October is unofficially the start of the seasonal part-time job hunt. Traditionally many students start their job search within the retail or fast-food job markets for short-term work. For some students it is a way to make money for the holidays. Others would rather use their long break as an opportunity to learn something new with a winter seasonal job, and some even use their part-time job earnings to help them save and pay for school. In fact, 58% of Fastweb members polled in September do not currently have a part-time job but said they are considering a seasonal job. Nearly 60% of Fastweb users that currently hold a part-time job are considering a new, seasonal part-time job this winter. As a member of Generation Z, you're likely looking for a job that lets you test a variety of your skills. A recent Forbes article highlights research that supports this idea, stating that 80% of Gen Z students want a job that provides various opportunities for them to explore and grow many skill sets. If you are going to work, why not make your seasonal part-time job an adventure experience?!
Chris performs the daily safety check on the zipline attraction to get it ready for the Kimball Farm customers.Farm employees get perks too, such as food and ice cream discounts, and can even enjoy all the farm amusements and activities for free. Cournoyer adds that Kimball Farm’s adventure jobs can be a lot of fun and they present many unique opportunities for students that you wouldn't find in a fast-food job. The Vertical Challenge: Alton Bay, New Hampshire A family ski and snowboard tour organization, this company hosts races at ski resorts in the northeastern areas. Some of the most adventurous jobs happen with a hill-crew position, like ski instructor or snowboard jobs. Hill-crew employees are generally college and grad students with winter sports experience. They actively use problem-solving skills to set up racecourse runs, serve as race guides and respond to course happenings. The VC also offers plenty of jobs that require no skiing or snowboarding experience. These cool jobs include brand ambassadors, ambassadors, DJs, and more. Heather Clifford, VC Owner and CEO, adds “We want EVERY VC employee to have an adventurous nature. Part of the reason stems from needing to deal with sometimes adverse conditions and taking the initiative to solve problems. But the other one is that we want them to convey that spirit to our racers.”
VC employee Gunnar Ouellette is at his post ready for the races to begin.Clifford explains that VC student workers have many opportunities to gain work experience that goes beyond the mountain. The real-world experience their employees gain translates well on a resume. The skills gained as a VC employee include hands-on application of manual skills, mentoring, customer service, creative problem solving, teamwork, and more. The part-time job season at VC involves a one-day training session and working weekends from January 8-April 1. You will get paid to engage in a fun outdoor, work-hard, play-hard experience. Lodging and meals are covered if you are a VC Tour employee. Clifford adds, “We take pride in how young people of different backgrounds and schools find common ground and form lasting friendships. They even get asked for autographs at the wrap-up session at the finals.” If you are interested in a VC job, complete their contact form. In the meantime, check out this YouTube video where the VC crew explains their adventure work.
Also an event venue, the ranch is looking for seasonal help on both the weekdays and weekends. Bluefin Bay Resorts: Tofte, Minnesota Maybe you have never had the chance to see any of the Great Lakes? This resort chain offers three lakeside getaways—and they are looking for seasonal part-time employees to help. If a winter seasonal job is not possible, they offer summer jobs as well. According to coolworks.com, they offer jobs with employee housing. To enjoy nature while you work and find adventure after your workday is over, look for a resort job during your winter break.
Crimson Wine Group lists part-time job ventures in the vineyard or wine industry. Restaurants on the Coast Find a restaurant on the beach offering part-time jobs. While they may not directly be beach jobs, many places offer outdoor dining so you will feel like you are at the beach while working an awesome job! Places like The Beachcomber at Crystal Cove are always looking for cooks, hosts, and servers.
Use their site to narrow down your job search by viewing opportunities by their respective category, like job type (summer camp jobs, ski resort jobs, etc), location, or national park.
Many plant nurseries and farms have greenhouses, making it possible to produce year-round harvests of all kinds. If this sounds like more of a cool job than working in retail, consider looking for greenhouses, farms or plant nurseries in your area. Do not be afraid to reach out to ask if they are hiring part-time seasonal workers.
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