Recreation Center Director

Plan, organize, and direct recreation programs.
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Salary Range
$16,000 – $38,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Recreation Center Directors do?

Plans, organizes, and directs comprehensive public and voluntary recreation programs at recreation building, indoor center, playground, playfield, or day camp: Studies and analyzes recreational needs and resources. Oversees and assigns duties to staff. Interprets recreation programs and their philosophy to individuals and groups through personal participation and staff assignments. Schedules maintenance and use of facilities. Coordinates recreation program of host agency, such as settlement house, institution for children or aged, hospital, armed services, or penal institution, with related activity programs of other services or allied agencies. Cooperates with recreation and nonrecreation personnel. Works under direction of RECREATION SUPERVISOR.

Should I be a Recreation Center Director?

You should have a bachelor's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Certified Therapeatic Recreation Specialist, Director, Recreation Center, Recreation Coordinator See More

    How to Become a
    Recreation Center Director

    Most Recreation Center Directors have a Doctorate or a Bachelor's degree. Start by getting your Bachelor's degree. Chart?chd=s:pub9ac&chl=no+college+%2833%25%29|certificate+%2816%25%29|associate%27s+%281%25%29|bachelor%27s+%2849%25%29||doctorate+%282%25%29&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,33,49
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