Jobs in Malia
Everything you need to know about working in Malia summer 2024.
Everything you need to know about working in Malia summer 2024.
The party capital of Crete, Malia is well established in the tourist party circuit, and one of our newest resorts. We’ve been sending guests to Malia since 2018, giving them the summer of a lifetime. A beautiful mish mash of lively clubs and bars sat against Medieval churches and cobbled streets, it’s the perfect balance of culture and partying.
With water parks, paint parties and some of the liveliest nightlife in Europe, working in Malia will give you something different to do every day. The beaches are adventure packed, take your pick from banana boats, jet-skis and even scuba diving courses!
Okay, its your first night in Malia so that call for one thing and one thing only... time to get messy. Starting in the hotel and then hitting some of the best (and cheapest) bars that the infamous strip has to offer before ending our night in Malia’s biggest club. Prepare yourself and remember its a marathon not sprint!
After a heavy night theres no better hangover cure than sunbathing around the pool with a ice cold cocktail. Recharge the batteries ready for a family meal in one of Malia’s best spots followed by one or two cocktails. Now that we have the first big night out of your system its time to get working on that dream summer job, so have a quiet one and make sure you're up early.
Fix up, look sharp, this morning is all about securing that perfect job you have dreamt about! Remember you only get one change to make a first impression. After a long morning on the job hunt its time to continue the party. We hit one of Malia’s best events at Apollo Nightclub who play host to incredible special guest every week.
Its Saturday, our favourite day of the week. Today is about one thing... the biggest and best Pool Party in Malia. A guaranteed sell out and a must do on the Malia party calendar. Its time for you to see what all the fuss is about! Afterwards we hit the strip in full force.
After an action packed first few days its time to chill, nothing beats a Sunday pool day, pop the top off a corona sit back and relax. as the sun starts to set we light up the BBQ for an all you can eat feast the perfect way to cap off your first few days in the Malia sun.
For those who haven’t secured their perfect summer job just yet, Lets get down to some serious graft, come meet the rep team in the pool bar at 12pm, from here we will have a list of all the jobs we have available and match you up to something that we hope is a perfect fit for you! Remember we can’t work miracles, so please attend if you are serious about finding that dream summer job!
The end of your first week is finally here and we hope it has been everything you dreamt it would be! Lets cap the week of in true Summer Takeover style with a fancy dress bar crawl. The best fancy dress wins a free bottle of vodka on us so remember to put the effort in on this one!
Now your first week is over its time to settle down into the real Malia workers lifestyle. Hopefully you have now secured your dream job working in Malia, however if not please don’t hesitate to speak to your reps they are there to help you every step of the way. For those looking stay longer than the first month we have a limited number of spaces available for ST guests throughout June, July & August.
The holiday rep's job is to make sure that guests are happy at all times. Reps might be faced with any questions or issues, but they should strive for excellent customer service and help ensure every guest has a great time abroad before flying home again!
DJing in Malia can be an amazing job! You need to have some mixing skills, but most importantly know what the crowd wants. Other factors that make for great DJs too: personality compatibility between employer and employee; ability to match up sound according to each venue's specifications (volume levels/odonates); etc.
Malia is a party town and bar staff are needed to make sure drinks flow freely for all those celebrating. You don’t need any experience; what you do want in your favour though, as with anything else worth having or doing-is enthusiasm!
The role of the ticket seller in Malia is to promote your event or activity, such as club nights, watersports & boat trips! If confidence comes naturally this is a great role, as you need to be comfortable approaching groups with a good pitch.
Jobs for restaurant staff can be fun, given that there is no lack of variety. You might find yourself doing anything from seating guests to taking orders or preparing drinks and food.
Dancing is a fantastic way to spend your summer! As a dancer in Malia, you could be dancing on stage or bar top - Think Coyote Ugly style! It's likely that you'll be performing for 15 minute intervals, as the temperature can get pretty high in Summer!
Summer takeover is not one to miss out on! Met some great people who have become friends for life and had some unreal moments when I was away with the company! I'll be looking to do it all over again.
I went with summer takeover and felt so welcomed any troubles or worry’s I had I felt very comfortable going to Dan and Jordan, they also helped me find a job which they made very easy within the first week and most importantly showed us the best time! Deffo recommended.
