Recreation Superintendent

Plan, promote, organize, and administer recreation services for community.
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Salary Range
~ $165,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Recreation Superintendents do?

Plans, promotes, organizes, and administers public recreation service for entire community, under policies established by public managing authority: Selects, develops, and supervises paid staff and volunteers. Superintends acquisition, planning, design, construction, and maintenance of recreation facilities. Evaluates effectiveness of recreation areas, facilities, and services. Studies local conditions and develops immediate and long range plans to meet recreational needs of all age groups. Prepares budget and directs expenditure of department funds and keeping of department records. Interprets recreation program to public and maintains cooperative planning and working relationships with allied public and voluntary agencies. Serves as technical adviser to managing authority and as recreation consultant to community.

Should I be a Recreation Superintendent?

You should have a bachelor's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • High Achiever: You love the challenge of tackling difficult work.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.

  • Also known as: Superintendent, Recreation, Superintendent, Refuse Disposal

    How to Become a
    Recreation Superintendent

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