Tis the season to be hired
We’ve been on a quest to identify the most exciting (and somewhat peculiar) jobs available during the festive period.
Whether you’re a university student home for the holidays or looking to earn some extra cash for Christmas presents, there are plenty of opportunities out there during this time of year.
So without further ado, here are the five most Christmassy jobs we’ve found for the holiday season.
Christmas Tree Night Guard
With few secure places for overnight storage, unsold Christmas trees need to be monitored at all times, including the dark hours of the night.
Whilst sitting outside on the cold December nights might not seem like your ideal job, you’ll be earning an honest living. Plus, it’s only for a month. Not to mention the perk of the job is best pick of the Christmas trees.
With all those Christmas wish lists, the festive period can be a busy time for toymakers. And with the right mix of creativity, passion and marketing, toy making can be an extremely lucrative career.
In order to be a toy maker, you must be innovative and driven to succeed. Mechanical skills are a large part of toy design and you will need to obtain the necessary training if you’re serious about pursuing this career.
It’s Christmas all year round if you chose to become a reindeer herder. On a day-to-day basis, you will be checking the reindeer are safe, happy and well fed. And because you all live and work together to help look after the deer, it becomes more of a way of life than a job.
So how do you train to be a reindeer herder? You’ll need to be a tough cookie if you want to herd reindeer. You’ll be living, working and surviving in some of the coldest inhabited places in the world and you’ll need to be prepared to pull up your sleeves and get stuck in.
If you want to work as Santa Claus this Christmas, the trick is that you must look and act the part. But don’t worry if you don’t fit the ‘jolly, fat, white man’ stereotype, many places now hire Santas of different races and weights to fit a more diverse picture of Santa Claus. And if you’re female, there’s no reason why you can’t find work as Mrs Claus.
Check out your local shopping centres and stores for opportunities to work as Santa. It’s worth enquiring at private parties as well. If Santa is out of your league, you could always consider elf positions.
Christmas Tree Farmer
Understanding the care required for Christmas trees, as well as marketing techniques and the market are all essential to working on a Christmas Tree Farm. An awareness of environmental issues is also key.
Christmas Tree Farmers are, after all, farmers. So if you’re considering getting into this line of work, you want to connect with people in the agricultural industry. Alternatively, you need to own a lot of healthy land in a good area.
Have you held any unusual Christmas-type jobs? What do you think is the best seasonal job? Share your comments below.