When it comes to summer jobs, students and teenagers may be the first candidates that come to mind for many. But they are just as viable an option for older adults who are looking to bring in some extra cash, meet some new faces and learn new skills. Some working adults, such as teachers, have the summers off and plenty of time to fill with other kinds of work. Others may be looking for a part-time summer job on the evenings or weekends to help pay for the vacation they want to take, or the house they want to buy. Here are some of the best summer jobs for adults:
1) Summer School Teacher
If you have a bachelor’s degree and valid teaching certificate, there is no shortage of demand for summer school teachers to help struggling elementary or high school students get back on track with their studies. If you want to travel, there are also plenty of job openings for summer school teachers overseas. And if you wanted to teach English in a foreign country, you wouldn’t even necessarily need the teaching credentials necessary to be a school teacher in the United States.
2) Odd jobs
If you have a big group of close friends and neighbors, this would be an easy way to rake in some extra cash. Whether its yardwork, housework, babysitting or car detailing, there are likely to be services that those close to you would be more than willing to take you up on.
3) Summer Camp Counselor
If you have the summers off and are looking to enjoy fun outdoor summer activities such as horseback riding, waterskiing or kayaking, and feel like a kid again, being a summer camp counselor is a great way for adults to make the most of their summer while making some extra money. While salaries are pretty low for summer camp counselors (on over most make between $200 and $300 per week), if it’s a sleepaway camp living expenses are often included, making up for the lack of cash flow.
4) Hotel Hospitality Staff
Since the summer is a popular time for travel, many hotels and resorts are in need of extra staff to help accommodate guests. Adults that take summer jobs in the hotel industry have a variety of roles they can choose from, including working as a front desk agent, bartender, server, cook or bellhop. For those that have full-time jobs and are looking to pull in extra income on the side, working at a hotel is a great option since they need people to cover shifts at all different times, including evenings and weekends.
5) Brand Ambassador
Brand ambassador can work full-time, or be hired temporarily to market and build brand awareness for a specific product for a company. The atmosphere that brand ambassadors work in can be fun and entertaining, since a lot of their work takes place in settings such as trade shows, conventions, casinos and sporting events. Hours can be flexible for this type of job, making it an excellent summer job for anyone, whether or not they are already employed.
Author: Jessica Cody
Jessica Cody, a native of Fairfield County, Connecticut, has a background in online marketing and public relations. Currently, she works at VHMNetwork LLC in the role of Marketing Analyst. She is a graduate of the University of Connecticut, where she studied Journalism and Political Science. She is also an avid runner with a passion for the outdoors.