The holidays are meant to be fun and festive, but for many of us, it's a time where extra cash is really needed. If you find yourself looking for work while you're on a break from school, or simply want to rack up a little extra gift-spending money, then you're in luck. There's a wide and varied range of Ottawa winter jobs looking to hire extra help through the holiday season.\nNow, talk of working through the winter could be enough to change your opinion of the holiday season at face value, but the fact is that seasonal work has a lot of great advantages. For instance, many seasonal jobs offer flexible schedules and decent wages, with some on this list even paying up to $30 an hour.\nSo get that resume in tip-top shape and start applying for your next gig ASAP!\nMall Elf @ Carlingwood Shopping Centre\nIf you're full of Christmas spirit this season, then why not spread that holiday joy around the Carlingwood Mall? You'd get to spend six hours a day making people laugh and reminding everyone that the magic of Christmas is real. Plus, the elf costume is pretty great too! Wages start at $14.50/hour.\nView this post on Instagram What’s your favorite holiday movie and snack? Our Elves love a good cup of cocoa and popcorn on a movie night! #elves #elf #christmas #elfcharacters #elfparty #christmasparty #elfontheshelf #mallelves #mallsanta #simonoutlets #simonmall #norfolkpremiumoutlets #norfolk #hampton #rva #virginiabeach #va #chesapeake #richmond #hamptonroads A post shared by Dream Entertainers (@dreamentertainers) on Nov 11, 2018 at 6:44pm PST\nApply\nSales Associate/Artist @ Santa'Ville\nAre your art skills as sharp as your customer service? Then this might be the holiday job for you. In addition to selling Christmas decorations, you will also have the chance to personalize them on-site, so good penmanship is a must. The pop-up shop is located in Bayshore Shopping Centre. Wages start at $14/hour.\nView this post on Instagram Santa came by to check in on his elves at Santa’Ville stores! Everything is going great and the team is busy as people across town stop by to find custom gifts for their loved ones 🎄🎁 Just 8 days until Christmas! A post shared by Santa Ville (@santavilleshop) on Dec 17, 2018 at 2:44pm PST\nApply\nPhotographer @ Carlingwood Shopping Centre\nIt's time to put those photography class skills to work. The Carlingwood Shopping Centre is hiring a temporary photographer to capture those iconic mall Santa moments (we know him!) Shifts would be up to six hours long at a rate of $30/hour.\nView this post on Instagram He’s here ! Visit our website for more details, including Santa’s hours A post shared by Bayshore Shopping Centre (@bayshoreottawa) on Nov 17, 2018 at 10:16am PST\nApply\nSeasonal Associate @ Pet Smart\nDoes being surrounded by adorable fur babies sound like your kind of job? Well, if so, you're in luck. The Pet Smart on Merrivale Road is looking for seasonal sales associates for the holidays. Be sure to bring your customer service experience and pet care skills to the table.\nView this post on Instagram Bug couldn’t wait to get all the snacks today at Sample Saturday! 😋 Head over to your local PetSmart from 12p.m. – 2 p.m. for your 🐱 or 🐶 #petsmartparties #fortheloveofpets A post shared by PetSmart (@petsmart) on Oct 5, 2019 at 7:59am PDT\nApply\nSales Associate @ Build-A-Bear\nIf you want to feel like a real-life Santa this Christmas, then building toys might just be the way to go. Build-A-Bear Workshop in Bayshore Shopping Centre is looking for friendly and professional part-time sales associates. They offer a flexible schedule, discounts, and competitive wages, according to the post.\nView this post on Instagram Happy #nationalproposalday! 💍 We’re constantly amazed by how much ❤️ our Guests add to life and the special connections made at the Workshop. A Guest shared this incredibly sweet story with us and we had to share! #celeBEARate “I would just like the thank y’all for having such a great company and having amazing employees! My boyfriend brought me to our local build a bear and let me build a bear and put a voice box in it. After we checked out he stopped me, got down on one knee, pressed the voice box and the bear said “will you marry me”. It was the greatest day of my life and the employees were so kind!” #engagementphotos A post shared by Build-A-Bear Workshop (@buildabear) on Mar 20, 2019 at 10:56am PDT\nApply\nSeasonal Fragrance Advisor @ Hudson's Bay\nIf you love walking into Hudson's Bay and being overwhelmed with the smells of sweet perfume wafting from the counter, then this is the job for you. Wages are tbd.\nView this post on Instagram Incredible day at HBC Rideau ladies! 🤑 So happy I stopped by. #shiseidocanada #hudsonsbay A post shared by East Coast Shiseido (@eastcoastshiseido) on Sep 4, 2019 at 1:01pm PDT\nApply\nSeasonal Sales Associate @ Godiva Chocolatier\nWhen it comes to seasonal gigs, does it get any sweeter than this? You can bask in the delicious smell of chocolate all day long. According to the job posting, you will have the chance to earn bonuses on top of your hourly wage. Beyond, y'know, the bonus of working surrounded by chocolate.\nView this post on Instagram #NationalIceCreamDay is right around the corner! GODIVA Boutiques are celebrating with a special offer on July 21st. Wondering what it is? Hint: It takes two 🍦🍦 A post shared by GODIVA (@godiva) on Jul 15, 2019 at 7:02am PDT\nApply\nSeasonal Warehouse Team Member @ Amazon\nThis year, instead of spending your whole paycheck on Amazon purchases, why not earn some money back from them? Ottawa's Amazon fulfillment center is looking for full-time seasonal employees to help with holiday orders. The job pays $15.50/hour or $16 on overnight shifts.\nView this post on Instagram #CyberMonday: Millions of packages just like this will leave our Fulfillment Centers around the world today. One of these orders might be yours! A post shared by Amazon (@amazon) on Nov 26, 2018 at 4:04pm PST\nApply\nThere are stories everywhere. If you spot a newsworthy event in your city, send us a message, photo, or video @NarcityCanada on Twitter and Instagram.