Summer Jobs – How to Actually Get Work in Spain for the Summer of 2020

The idea of finding a summer job in Spain sounds wonderful doesn’t it?

Many people love the idea of coming over to Spain just for the holiday season and living in Spain for the summer while working to pay their way.

Most will be students looking for summer work abroad to give them a combination of earning money over the summer before they go back to study in September, while also feeling like they are on holiday.

You may also be a traveller looking to stop over in Spain and you want to get a summer job to pay for your travelling costs.

The truth is that there are many summer jobs to be had in Spain in the summer due to the tourist industry.

Spain is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world and so there is a real need for short-term workers just for the summer months of June, July, August and to a lesser degree September.

If you are searching for summer jobs in Spain the most obvious one is to look for is summer bar work and summer bar jobs in the most popular Spanish tourist spots. These include the big cities of Madrid and Barcelona.

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The Costa del Sol is the most popular coast for tourism and good places to search for summer jobs on the Costa del Sol would be the resorts of Marbella, Malaga, Mijas, Benalmadena, Torremolinos and Fuengirola. After those we suggest the Costa Blanca coast, the best places for summer work would be Benidorm, Alicante, Calpe, La Manga, Murcia and Torrevieja.

job-spain-graphicThe Costa Brava has a couple of lively resorts which are Lloret de Mar and Tossa de Mar where many British and English speaking people find bar work for the summer season.

The Spanish islands are also popular for example Ibiza, Lanzarote, Majorca (Mallorca), Canary Islands, Menorca and Tenerife.

Another option for finding summer work in Spain is to work as a waiter or waitress in a restaurant or as a chef. Another popular option is to find a summer job in a hotel in Spain or work as a tour rep looking after the tourists. These jobs may also have accommodation included.

How Much Can I Earn Over The Summer?

Expect wages in Spain to be low as employers take advantage of the fact that Spain is a desirable place to be spending your summer. If you are lucky lodging and accommodation will be included with your summer job. Wages are likely to be approximately €5 an hour. Many jobs and work in Spain will be part-time not full-time

Clearly working in Spain for the summer is all about the experience of a lifetime, not earning money. Also you are in competition with workers from Eastern Europe and Morocco.

Where Can I Find a Summer Job for 2020?

Unfortunately most summer vacancies in Spain will not be advertised and so you really need to travel about in Spain and ask locally – especially in the bars and restaurants. When looking for a summer job in Spain your best bet is to arrive as early as possible before the tourist season to secure your summer job before others do.

If you are looking to teach English in Spain as a summer job then you should look to contact Spanish language schools who may well be able to offer you a job before you travel.

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  1. Natasha McNamee says

    Hi there, I’m looking for a job beginning June 21st 2020.
    I have lots of experience in bar work, waitressing, hosting karaoke and performing. I would love the opportunity to work in this location. If you are aware of any jobs please email me on

  2. Hello,
    We are looking for a couple or two friends to help out in a rural B&B 40 minutes from Barcelona, 15 minute drive from the beach.
    General duties include cleaning, food service, kitchen help and guest liaison.
    We are in a rural location so own transport or an interest in walking/cycling is beneficial. If you love nature then it is perfect, if you prefer to be in a party atmosphere then we are probaby not for you.
    We offer one full day off a week, accomodation (double ensuite room) and food is included.
    For more information contact us at

  3. Hello. My name is Jack and I’m 34 years old. I’m a makeupartist since 10 years. Worked in middle east in TV stations, fashion shows and also bridal makeup. I’m in Madrid now taking makeup courses and would like to practice my Spanish while working as a makeup artist or assistant at any hair salon. I speak English, French, Arabic, Armenian and also Spanish.To me it’s more about the new experience and learning. I have already NIE and place to stay in Madrid. For any inquiries please don’t hesitate to keep in touch

  4. Hi,

    I’m British but currently live in Cartagena, Murcia. I work as an English teacher here but I’m looking to broaden my horizons and explore new opportunities.

    I would be very interested in work in the region of Murcia that allows me to develop my skills, particularly my Spanish abilities. I speak Spanish fairly well but would love to increase it to upper-intermediate level or above.

    For my part, I can offer you an employee who’s hardworking, organised, has experience living and working in a foreign country and is already set up with an ID number, social security, etc.

    Please don’t hesitate to reply if you’re interested me.

  5. Anya Harvey says

    Hi! My name is Anya and I am an 18 year old student studying English Literature. I speak Spanish to a good level and I am looking to live in Spain over the summer (August-September 2019) to improve my Spanish skills. Preferably, I would like to find some bar or restaurant work so I can speak Spanish as much as possible. I have experience working in a cafe as well as a supermarket and as a receptionist. I am confident, friendly and outgoing, and although I am not fussy about the location, living in a city would be preferable! Please feel free to reply if you have any relevant vacancies.

  6. Shaun ireland says

    Ive been In the construction industry for roughly 12 years, mostly groundwork’s and driving the dumper . Ive also done a lot of steelfixing . Would be a great opportunity for me to go and start a new life over there as im a single man. And pick up the spanish and integrate into the community.


  7. Goborova Natalia says

    Hello. My name is Natalia and I’m 45 years old. I’m a fashion boutique owner since 20 years. Worked with costumers from different nationalities and ethnics. I’m moving to Alicante from my current country in July 2018 and I would like to learn Spanish while working as a sale assistant at any fashion store. I speak English,very good Italian and my mother tongue is Russian. To me it’s more about the new experience and learning. I have already NIE and place to stay,don’t need visa as I’m Italian citizen. Thank you

    • Selina Berisha says

      Hi Natalia,

      My name is Selina, I just saw your advert online. I was wondering if you are still looking for flexible part time work in Spain? I am looking to hire a personal assistant that can offer me errand running services? Duties will include shopping, occasional trips to the bank. Pick up and drop off of documents to Post office etc.

      Job Type: Part Time
      Work Schedule: 20-30 hours per week
      Salary: €20 per hour

      The hours are flexible and can accommodate current work & class schedule. You are not required to own a car, you may run errands using public transportation. Transportation expenses will be compensated.

      For more information, reply to

      Hope to hear from you soon!

      Thank you!

      Selina Berisha

  8. Hi.
    My name is Sinéad and I am a 19 year old University student from Ireland. I am currently studying languages in university including Spanish and German. I am looking for work In spain for the summer of 2018 as I a hoping to improve my Spanish speaking ability. I am fluent in English and have lived in Spain previously as well as Germany. I have relevant bar experience and have also worked in retail. I am a friendly and helpful person with experience working with every age group. If you are I refreshed please contact me at and I’ll get back you as soon as possible! Thank you!

  9. Mary Baker says

    Hey! My name is Mary and I’m an 18 year old student. This summer (end of July-early September) I am looking to travel somewhere in Spain or the Islands to also find work as a waitress. I’m extremely friendly and bubbly as well as hard working. I speak no Spanish but I am fluent in English. Please, if you are interested, email me at and I will get back to you as soon as possible! Thank you.

  10. Ciara Greene says

    Hey! My name is Ciara and I’m a 19 year old student from Ireland and I’m looking to spend July and August and early September if needed working in Spain with a friend. I’m not fussy about location. I have 2+ years experience with bar work and I have customer service experience. I’m confident, punctual and outgoing. ideally I’d like to have work and accommodation sorted before I go. feel free to contact me on if you have any relevant positions for two hard workers 🙂

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