Work and Travel in Saint Petersburg
WORK IN SAINT PETERSBURG ALL YEAR ROUND
In general, it is very hard to find a job in Saint Petersburg not only for foreigners but for locals as well.
Though being a foreign language native speaker you have some advantages as you can work for language centres, or in hostels/hotels as a receptionist, or in a restaurants with required language skills. If you're a professional in field connected with cooking you'll be welcome in Saint Petersburg's fancy restaurants. Russian language skills will be desirable. It is always better to learn some rudiment Russian when going here.
Saint Petrsburg welcomes artists of all kinds, especially if you are practiced in some national arts. You can try to find job in entertainments or do master classes or short courses for locals. Russian is not required. Many people know basics of English. Interpreter is not a trouble too. Also you can play in cinema. Really. LenFilm Studio often searches interesting types of actors, including foreigners.
SEASONAL WORK IN SAINT PETERSBURG
What kinds of work are available in the spring time in Saint Petersburg. Remember to keep work that is all year round in the section above and not mention it again here.
Work that is needed by hosts in the summer in Saint Petersburg
Qualified and Enthusiastic language Teachers Needed in St. Petersburg, there's more than meets the eye -- it's a city of endless opportunities that will suit any ESL teacher. The city has it all -- teaching in private or public schools, teaching business English, and even freelancing.
Skiing in Saint Petersburg - does it exist? Are there plenty of opportunities for people to get work in Saint Petersburg in the winter? What kind of skills are needed at this time of year? Please update this section and let fellow travellers know what you have learnt if you have worked in Saint Petersburg in the winter or if you are a Host and live here and can share your knowledge.
ATTITUDE TO FOREIGNERS WORKING IN SAINT PETERSBURG
The attitude towards the foreigners differs based on the person's background. But as Saint-Petersburg is the second most popular tourism destination in Russia - people are rather friendly or at least neutral. The attitude towards working Westerners is something between polite amusement and deep respect. The attitude towards people from the East can sometimes be negative.