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Recreation Workers

Also called: Recreation Supervisor, Activities Director, Activities Assistant, Recreation Assistant

What they do:
Conduct recreation activities with groups in public, private, or volunteer agencies or recreation facilities. Organize and promote activities, such as arts and crafts, sports, games, music, dramatics, social recreation, camping, and hobbies, taking into account the needs and interests of individual members.
On the job, you would:
  • Enforce rules and regulations of recreational facilities to maintain discipline and ensure safety.
  • Manage the daily operations of recreational facilities.
  • Administer first aid according to prescribed procedures, and notify emergency medical personnel when necessary.

Knowledge

Business
  • customer service
  • management
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Math and Science
  • psychology
Education and Training
  • teaching and course design

Skills

Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • talking to others
Social
  • changing what is done based on other people's actions
  • looking for ways to help people
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilities

Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • use rules to solve problems

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Dependability
  • Integrity
  • Cooperation
  • Self Control
  • Concern for Others
  • Social Orientation

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Word processing software
  • Corel WordPerfect software
  • Microsoft Word
Desktop publishing software
  • Microsoft Publisher
Data base user interface and query software
  • Database software
  • Recordkeeping software

Education

Education: (rated 4 of 5)
bachelor's degree or
high school diploma
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Average Outlook
New job opportunities are likely in the future.
Salary
$22,240
per year, on average
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