10 Summer Jobs For Teachers (And Where to Find Them)


Written by Holly (Teach Starter)

Are you looking for ways to make some extra cash over the summer holidays? Once you’ve enjoyed a break, you may be looking for something you can do over the summer holidays that is enjoyable – but also gives you a little extra coin. Summer jobs for teachers is a  popular search term at this time of year. We decided to do some research and bring you what we think are the best suggestions. Plus, we give you some starting points as well!

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Don’t forget – it’s important that you find a balance – make sure you schedule in time to relax and enjoy the summer holidays as well. You deserve it!

Summer jobs for teachers

Summer Job Ideas for Teachers

Scroll through these suggestions and see if anything jumps out at you. It’s important to go with something that you are going to enjoy spending your much-deserved summer holidays doing. Flexibility is key!

(1) Online Tutoring

Believe it or not, you can tutor from the comfort of your own home. This is a fantastic way to make a bit of extra money but also enjoy the school holiday break because you’re worth it!

Where do I start?

Check out VIPKid. You can earn up to $22/hr teaching English online. Pick your own hours and be your own boss.

Summer jobs for teachers

(2) Face to Face Tutoring

With the summer break being the longest time students are without a formal education. A lot of parents and students look to tutoring sessions to ensure their learning isn’t hindered. It also provides those students who are struggling with extra assistance and gives them the chance to catch up.

Imagine the feeling when you know you have impacted a child’s learning in a positive way!

Where do I start?

Here are some tutoring companies that you may like to contact.

Summer jobs for teachers

(3) Learn a New Skill

If you are looking for something a little different than spending your days with children over the summer break you may like to look into learning a new skill.

Something I always wanted to learn was floristry, I love the smell of flowers and enjoy being creative… maybe one day!

Where do I start?

Contact your local community college, you might even get lucky and find a skill you’re interested in learning about that is offered as a free class.

Summer jobs for teachers

(4) Flip Items

Refresh, reboot and make some extra cash at the same time. Get inspired by the amazing Marie Kondo and declutter both your classroom and your house – you’ll be surprised how much extra ‘stuff’ you have! Then, flip it!

But, be careful – it’s highly addictive…

Once you’re done cleaning out your own house, why not look into upcycling furniture…

Where do I start?

  1. Watch Marie Kondo on Netflix for inspiration.
  2. Decide where you will sell your items, here are some ideas: Craigslist, Letgo, Trove Marketplace, Ebay, Facebook Marketplace and/or Consignment Shops.
  3. Enjoy the extra cash and your clutter-free home.

Summer jobs for teachers

(5) Summer Camp or Summer School

Ok, so this isn’t for everyone. But, if you’re super energetic and get a kick out of helping kids have fun then summer camp is an option for you. Get outdoors, enjoy the summer weather all while making some cash!

Another option is to look into summer school positions.

Where do I start?

Visit teaching jobs sites such as indeed or SchoolSpring for job listing opportunities, otherwise go directly to:

Summer jobs for teachers

(6) Pet Sitting / Dog Walking

Are you an animal lover? If you are and don’t have a pet of your own, why not enjoy the company of someone else’s four-legged child?

Some pet sitter jobs also include a bit of house sitting which would make a nice change of scenery. On that – house sitting is also another option…

Where do I start?

Summer jobs for teachers

(7) Browse Airtasker

Do you get a kick out of putting together flatpack furniture? Do you find decluttering enjoyable? Do you find your inner peace while you’re gardening?

On Airtasker you can choose the tasks that you would like to complete for people. You’re in control of your own schedule and what you are happy to do.

Where do I start?

Simply visit the Airtasker website, set up a profile, and begin scrolling the tasks.

Summer jobs for teachers

(8) Get Creative on Etsy

Are you the creative type? Do you have a hobby that could easily be turned into a side hustle? This may be the money making option for you…

Etsy is one of the easiest creative marketplaces to sell mostly handcrafted, vintage, or one of a kind items.

Where do I start?

  • Decide on the product you are going to sell and perfect it – make sure it’s the best it can be.
  • Visit the Etsy website for more information about how to set up your own Etsy shop.

Summer jobs for teachers

(9) Babysitting / Nannying

Do you miss being around children over the summer break? One side hustle that will still give you a dose of children while being flexible is to babysit or do some nannying jobs.

Where do I start?

Summer jobs for teachers

(10) Enjoy a Boutique Shop

Have a complete break away from children and enjoy a bit of retail therapy working in a boutique store. Over the summer period, you could pick up a causal position working in a clothing store.

Where do I start?

Summer jobs for teachers

We hope you got inspired by one of these awesome summer jobs for teachers suggestions!

Let us know your tips in the comments section of this blog.

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