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Recreation Workers - 39-9032.00

O*NET-SOC Description

Conduct recreation activities with groups in public, private, or volunteer agencies or recreation facilities. Organize and promote activities, such as arts and crafts, sports, games, music, dramatics, social recreation, camping, and hobbies, taking into account the needs and interests of individual members.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Activities Assistant
  • Activities Director
  • Activity Aide
  • Activity Assistant
  • Activity Coordinator
  • Activity Director
  • Recreation Assistant
  • Recreation Coordinator
  • Recreation Supervisor

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations


  • Administer first aid according to prescribed procedures and notify emergency medical personnel when necessary.
  • Assess the needs and interests of individuals and groups and plan activities accordingly, given the available equipment or facilities.
  • Complete and maintain time and attendance forms and inventory lists.
  • Conduct individual in-room visits with residents.
  • Confer with management to discuss and resolve participant complaints.
  • Develop treatment goals for individuals based on their assessments.
  • Direct special activities or events, such as aquatics, gymnastics, or performing arts.
  • Document individuals' progress toward meeting their treatment goals.
  • Encourage participants to develop their own activities and leadership skills through group discussions.
  • Enforce rules and regulations of recreational facilities to maintain discipline and ensure safety.
  • Evaluate recreation areas, facilities, and services to determine if they are producing desired results.
  • Evaluate staff performance, recording evaluations on appropriate forms.
  • Explain principles, techniques, and safety procedures to participants in recreational activities and demonstrate use of materials and equipment.
  • Greet new arrivals to activities, introducing them to other participants, explaining facility rules, and encouraging participation.
  • Manage the daily operations of recreational facilities.
  • Meet and collaborate with agency personnel, community organizations, and other professional personnel to plan balanced recreational programs for participants.
  • Meet with staff to discuss rules, regulations, and work-related problems.
  • Organize, lead, and promote interest in recreational activities, such as arts, crafts, sports, games, camping, and hobbies.
  • Oversee the purchase, planning, design, construction, and upkeep of recreation facilities and areas.
  • Provide for entertainment and set up related decorations and equipment.
  • Schedule maintenance and use of facilities.
  • Serve as liaison between park or recreation administrators and activity instructors.
  • Supervise and coordinate the work activities of personnel, such as training staff members and assigning work duties.
  • Take residents on community outings.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Accompany individuals or groups to activities.
  • Administer first aid.
  • Arrange facility schedules.
  • Arrange items for use or display.
  • Assign duties or work schedules to employees.
  • Communicate with management or other staff to resolve problems.
  • Demonstrate activity techniques or equipment use.
  • Develop plans for programs or services.
  • Develop treatment plans for patients or clients.
  • Document client health or progress.
  • Enforce rules or regulations.
  • Evaluate employee performance.
  • Explain regulations, policies, or procedures.
  • Gather information in order to provide services to clients.
  • Greet customers, patrons, or visitors.
  • Liaise between departments or other groups to improve function or communication.
  • Monitor recreational facility operations.
  • Organize recreational activities or events.
  • Prepare operational reports or records.
  • Promote products, services, or programs.
  • Provide counsel, comfort, or encouragement to individuals or families.
  • Supervise service workers.
  • Train service staff.
  • Visit individuals in their homes to provide support or information.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Athletic and Recreation Assistant (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Club/Community Activities Manager (Army - Enlisted)
  • Hospitality Specialist (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Services (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Services (Space Force - Enlisted)
  • Services Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Services Apprentice (Space Force - Enlisted)
  • Services Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Services Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Services Helper (Space Force - Enlisted)
  • Services Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Services Journeyman (Space Force - Enlisted)
  • Services Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Special Services Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Special Services Senior Sergeant (Army - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

  • Recreation Assistant

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Counselor, Camp
  • Director, Recreation Center
  • Director, Social
  • Program Aide, Group Work
  • Recreation Leader
  • Recreation Supervisor