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Amusement and Recreation Attendants
District Of Columbia

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Perform 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.

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Currently Employed: 240

Projected Annual Job Openings: 20

Typical Hourly Wage: $8.83 - $10.82

Typical Annual Salary: $18,400 - $22,500

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typical training

Typical education needed for entry: Less than high school

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: Short-term on-the-job training

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typical job duties

  • Sell tickets and collect fees from customers.
  • Sell and serve refreshments to customers.
  • Operate machines to clean, smooth, and prepare the ice surfaces of rinks for activities such as skating, hockey, and curling.
  • Operate, drive, or explain the use of mechanical riding devices or other automatic equipment in amusement parks, carnivals, or recreation areas.
  • Record details of attendance, sales, receipts, reservations, or repair activities.
  • Provide assistance to patrons entering or exiting amusement rides, boats, or ski lifts, or mounting or dismounting animals.
  • Rent, sell, or issue sporting equipment and supplies such as bowling shoes, golf balls, swimming suits, and beach chairs.
  • Provide information about facilities, entertainment options, and rules and regulations.
  • Fasten safety devices for patrons, or provide them with directions for fastening devices.
  • Direct patrons to rides, seats, or attractions.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Costumes or accessories
  • Fertilizer spreaders or distributors
  • Manlift or personnel lift
  • Minivans or vans
  • Water sprinklers

Technology:
  • Calendar and scheduling software
  • Data base user interface and query software
  • Desktop publishing software
  • Spreadsheet software
  • Word processing software

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