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Career Details :: Recreation Workers
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.
Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for these occupations. For example, an electrician must have completed three or four years of apprenticeship or several years of vocational training, and often must have passed a licensing exam, in order to perform the job.
Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree. Some may require a bachelor's degree.
Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers.
- Organizes, leads, and promotes interest in facility activities, such as arts, crafts, sports, games, camping, and hobbies.
- Conducts recreational activities and instructs participants to develop skills in provided activities.
- Arranges for activity requirements, such as entertainment, and setting up equipment and decorations.
- Explains principles, techniques, and safety procedures of facility activities to participants and demonstrates use of material and equipment.
- Meets and collaborates with agency personnel, community organizations, and other professional personnel to plan balanced recreational programs for participants.
- Ascertains and interprets group interests, evaluates equipment and facilities, and adapts activities to meet participant needs.
- Assists management to resolve complaints.
- Administers first aid, according to prescribed procedures, or notifies emergency medical personnel when necessary.
- Meets with staff to discuss rules, regulations, and work-related problems.
- Completes and maintains time and attendance forms and inventory lists.
- Evaluates staff performance and records reflective information on performance evaluation forms.
- Schedules maintenance and use of facilities.
- Supervises and coordinates work activities of personnel, trains staff, and assigns duties.
- Tests and documents content of swimming pool water and schedules maintenance and use of facilities.
- Greets and introduces new arrivals to other guests, acquaints arrivals with facilities, and encourages group participation.
- Enforces rules and regulations of facility, maintains discipline, and ensures safety.
- Schedules facility activities and maintains record of programs.
- First-Line Supervisors, Customer Service
- First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
- First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers
- Meeting and Convention Planners
- Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education
- Social and Community Service Managers
General Work Activities
- Coordinating Work & Activities of Others
- Establishing & Maintaining Relationships
- Communicating With Persons Outside Organization
- Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing
- Communicating With Other Workers
Frequent Work Context
- Job-Required Social Interaction
- Objective or Subjective Information
- Responsible for Others' Health & Safety
- Provide a Service to Others
- Coordinate or Lead Others