I am sure that you often hear many people suggesting teenagers age 15 to work as a babysitter, lawn mower or paper router. All of them are true but they are still too general and often teenagers do not understand the next steps which should be taken after reading the advice or similar answer like that. I will tell you kinds of part time jobs for 15 year olds teenagers and how to get one. If we group by categories of work places, part time jobs for 15 year olds teenagers are as follows.
Part Time Jobs for 15 Year Olds at Amusement park
You can find part time jobs for 15 year olds in most amusement parks such as Six Flags and Dorney Park. They usually have job openings in the summer and other seasonal holidays. You can apply for Admission Host/Hostess (operate computerized season pass systems), food services host/hostess (cashiers) or game host/hostess (Promote games to Guests and explain rules and procedures). Those jobs do not require you high GPA, but good social skill and excellent customer service.
Part Time Jobs for 15 Year Olds at Restaurant
Part time jobs for 15 year olds at casual dining restaurants such as Boston Market or Culver's are not that many compared than at fast food restaurants such as McDonald's or Chick-fil-A, Tim Hortons, A&W and Wendy's. Generally you can apply for crew or team member position. Even though many teenagers said that they did not get a good pay, they could still add the working experience they got in their resumes and this might help them when looking for new jobs in the future.
Part Time Jobs for 15 Year Olds at Ice Cream Parlor
Most ice cream parlors such as Ben Jerry's, Baskin Robbins, or Bruster's hire 15 year old teenagers, depending on its franchisee and location of course. Working at ice cream parlor is pretty safe than at casual dining restaurant because there is no kitchen inside the work place (some state labor laws prohibit teenagers working in a work place near the kitchen area).
Part Time Jobs for 15 Year Olds at Retail Stores
Some retail stores that hiring 15 year old teenagers are Publix and Dairy Queen. The other retail stores commonly hire at 16. At retail stores, you can work as front service clerk (bagger), cashier or floral clerk. However, not all of these retail stores hire minors due to the positions and shifts available at each location. It also depends on each franchisee employment policy.
Part Time Jobs for 15 Year Olds at Supermarkets
Reasor's, Wal-Mart, Winn-Dixie, Kroger and Boston Market are some supermarkets that may hire 15 year old teenagers. Most of the supermarkets can be found near your house as well and that is a good thing because distance is one of the considerations for the employers to hire you. In a smaller town you might not find supermarkets as many as in metropolis; you'd better look around your neighborhood.
Some other work places that may post jobs for 15 year olds are movie theatre and resorts (Cinemark hires at 16 though). If you are a good swimmer, then you can also apply as swimming instructor for younger children as well. Now you can buy your local newspaper, find job ads column and start to send application (send it directly to the employer will save your money rather than send by post mail).