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Public Address System and Other Announcers - 27-3012.00

O*NET-SOC Description

Make announcements over public address system at sporting or other public events. May act as master of ceremonies or disc jockey at weddings, parties, clubs, or other gathering places.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Announcer
  • Bingo Caller
  • Disc Jockey (DJ)
  • Emcee
  • Entertainer
  • Event Host
  • Master of Ceremonies (MC)
  • Mobile Disc Jockey (Mobile DJ)
  • Public Address Announcer (PA Announcer)
  • Track Announcer

SOC Occupation Groups

27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations
27-3000 Media and Communication Workers
27-3010 Announcers
27-3012.00 Public Address System and Other Announcers

Related Occupations


  • Announce programs and player substitutions or other changes to patrons.
  • Furnish information concerning plays to scoreboard operators.
  • Greet attendees and serve as masters of ceremonies at banquets, store openings, and other events.
  • Improvise commentary on items of interest, such as background and history of an event or past records of participants.
  • Inform patrons of coming events at a specific venue.
  • Instruct and calm crowds during emergencies.
  • Learn to pronounce the names of players, coaches, institutional personnel, officials, and other individuals involved in an event.
  • Meet with event directors to review schedules and exchange information about details, such as national anthem performers and starting lineups.
  • Organize team information, such as statistics and tournament records, to ensure accessibility for use during events.
  • Preview any music intended to be broadcast over the public address system.
  • Provide running commentaries of event activities, such as play-by-play descriptions or explanations of official decisions.
  • Read prepared scripts describing acts or tricks presented during performances.
  • Review and announce crowd control procedures before the beginning of each event.
  • Select and play music appropriate for the crowd.
  • Set up and test various equipment, including sound equipment, before each event.
  • Study the layout of an event venue to be able to give accurate directions in the event of an emergency.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Compile technical information or documentation.
  • Coordinate athletic or sporting events or activities.
  • Coordinate logistics for productions or events.
  • Host events.
  • Inform viewers, listeners, or audiences.
  • Manage content of broadcasts or presentations.
  • Operate audiovisual equipment.
  • Verify accuracy of data.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Unit Supply Specialist (Army - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Announcer