I've previously mentioned the fact that grad school is kicking my bank account's ass and I'm looking for part-time work to lower my stress levels. I did see Stephan's post about paleo jobs but that thread seems to be more focused on full-time careers.
I'd love to find work as a butcher or a farmhand to get a better understanding of where my food is coming from but I wouldn't know the first thing about getting such a position. I'm sure there are also a lot of other opportunities related to the paleo lifestyle as well, I'm just having trouble brainstorming and figuring out how to get my foot in the door.
Not sure if this question is paleo enough but I just wanted to see if anyone had any experience or suggestions on getting part-time "paleo work."
When I was a teenager I worked at small town grocery store. I worked in produce and then "transferred" over to the meat department. They had an in house butcher. By transferred I mean after I was done with getting the produce out I would go over and ask the butcher if he wanted some help. After a while he decided that he "needed" the extra help and then that is were I worked.
If you want to work on a farm. Just drive up to a farm and ask if they need any help with daily stuff.
Does your university have a "hire our students" type website linked to the career center? Our career center lets you upload a resume (or 2 or 3) and other personal info to a "hire" site that in turn lists all of the open part-time jobs and internships on campus, plus a lot more in the community and around the state/country. It's how most students on my campus find part-time jobs and internships and where most employers in the area post to find student workers. These include many "Paleo-themed" jobs at natural food stores, community agriculture, meat labs on campus etc. Many universities have similar services in their career centers, and the jobs you apply for don't have to be related to your eventual career interests. I've both hired others students to work for me (biological field assistants and nannies to take care of my kids) and applied for student jobs this way.