Yacht rigger, belly dance instructor. Plenty of odd jobs available


I've written before about the odd jobs list that the Christian Science Monitor comes up with every week, and its recent lists are worth looking at.

Here are some of the "different" jobs that employers are looking to fill, so act fast:

Yacht rigger. Schooner Creek Boat Works in Portland, Ore., is paying $14 to $22 an hour to perform rigging work on a wide variety of vessels as well as troubleshoot and repair mast wiring and electronics for a pleasure boat company.

Belly dance instructor. One Word Productions of Newnan, Ga., pays less than $10,000 to teach all levels for an urban dance and fitness studio.

Bird-care attendant. Sarvey Wildlife Care Center in Arlington, Wash., is paying $8.55 an hour to feed and clean all baby birds and to monitor the bird's health conditions for a facility that rehabilitates injured and orphaned wildlife. It's a full-time season position from April through October.

Senior toy packaging logo designer. Volt Services Corp. of Malibu, Calif., is hiring someone to design game and toy packaging logos for video games, dolls, stuffed toys, etc. Salary is not listed.