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Details for 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Education, Training, Experience

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


  • 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.


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  • Retail Salespersons
  • Service Station Attendants
  • Tour Guides and Escorts
  • Waiters and Waitresses
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