What: Job site aimed at outdoor enthusiasts interested in seasonal work at resorts, National Parks, farms, and ranches.

Expected pay: Varies; generally minimum wage

Commissions & Fees: None

Where: Nationwide

Requirements: Varies by the job, most jobs involve physical activity (camp counselor, ski-instructor, nature guide, etc.) Some jobs may require professional experience in management or bookkeeping


CoolWorks has part-time and seasonal job listings in almost every state providing free access to a wide range of possibilities. You could work for a National Park, a ski resort in Colorado, or secure a hospitality position on an island or lake. You could even find work on a farm or ranch!

Many jobs listed are labor-intensive and not highly paid. You might be a parking attendant, lift operator or housekeeper. Locations and perks may make the positions more desirable to those with extra time and interest. Some jobs even include housing. CoolWorks encourages athletic retirees with a propensity for adventure to think about these positions too.

Some seasonal workers said the jobs positively impacted their lives. Job seekers pay nothing, however, employers pay a small fee to advertise positions. 

Two other sites that may be interesting and offer seasonal jobs are: and

Jobs in the hospitality industry that are not seasonal and may offer better pay can be found at: WonoloShiftGig and SnagaJob.

CoachUp should be considered if you are interested in being a camp counselor. Many teaching and tutoring options are available as well. 

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