Amusement and Recreation Worker Student Job Profile and Description

For many people, summer is the best time to visit the beaches, amusement parks and recreational facilities where you can indulge in sporting and leisure fun.  You can go swimming water skiing, camping, white water rafting or just enjoying amusement park rides.  This is also the time when enterprising students can work as a part time lifeguard or assistant operators of amusement rides or in gyms and spas in resorts and hotels.  They get to earn a few bucks while enjoying the job.

Amusement and Recreation Worker Duties and Responsibilities

  • Enforce establishment rules and regulations to maintain discipline in the use of its recreational facilities and ensure safety.
  • Assist the hotel or resort staff in managing the daily operations of recreational facilities.
  • Administer first aid when called for and immediately notify emergency medical personnel of the establishment or call 911.
  • Conduct orientation class to acquaint quests in the use of recreational sporting  facilities along with safety and relevant procedures.
  • Greet guest arrivals who are participants to planned recreational and sporting activities, introducing them to other participants and explaining facility rules.
  • Maintain time and attendance performance as required in your contract.

Amusement and Recreation Worker Skills and Specifications

  • Must have pleasant personality and cheerful disposition
  • Must have excellent medical and physical fitness
  • Must have excellent oral communication and interpersonal skills

Amusement and Recreation Worker Education and Qualifications

There’s no specific educational background for the job as you can learn about it while working.

Amusement and Recreation Worker Student Salary

The median salary in 2009 for an Amusement and Recreation Worker was $8.71 hourly or $18,120 annually.  As a part time summer job, don’t expect your pay to be close but it is good enough for a job that let’s you enjoy while doing the work.