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.

EducationGED / High School Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.6 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.4 ★
Avg. Experience0-1 year

Activities Coordinator Salaries

Average Base Pay

$34,431 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$25K
Median: $34K
$47K
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Activities Coordinator Career Path

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Read what Activities Coordinator professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Alden Village
Activities Assistant
Aug 7, 2021

“Everyone who worked there was nice and it was very rewarding to work with children with disabilities.”

Police Citizens Youth Clubs NSWPolice Citizens Youth Clubs NSW
Activities Officer
Sep 15, 2020

“This is an enjoyable working environment that is great if you have a passion for your work.”

Oxford International Education GroupOxford International Education Group
Activity Leader
Jan 11, 2022

“Met some amazing people and overall had one of the most fun summer experiences of my life.”

GotocoGotoco
Activity Counsellor
Aug 25, 2019

“Working with the children and the other staff was an amazing experience and I would recommend this programme to everyone.”

ConserviceConservice
Activation Specialist
Aug 25, 2020

“I have no passion for the work and the only thing that keeps me here are the benefits.”

Marriott Vacations WorldwideMarriott Vacations Worldwide
Activities Lead
Jul 27, 2021

“I have so many opportunities to learn and grow in my department and others on property.”

Seattle Education Access
Volunteer Coordinator
Nov 18, 2019

“Working with them was a great way to see the alternative ed landscape in the city.”

Queens Community HouseQueens Community House
Activity Specialist
Oct 4, 2021

“This is a good job for college students look for quick pay with a convenient schedule.”

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Frequently asked questions about the roles and responsibilities of an activities coordinator

When working as an activities coordinator, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Public Speaking, Alzheimer, Schedules, Excellent Organizational, and Microsoft Office.

The most similar professions to activities coordinator are:
  • Event Planner
  • Event Coordinator
  • Accountant
  • Executive Assistant

The most common qualifications to become an activities coordinator include a minimum of a GED / High School Degree and an average of 0 - 1 years of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.