Manager, Recreation Center
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The recreation centre manager is responsible for maintaining recreation and other municipal facilities in order to ensure clean, safe and healthy facilities are available.
- Assisting and caring for others - providing personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support, or other personal care to others such as coworkers, customers, or patients.
- Communicating with supervisors, peers, or subordinates - providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
- Organizing, planning, and prioritizing work - developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
- Thinking creatively - developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.
- Identifying objects, actions, and events - Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.
- Coordinating the work and activities of others - getting members of a group to work together to accomplish tasks.
- Scheduling work and activities - scheduling events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others.
- Making decisions and solving problems - analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
- Documenting/recording information - entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.
Key skills for recreation centre manager:
- Commercial awareness
- Physical fitness (or at least an interest in fitness and sport)
- Excellent problem solving skills
- Interpersonal skills
- Teamwork and leadership skills
- Verbal communication skills
- Administrative and cash management skills
Average Salary (2013):
United Kingdom: Managers can earn between £17,000 and around £25,000 a year. Senior managers can earn over £35,000.
United States of America: $3,683 month
Australia: from AU$700 to AU$1,498 per week, depending on their level of experience and the organisation they work for
Qualifications and training required:
Employers often prefer graduates with relevant qualifications in subjects such as management, sports science, recreation, health management, physiotherapy, or business or leisure studies.
A postgraduate qualification can be useful for graduates without appropriate degrees. It is essential to possess relevant experience, possibly gained via part-time or seasonal work, or by working as a fitness instructor, leisure centre attendant or recreation assistant.