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7 Sweet Summer Jobs For Teachers

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As a kid, I remember thinking teachers had great jobs because they got to take summers off. I didn’t quite grasp the challenges of the position nor did I understand that, unlike their students, teachers do not spend the Summer at sleep-away camp or catching up on video games.

I still think that teachers have great jobs, although for entirely different reasons. They get to play a meaningful role in the lives of their students, they solve new problems every day, they are constantly challenged and constantly learning.

Best Summer Jobs For Teachers

While very few teachers have the privilege of taking summers off, their unique schedules do allow them to take advantage of some cool opportunities. Here are a few:

1. Teaching Abroad

Spending your summer teaching abroad can be a wonderful change of pace from the U.S. education system. These jobs also give you the opportunity to travel and experience a foreign culture with new students. Abbey Road is one great organization that offers jobs of this type.

Qualifications include experience working with teenagers, experience of work, study or travel in your destination country, fluency in the local language, passion and professionalism, and a college degree. Responsibilities include teaching classes, supervising students and being on-call up to six days a week. Compensation includes airfare, room and board, and a weekly allowance for incidental expenses.

2. Camp Staff

Working at a summer camp involves many of the same skills and responsibilities as teaching, but in a more laid-back and enjoyable environment. As a teacher, you should qualify for more than just a position as a counselor, so look for a job that involves some administrative or supervisory responsibilities to earn a higher wage.

Qualifications generally include prior experience working with youth, as well as evidence of competency in any additional area of responsibility (e.g. administrative, teaching subject). You should expect to supervise campers, lead group activities and to be on-call at night. Pay generally ranges from $175 to $400 weekly, with provided room and board.

3. Tutoring

By taking advantage of your contacts with colleagues, students and parents, you should have no trouble finding tutoring opportunities if you want them. In addition to tutoring students in the subjects you teach, it may be worth considering tutoring in other areas.

If you scored well on a graduate school admissions test when applying for your Master of Education, for example, you might be able to earn $50 to $100 an hour tutoring graduate school applicants.

4. Summer School

Of course, you always have the option of taking a summer position in the education field. Summer school jobs are usually comparable to your school-year job, but the shorter hours will allow you some time to enjoy the spoils of summer.

5. Freelance Work

English teachers have more than adequate writing abilities for many freelance jobs, and many STEM teachers will have the necessary skills for work in web design, computer science, or online education fields. Working from home and making your own hours may also feel like a treat after nine months of rising early to commute to a crowded classroom!

It is hard to generalize about freelance work because you will likely end up working for multiple employers and negotiating your own deadlines and wages. A good bottom-line for negotiating is not to accept any job that would pay less than you make as a teacher.

6. Institute Of Reading Development

This organization provides literacy programs that seek to instill a lifelong love of reading in students. Unlike most literacy programs, the institute not only provides classes for children, but also trains parents in how to nurture and support their children’s literacy development.

Responsibilities include preparing lesson plans, teaching children and parents, reporting student data and more. Qualifications include a love of reading, leadership, warmth, professionalism, intelligence, and communication skills. Compensation ranges from $500 to $700 a week.

7. Jobs In The Great Outdoors

Tired of working in a classroom? Get a job working to conserve the environment by building mountain bike trails, building bridges and/or leading a crew of youth environmental conservationists! You must be positive, articulate, hard-working, comfortable getting your hands dirty and physically fit. Responsibilities include supervising youth, construction and, in some cases, being on call at night. Pay ranges from $260 to $575 a week.

However you end up spending your summer, you should aim for a position that will give you a break from the particular stresses of the school year. As much as any teacher loves his or her job, the work can sometimes feel exhausting. A summer job should be a position that offers challenges and rewards of its own, so that you can return to teaching refreshed and invigorated.

This article was written by Senior Social Media Outreach Coordinator Sarah Fudin on behalf of CAREEREALISM-Approved Partner, 2tor – an education-technology company that partners with institutions of higher education such as USC to deliver their Online Masters in Education and MSW programs.

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21 comments

  1. Working at a summer camp is definitely a great opportunity for teachers. iD Tech offers both summer camps (ages 7-17) and academies (ages 13-18) at universities all over the country. We hire teachers every year to be instructors and management staff such as directors and assistant directors. I would definitely recommend checking us out. Take a look and fill out an application for summer jobs at iD Tech.

  2. Hello,

    My name is Gui and I’m the hiring manager at a summer camp in New Hampshire. We are currently looking to hire great teachers for our summer camp in 2014. We have over 170 positions open, with interviews being conducted daily.

    Any teachers interested please visit our website at http://www.CampCody.com/Work-At-Camp/ and fill out an application. You are also welcome to contact me at GuiAlves@CampCody.com with any questions or concerns you may have about the position.

    Teachers are and have always been the best staff at camp and we would love to have many more every year.

    Best of luck,

    -Gui

  3. Rebecca Couvertier

    Hello, I am English Middle school Teacher. I have been part of the Board of Education for 15 year but have been working as a teacher for only six. I am looking for a chance to use may skill in a different environment or in a more creative way. I would love more information on summer job opportunities.

    Rebeccca Couvertier

    • Hi Rebecca-

      Love that you are looking for a new, creative opportunity to use your skills and generate income.

      We are a team partnering with a 57 year old company and bringing a group of teachers from around the country on board for summer work, including the start of building a home-based business that generates income year round and builds residual income as well.

      You can find more details at either of the links below and you are welcome to share with any friends or associates that are interested.

      We will utilize online resources for training since we have a team from around the country. If you like tech, we use all the internet and social media tools, including Google hangouts to get together and train/learn/discuss. This business works online as well as traditional (57 year) offline.

