2. Disney "Cast Member"
The nitty-gritty: Positions are available throughout Disney's resorts and theme parks in Florida and California. Seasonal openings include loading and unloading passengers from rides, doling out costumes at wardrobe facilities across the parks, staffing gift shops and concessions stands, and even portraying costumed characters. (The latter positions require auditions, and you must be willing and able to spend time on your feet signing autographs and posing for photos.) There are also openings for airport representatives who greet guests at arrival and usher them to waiting shuttles.
The hours: Part-time roles typically require a minimum of two to three days of full availability per week. Applicants who prefer weekends off or early shifts only may find opportunities limited.
Median pay range: From $7.45 to $10.55 an hour.
Qualifications: Varies by category. Check the Walt Disney World website for job openings in Florida; for California see Disneyland's website. Prerequisite: Believe in magic.