in hiring tutors for their children over the summer months. If you have a specialty in reading, math or a foreign language, you can offer your skills as a private tutor.
2. Camp Counselor
Camps love to hire teachers to work for them. Your natural love for children makes you an excellent candidate. Work for the entire summer or pick and choose which weeks you are available.
Are you good at data entry? Check into online freelancing websites to find available jobs. You can work as much or as little as you like.
4. Amusement Park Attendant
If you live near a local amusement park, see if they are hiring. This fun atmosphere will be a big distraction from the rigors of teaching.
It takes a special mindset to work in the retail world, but if you have experience in the field and enjoy it, a part-time retail job might just be perfect. Try to get a job at a store where you frequently shop (or would like to!), and reap the benefits of an employee discount.
6. Run a Class
If you have a special talent or skill that you would like to share, contact your local park and rec department to see if you can get listed in their class offerings for the summer. You will be doing something you enjoy doing and be getting paid for it.
7. House and Pet Sitting
While you are hoping to work a summer job, everyone else is going away. This is perfect for you if you are a house or pet sitter. Contact local pet sitting companies to see if they are hiring for the summer months, or advertise on local community boards and work for yourself.
If you have a summer job that you love that’s not listed, leave a comment below and share your ideas. We would love to know how you spend your summer.