I went on the 16th of may, was a bit quiet at the start but couple weeks later it got rammed with workers and tourist's. I Had the privilege to work for tidal for the season it was insane. Met so many great people and i have life long friends from it, defiantly doing it again next season. Peace
Just finished my second year abroad with Summer Takeover and they’ve made it just as amazing as the last!
This was definitely a summer to remember. Summer takeover were a massive help on the job front and great people who you could speak to whether you just wanted a chat or if you had a problem. Very friendly and would recommend anyone who want to go out and work through ST. They provided me a job on Tidal as a VIP host and it was hands down the best job on the island, making friends for life.
Summer takeover was honestly best experience I had working abroad I’ve gone with this company two years in a row I would definitely recommend summer takeover to anyone who wants to work abroad.
This was my second year with summer takeover and as normal there was no disappointment in it!
Best Summer ever 😁
No regrets! I had the best summer; with the best people.100% recommend and would use summer takeover again!
Where to start? Absolutely tip top service from ST and Nathan the rep was mega helpful
Best experience I’ve ever had, everyone makes you feel at home and as your one big family
If you are thinking of going abroad to work look no further than summer takeover.
To find a job in Malia, you have to enjoy the nightlife! Most of the work their is bar work, but there will also be positions in restaurants or in events promotion. Jobs like shot selling or balloon selling on the strip are a good way to get chatting to new people and you can also make great commission. Check out our Jobs page to find out more.
If you’re ready for a party 24/7, you’ll fit right in with Malia workers! Packages for Malia are one of the cheapest we offer, so they’re great if you’re on a budget.
Don’t worry about travelling on your own, most of our guests do! A working holiday with Summer Takeover is a great way to meet new people. We have a private Facebook group which you can use to connect with other Summer Takeover guests before you head out to Malia. Our SummerSphere social network is also a great way to get talking to people.
Our dates run from May to June and we recommend going early to get your bearings before the rest of the partiers hit Malia. If you want to stay on a little longer, our amazing reps can help you to find more accommodation.
Wages in Malia average between €30-50, this is absolutely plenty when you consider that a beer or a vodka will be around €2.50, and a cheeky cocktail will set you back €4 max!
Bear in mind - this doesn’t include tips and commission, so if you’re willing to put in the graft, you could have plenty of extra pennies!
Hours and shifts will vary depending on your job of choice when working in Malia. Ticket sellers get out and about during the day whilst bar workers will obviously start later. The average shift is between 4-6 hours, this leaves you with plenty of time to visit the waterpark, lounge by the beach, or even go on a Safari Adventure!
Working every day is the best way to maximise your earnings. As the shifts are so short, it just makes sense. You can spend the rest of the day chilling out and your nights on the strip! See our Jobs tab for more information.
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Don’t worry, you won’t have to trawl the strip with a batch of CVs to work in Malia. The beauty of going abroad with Summer Takeover is we do all the legwork. Our dedicated team of reps will help you find a job just like they have done with the 1000s of workers in previous years.
Not only can they provide detailed information about all the bars, clubs, restaurants and events that are recruiting staff, they’ll make sure you know when recruitment days are on and will get trial shifts setup on your behalf. All you have to do is show up, and put in a good shift.
We’re relatively new to working holidays in Malia and our reputation with employers has preceded us. Thanks to our strict application process they’re well aware that we don’t take just anyone to work abroad, and we know what you can expect from them in return. Your dream job is waiting...
Our reps will meet you at the hotel to get you all settled in to work in Malia. This is when the party begins - treat this first week as the holiday part of your working abroad experience.
Between welcome meetings, Summer Takeover bar crawls, epic parties and sightseeing you won’t have a spare moment!
We’ll begin proceedings with a good old knees up - you can get to know your fellow workers and plan anything special you want to do in the welcome week. Between Candy Club, Apollo, Safari and Conkers we’ll help you suss out your favourite spots, and when you’re ready to shake the hangover there’s plenty of beautiful scenery to explore.
By day six you’ll be starting into your job trials, get the champagne on ice as you should be celebrating an offer by that evening! Congratulations, you’ve officially been initiated into worker life; time to make the most of your summer in Malia and live the dream.
After the initial 28 days you’ll have the option to extend your stay in our accommodation at a discounted rate, or our devoted reps can assist in finding alternative accommodation if you’d prefer.
If you are an EU national and/or hold a passport issued in an EU country you will likely not need to concern yourself with a work permit/visa however we would always advise you to check this prior to travel. If you are unsure of your right to work or have any questions about the process, please reach out to us.