Profession recreational facilities manager

Recreational facilities managers direct the operations of facilities that provide recreational services such as gardens, spas, zoos, gambling and lottery facilities. They plan and organise the daily operations of the related staff and facilities and ensure the organisation follows the latest developments in its field. They coordinate the different departments of the facility and manage the correct use of rescources and budgets.

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Personality Type

  • Enterprising / Conventional
  • Enterprising / Investigative


  • Recreation activities

    The field and characteristics of recreational activities for customers.


  • Manage logistics

    Create logistic framework for transporting goods to customers and for receiving returns, execute and follow up the logistics processes and guidelines.

  • Liaise with local authorities

    Maintain the liaison and exchange of information with regional or local authorities.

  • Manage recreational facility

    Manage the daily operations of a cultural facility. Organise all activities and coordinate the different departments functioning within a cultural facility. Develop a plan of action and arrange the necessary funds.

  • Schedule recreation facilities

    Schedule the use of recreational facilities.

  • Establish daily priorities

    Establish daily priorities for staff personnel; effectively deal with multi-task workload.

  • Manage operational budgets

    Prepare, monitor and adjust operational budgets together with the economical/administrative manager/professionals in the arts institute/unit/project.

  • Develop recreation programmes

    Develop plans and policies which aim to provide the desired recreation activities to a target group or in a community.

  • Manage supplies

    Monitor and control the flow of supplies that includes the purchase, storage and movement of the required quality of raw materials, and also work-in-progress inventory. Manage supply chain activities and synchronise supply with demand of production and customer.

  • Promote recreation activities

    Promote the implementation of recreation programs in a community, as well as recreation services provided by an organisation or institution.

  • Set organisational policies

    Participate in setting organisational policies that cover issues such as participant eligibility, program requirements, and program benefits for the service users.

  • Supervise daily information operations

    Direct daily operations of different units. Coordinate program/project activities to assure the respect of costs and time.

  • Represent the organisation

    Act as representative of the institution, company or organisation to the outside world.

Optional knowledge and skills

produce sales reports manage a small-to-medium business accounting communication principles order supplies ensure compliance with company regulations create solutions to problems coordinate events delegate activities manage schedule of tasks identify customer's needs supervise the work of staff on different shifts develop organisational policies counselling methods evaluate employees create a financial plan supervise work assess employees' capability levels keep stock records liaise with managers plan medium to long term objectives maintain professional administration coordinate advertising campaigns manage workflow processes budgetary principles lead a team provide cost benefit analysis reports manage health and safety standards implement marketing strategies create safe working protocols supervise the management of an establishment check in guests maintain relationship with suppliers plan health and safety procedures manage payroll train employees organise training fix meetings assist customers analyse transportation costs keep task records report on overall management of a business inform customers of activity changes speak different languages recruit employees manage budgets bookkeeping regulations corporate social responsibility develop revenue generation strategies manage staff company policies chair a meeting schedule shifts perform project management maximise sales revenues maintain relationship with customers analyse goal progress maintain professional records follow company standards quality standards

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