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Out of work? This week's most intriguing job offers

By / July 30, 2009



Just now starting your summer job search? It’s not too late — here are some of the best offers popping this week.

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Each week Monitor staffers comb the job listings in search of interesting places to work. The most intriguing jobs we found this week are in Sevierville, Tenn.; Columbia, S.C.; Salem, Utah; Fairfield, Calif.; Los Angeles; Daytona Beach, Fla.; San Diego, Calif.; Houston; Wells, Maine; Kings Island, Ohio; and Leavenworth, Kan.

Got a sweet tooth? You could make a career out of jelly beans.

1. Dollywood photographer
Employer: Event Imaging Solutions
Wages/salary: $8.50 an hour, plus up to $2 an hour in commission
Details: Take, process, and sell high-quality photos to guests. (For more information click here.)
Location: Sevierville, Tenn., (pop. 16,846; median family income $37,972) is minutes from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, which is the only major national park that is free to enter.

2. Candy/coffee specialist
Employer: The Fresh Market
Wages/salary: Not listed
Details: Educate customers about the Fresh Market’s wide variety of candy and coffee. (For more information click here.)
Location: Columbia, S.C., (pop. 116,278; median family income $39,589) has the Army’s largest training base — Fort Jackson.

3. Sheepherder
Employer: Not listed
Wages/salary: $750 a month
Details: Moves flock about area assigned for grazing; prevent animals from wandering or becoming lost. On call 24 hours. (For more information click here.)
Location: Salem, Utah, (pop. 4,372; median family income $57,557) was called “Summer Spring” by its original Native American inhabitants, since springs bubbled through the sandy soil even in summer.

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