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Plan, direct, or coordinate entertainment and recreational activities and operations of a recreational facility, including cruise ships and parks.
Administer first aid in emergency situations.
Assign tasks and work hours to staff.
Calculate and record department expenses and revenue.
Clean equipment and areas of amusement park, cruise ship, or other recreational facility.
Explain rules and regulations of facilities and entertainment attractions to customers.
Inspect equipment, such as rides, games, and vehicles, to detect wear and damage.
Interview and hire associates to fill staff vacancies.
Operate, drive, or explain the use of mechanical equipment in amusement parks, cruise ships, or other recreational facilities.
Plan programs of events or schedules of activities.
Plan, organize, or lead group activities for customers, such as exercise routines, athletic events, or arts and crafts.
Resolve customer complaints regarding worker performance or services rendered.
Store and retrieve equipment, such as vehicles, radios, and ride components.
Talk to coworkers using electronic devices, such as computers and radios.
Talk to customers to convey information about events or activities.
Train workers in company procedures or policy.
Write and present strategies for recreational facility programming using customer or employee data.
Write budgets to plan recreational activities or programs.
Hot Technologies are requirements frequently included in employer job postings.
Detailed Work Activities
Explain regulations, policies, or procedures.
Provide attraction or event information to patrons.
Apply bandages, dressings, or splints.
Assign duties or work schedules to employees.
Clean equipment or supplies.
Clean facilities or sites.
Conduct eligibility or selection interviews.
Confer with personnel to coordinate business operations.
Develop organizational policies or programs.
Exchange information with colleagues.
Explain use of products or services.
Inspect condition or functioning of facilities or equipment.
Lead classes or community events.
Maintain supply or equipment inventories.
Operate vehicles or material-moving equipment.
Plan community programs or activities for the general public.
Plan conferences, programs, or special events.
Prepare financial documents, reports, or budgets.
Reconcile records of sales or other financial transactions.
Resolve customer complaints or problems.
- Job Zone Four: Considerable Preparation Needed
- Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor’s degree, but some do not.
- Related Experience
- A considerable amount of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, an accountant must complete four years of college and work for several years in accounting to be considered qualified.
- Job Training
- Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.
- Job Zone Examples
- Many of these occupations involve coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include real estate brokers, sales managers, database administrators, graphic designers, conservation scientists, art directors, and cost estimators.
- SVP Range
- 2-4 years of preparation (7.0 to < 8.0)
Training & Credentials
Wages & Employment Trends
Employment data for Personal Service Managers, All Other; Entertainment and Recreation Managers, Except Gambling; and Managers, All Other.
Industry data for Personal Service Managers, All Other; Entertainment and Recreation Managers, Except Gambling; and Managers, All Other.
- Median wages (2021)
- $29.81 hourly, $62,000 annual
- State wages
- Local wages
- Employment (2020)
- 573,000 employees
- Projected growth (2020-2030)
Average (5% to 10%)
- Projected job openings (2020-2030)
- State trends
- Top industries (2020)
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2021 wage data
external site and 2020-2030 employment projections
“Projected growth” represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2020-2030). “Projected job openings” represent openings due to growth and replacement.
Job Openings on the Web
- State job openings
- Local job openings