Operators and attendants in amusement, recreation and sport

Operators and attendants in amusement, recreation and sport

NOC
6722

Operate amusement rides, games and other attractions. They also assist patrons, collect tickets and fees and supervise the use of equipment in recreational, sports and amusement facilities.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Fair
Fair

3 Year Job Openings

43
 

Median Hourly Wage

$14.00
$11.70
Low
$25.00
High

Median Salary

$8,662
 

Typically Required

On-the-job training

Employed

464
 

% Working Full Time

57%
 

% Working Full Year

42%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

This unit group includes operators of amusement rides, games and other attractions, and attendants in amusement, recreation and sports facilities who assist patrons, collect tickets and fees and supervise the use of recreational and sports equipment. They are employed by amusement parks, fairs, exhibitions, carnivals, arenas, billiard parlours, bowling alleys, golf courses, ski centres, tennis clubs, campgrounds and other recreational and sports facilities.

Main Duties

Amusement attraction operators perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Drive trucks, vans and other vehicles to transport amusement rides, games and other attractions to amusement attraction sites
  • Set up rides, fun houses, game concessions and other amusement attractions
  • Perform routine maintenance and safety inspections of attraction equipment
  • Operate rides and other attractions, oversee game activities and ensure safety of participants
  • May sell tickets.

Attendants in amusement, recreation and sport perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Collect tickets and fees, and rent or sell sports and accessory equipment
  • Schedule the use of recreational facilities such as golf courses, tennis courts, bowling alleys, fitness clubs, campgrounds and other similar facilities
  • Operate recreational facility equipment such as ski lifts, ice rink equipment and snow making machines
  • Assist patrons on and off ski lifts and amusement park rides, secure and release safety belts and bars and monitor equipment to detect wear and damage
  • Clean and maintain recreational facilities and grounds.

Also Known As

  • amusement attraction operator
  • amusement park attendant
  • amusement ride operator
  • athletic equipment custodian
  • billiard parlour attendant
  • bingo hall attendant
  • bowling alley attendant
  • campground attendant
  • game concession operator
  • recreation attendant
  • recreational facility attendant
  • rink ice maker
  • ski lift attendant
  • sports attendant
  • tennis court attendant
Requirements

Employment Requirements

  • Some secondary school education may be required.
  • On-the-job training is usually provided.

Provincial Regulation

Not Provincially Regulated

Employment by Sex

The following graph shows the percentage of men and women working in this occupation in New Brunswick.

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37.9%
Female
62.1%
Male
Employment by age

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by age group.

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41.9%
15-24
9.3%
25-34
11.6%
35-44
17.4%
45-54
14.0%
55-64
5.8%
65+
Employment by highest level of education

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by highest level of education achieved.

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23.6%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
43.8%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
6.7%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
14.6%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
11.2%
University - Bachelor Level or Above
Employment by Industry

The following graph shows the industry groups in which the largest shares of persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick are employed. Small percentages for all top three industry groups may suggest employment for this occupation is widely distributed amongst many industry groups.

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65.9%
Arts, entertainment and recreation
19.3%
Public administration
3.4%
Accommodation and food services
11.4%
All Other Industries
Employment by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons employed in this occupation in New Brunswick by which economic region they reside in.

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18.20%
Northeast
25.00%
Southeast
22.70%
Southwest
22.70%
Central
11.40%
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Annual Median Salary by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

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$7,390
Northeast
$15,329
Southeast
$12,405
Southwest
$7,616
Central
$16,048
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Hourly Median Wages by Economic Regions

The following represents the median hourly wage of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

No Data Available
Salary

This following represents the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation compared to the median salary of workers employed in this occupation that work full-time year-round.

All Workers Employed in this Occupation

$8,662

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$43,235

This following represents the median salary of persons employed in this occupation across each of the Atlantic Provinces and nationally.

New Brunswick

$8,662

Newfoundland

$9,464

Prince Edward Island

$7,201

Nova Scotia

$9,440

Canada

$8,643
Employment Outlook

The following represents the number of job openings that are expected to occur in this occupation over the next three and ten years respectively, broken down by openings expected to result from growth (“new jobs”) and openings expected to result from attrition (death and retirements).

Three Year Outlook

Total Openings: 3 Year

43
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

4
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

38
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

143
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

20
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

119