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.
- Activities Aide
- Activities Assistant
- Activities Coordinator
- Activities Counselor
- Activities Director
- Activities Leader
- Activity Aide
- Activity Assistant
- Activity Coordinator
- Activity Director
- 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.
- Organize, lead, and promote interest in recreational activities such as arts, crafts, sports, games, camping, and hobbies.
- Greet new arrivals to activities, introducing them to other participants, explaining facility rules, and encouraging participation.
- Supervise and coordinate the work activities of personnel, such as training staff members and assigning work duties.
- Confer with management to discuss and resolve participant complaints.
- Explain principles, techniques, and safety procedures to participants in recreational activities, and demonstrate use of materials and equipment.
- Complete and maintain time and attendance forms and inventory lists.
- Evaluate recreation areas, facilities, and services to determine if they are producing desired results.
People who work in this occupation generally have the interest code: SEA.
This means people who work in this occupation generally have Social interests, but also prefer Enterprising and Artistic environments.
People who work in this occupation generally prize Relationships, but also value Independence and Achievement in their jobs.
- Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
- English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
- Psychology - Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
- Education and Training - Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
- Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
- Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
- Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
- Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
- Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
- Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.
- Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
- Instructing - Teaching others how to do something.
Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.
In 2012, the average annual wage in California was $26,010.00 with most people making between $17,980.00 and $37,510.00
During 2010, this occupation employed approximately 40,800 people in California. It is projected that there will be 48,000 employed in 2020.
This occupation will have about 720 openings due to growth and about 650 replacement openings for approximately 1,370 total annual openings.
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collegeUniversity of Southern California
majorParks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
collegeCalifornia State University-Fresno
majorHealth and Physical Education/Fitness, General
collegeSan Diego State University
majorRadio and Television