Occupation Profile for Amusement and Recreation Attendants

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.

 
 
 

 
 
Overview
$16,290.00 Median Annual Wage 18,000 Average Job Openings Per Year
9.6 Average Unemployment Percentage 46.4 Percentage That Completed High School
247,000 Employment Numbers in 2006 31.5 Percentage That Had Some College
308,000 Employment Numbers in 2016 (est.) 22.2 Percentage That Went Beyond College Degree

Sample Job Titles
Activities Attendant
Alley Boy
Alley Worker
Amusement Park Worker
Animal Ride Attendant
Arcade Attendant
Artificial Snow Making Machine Operator
Assistant
Assistant, Pier Master
Assistant, Recreation
Attendant
Attendant, Arcade
Ball Boy
Ball Racker
Ball Shagger
Ball Worker
Barker
Basket Person
Bat Boy or Girl
Bat Person
Beach Attendant
Board Attendant
Boat Camp Operator
Boat Dock Operator
Boathouse Keeper
Booster
Bowling Alley Attendant
Bridge Game Director
Cabana Attendant
Caddie
Caddy
Caller
Car Usher
Card Checker, Amusement or Recreation
Cardroom Attendant Ii
Carney
Carnival Worker
Clay Pigeon Loader
Clay Pigeon Setter
Clerk
Coach Driver
Community Center Coordinator
Concession Attendant, Amusement
Cue Boy
Cue Worker
Curb Boy
Curb Worker
Dance Hall Hostess
Desk Clerk
Desk Clerk, Bowling Floor
Desk Monitor
Donkey Ride Operator
Dude Wrangler
Ferris Wheel Attendant
Ferris Wheel Operator
Flagger
Floor Attendant
Floorperson
Floorperson, Hotel Casino
Floorperson, Slot Machine Department
Floorwalker
Front Desk Clerk
Front Desk Clerk, Bowling or Skating
Fun House Operator
Game Attendant
Golf Caddie
Golf Caddy
Golf Course Assistant
Golf Course Starter
Golf Range Attendant
Gym Attendant
Helper, Magician
Hospitality Aide
Host/Hostess
Host/Hostess, Dance Hall
Ice Rink Attendant
Ice Scraper
Jinrikisha Driver
Jukebox Operator
Keeper
Lead Boy
Lead Worker
Locker Room Attendant
Manager, Animal Rides
Manager, Athletic Equipment
Manager, Bowling Floor
Manager, Dog Track Kennel
Manager, Equipment
Merry Go Round Attendant
Merry Go Round Operator
Miniature Train Driver
Monitor Boy
Monitor Worker
Operator
Park Attendant
Parking Attendant
Pick Up Attendant
Pier Master
Pin Chaser
Pin Machine Operator
Pin Setter
Pony Boy
Pony Ride Operator
Pony Worker
Pool Hand
Pool Table Operator
Pull Boy
Pull Tab Dealer
Pull Worker
Pusher
Rack Boy
Rack Worker
Racker
Receiving Barn Custodian
Record Changer
Recreation Aide
Recreation Attendant
Recreation Clerk
Recreation Facility Attendant
Recreation Leader
Recreation Programmer
Recreational Assistant
Ride Attendant
Ride Operator
Rides Attendant
Rink Rat
Rinkman
Roller Coaster Operator
Rolling Chair Pusher
Rope Tow Operator
Score Caller
Scoreboard Operator
Scorekeeper
Scorer, Athletic Events
Shag
Shagger
Shuffle Board Operator
Skate Hop
Skate Shop Attendant
Skeet Operator
Ski Lift Attendant
Ski Lift Operator
Ski Tow Operator
Snow Blower
Snow Maker
Social Staff Worker
Spieler
Sports Complex Attendant
Stadium Attendant
Starter
Stickman
Supervisor, Cardroom
Supervisor, Rides
Sweat Box Attendant
Swimming Pool Attendant
Swing Ride Operator
Table Attendant, Poolroom
Table Keeper
Tableman
Take-Off Man
Take-Off Worker
Target Setter
Tow Operator
Train Operator
Trap Operator
Trap Puller
Trap Setter
Turntable Operator
Weight Guesser
Wharf Attendant
Whip
Whip Operator
Wired Music Operator

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Sources: Career Guide to Industries (CGI), Occupational Information Network (O*Net), Occupation Outlook Handbook (OOH)
Knowledge
  • 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.
Skills
  • 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.
Abilities
  • 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.
Tasks
  • 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.
Activities
  • 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.

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