Help Wanted ads for RVers are common in print newspapers, magazines, newsletters, and trade journals, as well as in online publications and websites. HW ads let RVers preview available jobs. You can use them to see what is available before you travel to a different part of the county.
Newspaper classifieds have Help Wanted ads for RVers, as do other publications. Unless it is an RV or camping specific publication, there's likely no mention of the often misused and highly confusing terms "work camper," "workcamper," "Workamper(R)," and "campground host." Instead, look for words in the Help Wanted ads such as "temporary," "seasonal," "short-term," "mobile," "travel required," "per diem," "tourist," "summer," and "winter."
Print publications, other than newspapers, often have publication deadlines weeks or months before you see them. With printed-on-paper Help Wanted ads, there's a good chance the ad will fill before you ever see it advertised. It may fill before the publication is printed and mailed. Even so, those ads can be helpful.
Help wanted ads give you ideas of what work is available in a particular area. In trade publications, they let you know about the needs of the industry. You can learn a lot by studying them.
We have studied numerous help wanted ads for RVers over the years. The classified ad section with job listings is not always labeled “Help Wanted.” Instead, the category heading might be “Job Opportunities,” "Positions Available," "Job Listings," or "Job Postings."
You might think the HW ads in newspapers would be for full-time, permanent positions. But, that's not necessarily the case.
The morning I wrote this article, I read the Seward Phoenix Log, which covers Seward, AK. Among the positions listed: dog handler, gift shop manager, licensed boat captains, reservationists, boat crew, concierges, laborers, tour bus driver, boat cleaner, cashiers, sales agent, and inventory crew. All of the positions are with tourist related businesses. All are seasonal. All are jobs good for working RVers and campers.
I’ve said many times that most jobs are never advertised in print publications. And, that is true. However, you can miss out if you overlook these traditional sources of job announcements. Make use of publications that have Help Wanted ads for RVers.