Summer Jobs for Teachers

The final bell has rung, the kids have gone home blasting “School’s Out” in the car, there’s nothing left to grade, and now you’re looking for a summer job open to teachers like you.  Either you need supplemental income to get you through the next few months, or you’re the type of person who just can’t sit still for that long, or both!  Here is a quick list of a few summer jobs to fill your newfound time.

  • If you prefer to continue in your field, consider tutoring or teaching summer classes. Tutoring can be a good option to help you keep a good amount of free time for yourself, while summer classes can help you stay fresh and perhaps come up with a new teaching format.
  • If you’re into sports and fitness, you could coach a local team, lead an exercise class at your gym, lifeguard at the pool or beach, etc. This is a good way to stay active and get your mind out of the classroom, especially if you’re burned out and need a break.
  • If you’re an arts or music teacher, offer private lessons. You can sign up your current students and open it up to the community as well to create more business for yourself. You’ll certainly be spending the summer doing something you like to do.
  • You could work at places where you might take a class on a field trip in the fall. Consider local museums, national parks, nature centers, etc. It could turn into an educational experience for your students when school resumes.
  • If you work with the younger grades, a day care setting might be a perfect summer job. You already have a knack for working with small children, so the transition will be smooth.
  • If you’re absolutely dying to get as far away from the classroom as possible, plenty of other fields will fit right in with your schedule. You could work in retail, wait tables or bartend, help out in construction or landscaping, etc.

There are numerous summer jobs for teachers.  Many places do have summer-only positions available, so they’ll be prepared to lose you in the fall.  You can use this as an opportunity to do something that you love to do, including teaching!

2 Responses to Summer Jobs for Teachers

  1. Damion Harrikissoon says:

    A great place where teachers can find rewarding summer jobs is They have compiled a database of summer jobs and volunteer opportunities that are available to teachers.

  2. Daikon says:

    It’s so true. Anyone can mindlessly ltesin to a lesson but when you get the questions, that is where the learning takes place.A lot of the text of the Babylonian Talmud is in the context of asking questions and then providing answers just terse enough that the reader can then probe further. It’s best, of course, when done with a partner or group for that reason. Each person can bring up other questions and the learning continues.

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