Typical Workamper Jobs

Now that we know what workamping is (from our What Is Workamping? page), it's time to take a look at what types of jobs an RVer might expect to find on the road.

Far and away the most advertised positions in Workamper News are with private campgrounds and RV parks. Typically, the duties for couples involve office assistance/reservations, cleaning, and general maintenance or landscaping (meaning grass cutting, weedeating, etc.)

And I will make this bold statement. If you are willing to clean bathrooms and/or do maintenance, you will always be able to find work on the road.

But there are other positions available. Though Workamper News is the foremost source for RVers, another of our favorite websites is CoolWorks.com - Jobs In Great Places.

Though CoolWorks is not geared soley toward RVers, they do advertise many positions that include RV sites. Also, they represent some concessionaires that hire employees in national parks and several other desirable locations.

Here are some examples of the jobs you might find in Workamper News or on CoolWorks.com:

Campgrounds & RV Parks

  • Reservations/Office (take reservations, greet customers, provide information to customers, accept payments, complete paperwork, etc.)
  • Maintenance (usually minor repairs and projects related to campsites, office, bathhouses, and campground appearance)
  • Landscaping (grass cutting, weedeating, weeding, planting, gardening, etc.)
  • Cleaning (bathhouses, bathrooms, cabins, rental units, etc.)
  • Activities Director
  • Campground Host (ranges from checking in guests, keeping records, and ensuring all guests are taken care of to just being there in case of emergency)
  • Sales (ranges from commissioned sales of campground memberships to local promotions to retail sales in campground store)

    Theme Parks, Amusement Parks, Tourist Attractions

  • Guest Relations
  • Guest Services
  • Tour Guide
  • Ride Operator
  • Security
  • Trash Detail
  • Cleaning
  • Games Clerk
  • Food Service
  • Ticket Sales
  • Gift Shop Sales
  • Groundskeeper
  • Tram Driver
  • Actor/Performer
  • Musician
  • Interpretation

    Outfitters, Lodges, Motels, Cabins, Retreats, Dude Ranches

  • River Guide
  • Shuttle Driver
  • Ranch Hand
  • Tour Guide
  • Desk Clerk
  • Maintenance
  • Cleaning
  • Landscaping
  • Cooks
  • Food Service
  • Reservations Clerk
  • Tour Ticket Sales
  • Gift Shop Sales
  • Livestock Tender

    Events

  • Usher
  • Ticket Sales
  • Ticket Taker
  • Parking Attendant
  • Security
  • Program Sales
  • Souvenir Sales
  • Concessions
  • Food Service

    Miscellaneous

  • RV Delivery
  • Campground Map Advertising Sales
  • RV Sales
  • RV Technician
  • Mall Kiosk Sales
  • Christmas Tree Sales
  • Pumpkin Sales
  • Fireworks Sales
  • Property Sitter/Caretaker
  • Golf Course Pro Shop Attendant
  • Golf Course Landscaping/Maintenance
  • Golf Course Ranger

    This is far from an exhaustive list. And the terms of employment may vary greatly. But the point is there are all kinds of opportunities out there to earn money on the road. And there is something for all kinds of interests, skills, and personalities.

    You are only limited by your imagination and desire.

    Click on the links below to find out more.

    What kind of commitment is required?

    How much can I expect to earn?

    What if I just want to volunteer for a campsite?

    What are the Pros & Cons of working for pay vs. volunteering for for a site with no pay?

    What are the tax implications of workamping?

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