What does an Activities Coordinator do?
Activity coordinators are employed in various settings including hotels, nursing homes, colleges, or camps to develop and plan activities, outings, and events. They develop programs, staffing events and oversee activities as they proceed. They spend most of their time working on programming activities including events and outings activities. They work with an activity director to ensure all necessary staff materials are available for all activities, that a room or space is reserved for the event, and that promotional materials are developed and distributed in advance of programming.
Activity coordinators may also be responsible for all workplace programs and work with other coordinators at bigger facilities or organizations. They also assist with oversight of the support staff and volunteers working activities or events and may help train staff, create teams of groups to handle specific events or programs, and supervise them during the actual event to ensure they follow directions and protocols. Activity coordinators also maintain and order supplies, which requires them to take inventory, perform shipping and receiving tasks, and maintain a neat and tidy equipment space. Activity coordinators need a degree in hospitality management, business, or similar.
- Oversee the activity programs for all residents based on needs.
- Assist in making appointments for the residents as requested.
- Help set up and break down events and activities.
- Work with volunteer staff to ensure smooth operations of activities programs.
- Assist on outings to local restaurants, stores, sporting events.
- Maintain daily attendance records for resident activities.
- Check on the residents (by request) with daily phone calls.
- Develop and manage the resident transportation program and schedule.
- Supervise and ensure safety of program areas, patrons and other staff as needed.
- Assess the needs and interests of individuals and groups and plan activities accordingly.
- Facilitate group and individual activities per the monthly activities calendar.
- Secure all equipment and facilities at the end of the evening.
- Maintain professional working relationships with all associates, vendors, etc.
- Ensure a safe environment for all participants during games.
- Adapt activities to suit resident and incorporate them into overall.
- GED, Associate's or Bachelor's Degree in business, education, music, management or equivalent experience.
- A leader with a positive attitude and professionalism.
- Can solve problems with a positive attitude and confidence.
- Sound time management and attention to details.
- Can collaborate with others and use leadership skills to guide in planning and decision making.
- A critical thinker with computing and budget planning skills.
- Experience with writing protocols and computer literacy.
How much does an Activities Coordinator make?
Activities Coordinator Career Path
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“This is an enjoyable working environment that is great if you have a passion for your work.”
“Met some amazing people and overall had one of the most fun summer experiences of my life.”
“I have so many opportunities to learn and grow in my department and others on property.”
“I have no passion for the work and the only thing that keeps me here are the benefits.”
“This is a good job for college students look for quick pay with a convenient schedule.”
“Great clients and fun job”
“Good benefits and fun job”
“Career Growth and Development”
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