Teens--Beware of “Modeling” & “Party Hostess” Job Scams

Too many teens are being lured into so-called modeling jobs which are just scams. They tell you, “You’ve Got the Look”, then give you a high-pressure sales pitch for modeling or acting classes, or for “screen tests” or “photo shoots” that can cost hundreds to thousands of dollars. Be suspicious if a company requires an up-front fee to serve as your agent. Bogus model or talent scouts are just after your money—or worse. Beware of bogus “party hostess” jobs. They may offer you money just to lure you into prostitution. For real! The come on is innocent sounding like, “just come be a “hostess for a private party and model. Nobody is going to touch you and you’ll make big money.” But, once you get there ANYTHING can happen. Suggestive photos can be taken of you that end up in the adult sections of classified sites. You could be drugged, beaten and even kidnapped. As enticing as the money may sound, DON’T DO IT!!! This is a real danger. Check out MSNBC’s “Sex Slaves: The Teen Tr

Jobs for Teens in Museums

Museums are a great place for teens to seek work in the summer and part-time throughout the year. Below is an editorially selected list of museums. Visit their Jobs and/or Volunteering sections to find job openings. Minimum age for employment: Generally 16+ but may go lower for volunteers and paying jobs in some locations. Academy of Natural Science , Philadelphia, PA Art Institute of Chicago , Chicago, IL Bay Area Discovery Museum , Sausalito, CA Berkeley Art Museum + Pacific Film Archive , Berkeley, CA Birmingham Museum of Art , Birmingham, AL Brooklyn Museum of Art , Brooklyn, NY Buffalo Bill Historical Center , Cody, WY Cleveland Museum of Art , Ohio, OH Colonial Williamsburg , Virginia, VA Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco , San Francisco, CA George Eastman House International Museum of Photography & Film , Rochester, NY High Museum of Art , Atlanta, GA Illinois State Museum , Springfield, IL Lawrence Hall of Science , Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Museum of Ar