Seasonal jobs are always in demand. Whether it’s winter retail or summer resort positions, if you need a temporary job, there’s always something available. They’re a great way to earn extra cash, pad your resume with additional experience and skills, or supplement a lifestyle of travel and adventure. In fact, many people fill their whole careers with temporary jobs, working when they need to and pursuing other interests the rest of the year. c
8 Seasonal Jobs You Should Consider
1. Holiday jobs
Delivery companies like UPS, FedEx, and Amazon go nuts during the holidays, and they’re always looking for more drivers and helpers to deliver packages and ship orders.
2. Retail jobs
Retail stores are super busy during the holiday shopping season. Think: cashiers, customer services, stocking shelves, and merchandising. There are even more whimsical jobs, like gift-wrapping, baking, candy making, and helping with Santa displays. Even shipping centers, like Amazon and Target, where many of the jobs are automated, need additional help during this demanding season.
3. Festival jobs
Outdoor festivals, like concerts, fairs, barbecue contests, and other special events are often held in the summer and early fall, before it gets cold. These are great opportunities for work if you live near a venue or if you’re willing to travel around, particularly if you can find festivals that match your interests.
4. Resort jobs
Whether it’s ski season or swim season, resorts, amusement parks, and other travel destinations rotate staff regularly. Anyone can find a job that matches their skill set—retail, hospitality, food and beverage, concierge, customer service, marketing, and more.
5. Summer camp jobs
More than just counselor jobs, summer camps also need nurses, activity coordinators, maintenance, food service workers, and administrative staff. Perfect for students, teachers, or other school system employees, these summer jobs work for anyone who enjoys kids or has a background in education.
6. Tax season jobs
During tax season, accounting firms need help with tax preparation and not just from accountants. They need extra administrative staff, auditors, data entry workers, marketing, and other staff to handle the heavy workload. Tax season starts in the fall, so start early to pursue one of these positions.
7. Travel guide jobs
Summer is the busiest season for travel, so travel-related jobs are in demand. You could guide tours at historical sites or national parks or plan and organize tours. These jobs are perfect for people who have great interpersonal skills, like to learn, and like to share knowledge.
8. Working out of the country
Many people travel abroad to find work. It’s a great way to see the world and experience other cultures. Consider teaching English, working at a resort, farming, or acting as a nanny or au pair. There are also lots of volunteer opportunities, working for Peace Corps, Habitat for Humanity or the Red Cross. Though they don’t usually pay much (or at all), they look great on a resume.