Roles and responsibilities
As a recreation officer, you will manage and coordinate a variety of programs and facilities for organisations.
- organise local sporting and recreational events such as community activities and sporting competitions
- develop and/or administer recreation policy
- plan and promote recreation activities, including events
- prepare and/or administer financial estimates, budgets and resource allocations
- deliver recreational services by initiating, organising and coordinating activities such as sporting matches, hobby classes, school holiday programs, public displays, tournaments and cultural activities
- coordinate and arrange meetings and venues
- recruit, train and/or supervise recreation leaders
- liaise with parents, schools, local sporting organisations, church leaders, social workers, community groups and individuals about programs and facilities
- write proposals, evaluations and correspondence
You will find positions in government authorities, community organisations, schools, commercial organisations such as health and fitness agencies, outdoor recreation or adventure recreation organisations and sports associations. Leisure management is a growth area and people with management or marketing qualifications are sought after.
Coursework courses to pursue this careerPostgraduate study is not required for this occupation, but may be helpful for career advancement.
Relevant postgraduate courses include: