Non desk-bound jobs in Singapore
For those who have decided not to take on the full-time job route because you simply can’t stand sitting in the office for 8 hours straight, you’ll understand the struggle of not having a fixed income. Because your working hours are flexible, all the more you can take up more part-time jobs to supplement your existing income.
FastJobs offers a range of contract and part-time jobs that pay as high as $1,800! Check out 10 part-time jobs to call dibs on for when you’ve got some free time on your hands and could use some extra cash:
1. Freelance Band Facilitator (from $15/hour)
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Apart from teaching people with no musical background how to play basic musical instruments as a Freelance Band Facilitator, you’ll be hosting music-oriented team building activities too, which is why it’s important for band facilitators to always be full of energy and patient at the same time.
Before you apply, do note that you’ll have to undergo an audition. If you’re shortlisted, you’ll receive an 8-hour preliminary training, where they’ll teach you how to play a total of 6 musical instrument roles for 3 songs before you’re good to go.
2. Photography Associate (up to $1,800/month)
You’ll learn to take pro-quality pictures like this!
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Outgoing folks with a passion for photography, being a Photography Associate at Digiphoto Entertainment Imaging is for you. From meeting people from all over the world, to ushering them to have their photos taken; this opportunity lets you learn new photography skills for free - so having zero experience in photography should be the least of your worries.
You’ll be working at tourist attractions like the Singapore Zoo, Adventure Cove Waterpark and even Marina Bay Sands. Plus, this job comes with medical benefits and your transportation fees will be covered as well.
3. Online Survey Respondent (up to $200/survey)
Earn cash and vouchers when you complete surveys on Panel Place
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We all die a little inside whenever we see someone approaching us with a clipboard at MRT stations because that can only mean one thing: SURVEYS.
But unlike all the other surveys, signing up as an Online Survey Respondent with Panel Place gets you rewarded with shopping vouchers and actual cash. In case you might be wondering if this is a scam, you can take comfort in knowing that this site only gets reputable companies, like YouGov and Toluna, to take part in these surveys.
4. Personal Shopper (up to $15/hour)
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When you're a Personal Shopper for Honestbee, you'll be remunerated for loading up a shopping cart and choosing only the finest products for customers. The great thing about this job is that you’ll have an option to choose from any 3-hour time slots between 9am - 9pm!
And here's another major plus point: you'll get to save on transport too as you can choose from multiple supermarkets depending on where you live - say goodbye to long rides to work!
5. Coffee Barista (from $1,700/month)
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Mayson Bakery is notable for their freshly baked pastries and local coffee. Try your hand at being a Coffee Barista here and not only will you be learning how to brew an authentic cuppa joe, but you’ll learn how to make a decent cup of teh as well. Who knows, you might just leave the place as a skilled teh tarik maker like those uncles in coffee shops.
6. Dog Cafe Team Member ($7/hour)
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Meeting new people while being surrounded by a bunch of doggos at We Are The Furballs sounds like quite the dream job especially when you’re obsessed with these furry lil friends. Apart from manning Singapore’s first dog-petting cafe, you’ll be tasked with taking care of all the dogs’ welfare too - so before you apply, make sure you’re okay with having to clean up after the pups!
Note: Applicants will need to be proficient in both English and Mandarin
7. Hotel Bellman (from $8/hour)
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Here’s one for all the social butterflies out there: if you love meeting new people and strive to look well put together on the daily, then perhaps being a Bellman at Shangri-La Hotel might just be the job for you.
You’ll be attending to guests’ needs by assisting them in carrying their luggage and delivering all mails to their respective rooms, which is why having a chirpy personality and being physically fit are essential for this job.
Although looking polished is one of the most important aspects of this job, stressing over your outfit for work should be the least of your worries as uniforms will be provided. Daily meals will be provided as well.
Note: Once you’re shortlisted, you’re required to follow the hotel’s grooming and uniform guidelines.
8. Mystery Shopper (up to $220/project)
If you’re known to be the observant one amongst your friends and you’re excellent at keeping things under wraps, you might wanna consider taking up a job as a Mystery Shopper in your spare time.
The job scope entails conducting shop visits and evaluating a client’s products and services - so you’re essentially getting paid to shop. How much you earn really depends on the project you’re being assigned to. If you’re lucky and you conduct yourself well, you might just draw a salary of $220/project.
9. Banquet Server (from $12/hour)
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Many of us would have at least had some experience working part-time in the F&B industry just to occupy ourselves during the holidays. That being said, not all of us have a way of remembering and fulfilling all customers’ orders - which is why serving at banquets might be a better alternative for those who can relate.
Aside from serving food, being a Banquet Server will get you involved in setting the tables and utensils before guests arrive as well.
Here’s an added bonus: you can get your friends to work with you. And when they’ve clocked in a total of 30 hours in 2 weeks, you’ll receive a $20 referral bonus!
10. Freelance Outdoor Camp Instructor (from $180/project)
A mystery shopping project starts with an email invitation to fill in a brief screening questionnaire. This is to check whether you are part of a typical customer group of the company to be tested – you don't want to stand out by looking out of place in the shop!
If you are suitable for the project and are assigned to the job, you will get a full briefing. This will usually include written documentation and an interview with the project managers. That way, both parties can be sure that everything has been understood and you can happily proceed to the assignment. But be careful: on location, nobody must notice that you are a test customer!
When you have completed the assignment, you fill in a questionnaire about your experience on a tablet PC or at home. You will know the questions in advance so you will be able to make sure during the assignment that you can answer all the questions.
By the way, you rarely buy anything on test-buying assignments. It is frequently just the quality of the advice that is tested. If you have to buy something, for example to test the payment procedures, you will be told exactly in advance how to cancel the transaction or get a refund. Please avoid businesses which you do not find transparent and which require payment in advance right from the start.
In other words, just stay an OPINION HERO! Tell companies what you think about their services. That way, you have the best opportunity to change something for the better.