10 Fun Jobs for People Who Love a Party
Are you the person in your group of friends who’s always gathering the crew? These jobs might be for you.
Fun jobs are not like Bigfoot—they really and truly exist. And if you're the type of person who knows how to bring the fun with you wherever you go, there are people who want to hire you.
From the holiday party planners to the weekend-hangout organizers, a great host like you can be hard to find. Organizational wizardry, people skills, and creativity are essential to pulling off the perfect party. Whether you're making a first impression or welcoming old friends, when the party's on, so are you.
Here's something to celebrate: These particular talents come in handy in a variety of fun jobs. Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and Monster data, we found 10 jobs perfect for people with natural hosting skills.
10 Fun Jobs for Party People
- Event Planner
- Flight Attendant
- Hotel Manager
- Human Resources Manager
- Life Coach
- Promotions Director
- Real Estate Agent
- Restaurant Host
- Tour Guide
What you'd do: Bartenders do much more than fix people's drinks. They also must be welcoming and have the ability to make customers feel at home so those customers stick around (and buy more drinks).
What you'd need: No formal education is required, though receiving your bartending license can help you get a job. View a sample resume for a bartender.
What you'd make: The median hourly salary for a bartender is $11.34 (not counting tips).
Find bartender jobs on Monster.
2. Event Planner
What you'd do: Event planners throw parties for a living. That means working with the hosts to decide on the big stuff (location, entertainment) to the tiny details (invitations, swag) and execute on the big day.
What you'd need: A bachelor's degree in event management, business management, communications, or a related field is usually required. View a sample resume for an event planner.
What you'd make: The median hourly salary for an event planner is $20.72.
Find event planning jobs on Monster.
3. Flight Attendant
What you'd do: Welcome aboard! The first order of operations for flight attendants is to educate and enforce safety protocols (secure your mask before helping others!). You'll also serve drinks and snacks, answer questions, and process in-flight purchases, keeping everyone cozy in close quarters.
What you'd need: On top of a mandatory certification by the Federal Aviation Administration, you'll need excellent customer service skills and a flexible schedule. View a sample resume for a flight attendant.
What you'd make: The median hourly salary for a flight attendant is $18.14.
Find flight attendant jobs on Monster.
4. Hotel Manager
What you'd do: Hotel management boils down to two key objectives (which have everything to do with one another): ensuring guests are happy and keeping operations efficient and profitable. From supervising the front desk staff and arranging events to overseeing the groundskeeping and facilities, the hotel manager is the heart of the business.
What you'd need: Hospitality and hotel management are common bachelor's degrees for people looking to pursue hotel management.
What you'd make: The median annual salary for a hotel manager is $47,144.
Find hotel manager jobs on Monster.
5. Human Resources Manager
What you'd do: A big component of human resources is making people—new hires and company veterans alike—feel comfortable. You'll be fielding questions on company benefits and pay, and helping to recruit, interview, and hire staff. After all, it's the people who make the party.
What you'd need: Although some openings may require a master's degree, typically a bachelor's is sufficient. Learn more about HR careers and view a sample resume for a human resources generalist.
What you'd make: The median annual salary for a human resources manager is $68,331.
Find human resources jobs on Monster.
6. Life Coach
What you'd do: A good host sees the big picture and can achieve it, step by step. Life coaches do the same for people by helping them create goals (for their personal and/or professional lives) and supervise as they seek to accomplish them.
What you'd need: There are no formal education requirements to become a life coach, but getting a license through an established institution (International Coach Federation, for example) can help you stand out to potential clients.
What you'd make: The median annual salary for a health and wellness coach is $46,436.
Find life coach jobs on Monster.
7. Promotions Director
What you'd do: The promotions director is part of a company's marketing team and works with others to plan and execute promotional campaigns and major party-like events or festivals. You may work on-site at these events to engage the general public and help spread the word about the company brand.
What you'd need: The typical requirement is a bachelor's degree in advertising, promotions, or marketing management.
What you'd make: The median annual salary for a promotions manager is $69,800.
Find promotions director jobs on Monster.
8. Real Estate Agent
What you'd do: As a real estate agent, you'd open up your house (listing) to guests (potential buyers/renters) and make them feel right at home (literally). Agents need to create a warm, welcoming atmosphere, as well as assist clients with the buying process. Bonus: If you're looking for fun jobs that pay well—hello, commissions!—real estate just might be the answer.
What you'd need: You'll likely need a high school diploma, and you'll also need to complete courses and pass an exam in order to receive your license. Learn how to become a real estate agent and then view a sample resume for a real estate agent.
What you'd make: The median annual salary for a real estate agent is $73,955.
Find real estate jobs on Monster.
9. Restaurant Host
What you'd do: As the restaurant host, you are usually the first person guests interact with when they walk in. Along with greeting guests, the host is responsible for seating them and notifying servers of their presence, as well as answering any questions they may have.
What you'd need: No bachelor's degree is required for restaurant work, but a warm personality and eye for detail are key traits in this position.
What you'd make: The median hourly pay for a restaurant host is $11.27.
Find restaurant host jobs on Monster.
10. Tour Guide
What you'd do: Tour guides show people around a location and explain some of the more fascinating local details and history. Whether you're taking prospective students on a campus tour or showing hotel guests the charms of your city, the key is to get visitors excited and engaged.
What you'd need: No formal education is required, however, you will likely need to complete training provided by the company that hires you so that you are well-versed in a place's history and significance.
What you'd make: The median hourly pay for a tour guide is $15.46.
Find tour guide jobs on Monster.
Yes, Fun Jobs Really Do Exist
Look, we all know the most fun jobs include awesome coworkers and managers, so if your current job isn't making you smile, it's time to switch companies and find your happy place. Want some help with that? Set up a profile on Monster for free. We can send you awesome opportunities that would be a good fit for you, as well as job-search tips to help get you hired sooner. A job shouldn't bum out a party-lover like you.