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39-3091.00 - Amusement and Recreation Attendants

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.

Sample of reported job titles: Activities Attendant, Community Center Coordinator, Golf Starter and Ranger, Recreation Aide, Recreation Attendant, Recreation Leader, Ride Operator, Service Representative, Ski Lift Operator, Sports Complex Attendant

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Tasks  |  Tools & Technology  |  Knowledge  |  Skills  |  Abilities  |  Work Activities  |  Detailed Work Activities  |  Work Context  |  Job Zone  |  Education  |  Credentials  |  Interests  |  Work Styles  |  Work Values  |  Related Occupations  |  Wages & Employment  |  Job Openings

Tasks

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

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Tools & Technology

Tools used in this occupation:

  • Bowling equipment — Bowling pinsetting machines See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Cargo trucks — Material transport trucks See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Cash registers — Electronic cash registers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Costumes or accessories — Costumes; Face masks; Wigs See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Desktop calculator — 10-key calculators See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Desktop computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Emergency medical services first aid kits — First aid kits See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Fertilizer spreaders or distributors — Fertilizer spreaders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Go cart — Go-carts See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hard hats See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hula hoops or hoop equipment — Hula hoops See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Jump ropes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Laser fax machine — Laser facsimile machines See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Lawnmowers — Riding mowers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Loudspeakers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Manlift or personnel lift — J-bars; Rope tows; Ski lifts; T-bars See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Metallic glitter See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Microphones See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Minivans or vans — Passenger vans See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Paint sprayers — Field painting machines See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Photocopiers — Photocopying equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Playground merry go rounds — Carousels See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pocket calculator — Handheld calculators See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Roller skates or roller blades — Roller skates See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Streetcars or tramway cars — Cable cars See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Vacuum cleaners See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Water based paints — Water-based face paints See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Water sprinklers — Irrigation sprinklers See more occupations related to this tool.

Technology used in this occupation:

  • Calendar and scheduling software — Calendar software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Data base user interface and query software — Database software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Desktop publishing software — Adobe Systems Adobe PageMaker See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Electronic mail software — Microsoft Outlook See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Internet browser software — Microsoft Internet Explorer * See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Spreadsheet software — Microsoft Excel See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Word processing software — Microsoft Word See more occupations related to this technology.

* Software developed by a government agency and/or distributed as freeware or shareware.

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Knowledge

  • 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. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • 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. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Clerical — Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • English Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar. See more occupations related to this knowledge.

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Skills

  • Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • 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. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Service Orientation — Actively looking for ways to help people. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Social Perceptiveness — Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do. See more occupations related to this skill.

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Abilities

  • Oral Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Speech Clarity — The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Problem Sensitivity — The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Speech Recognition — The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer). See more occupations related to this ability.

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Work Activities

  • Performing for or Working Directly with the Public — Performing for people or dealing directly with the public. This includes serving customers in restaurants and stores, and receiving clients or guests. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates — Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Handling and Moving Objects — Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships — Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Assisting and Caring for Others — Providing personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support, or other personal care to others such as coworkers, customers, or patients. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Performing General Physical Activities — Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Communicating with Persons Outside Organization — Communicating with people outside the organization, representing the organization to customers, the public, government, and other external sources. This information can be exchanged in person, in writing, or by telephone or e-mail. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Interacting With Computers — Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events — Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events. See more occupations related to this activity.

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Detailed Work Activities

  • Clean tools or equipment. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Clean work areas or facilities. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Conduct amusement or gaming activities. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Monitor operational quality or safety. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Inspect equipment to ensure proper functioning. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Maintain financial or account records. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Explain regulations, policies, or procedures. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Sell products or services. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Maintain supply or equipment inventories. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Communicate with management or other staff to resolve problems. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Provide attraction or event information to patrons. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Maintain knowledge of business operations. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Provide patrons with directions to locales or attractions. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Distribute resources to patrons or employees. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Arrange facility schedules. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Prepare operational reports or records. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Assist patrons with entering or exiting vehicles or other forms of transportation. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Verify patron or staff credentials. See more occupations related to this activity.

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Work Context

  • Contact With Others — 92% responded “Constant contact with others.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Standing — 77% responded “Continually or almost continually.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Responsible for Others' Health and Safety — 74% responded “Very high responsibility.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Indoors, Environmentally Controlled — 77% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Face-to-Face Discussions — 67% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Deal With External Customers — 78% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Importance of Being Exact or Accurate — 56% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Importance of Repeating Same Tasks — 67% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Physical Proximity — 52% responded “Very close (near touching).” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Work With Work Group or Team — 74% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Deal With Unpleasant or Angry People — 27% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Coordinate or Lead Others — 33% responded “Very important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Making Repetitive Motions — 75% responded “Continually or almost continually.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to Minor Burns, Cuts, Bites, or Stings — 63% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Freedom to Make Decisions — 33% responded “Some freedom.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Frequency of Conflict Situations — 60% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Walking and Running — 35% responded “Less than half the time.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Using Your Hands to Handle, Control, or Feel Objects, Tools, or Controls — 52% responded “Continually or almost continually.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Telephone — 52% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Impact of Decisions on Co-workers or Company Results — 61% responded “Very important results.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Structured versus Unstructured Work — 37% responded “Limited freedom.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Wear Common Protective or Safety Equipment such as Safety Shoes, Glasses, Gloves, Hearing Protection, Hard Hats, or Life Jackets See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Letters and Memos — 26% responded “Never.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Responsibility for Outcomes and Results — 18% responded “Limited responsibility.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Sounds, Noise Levels Are Distracting or Uncomfortable — 44% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Frequency of Decision Making — 35% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Consequence of Error See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Deal With Physically Aggressive People — 17% responded “Once a month or more but not every week.” See more occupations related to this work context.

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Job Zone

Title Job Zone One: Little or No Preparation Needed
Education Some of these occupations may require a high school diploma or GED certificate.
Related 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.
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.
Job Zone Examples These occupations involve following instructions and helping others. Examples include taxi drivers, amusement and recreation attendants, counter and rental clerks, nonfarm animal caretakers, continuous mining machine operators, and waiters/waitresses.
SVP Range (Below 4.0)

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Education


Percentage of Respondents
Education Level Required
Not available Less than high school diploma
Not available High school diploma or equivalent Help
Not available Associate's degree

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Credentials

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Interests

Interest code: ECR

  • Enterprising — Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business. See more occupations related to this interest.
  • Conventional — Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow. See more occupations related to this interest.
  • Realistic — Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others. See more occupations related to this interest.

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Work Styles

  • Concern for Others — Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Cooperation — Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Self Control — Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Dependability — Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Stress Tolerance — Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Attention to Detail — Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Social Orientation — Job requires preferring to work with others rather than alone, and being personally connected with others on the job. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Adaptability/Flexibility — Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Integrity — Job requires being honest and ethical. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Initiative — Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Achievement/Effort — Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Leadership — Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Persistence — Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles. See more occupations related to this work style.

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Work Values

  • Support — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees. Corresponding needs are Company Policies, Supervision: Human Relations and Supervision: Technical. See more occupations related to this work value.
  • Independence — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy. See more occupations related to this work value.
  • Relationships — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment. Corresponding needs are Co-workers, Moral Values and Social Service. See more occupations related to this work value.

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Wages & Employment Trends

Median wages (2014) $9.08 hourly, $18,880 annual
State wages Local Salary Info
 
Employment (2012) 267,000 employees
Projected growth (2012-2022) Average (8% to 14%) Average (8% to 14%)
Projected job openings (2012-2022) 164,200
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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2014 wage data external site and 2012-2022 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2012-2022). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.

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