Jobs in Tenerife for entertainment in tourism were always around. Now, since 2009, the situation has changed somehow, except, when you are self employed on the island.
This kind of work opens doors for you when your personality is extrovert.
Of course, it helps to be self employed and to have an agent, I have been told. For example, a young fire dancer was looking for Tenerife contract work in summer 2013 and this is what they told her.
This kind of work pays bare minimum and is not as easy as it looks.
Standing or walking in more or less the same place all day long is very tiresome, even, when friends walk past for chatting.
I knew a young girl who had come straight from Matriculation in High School called 'instituto' in Tenerife and who found animation work. She was for ever practicing salsa dancing at home.
Not a real special or hard work, in her case...
Organizing games or trips requires a little more preparation time. Hotel animators are almost, always in demand in Tenerife. Even foreigners are given a chance to entertain in this work field.
I know a magician who entertains not only tourists with his art. He does it for all kind of functions. The other day his wife told me that she was in charge of organizing separate entertainment and supervision for the children of a grown up party while her husband did his magic tricks for the adults. Those are interesting jobs in Tenerife for the self employed which of course need to do their own marketing for it where they mainly rely on newspaper and radio advertisement.
Street musicians who often come from South America need a license from the Mayor's office to perform. They, certainly, cannot just choose where they want to stand play and often sell own CDs of their art. The same goes for street painters or anybody who wants to sell something in Tenerife streets which most tourists find rather amusing even when not buying at all. Working for any kind of street sale promotion pays only commission for articles sold and entertainment is often involved. A friend of mine sold magic crayons by San Telmo Esplanade. You wouldn't believe how much she had to learn to amuse people with her speech so they would buy.
I knew a lady who had such a job. For some reason she had to take private unpaid leave. Her job was, of course, not waiting for her, when she came back, two weeks later, although, she had been under contract with an operator on Tenerife for almost 20 years.
Now, she has found a new job where she speaks French to the cookies in a bakery when she takes them out of the oven earning a mere Eu 700 a month with 8 hours a day and 6 days a week for hard work.
They say that the same work in mainland Spain would pay more.
Hogar Santa Rita for work in health care for the elderly.
Employment office is in back of the old building Santa Rita Hogar
opposite Loro Park connected to big church.
Puerto de la Cruz
Basic Spanish required
Mercadona Supermarkets Tenerife have sometimes work vacancies and pay more for every language spoken I was once told there.
Mind, that some big supermarkets in Spain are said to dismiss workers before Christmas, as not to have to pay the seasonal bonus. Anyway, most only grant temporary work permits.
Meantime, don't forget later. Then, you will generally have a much lower pension from Spain than somebody who did the same job in England.
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