Teen employment has plummeted in recent decades as students have become busier during the school year and academics have taken center stage. Fewer than a third of teens nationally work a part-time job these days, down from more than 50 percent 40 years ago.
But with the summer stretching out before them, some Sonoma teens are starting to think about not only earning some money, but also gaining some life and work experience. Plus nothing looks better on a college application, future resume or in your parents’ eyes than a kid with a purpose.
Below, the Index Tribune helps you begin your summer job search with a few places that are looking for help from current high school students or college students home for the summer, as of press time.
Who is hiring?
Amano Studios at 10 Maple St. seeks help with entry-level jewelry assembly. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 996-4620.
Angelo’s Wine Country Deli at 23400 Arnold has various positions available. Call 938-3688 or apply in person.
Basque Boulangerie is looking for summer help, particularly on weekends. Stop by in person or apply online at basqueboulangerie.com/careers.
Bolt Staffing at 955 Broadway is a clearinghouse for many open summer positions in catering and event staffing. Apply online at boltstaffing.com or email Danielle Tarani at email@example.com or call 939-2800.
Cinnamon Bear Creekside Inn at 19455 Sonoma Highway is hiring summer part-time help as well as housekeeping, kitchen work and front desk support. Email Lucy or Pam at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 935-8100
Cline Family Cellars at 24737 Arnold Drive is looking for a stock room support or runners to help out around the winery. Email Lee Sweeney at LSweeney@clinecellars.com or call 721-8659.
Crown Cleaners & Formal Wear at 568 Broadway is looking for counter help. Call Kanak Raj at 996-2626 or visit crownsonoma.com for more information.
Timothy Irish Orthodontics at 699 Fifth St. W. has a dental assistant position available. Bilingual candidates preferred. Email email@example.com or call 935-6878.
El Molino Central at 11 Central Ave. is looking to hire a cashier/barista. Text Karen Waikiki at 931-8646 for information on how to apply.
Gloria Ferrer Winery at 23555 Highway 121 is looking to hire a summer busser. Apply online at gloriaferrer.com at the careers link.
Homegrown Bagels at 201 W. Napa St. is seeking summer and weekend counter help. Call Stuart Tietelbaum at 996-0166.
Hopmonk Tavern on Broadway in Sonoma is seeking a hostess. Email PJ Clark at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 888-1823.
LaSalette Restaurant at 452 First St. W. is looking for a busser. Call Kim Azevedo at 938-1927 or email kim@lasalette restaurant.com.
The Lodge at Sonoma at 1325 Broadway has various positions available. Apply online marriott.com/careers.
Kelly-Moore Paints at 18506 Highway 12 has some positions open for candidates over 18. Call Jeremy or Randee at 935-1071 or visit joinkellymoorepaints.com.
Lucky Supermarket at 19181 Sonoma Highway is hiring for various positions. Apply online at thesavemartcompanies.com.
Marshall’s Body Shop at 13695 Arnold Drive is hiring shop hand. Ask for Tyler at 996-8155 or email email@example.com.
Mary’s Pizza Shack on the Plaza at 8 W. Spain St. is hiring. Email Mayra Martinez at firstname.lastname@example.org. Mary’s Pizza Shack at 18636 Sonoma Highway is also hiring. Email Whiting Sutter at email@example.com. Best to apply to either location at maryspizzashack.com. Mary’s Slice Shack at 14 W. Spain is also hiring for several open spots. Apply online at maryssliceshack.com.
Volunteers also needed:
For teens who are having trouble getting hired for their very first job, or are looking for less of a commitment, several organizations around town are seeking summer volunteers:
Art Escape Sonoma - Call Yessenia Anguiano at 938-5551.
Boys & Girls Clubs - Visit bgcsonoma.org/volunteer.
DiRosa Art Museum - Email Hugo Corro at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pets Lifeline - Apply at petslifeline.org/volunteer-application---junior.
Sonoma Ecology Center - Email email@example.com or 707-996-0712 ext. 107.
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art - Call Kymm Falls at 939-7862.
Transcendence Theater Company - Call Dana Beatie at 508-5020.