As the weather turns cooler in much of the country, it’s a signal for retailers to start advertising for holiday seasonal jobs. But the hospitality field also has seasonal workers during the holidays. As families come into town or go shopping, occupancy at resorts and hotels increases. Holiday parties increase the use of meeting spaces and restaurants, too. It’s a busy time of year for everyone in the hospitality field. Here are some of the typical seasonal jobs you’ll see in the industry this time of year.
7 Best Seasonal Hospitality Jobs
When trying to earn extra cash during the holidays, many people turn to retailers. But hotels are hopping during the holidays, which makes them a good starting point to find short term gigs that bring in extra cash. For workers with customer service or restaurant experience, these hospitality jobs require valuable crossover skills that may already be on your resume:
- Serving as a temporary Call Center Agent is a great way to put your phone skills to good use while learning or honing valuable skills. The role requires you to process incoming calls and make reservations as well as communicating any guest requests to housekeeping or maintenance.
- If you’ve traveled, you will already understand the role of the Concierge, who works to assist guests with some of the local amenities, as well as checking people in when the front desk is hopping. It’s a fun role, sharing what you know about the area and generally helping travelers.
- There are great opportunities for Food and Beverage workers in hospitality. There is always more holiday traffic dining in during the season, so workers that have food service experience have an opportunity for everyone from bussers and bartenders to line prep and wait staff.
- The Front Desk Agent often is the first person you see when walking into a hotel. These polite professionals learn valuable people skills while helping register guests at a hospitality establishment.
- If you want a physically active job that keeps you moving during the winter months, a Housekeeping Attendant position may be for you. The job entails tidying up guest rooms, making beds, vacuuming, and restocking supplies.
- Did you know most hotels have a special team dedicated to Laundry? As you might imagine, hotels generate an enormous amount of laundry, so these organizations are always looking for hard-working teams ready to earn extra money during the holiday season.
- For night owls, there is the Night Audit position that is a professional role at the front desk of lodging establishments. The job typically requires checking in guests that arrive during the quiet times of the morning.
- Valet is a great role if you want to stay active and engaged. It usually requires a driver’s license and a clean driving record. Some mobility is required, as you park guest’s cars and move back and forth to retrieve them.