The Romanian job market can offer opportunities for working during the summer, though not as many as in other countries. The seasonal job market includes positions in the tourism industry, pubs, cafes and terraces, but also internship opportunities at the country's top employers.
Seasonal jobs are a rather recent phenomenon in the Romanian job market. However, the practice has become more common during the last few years. While Romania does not have a particularly flourishing tourism industry, hotels and restaurants do witness an upsurge in their activity during the summertime, hence the need for temporary workforce. Other sectors where summer jobs are in high demand are secretarial and office work, organization of events and leaflet distribution.
Teaching English is an option, especially if you are a native speaker. Keep in mind that a TEFL qualification will most likely be needed, as well as a college degree.
You may contact the schools directly to see if there are any openings.
You may also try giving private classes, as the time availability of students is greater during the summer holiday period. Private classes pay more than schools, but it is more difficult to secure a portfolio of students that is sufficient to sustain yourself. You can offer your services in the classified's section of major newspapers (see above), but the best way to obtain new students is by personal recommendations of friends and acquaintances.
Job seekers can also visit the European job mobility portal EURES. It includes a variety of information about job openings in the EU countries, as well as about the living and working conditions and the possibility to post your CV online.
Another resource on summer jobs are expat forums such as the Romania forum on EasyExpat.
Also check the job advertisements in the newspapers that have a classified's section.
Although many summer jobs are done without a contract being signed, please note that this is not in accordance with Romanian law. Bigger organizations usually require you to sign a contract regardless of the duration of the employment. Fixed-period contracts are no different from standard ones, and must contain all information required by regular contracts.
As Romania is part of the EU, a work permit is not required for citizens of the EU, EEA and Switzerland.
For other countries, a visa is required in order to work in Romania. All the visa requests are administered by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Refer to the section "Passport and visas" for further information.
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