Perform variety of attending duties at amusement or recreation facility. May schedule use of recreation facilities, maintain and provide equipment to participants of sporting events or recreational pursuits, or operate amusement concessions and rides.
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Sample Job Titles
Amusement Park Worker
Animal Ride Attendant
Artificial Snow Making Machine Operator
Assistant, Pier Master
Bat Boy or Girl
Boat Camp Operator
Boat Dock Operator
Bowling Alley Attendant
Bridge Game Director
Card Checker, Amusement or Recreation
Cardroom Attendant Ii
Clay Pigeon Loader
Clay Pigeon Setter
Community Center Coordinator
Concession Attendant, Amusement
Dance Hall Hostess
Desk Clerk, Bowling Floor
Donkey Ride Operator
Ferris Wheel Attendant
Ferris Wheel Operator
Floorperson, Hotel Casino
Floorperson, Slot Machine Department
Front Desk Clerk
Front Desk Clerk, Bowling or Skating
Fun House Operator
Golf Course Assistant
Golf Course Starter
Golf Range Attendant
Host/Hostess, Dance Hall
Ice Rink Attendant
Locker Room Attendant
Manager, Animal Rides
Manager, Athletic Equipment
Manager, Bowling Floor
Manager, Dog Track Kennel
Merry Go Round Attendant
Merry Go Round Operator
Miniature Train Driver
Pick Up Attendant
Pin Machine Operator
Pony Ride Operator
Pool Table Operator
Pull Tab Dealer
Receiving Barn Custodian
Recreation Facility Attendant
Roller Coaster Operator
Rolling Chair Pusher
Rope Tow Operator
Scorer, Athletic Events
Shuffle Board Operator
Skate Shop Attendant
Ski Lift Attendant
Ski Lift Operator
Ski Tow Operator
Social Staff Worker
Sports Complex Attendant
Sweat Box Attendant
Swimming Pool Attendant
Swing Ride Operator
Table Attendant, Poolroom
Wired Music Operator
Sources: Career Guide to Industries (CGI), Occupational Information Network (O*Net), Occupation Outlook Handbook (OOH)
- Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
- Engineering and Technology — Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
- Sales and Marketing — Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
- Medicine and Dentistry — Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.
- Physics — Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes.
- Equipment Maintenance — Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
- Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
- Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
- Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
- Troubleshooting — Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
- Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
- Stamina — The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath.
- Explosive Strength — The ability to use short bursts of muscle force to propel oneself (as in jumping or sprinting), or to throw an object.
- Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
- Hearing Sensitivity — The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.
- Supplemental — Maintain inventories of equipment, storing and retrieving items and assembling and disassembling equipment as necessary.
- Supplemental — Announce or describe amusement park attractions to patrons to entice customers to games and other entertainment.
- Supplemental — Fasten safety devices for patrons, or provide them with directions for fastening devices.
- Supplemental — Inspect equipment to detect wear and damage and perform minor repairs, adjustments or maintenance tasks such as oiling parts.
- Supplemental — Operate, drive, or explain the use of mechanical riding devices or other automatic equipment in amusement parks, carnivals, or recreation areas.
- Monitoring and Controlling Resources — Monitoring and controlling resources and overseeing the spending of money.
- Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates — Providing guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance.
- Assisting and Caring for Others — Providing personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support, or other personal care to others such as coworkers, customers, or patients.
- Repairing and Maintaining Electronic Equipment — Servicing, repairing, calibrating, regulating, fine-tuning, or testing machines, devices, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of electrical or electronic (not mechanical) principles.
- Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.