WHAT DO ACTIVITIES COORDINATORS DO?
Do you get the party started? Do you always get the kickball games going when you were a kid? Do you always know how to make group games fun? Then you might be ready for a career as an activities coordinator.
Activities coordinators work in hotels, senior centers camps and similar places to create and lead fun activities for guests. the events could be large group games, like a limbo night, or an offsite event like a golf trip. Activities coordinators work to create the events, get all necessary equipment, recruit participants and guide the events. They are the captains aboard the S.S. Fun.
HOW MUCH DO ACTIVITIES COORDINATORS MAKE?
This depends on the job, but the median annual income for recreation workers was $22,260 or $10.70 per hour, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).
WHAT ARE THE EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS?
Again, this depends on the job. Most jobs do require at least a bachelor's degree, but an activities coordinator at a day camp will benefit from a degree in parks and recreation, while an activities coordinator for a hotel or resort might benefit from a degree in hotel and restaurant management.
JOB SKILLS AND REQUIREMENTS
- Communication: Activities coordinators need to be able to speak with a variety of different groups, listen to their needs and work with big groups.
- Leadership: Activities coordinators need to encourage guests to attend or join an activity, and motivate them and keep them charged throughout the event.
- Problem-Solving Skills: Activities coordinators need to be able to fix situations quickly, or adjust activities for all involved.
- Speaking Skills: Activities coordinators need to be able to speak clearly and passionately to guests, answer questions and keep people motivated.
THE FUTURE OF ACTIVITIES COORDINATORS
Recreation jobs will grow with the average of all jobs, about 19% between 2010 and 2020.