12 Part-Time Jobs for Retirees and Where to Find Them

Summer = fun seasonal jobs

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Whether it's additional income, mental stimulation, or social interaction you're after, there are plenty of ways to rewire after you retire. Depending on the type of post-retirement, part-time job you purse, there are chances to learn a new skill, travel, and pursue your favorite pastime for free. It's all about what fits into your lifestyle.

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Campground host

If you've got a  and a friendly disposition,  could be the retirement gig of your dreams. In addition to a salary, these typically seasonal jobs compensate with a free campsite and hookups. Hosts are responsible for campground management, like helping guests check-in/out, and minor maintenance. Try searching "campground host" on  (leave the "where" field blank if you're open to traveling) or check out , a resource for all kinds of outdoorsy jobs.

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Auctioneer

Companies like , an online real-estate marketplace, hire  to provide data entry and customer service at their events one to three days per week.

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Auto auction driver

Auto auction companies like  use part-time drivers to move vehicles to and from dealerships, help stage cars during sales events, and drive cars during the actual auction. Search "part-time auto auction driver" on Indeed or Google "auto auction company" + your city to find potential employers in your area.

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Seasonal park employee

National parks and forests around the country hire and park guides on a temporary basis, usually during the summer when tourist traffic is at its peak. Visit the , , and for more information.

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Referee

Check your local schools, sports clubs, parks departments, and amateur and church leagues for umpire, referee, and/or score keeper positions. The job typically requires 6 to 9 hours per week (up to three hours per game, for two or three games per week) and  per game.

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Consultant

If you haven't retired yet or have only recently retired, you might consider transitioning to consulting in the same line of work and keeping your former employer as a client. There won't be much of a learning curve and you can set your own hours.

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Tour guide

This one's perfect for extroverted history buffs with a knack for storytelling. CoolWorks has an entire section dedicated to  and its  page includes opportunities like "summer fishing guide" in Alaska. Training is often available on the job, but for more formal education, guide programs are available through the , the , and the . Search your city or neighborhood + "walking tour" or "bicycle tour" online to find companies you might apply with, or check out .

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Teacher's aide

Depending on the school district, a high school diploma and on-the-job training may be all you need to get started assisting in the classroom, which includes responsibilities like data entry, grading papers, supervising students, and tutoring. Teacher's aides typically get summers off (unless your district offers summer school) and clock between 24 to 35 hours per week. Visit the  and the  for more information.

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Continuing education instructor

Recreation centers, libraries, community colleges, and non-profit job placement and literacy assistance centers all need part-time instructors to teach professional development/continuing education courses. Visit for  and  listings.

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Museum docent

Although many museums today rely on trained volunteers to educate guests, there are still part-time docent jobs to be had. Passion for the museum's subject matter and engaging in conversations is a must, as docents typically assist with visitor services, provide information about exhibits, and support the museum's security team. Bonus points if you have a degree in art history, education, or museum studies. Docents typically work 1-3 days per week and earn $11-$16 per hour, depending on the organization. Check your local museums' job postings as well as the  and the  for more information.

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Temporary event staffer

Caterers, small retailers, and event companies all rely on the help of temporary employees during trade shows, conferences, receptions, and other corporate events. Duties might include unloading products, setting up product displays, serving guests, or working coat check. Inquire with your local staffing agency, search part-time temporary staff listings on , or sign up with a larger agency like .

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Country club attendant

Want a job that includes golfing privileges as a benefit? During the summer, golf courses need extra staff to assist guests and maintain landscaping. Driving range assistant duties include guest service, equipment maintenance, and cleaning and re-stocking golf balls, while seasonal groundskeepers maintain the course's aesthetic by mowing, weeding, planting, and mulching, among other things.

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Lastly, consider job sharing

When Sue, 63,  from a Virginia high school, she wasn't ready to stop working entirely so she arranged a job sharing agreement with a colleague who also wanted to cut back on her hours. Now she works there just two days a week.

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