Of a crafty sort. . .
Ok, so here's whats up. Now is the time of year that college students should start looking for the ideal summer job. With this in mind I need a bit of help brainstorming locations for my "Perfect Summer Job". I figured that since you all are spread across the country you might be able to come up with a few more ideas than I can.
1- As I think I've mentioned before I am a crafts student. I would love to be able to find a job somewhere where I'd be able to work on my skills and learn new ones while getting my feet wet working in teh craft industry. So far I have one (In my opinion) marketable skill and the beginnings of a second. The developed skill I have is wire-working/jewelry making. I've been doing this for years now (7 I think).
The developing skill is glassblowing. I am currently taking Intro to Glass working, which includes blowing (I can't help but chuckle a little when my instructor is explaining the methods and equipment used in glass blowing *tee-hee*) casting and kiln-form glass. As of right this second I am just just starting to learn this skill but would love to find a job during the summer so I can keep on top of what I've learned so I don't forget about it (I'm considering taking the more advanced glass working classes as well).
What I'm getting at with this first bit is- do any of you folks know of a place that would hire in craftsfolk for a summer gig? I'm thinking of something along the lines of Cedar Point or other various amusement/historical park deals but really don't know of many other than Cedar Point (but I don't think they'd have me back- but that's another story). Any suggestions for this would be greatly welcomed.
2- I cook. I've been cooking for roughly three years and would love to take this skill on the road. What I would like to do would be to get a full time summer job cooking out-of-state(Ohio) so I can do a bit of traveling and continue to gain cooking experience as I am planing on this skill to be my bread and butter once I'm out of college.
I've already applied to, and heard back from Sequoia Nat'l Park (which reminds me I should probably call them back soon. What's the time difference between Ohio and the west coast?) but would like to expand my options so once again if anyone knows of any place that is hiring cooks (or servers- I'd like to learn this particular part of food service as well) for a summer please let me know. Thanks much in advance ^-^