Seasonal Jobs for a Change of Scenery
Are you ready for a change? About to burn out on school or your current job? It could be time for you to consider bumming around for a bit. No, that’s not sitting around on your bum all day — it’s getting a seasonal job and a welcome change from the daily grind of typical jobs. Try something new, pursue a passion and build your resume. You could serve beach-lounging visitors, instruct newbies in the art of riding the snowy slopes, rent skis and snowboards at a mountain ski shop or even teach swimming lessons at a summer camp.
Seasonal jobs are positions that aren’t available year-round. There’s no commitment to return, and you can enjoy hobbies, sports, or just the scenery in your free time — sometimes even while you work. Be a seasonal bum like a pro by making ends meet and getting valuable experience, all while enjoying a temporary hiatus from the “real world.”
If working on your tan or your surf skills interests you, look toward the coasts. It’s never too early to plan for a summer gig — beach resorts can offer anything from waiting tables and housekeeping to life-guarding. Check out opportunities down by the docks with fisherman or commercial day cruises. When looking for the sand, don’t leave out lakeside activities at summer camps and vacation spots. Rivers may not have many beach-fronts, but they can offer plenty of opportunities for river guides.
If fresh powder and back-country are more your style, consider heading toward the mountains. Like the beach, you’ll find retail and resort jobs, but working as a ski or snowboard instructor, lift operator or with ski patrol gets you closer to the slopes all day. Love snow so much you want to make it? There’s a job for that too!