"Seasonal jobs can be a great strategy for professionals to supplement income during the holiday season, and there is a wide variety of opportunities for seasonal work," said Sara Sutton Fell, Founder and CEO of FlexJobs
Boulder, CO (PRWEB) September 20, 2016
With Halloween, the election, Thanksgiving, Christmas, ski season, and tax season approaching, there is an uptick in available openings for those looking for seasonal jobs. In fact, in order to prepare for peak holiday shopping season, the companies are expected to start recruiting seasonal workers more aggressively, hire them earlier and potentially increase their wages. With this high demand in mind,FlexJobs has identified fifteen flexible seasonal jobs for workers to consider in their job search, as well as tips for finding high quality, flexible seasonal positions.
“Seasonal jobs can be a great strategy for professionals to supplement income during the holiday season, and there is a wide variety of opportunities for seasonal work--from ski instructor to tax associate to election worker,” said Sara Sutton Fell, Founder and CEO of FlexJobs. “But beyond that, seasonal jobs can also be a great way to gain experience and skills, build upon your resume, provide a foot in the door with a company to a permanent position.”
It is a misconception that the only opportunities for seasonal work are entry-level customer service positions. Employers across industries seek workers to fulfill a variety of seasonal roles, and the fifteen jobs below illustrate the diversity of seasonal jobs currently hiring. Job categories featured on this list include sports & fitness, marketing, IT, education, arts & entertainment, accounting & finance, administrative, and others. Jobs were listed by companies such as Vail Resorts, New York Botanical Garden, Shutterfly, Macy’s, Liberty Tax Service, and L.L. Bean.
Each one of these jobs met the following criteria and highlight the types of seasonal jobs that are available around the country:
- the job is seasonal (temporary)
- the job offers some kind of flexibility, like part-time, alternative or flexible scheduling, the ability to work from home, or is a freelance position
- the job was available in the FlexJobs database between September 6 and September 13, 2016
Seeking a temporary part-time Election Clerk to perform a myriad of routine administrative tasks needed to support voter registration activities. Must have efficient file maintenance and be able to operate office equipment. Type of flexibility: Seasonal, part-time. Location: Sacramento, CA.
Family Programs Supervisor
Will mentor volunteers, monitor visitor flow, restock inventories, and maintain program materials and activity stations. Will work during weekend and holiday hours of the New York Botanical Garden’s Holiday Train Show, from October to January. Candidates must have teaching experience and strong customer service skills. Weekend hours required. Type of flexibility: Seasonal, alternative schedule. Locations: New York, NY.
Fly Casting Instructor
Talented Fly casting instructors needed for this seasonal part time position. Must have a CPR certification and previous experience arranging outdoor experience trips. Promote program, retain new customers, inspire people to engage in new activities and increase sale. Type of flexibility: Seasonal, part-time. Location: Fayetteville, NY.
Compare as well as mark up forms for changes. Ensure compliance of state, local, and federal specifications. Must be self-motivated and have strong communication skills. Software development experience a plus. These positions are expected to last through December. Type of flexibility: Seasonal, part-time. Location: Virginia Beach, VA.
Human Resources Administrator
Part-time seasonal opportunity providing HR assistance during the holiday season. Requires recruiting and online candidate management exp., outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, ability to work independently, and solid computer skills. Type of flexibility: Seasonal, part-time. Location: Costa Mesa, CA.
IT Support Center Coordinator
Seasonal, three-month opportunity, responsible for providing technical assistance, including phone support, contact logging, and diagnosis of system issues. To be considered, a background in customer service is required; A+ certification preferred. Type of flexibility: Seasonal, alternative schedule. Location: Avon, CO.
Seeking engaging, comedic, family friendly pathway performers for upcoming holiday events. Will participate in holiday programs, assist with choreography, and communicate with guests. Experience required. Type of flexibility: Part-time, alternative schedule, seasonal. Location: San Diego, CA.
Print Quality Design Associate
The Seasonal Print Quality Design Associate is responsible for providing outstanding service to Minted customers by providing design insight and creative talent to fulfill orders. Must be a high school graduate with 3 years of design experience. Proficient use of Adobe Creative Suite is required. Type of flexibility: Seasonal, alternative schedule. Location: Oakland, CA.