      Vicki
      http://antiagingbydesign.com/business
      http://www.prlog.org/12143895-teaching-and-training-home-business-for-teachers-create-your-second-income-this-summer.html

  4. Hi, my name is Nicole. I am a bilingual certified teacher in Mississippi. I currently live in Mexico City and can teach ESL or Spanish as a Second Language. I would like to teach online classes and also classes in July but in the USA. Thank you.

  5. Brittany Schwindt

    Hello. I work for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City as the Program Director. I am looking for something a different as soon as possible! Any help would be great! Thanks!

    • Hi Brittany-

      Would appreciate the opportunity to talk with you. We are bringing a team of teachers together for new business opportunity where teaching and training skills are most beneficial.

      We are partnered with a 57 year old company that’s #1 in the industry and that many teachers have been successful and even more important proud to represent.

      You can find more details at either of the links below and you are welcome to share with any friends or associates that are interested.

      We will utilize online resources for training since we have a team from around the country. If you like tech, we use all the internet and social media tools, including Google hangouts to get together and train/learn/discuss. This business works online as well as traditional (57 year) offline.

      Vicki
      http://antiagingbydesign.com/business
      http://www.prlog.org/12143895-teaching-and-training-home-business-for-teachers-create-your-second-income-this-summer.html

  6. At present, I study Industrial Engineering at one of the best schools of Europe, the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (Barcelona). This Internship would be my first professional experience. As I mentioned before, I am looking forward to gain experience and learn as much as possible every day. Having the opportunity of being considered in this summer job would provide me the chance to prove my skills and my motivation.

    I am a young girl willing to try as hard as possible to accomplish anything. I consider myself as a self-confident student and a good team captain since I can handle responsibilities and get along with my partners easily.

  7. I am a Elementary and General educator with a certificate in college teaching. I am interested in more information concerning summer job opportunities.

    • I am a Elementary and General educator with a certificate in college teaching. I am interested in more information concerning summer job opportunities. Presently works in a public school.

    • Hello Zelma. I have something you may like. This is a great chance for you to never have to worry about another summer job again. Email me if you are interested. Thank you Zelma.

      • Hi!

        I am a teacher who specializes in Fine Arts (art & drama), as well as special education. I am always looking for summer opportunities.

        Thank you!

        • Hi Kim-

          If you are still looking for a summer opportunity, get in touch with me right away since we are closing out the team of teachers we are building for summer work this week.

          We are a team partnering with a 57 year old company and bringing a group of teachers from around the country on board for summer work, including the start of building a home-based business that generates income year round and builds residual income as well.

          You can find more details at either of the links below and you are welcome to share with any friends or associates that are interested.

          We will utilize online resources for training since we have a team from around the country. If you like tech, we use all the internet and social media tools, including Google hangouts to get together and train/learn/discuss. This business works online as well as traditional (57 year) offline.

          Vicki
          http://antiagingbydesign.com/business
          http://www.prlog.org/12143895-teaching-and-training-home-business-for-teachers-create-your-second-income-this-summer.html

        • Hi Nicole-

          If you are still looking for a summer opportunity, get in touch with me right away since we are closing out the team of teachers we are building for summer work this week.

          We are a team partnering with a 57 year old company and bringing a group of teachers from around the country on board for summer work, including the start of building a home-based business that generates income year round and builds residual income as well.

          You can find more details at either of the links below and you are welcome to share with any friends or associates that are interested.

          We will utilize online resources for training since we have a team from around the country. If you like tech, we use all the internet and social media tools, including Google hangouts to get together and train/learn/discuss. This business works online as well as traditional (57 year) offline.

          Vicki
          http://antiagingbydesign.com/business
          http://www.prlog.org/12143895-teaching-and-training-home-business-for-teachers-create-your-second-income-this-summer.html

    • Hi Zelma-

      If you are still looking for a summer opportunity, get in touch with me right away since we are closing out the team of teachers we are building for summer work this week.

      We are a team partnering with a 57 year old company and bringing a group of teachers from around the country on board for summer work, including the start of building a home-based business that generates income year round and builds residual income as well.

      You can find more details at either of the links below and you are welcome to share with any friends or associates that are interested.

      We will utilize online resources for training since we have a team from around the country. If you like tech, we use all the internet and social media tools, including Google hangouts to get together and train/learn/discuss. This business works online as well as traditional (57 year) offline.

      Vicki
      http://antiagingbydesign.com/business
      http://www.prlog.org/12143895-teaching-and-training-home-business-for-teachers-create-your-second-income-this-summer.html

  8. Cheyne L. Rittenberry

    I am a Social Science educator who has eleven years of expereince. I am truly interested in more information concerning summer job opportunities.

    • Hello Cheyne. I have something you may like. This is a great chance for you to never have to worry about another summer job again. Email me if you are interested. Thank you Cheyne.

    • Hi Cheyne-

      Awesome that you are looking for a summer opportunity. We are a company with a huge association with science, although the opportunity doesn’t involve science directly. We represent the good results that science delivers us and that help people in measurable, positive ways.

      We are a team partnering with a 57 year old company and bringing a group of teachers from around the country on board for summer work, including the start of building a home-based business that generates income year round and builds residual income as well.

      You can find more details at either of the links below and you are welcome to share with any friends or associates that are interested.

      We will utilize online resources for training since we have a team from around the country. If you like tech, we use all the internet and social media tools, including Google hangouts to get together and train/learn/discuss. This business works online as well as traditional (57 year) offline.

      Vicki
      http://antiagingbydesign.com/business
      http://www.prlog.org/12143895-teaching-and-training-home-business-for-teachers-create-your-second-income-this-summer.html

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