7 Great Summer Jobs for Teachers

Have fun, make a difference, and earn some extra cash over summer break

Looking for a part-time gig this summer? This list of 7 opportunities for teachers includes some tried-and-true options (camp counselor, tutor) and some new things to try (professional chaperone?!). Don't worry, if you need some time away from the kiddos, we have options for that, as well.

Updated on: July 6, 2018
The American Camp Association offers a free job search board for staff and professional jobs at hundreds of summer camps across the country. Post a resume, sign up for job alerts in your area, or attend an in-person or online camp job fair.
Tinkergarten provides high-quality early childhood learning in the healthiest classroom of all—the outdoors. Families connect with trained leaders in their local community for play-based kids classes that help develop core life skills, all while having fun! Opportunities for leaders and teachers are available in all 50 states.
Zemcar Family Rideshare Driver
Busy families on the go sometimes need to be in many places at once! Help them out by becoming a trusted Zemcar Family Rideshare driver! A great opportunity for making some extra summer cash on your own schedule.
Care.com Elementary Tutoring
Tutoring for Care.com
Care.com, long known as the go-to site for childcare services for busy families, now offers a marketplace for elementary school teachers to list tutoring services. It's free to sign up! Another great way to put your skills to use and earn some extra money on your own schedule.
Not tired of grading exams? Become Reader/Evaluator for the companies who produce the standardized test questions! Measurement, Inc. is one example - test items are reviewed in scoring centers by hundreds of Reader/Evaluators who are trained to score constructed response test items in English Language Arts, mathematics, science, and other areas. This is temporary, project-by-project work, concentrating from March to June. Many of the other testing companies (Pearson, ETS, etc.) hire for similar positions throughout the year.
Sharpen your curriculum development skills working part-time writing lesson plans! Freelance opportunities are available for a variety of publisher and edtech projects through sites like Upwork, which pays weekly and provides a number of tools to make remote project work easy and flexible.
Many of the large national non-profit agencies such as The United Way, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, and the YMCA and YWCA have part-time summer opportunities available for qualified teachers across a variety of subjects and disciplines.
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