Production designer needed for a contract opportunity. Will process orders, proofread information, and be responsible for typesetting. Candidates must have proofreading experience and knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. This is a seasonal contractor position that lasts from October – December/January. Type of flexibility: Seasonal, freelance. Location: Tempe, AZ.
Seasonal admissions reader desired for a part-time, temporary opportunity. Short-term. Candidate must have excellent time management/organizational skills, ability to maintain confidentiality, and computer/data entry/word processing proficiency. Type of flexibility: Seasonal, part-time. Location: Orange, CA.
Seasonal opportunity aiding in in-store sales and merchandising and providing customer services. Requires a high school diploma, solid phone skills, ability to work weekdays and weekends and occasional evenings and holidays. Type of flexibility: Seasonal, alternative schedule. Location: Lisle, IL.
Santaland Support Elf
Will serve as one of Santa's Elves directing and expediting guest visits with Santa, assisting with crowd control, spreading cheer and goodwill, and taking photos. Strong multi-tasking and interpersonal skills needed. Type of flexibility: Seasonal, alternative schedule, full-time schedule.Location: New York, NY.
Seasonal Retail Visual Merchandiser
Seasonal retail visual merchandiser is sought to create seasonal decorations & themes that will resonate w/ & charm customers. Will design interior spaces & displays to ultimate effect. HS degree/GED required, addtl. training in art pref.Type of flexibility: Seasonal, alternative schedule. Location: Corte Madera, CA.
Senior Tax Associate
Candidate must be a self-starter and can work independently, previous experience in Ultra Tax software, at least three years background public accounting and will be comfortable preparing tax returns required. Type of flexibility: Seasonal, telecommute. Anywhere, USA.
Must work well under high pressure and follow policies and procedures. Help foster safe and fun work setting. Intermediate skiing ability is required. Training opportunities available throughout season. Type of flexibility: Seasonal, part-time. Location: Angel Fire, NM.
Below are also five tips for job seekers interested in finding seasonal jobs.
1. Start now: It is important for job seekers to plan seasonal job hunts long before the holidays are upon us. Companies begin hiring at the end of summer or early fall so that they can train and test their ability to handle holiday demand.
2. Take Stock: Job seekers should take time to assess what they are looking for in a seasonal job and also how much time and energy they are capable of offering the position.
3. Use keywords to search: Seekers should search an assortment of jobs in a range of industries to find out who is hiring. Using keywords such as “seasonal,” “holiday,” or “temporary” can help seekers find positions that fit their search.
4. Look outside the regular seasons or holidays: Christmas and Thanksgiving are the biggest holidays or seasons for sales, so it makes sense that a lot of seasonal help would be needed, but there are two other seasons often overlooked during this time: tax season and ski season.
5. Respect the job: Seasonal hiring may feel a bit more casual than traditional hiring, but it shouldn’t be treated as such. Plus, a seasonal job may lead to ongoing work and can be a great reference in other job seeking.
For more information visit: https://www.flexjobs.com/blog/post/how-can-i-find-seasonal-jobs/
To request additional information, please contact Kathy Gardner at kgardner(at)flexjobs(dot)com.
FlexJobs is the leading online service for professionals seeking telecommuting, flexible schedule, part-time, and freelance jobs. With flexible job listings in over 50 career categories, and opportunities ranging from entry-level to executive and freelance to full-time, FlexJobs offers job seekers a safe, easy, and efficient way to find professional and legitimate flexible job listings. Having helped over one million people in their job searches, FlexJobs has appeared on CNN and Marketplace Money and in TIME, Forbes, Fortune, and hundreds of other trusted media outlets.FlexJobs' Founder & CEO Sara Sutton Fell has also launched two additional partner sites, Remote.co and 1 Million for Work Flexibility, to help provide education and awareness about the viability and benefits of remote working and work flexibility. Sutton Fell is also the creator of The TRaD* Works Conference (*Telecommuting, Remote, & Distributed), dedicated to helping companies leverage the benefits of telecommuting, remote and distributed teams.