Getting a summer Job on Ios might sounds like a Dream come true and it is easier than you might think. The island is full of Bars, Restaurants, Hotels, and plenty of other places catering to the thousands of tourists who flock to the island daily from Mid-May till Mid-Sept.
The easiest way to find a job on the Island is to just rock up anytime in May or early June and walk around the main town of Hora and look for “Staff Wanted” signs and if they are open pop in and ask what positions are available. Typical bar positions include Bartenders, Security, Door/Cash, Floor and PR / “Kamaki” (stand outside and attract customers). Pay usually starts at around 25EUR a night for Basic Jobs and up to 50/60 EUR for more skilled positions. Be warned some establishments make you do Promotions a few hours a day down at Mylopotas Beach for Free, sound easy enough, but after a few long nights of partying it quickly becomes a pain in the ass. Keep in mind if you sign-on to work, you usually only get 1-2 days off a month if you are lucky.
If working in a bar till the wee hours of the morning doesn’t sound like your cup of tea, there are plenty of other options. Most of the restaurants will need servers, cooks, dishwashers, etc… while not as fun as working in a bar/club, the money is usually better and you often make pretty decent tips. Another option is to work in one of the many small hotels on the island, they are always looking for front desk and cleaning staff. If you speak a second language like Italian, French, Spanish, etc you cn command extra money as these places fill up with foreigners during the high season. Lastly, there are specialty jobs if you have the training. There are 2-3 dive shops on the Island that will hire you if you have your Scuba qualifications. Massage Therapy is also a good job on the island for someone with the education. If you are a musician then there are a few bars that have Live Music including Harmony, Circus and Rock-n-Roll Bar, but get to the island in early in May if you wanna gig.
As far as what you need to work on Ios, most places are pretty chill bout hiring foreigners and you usually just need a good command of the English language. A few places require that you have EU Citizenship, but most places don’t really care. There are plenty of workers from Eastern Europe, Australia, America/Canada and elsewhere so where every you are from you should have no trouble finding a few friends from you homeland.
Working in Greece sounds like a dream come true and for many it is, but bear in mind you will be working long hours for not alot of money.