Snag a KOA Job

So you’ve found a position you’re interested in? OK great, let us help you land that job! Applying for a KOA position is a little different than applying for your average job. Your resume is set up in, but your cover letter should be something you put some extra effort into. Because a cover letter is the first introduction to a potential employer, you want to make a great impression. Grammar and punctuation count, so make sure to proofread! Have your spouse or a friend read it over as well. A second set of eyes is invaluable to the editing process.

You will want to explain why you want to work at KOA, and describe your skills and abilities. Make sure to be honest in your cover letter, and be honest with yourself about what you have the capability and desire to do. Although the job can be a blast, it is also hard work. If you can’t or don’t want to lift heavy things, stoop and bend, or work in the extreme heat of summer, don’t apply for jobs that require such tasks of you. Your experience will be much more pleasant if you are working in an appropriate work environment.

While you may expect the KOA owner to interview you, you may not realize you should also be interviewing the owner. You need to make sure that the campground and management will be a fit for you so that you enjoy your time as an employee of the campground. Prepare for the interview by writing down some questions you have about the job, such as “What is your management style?”, or “What does a typical day on the job look like?”. These enquiries can help you decide if the position, manager, and campground will be a good fit for you.

Don’t forget to upload a picture of your RV. Campgrounds need to make sure your rig is in good condition. If there is missing information on your resume, cover letter, or RV picture, you may be passed over even if you are a perfect fit for the job. Again, this is where proofreading can save you!

Your KOA support team is here to help, so if you have further questions don’t hesitate to email us at Happy job hunting!

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