Temporary and seasonal jobs are excellent ways to earn some cash without the inflexible hours and long-term commitment. Ranging from a job as a photographer to holiday gift wrapper, interim employment can be tailored to your interests and will give you the experience and freedom to set your own rates and hours.
Away with contracts and inflexibility! Your seasonal job is waiting.
1. Halloween Store Associate
Dressing up is fun. Working at a Halloween stores allows you limitless access to costumes while you help out customers with the perfect costume for Halloween.
2. Holiday Party Photographer
Avid instagrammer? Fancy camera? Stop whatever you’re doing and become a holiday party photographer. Bonus points if you can edit the pictures into masterpieces!
3. Retail Sales Associate
They can multitask like crazy! From handling customer service to marketing items to logistics, they learn the basics of business from firsthand experience.
4. Characters and Entertainers
Always wanted to become a Disney character? Take pictures with families and make kids laugh as they meet their favorite characters in real life.
5. Event Planning
The holidays are a chaotic mess filled with people and events. If you can handle multi-tasking, logistics, and details, become an event planner and make holiday events flow with ease!
All occasions call for fundraising! It’s perfect for a foot in the door for marketing and helps you hone your people skills.
7. Holiday Gift Wrapper
Giddy for the gift-giving season? Knack for accuracy and tidiness? Consider becoming a gift wrapper! They are the reason for that picture-perfect instagrammable photo of presents under the tree.
8. After School Tutor
Math whiz? Essayist? Whatever your skillset is, there’s someone in need of your expertise. It's a great way to earn some pocket money and best of all: you set the hours and rate.
9. SAT Prep Tutor
Remember those grueling hours of cramming and never-ending stress during SAT season? If you have tips and tricks up your sleeve on how to ace the test, help out a stressed out high school senior!
10. Sports Team Coach
Played competitively on a sports team? Inspire youngsters and coach them in the same passion! A few hours on weekends and weekdays is all that’s needed. Plus, it’s super rewarding to get that win.
11. Substitute Teacher
This job is the stepping stone towards becoming a teacher. Whenever teachers are sick, substitute teachers come to the rescue.
12. Ski / Snowboard Instructor
Families and vacationers will be stopping at ski resorts for some hot chocolate and snowboarding fun. What’s better than teaching what you love and helping families make memorable moments last?
13. Chairlift Operator
With the glistening snow in the backdrop, operating the chairlift will be worth the easy money and snow-kissed scenery.
14. Ice Skating Rink Crew
Skate all you want and get paid for it! The only thing you need to do is to assist people in basic skating skills and testing the rink. Guaranteed to be the first person on the newly smoothed ice.
15. Overnight Camp Counselor
Nostalgic for childhood and nature? Overnight camp counselors get to enjoy everything about camping as a kid while choosing the activities as well! Bring along a tent, sleeping bags, and some s’mores as you indulge in overnight fun with campers and counselors alike.
16. Day Camp Counselor
Enjoy planning field day for kids? Day camp counselors make the most of camp with fun stories, activities, and camping rituals! Camp ends fairly early, so it leaves the evening free for you.
17. Swim Instructor
Teach the necessity of survival in the waters. If you got the techniques down and enjoy swimming, teach kids how to swim. It has flexible hours and keeps you cool in the hot summer heat.
18. Golf Caddy
Carry some bags and engage in some light conversation. What more could the summer bring besides extra cash to keep golfers company?
19. Ice Cream Scooper
Don’t fret! Ice cream scooper may seem like a boring job, but you get to meet a wide array of people and hear about their day. Free ice cream is always the cherry on top of an ice cream sundae.
20. Summer Intern
Bright-eyed college students, listen up! Confused about your major and future career goals? Don’t stress, just intern! It’s a great way to gain exposure to potential fields and learn the ropes before you start a new career.
The movies always portray lifeguards chilling on their chairs and tanning away, but being a lifeguard requires attention, alertness, and a quick response. They save the day with fast swimming skills and CPR!
22. Tennis Coach
Love tennis? Don’t let your passion go to waste! Pick up that racket and pass on your knowledge of techniques and tactics to other tennis fanatics.
23. Summer School Teacher
The long school days are cut short in the summer, so it’s great if you want to teach without spending your whole summer in the classroom. Get a sneak peak at the everyday life of a teacher without the long hours and commitment. The kids will hate going to school in the summer, but you can make their learning fun!
24. Bike Tour Guide
Get paid to stay healthy and explore nature. Lead a tour of bikers through the trails and watch as they soak in the glory of motivation to exercise. It’s the perfect dose of healthy living and people skills.
25. Food Tour Guide
Calling all foodies! Know all the best spots for desserts, late-night snacks, and all food indulgences? Share your knowledge with the rest of the town.
26. Landscaper / Gardener
The fate of our lawns lies in the hands of landscapers. Not only are they creative, but extremely talented. Keeping plants alive while creating art with them is a feat!
27. Amusement Park Worker
Who doesn’t love roller coasters, hot dogs, and summer? Working at an amusement park means you can score some free food and rides. It’s a simple job for those who have some extra time leftover in the summer.