How to Become a Teen Concession Stand Worker

What Does a Teenage Concession Stand Worker do? 

As a concession stand worker, you will run a stand at various events, such as fairs and carnivals, where you mainly sell food and drinks to spectators. Other minor responsibilities include monitoring the cash drawer to ensure there is adequate change available and cleaning up the concession stand. If you want to be hired as a concession stand worker, you will need to be in good physical shape, since you will need to stand for long periods of time at your stand and need to lift large packages of items that you will be selling.  You’ll spend a lot of time talking and greeting customers, and bringing a good customer service experience. It’s helpful if you’re an outgoing, extroverted person as you will need to chat with many people every day.

How Much Does a Teenage Concession Stand Worker Get Paid?

As a concession stand worker, you can expect to earn somewhere between $10-$20 per hour.  Concession stand workers are mainly part-time, and for very short durations as your stand will only be up for the duration of the fair. This can be a benefit or a problem, depending on if you are seeking a long-time job or a short-time job.  You may have some competition being hired as a concession stand worker, as there are many teens like you who are interested in this job. There is a limited potential to how much you can earn, and unlike other jobs, experience in this sector will not significantly raise your salary every year.

How Can I Get Started as a Teenage Concession Stand Worker?

  1. Make sure that you speak to your parent(s) before trying to become a teen concession stand worker.  Doing so we’ll ensure your safety and they’ll likely be able to help you in your efforts.
  2. Before you become a concession stand worker, you need to write a solid resume. There are many teenagers looking to become a concession stand worker, as it doesn’t require much experience and it is a simple, easy-going job. You need to stand out from all the other teenagers. To do this you need a good resume. Write about how you are perfect for the job by talking about your skills that match up with the needed skills to be a concession stand worker. Are you good at lifting heavy objects? Then write about that, since you need to lift a lot of packages as a concession stand worker. That’s just an example of a skill that you can write about on your resume.
  3. Join an online job finding website such as Indeed. There are many websites out there that connect employers and employees of all caliber. See which website fits you and create a sound profile there. Your profile will matter a lot, as it will be the first impression of the employer. Once you create a good profile, fill in all of your contact information so your employer can contact you.
  4. Apply to concession stand worker jobs. Search for all the concession stand worker jobs and apply to them, one-by-one. Tell them about yourself and your skills, and share your perfect resume with them. If they don’t accept your offer, don’t get discouraged. Eventually, you will definitely get a concession stand worker job, and you can move on to the next step.
  5. Contact your employer and start discussing job details. Be confident in your communication and start to work out when and where you will be, and all the details you wish to know. If the job wasn’t what you we’re looking for, no worries and go back and keep applying.
  6. Congrats, you’re officially a teenage concession stand worker. It will seem hard at first, but if you stick to it, you’ll make a good amount of money over the summer without impacting your education at all. This is a great part time job to have and those who keep working as a concession stand worker will stand out and have a great career.

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REQUIRED RESOURCES

  • Craigslist.org:  A site where you can search for local concession stand opportunities.  There is no guarantee that you'll find them here, but it's a good place to start if you aren't having luck.