As Monaco is so small, it is very rare for travellers to find short-term work in the country. It is worth asking around � look on hostel notice-boards, or ask taxi drivers- for any leads. There is always a little casual work for international applicants, working in travel agencies or at the marina, and bars and restaurants may take English speakers if you look the part. Multi-lingual applicants are at an advantage.

Somewhat ironically, the shortage of casual labour at the lower end of the market is partly compensated for by a few opportunities for more glamorous casual work. International recruitment agencies such as Mandy sometimes advertise employment as runners or even actors and actresses in film studios and other locations around the principality. Similarly, recruitment websites such as classified post advertisements for personal assistants and bodyguards on behalf of Monaco’s rich residents.

Teaching English as a foreign language is an option for English-speaking travellers: official TEFL websites such as the ESL Base have information on training courses, schools and positions available. However, even this reliable source of employment is not in great demand in Monaco, as a considerable percentage of the population speak English anyway � and the population is pretty small in the first place.

EU citizens do not need a visa to work in Monaco. Citizens of other countries should check with the consulate before beginning a job search.