6 Sturgis Rally Jobs for Airmen

Do you want to make thousands of dollars in just one week? How about walking away from that week with a life-long supply of stories and memories? The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally happens every August. This event draws around half a million people to the Black Hills community each year. With that influx of bikers, this usually small South Dakota town calls in the calvary — thousands of workers who take temporary jobs for the week. The incentive to extra-long shifts in the August heat? They pay well. Very well.

Why not consider using some of your leave and make some extra money — maybe a lot of extra money?

The Rally is August 5th through the 14th this year. Here’s just a short list of some common Rally jobs. Check out this list of businesses looking for Rally workers for 2022.

Vendor
Thousands of vendors gather for the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. You could be making bank by slinging t-shirts or gyros.

Security
Bars and concert venues up their security presence during the Rally. From checking IDs at bars to de-escalating tense situations, security keeps everyone having a good time at the Rally.

Server
Rally-goers come to Sturgis to celebrate life. And typically, these bikers are super generous with tipping. It’s not unheard of for servers at the Rally to walk away from their shifts with thousands of dollars of gratuity.

Bartender
Show off your mixological skills. Just like servers, bartenders can bring home the bacon during the Rally.

Stage Production
The Rally is host to several world-class concerts and events. If you have any experience in stage work, then you might be able to snag a week-long gig lending a hand behind the scenes. Who knows? You could even meet Snoop Dogg.

Maintenance/Janitorial
At such an enormous party, stuff is bound to get broken. And someone needs to keep the campgrounds and streets looking their best. Consider helping a campground or another business with custodial or maintenance work the week of the Rally.

After Your Shift
After all that excitement, you deserve to celebrate. You can check out a show at the Buffalo Chip or another venue. Have you ever heard of Lynyrd Skynyrd? How about Rob Zombie?

You could grab dinner or a snack from a street vendor or you could head into one of the famous bars or restaurants for some nourishment.

Even just strolling through downtown Sturgis in the height of the Rally is worth the trip.

The Sturgis Rally is like nothing else in the world. The possibilities are endless. Make the Rally what you want it to be: some quick cash, some crazy fun, a world-class concert or—maybe best of all—the source of some funny, wild, unique stories and memories.

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