Part time jobs for students can’t be that hard to find right? I thought to myself. However, apart from the typical banquet waiter/waitress, the tuition teacher, the temporary admin assistant, have you ever considered some of these part time jobs in Singapore that are so crazy in their own way?
1. Part-time sandcastle builder
Yes, there IS such a job in which you learn how to build sand castles and teach others how to do so! “50% water 50% sand!”, says the expert.
Hop onto the sandy beaches of East Coast Park and wander towards the East Coast Lagoon Food Village and you’ll find a little castle-like tower near the sea.
The unbelievable thing is that Ashton had tried this before!!? They had paid him $10 per hour, he claims.
Reasons for joining: All good things in life are free, like the sun, sand and sea. Heck, they are even paying you to enjoy this!
Trade-off: Take off your slippers or be prepared to get a slipper tan that won’t go away for years!
Probably one of Ash and his friends’ random art piece (photo credits: Kok Weng)
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2. Part-time Mascot Assistant
While it is ambitious to don a mascot suit under our insanely hot sun, why not try your hand at becoming a mascot assistant? After all, all you have to do is to assist the mascot(s), bring them around the stores/streets and interact with children and help families to take photos!
Furthermore, no experience is required!
Reasons for joining: Fun and interesting interaction, non-deskbound.
Trade-off: The typical pay for a mascot assistant is not great: $7-$8.
3. Part-time Barista/Bartender
While working part-time in an F&B outlet is pretty mainstream, why not give the café/bar a shot? Oops too punny… But really, learn how to brew like an artisan, create latte art of various designs and forms or spice up your own cocktails. If the boss is generous, you will even get to enjoy free drinks as part of the perks of being his/her employee. Personally, I think learning a skill while working part-time is really advantageous because no body can ever take that capability away from you!
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Reasons for joining: Cool factor, social credibility increases significantly, new skills learnt
Trade-off: Both alcohol/caffeine addiction may turn you into a night owl!
4. Part-time designer/fashion designer
If you have a diploma or undergraduate degree in design/fashion design, why put your skills to waste? Demand for ad hoc services for designers are boundless, but start by building up your digital portfolio on design portals like Deviant Art. Fancy being your own employer? Visit Fiver for inspiration or you can always search “part time jobs Singapore” on Google to get a quick list of what’s available.
Many blogshop owners have also started out with their own designs until they had to form a design team when business grew. It can be really lucrative. For example, homegrown online store, Love Bonito.
Beautiful name cards designed by le talented bf/photographer/designer! He’s a hobbyist and has started doing these even in school. Starting early is always benefiting!
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Reasons for joining: Cool factor, can develop your design portfolio
Trade-off: Clients usually have different ideas from the designers, may require much effort for a small salary
Have silky long and black tresses, glam red nails, fair porcelain skin and love to prank? You are perfect for this role! While Halloween is still a couple of months away, horror houses have started their recruitment early. Keep a lookout online for their part time recruitment ads and make your way into Halloween haunts without enduring hour long queues or forking out $50-$80 for an entrance fee!
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Reasons for joining: Love pranks, free horror passes, FUN!
Tradeoff: Auditions for the roles are pretty competitive. Might be dangerous if guests start treating you rough or start launching attacks!
With modern job portals and high speed internet connections, students these days are so blessed they don’t have to go through the traditional classified sections of local news pages to look for interesting part-time jobs anymore! #GenYpains not #StrawberryGeneration.
All the best, have fun (because part-time jobs aren’t ultimately meant for a lifelong career), enjoy your youth and hopefully that short term stint does help you go a little further when you finally step into society for the long haul. A little experience in the right areas will definitely give you extra brownie points!