Amusement and Recreation Attendants
SOC: 39-3091.00

Description:

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.


National Salary Information:

Hourly Statistics:

Annual Statistics:

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data.


Employment Projections:

Employment (2014):
288,600 employed

Projected (2024):
310,900 employed

Projected growth (2014-2024)


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 2014-2024 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2014-2024). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.


Alternate Titles:

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


  • Job Zone One: Little or No Preparation Needed

    Experience:

    Little or no previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, a person can become a waiter or waitress even if he/she has never worked before.

    Education:

    Some of these occupations may require a high school diploma or GED certificate.

    Job Training:

    Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few days to a few months of training. Usually, an experienced worker could show you how to do the job.


    Required Skills:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Mathematics
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Coordination
  • Persuasion
  • Negotiation
  • Instructing
  • Service Orientation
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Programming
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Operation and Control
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Troubleshooting
  • Repairing
  • Quality Control Analysis
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Systems Analysis
  • Systems Evaluation
  • Time Management
  • Management of Material Resources
  • Management of Personnel Resources

  • Knowledge Used:

  • Administration and Management
  • Clerical
  • Economics and Accounting
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Production and Processing
  • Food Production
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Mathematics
  • Psychology
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Medicine and Dentistry
  • Therapy and Counseling
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Foreign Language
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Law and Government
  • Telecommunications
  • Communications and Media
  • Transportation


  • Tasks:

  • Provide information about facilities, entertainment options, and rules and regulations.
  • Record details of attendance, sales, receipts, reservations, or repair activities.
  • Monitor activities to ensure adherence to rules and safety procedures, or arrange for the removal of unruly patrons.
  • Sell tickets and collect fees from customers.
  • Keep informed of shut-down and emergency evacuation procedures.
  • Clean sporting equipment, vehicles, rides, booths, facilities, or grounds.
  • Operate machines to clean, smooth, and prepare the ice surfaces of rinks for activities such as skating, hockey, and curling.
  • Announce or describe amusement park attractions to patrons to entice customers to games and other entertainment.
  • Fasten safety devices for patrons, or provide them with directions for fastening devices.
  • Inspect equipment to detect wear and damage and perform minor repairs, adjustments or maintenance tasks such as oiling parts.
  • Operate, drive, or explain the use of mechanical riding devices or other automatic equipment in amusement parks, carnivals, or recreation areas.
  • Rent, sell, or issue sporting equipment and supplies such as bowling shoes, golf balls, swimming suits, and beach chairs.
  • Verify, collect, or punch tickets before admitting patrons to venues such as amusement parks and rides.
  • Tend amusement booths in parks, carnivals, or stadiums, performing duties such as conducting games, photographing patrons, and awarding prizes.
  • Direct patrons to rides, seats, or attractions.
  • Provide assistance to patrons entering or exiting amusement rides, boats, or ski lifts, or mounting or dismounting animals.
  • Sell and serve refreshments to customers.
  • Schedule the use of recreation facilities such as golf courses, tennis courts, bowling alleys, and softball diamonds.
  • Maintain inventories of equipment, storing and retrieving items and assembling and disassembling equipment as necessary.

  • Tools & Technology:

  • 10-key calculators
  • Bowling pinsetting machines
  • Cable cars
  • Carousels
  • Costumes
  • Desktop computers
  • Electronic cash registers
  • Face masks
  • Fertilizer spreaders
  • Field painting machines
  • First aid kits
  • Go-carts
  • Handheld calculators
  • Hard hats
  • Hula hoops
  • Irrigation sprinklers
  • J-bars
  • Jump ropes
  • Laser facsimile machines
  • Loudspeakers
  • Material transport trucks
  • Metallic glitter
  • Microphones
  • Passenger vans
  • Photocopying equipment
  • Riding mowers
  • Roller skates
  • Rope tows
  • Ski lifts
  • T-bars
  • Vacuum cleaners
  • Water-based face paints
  • Wigs
  • Adobe Systems Adobe PageMaker
  • Calendar and scheduling software
  • Database software
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft Windows
  • Microsoft Word


  • personal care and service


    industry stats

    SOC: 39-0000

    Total Employed: 4,307,500

    Average Annual Salary: $25,650