Best Summer Jobs in Orlando

What starts as a summer or temporary job could be a true calling.

Find a summer job that's personally rewarding

Orlando is one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations, literally. Many of those tourists are families looking to visit the famous mouse in Disney or ride the action-packed attractions of Universal Studios. So, as you’d expect, summer equates to a booming tourism economy in Orlando. Kids are out of school and the fun can finally begin!

For those living in the central Florida city, this can bring a flurry of seasonal employment opportunities. Don’t worry, there are plenty of jobs that don’t involve over-excited children!

Check out the list below for some of our favorites.

1. Papa Pal

Papa is an on-demand service for older adults and families in need of a little help doing errands, light gardening or housekeeping, as well as transportation. Most importantly, our Papa Pals offer companionship.

Papa Pals get the luxury of flexible hours and no long-term commitments making it a perfect gig, making it a great option for teachers and educators who want to continue earning while school is out for summer. Even greater than that, we offer people a chance to impact the lives of the other and make a positive difference.

Papa is always looking for motivated people to join the team. Who knows? What starts as a summer job could wind up being a true calling! Apply here

2. Tutoring and test preparation

You might not have classes to worry about during summer vacation, but not everyone is so lucky. If you’re a current student or recent graduate, your skills could be in high demand. Summer is a popular time for those seeking extra help in school or for SAT/ACT preparation.  

There are plenty of companies in the test-prep and tutoring business looking for competent young adults to help bolster their staff, even if only for the summer season. Orlando has a massive student population, so there is a steady stream of demand. If you have a particular class or just a knack for knowledge, then see what type of opportunities may be out there for you! If there aren’t any companies hiring, then you can always consider going solo and looking for your own “clients”.

3. Camp counselor

Orlando offers much more than just amusement parks as summer entertainment. Locals have been to the parks enough times to where they can safely avoid the summer crowds. Families living in Orlando year-round prefer a more conventional summer camp for seasonal entertainment.

Lifeguard, life-skills, and sports coach are just some of the potential teaching roles that camps look for when filling out a seasonal staff. Camp counselor roles can be a fun way to make some extra cash over the summer months. No experience necessary!

4. Seasonal hospitality

Hotels, vacation rentals, and tourist-oriented restaurants all experience a huge boost in business over the summer. Orlando had over 70 million tourists in 2017 and a huge portion came in the summer. Those folks need places to stay, food to eat, and people to help make it all happen!

Check out some of the seasonal resorts and hotels, or the big restaurants up and down International Drive to see what kind of employment opportunities may be available. The hospitality business can be a blast and pays well! 

Well, there you have it! Don’t waste your entire summer laying by the pool or watching Netflix. Take advantage of the time off and go make some extra cash. Your future you will appreciate it! Start your application here with Papa!