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Amusement and Recreation Attendants - 39-3091.00

O*NET-SOC Description

Perform a 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.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Activities Attendant
  • Coaster Attendant
  • Golf Course Ranger
  • Golf Course Starter
  • Recreation Aide
  • Recreation Attendant
  • Recreation Clerk
  • Ride Operator
  • Ski Lift Operator
  • Sports Complex Attendant

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations


  • Announce or describe amusement park attractions to patrons to entice customers to games and other entertainment.
  • Clean sporting equipment, vehicles, rides, booths, facilities, or grounds.
  • Direct patrons to rides, seats, or attractions.
  • 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.
  • Keep informed of shut-down and emergency evacuation procedures.
  • Maintain inventories of equipment, storing and retrieving items and assembling and disassembling equipment as necessary.
  • Monitor activities to ensure adherence to rules and safety procedures, or arrange for the removal of unruly patrons.
  • Operate machines to clean, smooth, and prepare the ice surfaces of rinks for activities, such as skating, hockey, or curling.
  • Operate, drive, or explain the use of mechanical riding devices or other automatic equipment in amusement parks, carnivals, or recreation areas.
  • Provide assistance to patrons entering or exiting amusement rides, boats, or ski lifts, or mounting or dismounting animals.
  • Provide information about facilities, entertainment options, and rules and regulations.
  • Record details of attendance, sales, receipts, reservations, or repair activities.
  • Rent, sell, or issue sporting equipment and supplies, such as bowling shoes, golf balls, swimming suits, or beach chairs.
  • Schedule the use of recreation facilities, such as golf courses, tennis courts, bowling alleys, or softball diamonds.
  • Sell and serve refreshments to customers.
  • Sell tickets and collect fees from customers.
  • Tend amusement booths in parks, carnivals, or stadiums, performing duties, such as conducting games, photographing patrons, or awarding prizes.
  • Verify, collect, or punch tickets before admitting patrons to venues, such as amusement parks and rides.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Arrange facility schedules.
  • Assist patrons with entering or exiting vehicles or other forms of transportation.
  • Clean facilities or work areas.
  • Clean tools or equipment.
  • Communicate with management or other staff to resolve problems.
  • Conduct amusement or gaming activities.
  • Distribute resources to patrons or employees.
  • Drive trucks or other vehicles to or at work sites.
  • Explain regulations, policies, or procedures.
  • Inspect equipment to ensure proper functioning.
  • Maintain financial or account records.
  • Maintain knowledge of business operations.
  • Maintain supply or equipment inventories.
  • Monitor operational quality or safety.
  • Prepare operational reports or records.
  • Provide attraction or event information to patrons.
  • Provide patrons with directions to locales or attractions.
  • Sell products or services.
  • Verify patron or staff credentials.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Hospitality Specialist (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Special Services Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Amusement Park Worker
  • Animal-Ride Attendant
  • Attendant, Arcade
  • Barker
  • Cabana Attendant
  • Caddie
  • Cardroom Attendant II
  • Coach Driver
  • Desk Clerk, Bowling Floor
  • Flagger
  • Floor Attendant
  • Fun-House Operator
  • Game Attendant
  • Golf-Range Attendant
  • Host/Hostess
  • Jinrikisha Driver
  • Racker
  • Recreation Aide
  • Recreation-Facility Attendant
  • Ride Attendant
  • Ride Operator
  • Skate-Shop Attendant
  • Ski-Tow Operator
  • Weight Guesser
  • Wharf Attendant