Recreation Attendants

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Recreation Attendants

Recreation Attendants - Overview

Recreation attendants keep things running smoothly at places where people go to have fun.

Recreation attendants work at:

  • Amusement parks
  • Beaches
  • Golf courses
  • Health clubs
  • Ski areas
  • Swimming pools

Recreation attendants collect money or fees and give change to customers. They provide information about the recreation facility and the services provided. They schedule special events, such as tennis matches or swim meets.

Some recreation attendants rent or lend equipment to customers. They may also explain how the equipment is used. They make sure equipment is in good working order and keep track of who has borrowed it.

Some recreation attendants keep locker rooms clean. They may also sell food, drinks, or gifts.

Some recreation attendants work with horses and other animals. They feed, groom, and saddle horses so that people can ride them.

Other recreation attendants work at lakes, beaches, and places where people rent boats, canoes, or rafts. They keep track of when boats are borrowed and when they are due back. They also make sure people use life jackets and other safety equipment.

Recreation attendants who work at amusement parks perform many tasks. They may sell tickets to customers, lead tours, and answer questions about activities and attractions. Other attendants operate rides. They also keep the rides clean and inspect each ride to make sure that it is operating correctly and safely.

Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.