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Recreation / Activities Worker

837

Statewide
Job Postings
99th

Out of 439
Jobs In-Demand
5,470

Currently Employed
in Indiana
$8.70 - $13.71

Avg. Hourly Wage
Indiana
$9.23 - $14.71

Avg. Hourly Wage
USA
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Recreation / Activities Worker - Indiana Regions Overview:

The graph above shows that there were 837 job postings for the occupation of Recreation / Activities Worker in Indiana during 2013 and 2014. The vertical bar chart shows which regions had the most demand for Recreation / Activities Worker. These numbers represent current demand as advertised in online job postings and do not necessarily indicate projected job growth in the future. Nevertheless, these numbers are a valid barometer for gauging recent job demand statewide and regionally in Indiana.

What Recreation / Activities Worker Do:

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.

Common Job Activities:

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

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