Amusement & Recreation Attendants
Also called: Golf Course Ranger, Recreation Attendant, Ride Operator, Ski Lift Operator
In the Navy: Special Services Officer
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At ski hills, bowling alleys, water slides, and golf courses, and other places people go for fun and sport, amusement and recreation attendants operate equipment and help guests enjoy themselves. Attendants sell tickets and collect fees from customers. They rent equipment such as go-karts, tennis rackets, and boats, and make sure customers know how to operate vehicles and equipment safely and properly. Many also operate concession stands, games, and rides, and make sure guests are safe and know the rules. Customer service skills are an important part of the job; attendants provide a lot of information about schedules, policies, and directions. They often encourage participation and purchases. Many are responsible for collecting attendance and totaling up receipts. Attendants also clean facilities and equipment, and keep them maintained, for example placing markings on sports fields, or smoothing ice at rinks after use. Some positions include scheduling the use of equipment and facilities. Attendants typically have no specific education or training requirements and do not require previous work experience.
What they do:Perform a 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.
On the job, you would:
- Sell tickets and collect fees from customers.
- Provide information about facilities, entertainment options, and rules and regulations.
- Keep informed of shut-down and emergency evacuation procedures.
- customer service
Arts and Humanities
- English language
Safety and Government
- public safety and security
- talking to others
- listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
- looking for ways to help people
- understanding people's reactions
- communicate by speaking
- listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
- notice when problems happen
People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.
They do well at jobs that need:
- Concern for Others
- Self Control
- Attention to Detail
You might use software like this on the job:
Electronic mail software
Desktop publishing software
- Adobe Systems Adobe PageMaker