Summertime jobs are being sought after more and more by girls. In 2017, 59% of girls were working a summer job, representing an increase from the previous year. 2018 will see an increase as well as more girls seek seasonal jobs. The summertime job is much more than just a way to pass the time between school years. Many girls are working summer jobs to help them pay for college, at the same time gaining valuable experience in the employment world. The following are some great summertime jobs for girls.
Summer Camp Counsellor/Counsellor in Training
The American Camp Association says there are about 7,000 overnight camps and 5,000 daytime camps running all over the US; Canada has quite a few too though not as many as the US. With over eleven million kids and adults participating in these camps, girls have tons of opportunities to hone their skills as a camp counsellor or counsellor in training.
Lodge and Resort Jobs
According to the US Bureau of Labour and Statistics:
"In July 2017, the largest percentage of employed youth worked in the leisure and hospitality industry (26%), which includes food services."
The hospitality industry is attractive to girls as it’s an environment that nurtures companionship among peers. Jobs at resorts are bountiful in the summer as additional staff is required to adjust to the increase in vacationing guests. Some of the jobs at resorts and lodges are: assistant management, tour guide, restaurant server, front desk attendant, greeter, and housekeeping.
Most Canadians own a pet of some sort, the majority own a cat (37%) according to government statistics; dogs are at 32%. Pet owners also need to take vacations, so there’s the opportunity to help in caring for their pets during the daytime, creating the perfect job opportunity for money-minded girls who love caring for animals.
Coaching the neighbourhood swim team or serving as a private swim coach for a local club or organization is a great way for active girls to get their feet wet in the job market. These are an excellent way to stay active on the job while helping others learn how to master a new sport. It also gives them a chance to work with younger children, and what it’s like to coach them.
Lifeguard is another job that could be good for active girls. This could be at the neighbourhood pool, or even the beach. Great way to stay active and get acquainted with working with the public.
Social Media Assistant
According to statistics over 70% of girls use more than one social media site, and many display a great aptitude for designing and updating social media sites than their parents or members of the older generations. Working as a summertime social media assistant allows tech-savvy girls to channel their social media expertise in a way that bolsters business for their employers. The tasks of a social media assistant can include:
- Design social media websites for companies
- Update social media sites with daily posts and photos
- Assist in the preparation of social media blog content
- Help respond to customer inquiries sent through social media sites
Amusement Park Jobs
The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) says there are over 400 amusement parks in the United States; Canada not quite as many but there are over 25. These parks employ over 600,000 people, including about 500,000 seasonal jobs. Walt Disney world is probably one of the most popular parks that hires summer employees and is known for providing jobs that are seen as challenging and interesting by those who work them. If you want to work at an amusement park this summer, here are some of the opportunities available:
- Thrill ride operator
- Gift shop cashier
- Front gate attendant
- Ticket issuer
- Security assistant
A growing number of girls are making money by writing blog content for companies and as freelance writers. Many companies are looking for teenage girls to server as blog writers and provide age appropriate and gender specific content. Some of the most successful young female bloggers end up blogging full-time and make thousands of dollars per month by launching their own blogs.
Tutoring is a rewarding and lucrative job for girls who are academically inclined and who excel at helping others learn and retain information. Tutoring opportunities are plentiful in the summer, especially in the subjects of math, science, and English. You can also tutor students who are preparing for standardized tests such as the SAT and ACT. Or, teach foreign students who are learning English for the first time.
"Employers can attract talent from all over the United States for internships over the summer months. Companies such as the Walt Disney Company even offer housing and relocation assistance to attract the most talented students to their summer internships".
Summer internships are a great way for college students who are seeking employment while also looking for opportunities to satisfy college coursework requirements. Organizations such as internships.com make it easy for girls to search for available internships by location, company, and industry. You can even find valuable tips on finding the best internship to meet your educational needs.
We tend to pay more attention to our lawns and landscaping during the summer as we spend more time outdoors. Girls who love the outdoors and appreciate greenery are great candidates for summer landscaping jobs. As a landscaping technician, you would be maintaining lawns, gardening, planning trees and shrubs, and enhancing the overall appearance of outdoor properties.
Selecting the best summertime job for you is process that should be more than asking how much money you get. When deciding on a summertime job, take the time to think about your passions, your skills, and your future goals. Ideally, the summer job you choose should facilitate your skills and passions while being challenging and rewarding. No two girls are created with the exact same set of skills and aptitudes, and you deserve to find a summertime job that will allow you to shine.