The Best Jobs Working With ~The Youth~

The Best Jobs Working With ~The Youth~

Chances are at some point in your working life you’ve had jobs with children. Whether it was volunteering, babysitting for the neighbors or watching your siblings, working with young tiny humans is sort of a rite of passage into the working world that equips you with the skills to handle any real-world problem.

Jobs with children also offer skills applicable to any industry, including the patience of a saint, a different (perhaps less jaded) perspective on life and the ability to explain things extremely well. These jobs with children are all about working with youth and inspiring the next generation. Check ’em out.

Youth Organizer, Safe & Sound

This non-profit is on a mission to improve one of the countries most at-risk communities. Here you’ll be working with youth to encourage community involvement and work with youth to help them become change makers in their own communities while being a part of an initiative to build a safer society and mend community-police relationships.

Community Youth Worker, City of Vancouver

If community development is of interest, then this role is a great opportunity to plan programs that will provide opportunities for young kids to learn more about leadership and promote diversity. A valid driver’s license and at least two years experience working with youth is required for this Vancouver-based role.

Social Media Assistant, Nickelodeon

If you loved the Rugrats and made sure to catch episodes of Spongebob then this job is for you.  The shows that shaped our childhood were a part of Nickelodeon and the Australia team is looking for a social media savvy assistant to help with social strategy for their kids-first programming. More kids than ever are on social media and here is a chance to directly impact the way they’re interacting with their favorite kid-friendly content in this Sydney-based role.

Summer Camp Nurse, Skyland Camp for Girls

This overnight camp for girls brings together youth between the ages of six to 15 to experience hiking, archery, horseback riding and other outdoor activities. It’s the perfect place to have a nurse on staff. Here you’ll be responsible for helping campers with any minor emergencies and enforce emergency procedures to keep the campers safe. Experience as a registered nurse and a willingness to live on camp grounds for the summer is required for this Asheville- North Carolina-based gig.

Pediatric Dentist, Innovative Pediatric Dentistry

Baby teeth need love too! As a pediatric dentist you’ll teach little ones how to care for their teeth in a bright and kid-friendly office. Proper accreditation and an upbeat attitude is required for this family-friendly Naperville, IL–based role.

Stylist, Pigtails & Crewcuts

Have you ever cut someone’s hair while they sit in a private jet? Totally possible, in this kid-cuts salon that offers services to children while seated in a transportation shaped vehicles of their choice. The franchise requires a valid cosmetology license and an energetic personality to join their team.  If you love kids and want to combine caring for little ones with your career in the beauty biz this VA-based role is for you.

Bookseller, Children’s Specialist

If you still enjoy a good Dr. Seuss read then stop everything for this. This small neighborhood bookstore is looking for a bookseller who loves children’s books and wants to share them with local families and kids. Previous work with children in an educational setting is helpful for this San Francisco-based role.

Jr. Photographer, Fabkids

Here’s another San Francisco-based gig for a new photographer learning the ropes. As a junior photographer for this kids fashion brand you’ll work with little ones in front of the camera and participate in all aspects of photography from casting to edits. At least one year of ecommerce photography experience is required for this role.

MN Children’s Museum All Play Development, VISTA Americorps

This museum is dedicated to sparking interest and fostering learning through play—even better is that it recognizes the disparities of children in low income households and encourages access, so children of all backgrounds have opportunities to play and practice skills. Here’s a chance to join Americorps as a part time role and partner with the Museum to create more programming for more kids. This part time role is based in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Organized Play Associate – Event Coordinator, The Pokemon Company International

Here’s a chance to join one of the most popular children’s entertainment properties in the world! As an event coordinator you’ll be responsible for setting up worldwide tournaments for Pokemon enthusiasts. Existing knowledge of the Pokemon brand is a plus for this Bellevue, WA-based role.

Kids Coach, The Edge Fitness Clubs

Here’s a chance to make fitness fun for kids. You’ll lead fitness classes, plan fitness games and teach correct body movements to kids 12 and under. If you have experience with youth programming and exercise science this Norwalk, CT based role is for you.