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Jody Duquette describes the variety of jobs available to Workampers on podcast Episode 075

Today we are going to talk with one of the co-owners of Workamper News about the variety of jobs that are advertised on the platform every year.

Jody Duquette is the executive director of Workamper News. Among other things, she oversees production of the magazine and online content management.

In this episode, Jody describes the myriad of short-term jobs that are available to Workampers. They can be part-time or full-time. Some last just a couple of weeks, some an entire season, and some until the Workampers opt to move on to something else.

While a majority of jobs advertised involve serving as camp hosts or helping out at campgrounds. Jody talks about jobs available at private campgrounds as well as public parks. She explains how national parks work with private concessionaires to run much of the public services provided at the parks. There are a number of hotels and lodges that also hire Workampers.

Jody touches on a number of other categories, such as amusement parks, water parks, and other tourist-related attractions that would be considered entertainment. For example, people can find work at baseball stadiums and racetracks. Some people are even involved in traveling with musicians to help set up equipment and even perform.

Retail outlets rely on Workampers to staff restaurants, souvenir stands, truck stops, convenience stores and gift shops. People can sell Christmas trees and are even hired to help set up holiday decorations and displays for businesses, governments and private homes.

Workampers are hired to sell pumpkins, fireworks and farm produce, too. Whether it is sugar beets, blueberries, and other types of fruits and vegetables, people are hired to help with the harvest.

Some places hire people to care for animals or help maintain ranches, farms and wineries.

Not all Workampers are looking for paid positions. Some like to volunteer for a variety of faith-based and social services organizations. Nature preserves seek Workampers to help care for animals and museums seek them to greet visitors, too.

Jody also talks about some of the small businesses that Workampers operate from their RVs.

As the daughter of Steve and Kathy Jo Anderson, the owners of Workamper News, Jody practically grew up in the business. As the editor of Workamper News and the person overseeing content creation for the website and magazine, she is intimately familiar with the different types of employers seeking people to fill a variety of short-term jobs.

Some of the jobs can be very lucrative, like working for the sugar beet harvest or serving as a gate guard controlling access to oil fields.

Some jobs are in very busy places, like amusement parks and attractions, while others can be isolated in remote parts of the country, like at Army Corps of Engineers properties.

Some involve working with people while others require Workampers to work with animals or completely on their own.

Some Workampers operate their own businesses from the road, while others simply work as independent contractors for other companies.

The bottom line is that there is a lot of opportunity for people to enjoy the RV and travel lifestyle now, and get paid for it.

All you need is a resume and a list of employers seeking to hire people just like you. Workamper News can help get you started today by visiting www.workamper.com and signing up for a free account. That gives you access to the Workamper Academy and Facebook community so you can learn more about the lifestyle and how it works.

When you’re serious about finding that first job, then you can become a Diamond or Platinum member to receive access to daily job hotlines, a resume builder and other tools. You can even post your own situation wanted ads let employers know you’re available for specific work.

For more information, visit www.workamper.com.

Greg Gerber

Greg Gerber is a former journalist who covered the recreation vehicle industry since 2009. He started podcasting in 2014 and enjoys interviewing people about ways to live, work and play in their RVs.

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  1. Great podcast Jody. Highly informative and your energy is so good that it makes it fun listening. Beautiful photo of you also!! Barbara

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