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Amusement and Recreation Attendants

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.

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    Work Activities

    Work Activities

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

    Skills

    • Speaking

      Talking to others to convey information effectively.

    • Service Orientation

      Actively looking for ways to help people.

    • 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.

    WorkKeys®

    Applied Math
    4
    Workplace Documents
    4
    Graphic Literacy
    4

    Abilities

    • Speech Clarity

      The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.

    • Oral Comprehension

      The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

    • Oral Expression

      The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

    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.

    • English Language

      Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

    • Public Safety and Security

      Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.

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    Pay

    • Ohio Annual Salary 19980/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage 9.6/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage

    Ohio Employment Trends

    • Currently Employed 10,770
    • Yearly Projected Openings 2,590

    Typical Education

    Personality

    Enterprising: People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.They do well at jobs that need:
    • Concern for Others
    • Cooperation
    • Dependability
    • Adaptability/Flexibility
    • Self Control
    • Attention to Detail

    Tools

    • Manlift or personnel lift
    • Costumes or accessories
    • Cash registers
    • Cargo trucks
    • Bowling equipment

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