In France, international students with a VLS-TS student visa can work part-time, for up to 20 hours a week, and 964 hours per year (Source). Keep reading to find out how you can get a student part-time job in Paris and how much you can earn, even if you don’t speak French!

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Being a babysitter is one of the easiest part-time job to find for students. Indeed, many French parents are actively looking for nannies that speak a foreign language so that they can teach it to their kids. 

If you have experience in teaching or tutoring, you can also try to look for tutoring jobs : they’re harder to find, but they pay more.

What do you need to get a babysitting/tutoring job in Paris?

In general, to be a babysitter or a tutor, you need to : 

  • Be at least 18,
  • For babysitting jobs : have previous experience with children (formal or informal, it’s okay if you never have worked as a babysitter before, even watching over your siblings can count! )
  • For tutoring jobs : have previous experience with teaching
  • Be an EU citizen or have a VLS-TS visa
  • Stay in France for a least 3 months. 

How much can you earn as a babysitter/tutor in Paris?

On average, you’ll earn from to 11.5€ to 14€ an hour being a babysitter and 16€ to 24€ an hour for teaching. The salary varies according to the number of children, location, number of hours and the language spoken. The rarer the language (Russian, Swedish, etc.), the better paid you’ll be.

Where can you find a babysitting or a tutoring job in Paris?

There are several ways you can find a babysitting or a tutoring job  : 

1) Apply directly to an agency.  If you don’t speak French very well, these are your best bets as they don’t require you to know how to speak French. Several agencies have babysitting and tutoring positions available throughout the year : 

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2) Look for babysitting/ tutoring job listings. As a rule of thumb, if the job listing is in English, you probably don’t need to have a good level of French. However, if the job posting is in French, you need to be able to at least speak fluently (B2/C1 level).

3) Create a profile on specialized job boards. On those sites, you create a profile for free, and then parents will contact you.

For babysitting: 

For tutoring: 

4) Go the old-fashioned way and just post physical ads in universities, high schools, local shops…  

Tourism jobs

Tourism jobs are the perfect summer job for English speaking students. Even if the majority of those jobs take place in summer, some companies have job offers throughout the year. For students, the most common jobs are either tour guides, museum or event hostess.

What do you need to get a part-time tourism student job?

You need to: 

  • Be at least 18
  • Be an EU citizen or have a VLS-TS visa
  • Have a French bank account
  • Be registered to the French Social Security (Sécurité Sociale)
  • Have a basic level of French (spoken)
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How much can you earn doing a part-time tourism student job?

The salary depends on the company, the number of hours worked, and many other factors. You can be guaranteed to earn at least 8,03€ per hour after-tax, as it is the minimum wage in France.

Where can you find part-time tourism student jobs?

For tour guides jobs event hostess job, go on job boards and look for job listings with “guide touristique paris” “tour guide paris”, “guide étudiant paris” or “hôte/hôtesse d’accueil paris” in the title: 

As for museum guard jobs, you’ll need to send a resume and a cover letter directly to the museums. Your applications should highlight the fact that you speak English and/ or another language. Studying art or history is a plus, but it’s not required.  

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Temp work

Doing temp work is a great way to find a weekend part-time job in Paris. In general, temp work companies offer : 

  • Logistic jobs 
  • Retail jobs 
  • Data entry jobs
  • Customer support jobs
  • Street marketing jobs

What do you need to get temp work as a foreign student ?

To be able to get temp work, you need to : 

  • Be at least 18
  • Be an EU citizen or have a VLS-TS visa
  • Have a French bank account
  • Be registered to the French Social Security (Sécurité Sociale) 
  • Have an intermediate/advanced level of French, especially for customer facing jobs.

How much can you earn doing temp work ?

On average, you’ll earn minimum wage : 8,03€ per hour after tax. However, some gigs might have offer a higher wage.

Where can you find temp work ?

Several sites and apps provide temp work for students : 

  • Side (To have access to the job offers, you need to create your profile on the app first)
  • Manpower (Type in “étudiant” in the search bar to find suitable job offers. To apply for the job, you’ll then need to call the number included in the job posting)
  • Adecco (Type in “étudiant” in the search bar to find suitable job offers. To apply for the job, you’ll then need to fill an online form)
  • Student Job
  • L’Etudiant

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