Finding jobs, especially student ones, in Ottawa is hard AF. 4-5 years of experience? To get paid minimum wage? No thank you! I know that when you're in school, the last thing you want to do is go to work. But there are such things are fun jobs, and I've found a few that I think would be better described as a hobby instead of a job.
All of these jobs are flexible hours, which means your partying doesn't have to stop. And with the extra cash flowing in, it can get even better. You'll find yourself with more money to tour the great city we live in, even if it's just in the ByWard Market. No judgement. So here are 10 Ottawa jobs that will be sure to fund your weekend partying:
1. Team Member // Teavana
Teavana is looking to hire a retail team member who is a tea connoisseur and has a passion different flavours. Since partnering with Starbucks, Teavana has taken tea to the next level. This job requires no experience, so it's perfect for those who are looking to broaden their skills in any way.
2. Promotions and Special Events Representative // Goodlife
If you're into a healthier lifestyle, this job at Goodlife will benefit you in more ways than one. You'll be representing Goodlife all around Ottawa, and giving people insights on why they should choose Goodlife and a healthier lifestyle. One of the perks? Getting a free membership. As a student, this is a huge bonus!
3. Swim Instructor // AquaMermaid
If you love swimming and love teaching even more, then becoming a swim instructor at AquaMermaid will give you a lot of satisfaction and probably won't even feel like a job. You do need previous aquatics teaching experience as well as a lifeguard certification, but those things will make you the best teacher ever. If you're looking to get fulfillment out of a job, this is it.
4. Wings Team Member // Red Bull
Red Bull is looking for outgoing and lively students who want to have fun in their job. Representing the brand in a respectful but fun way is what Red Bull is all about. All you gotta have is your G license, knowledge of all the products and a love for communicating with others.
5. Sales Associate // Foot Locker
This job is perfect for someone who is obsessed with shoes, while delivering a good attitude and strong communication. You don't need any retail experience, and all you have to be is confident in your sales. If you have a passion for footwear, this shouldn't be a problem for you!
6. Front Desk // Inner Soul Yoga & Cycle
If you're a lover of yoga and/or cycling and are looking for a job with flexible hours, Inner Soul Yoga & Cycle is exactly what you're looking for. The duties include greeting clients, tiding up the yoga studio, entryway and bathrooms as well as getting the classes ready. If you want to work in a calm, relaxing environment while still studying what you love, give it a go!
7. Sales Associate // Zara
Having a passion for fashion will get your far in this job. If you love styling as well as dealing with customers who want your advice, then apply to Zara! All you need to have is a flexible schedule, and the ability to work in a team. Working at Zara would give you insight on all of the latest trends, which every girl would just die for.
8. Math Assistants and Early Learning Assistants // KUMON
This job is great for those who are going to school to become a teacher, or if you just love kids in general. You don't need to have experience in dealing with early childhood education, but it is an asset. Helping out children who have trouble in math and reading would be such a rewarding job, and it would look awesome to put on your resume.
9. Sales Clerk // Wine Rack
If you're a #whitegirl or just a wine enthusiast in general, this job speaks to you. Talking about wine and giving people advice on wine is like a dream come true job and all you need is to be graduated from high school. You can talk about wine all day, grab a bottle yourself, and head on out to party with your friends. It's the perfect job for anyone in their 20's.
10. Sales Associate // Sport Chek
Whether you're a girl or a girl, if you love sports this job is calling your name. Sport Chek is looking for someone who is ready to compete for sales, knowledge on all sorts of different products and as a bonus you'd get discounts on all the latest gear. If you're ready to take on a competitive but fast-paced job then you're ready to work at Sport Chek!
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