Summer Jobs For Teachers & Teenagers

When it comes to summer jobs, most people think of teenagers and their desire to make some dough over the long school break. But summer jobs are for adults too, and there are lots of summer jobs for teachers.

Besides teachers, there are other professionals who may also take a two or three month hiatus from their regular positions and take a summer gig. It’s something I have often considered doing myself.

Personally, I am interested in summer job opportunities, because I want to explore other professions. Furthermore, I welcome a change of scenery and would love want to travel and help somewhere on a volunteer vacation. Others may want more flexibility and time to spend with their kids who are home for the summer. Whatever the reason, there are summer jobs for teachers, for teenagers and for everyone in between.

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8 Summer Job Opportunities For Teachers

If you are a teacher, there are some positions that may be particularly attractive for you:

1. A camp counselor gets to go to camp, eat camp food, enjoy the great outdoors, and be a leader to kids.

2. An instructor teaches what they love, be it surfing, scuba diving, yoga, or cooking. They get to share their passions with others and get paid for it.

3. A paid volunteer works on a specific project that is near and dear to her heart. This could be something like running a fundraiser or organizing disaster relief.

4. House painters work hard in the summer months and earn money making houses look pretty, building up their forearms, and getting a tan.

5. Being a tutor means tutoring on location, going abroad, or traveling with a wealthy family with kids who need tutoring.

6. Writers can put out their shingle as a freelance writer and provide content for websites, or submit articles to magazines.

7. People who like to get physical and get their hands dirty gravitate to a summer landscaping position.

8. Companies that move people will pay for drivers to drive their cars across the country. This is good for those who want to see more of the country from behind the wheel of a car.

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3 Summer Job Opportunities For Older Teenagers

1. Pet sitters are in demand in the summer because of people taking vacations without their animals. Pet sitters get to play and walk dogs morning, noon, and last thing at night.

2. There are plenty of opportunities for tour guides, especially for summer-only nature trips.

3. Many vacationers on extended trips don’t like to leave their houses sitting empty for that long and want the services of a house sitter.

Something for You?

From the lists above, you should be able to choose a type of summer job that can keep a teacher or an older teenager busy. Of course, there are many other options as well. If you are looking who a natural break in your career or if you just want to take a break and do something different for a few months, then a summer job may be just right for you.