AMUSEMENT/RECREATION ATTENDANTS set times for use of recreation and amusement centers. They give out equipment to people taking part in sports or recreation. Attendants also collect fees. Amusement/recreation attendants assign and prepare bowling alleys and billiard tables to players. They also allocate tennis courts to players, give skating lessons, and caddy for golfers. Amusement/recreation attendants run amusement park rides, such as the Ferris wheel, roller coaster, and merry-go-round. They also try to entice people to play the games at carnival stands.
Salary, Size & Growth
- $23,000 average per year ($11.00 per hour)
- A large occupation (420,900 workers in 2010)
- Expected to grow moderately (1.4% per year)
Employers will usually hire AMUSEMENT/RECREATION ATTENDANTS without training or work experience. Some employers prefer a high school diploma. Attendants train on the job.