Recreation WorkersRecreation Workers conduct leisure activities with groups in public, private, volunteer agencies, or recreation facilities.
They 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.
For each group session, Recreation Workers lead the program and lay out materials or equipment needed.
They also promote interest and motivate people to participate in creative activities and programs.
- High school diploma or equivalent.
- Ability to effectively communicate instructions.
- Interest in helping people.
- Sensitivity to the needs of others.
- Ability to work as part of a team.
- Fingerprint clearance may be required by employer.
- Recreation Workers Median hourly wage: $10.01
- Average annual wage: $23,389
- Estimated number of Recreation Workers in 2002: 39,900
- Estimated number of Recreation Workers in 2012: 48,400
- Estimated annual job openings: 1,770
Possible Career Paths for Recreation Workers include becoming a: