What does an Attendant do?

Attendants perform a variety of customer support and service tasks in a broad range of settings, including hotels, dining establishments, parking operations, outdoor facilities, and retail businesses. They assist clients, provide information, and ensure orderly and efficient operations. Some attendant positions also involve performing maintenance or housekeeping duties or fulfilling a security role. They complete and organize paperwork and documentation. They may be responsible for maintaining inventory and ordering supplies.

Attendants have a high school diploma, and often have a background in customer relations, maintenance, or logistics. These roles require excellent customer relations skills and strong attention to detail. Some roles may involve standing for long periods of time or performing physically strenuous tasks. Must be able to remain focused and organized in a fast-paced environment.

What responsibilities are common for Attendant jobs?
  • Take the daily inventory of available products.
  • Train, monitor, and coach performance of all sales and service staff.
  • Move stock into, out of, and around the work center.
  • Perform other clerical receptionist duties such as filing, photocopying, collating, faxing etc.
  • Maintain safe and clean reception area by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
  • Manage wait time and create an inviting atmosphere that will also create a great work environment.
  • Inform clients and staff of all products available for retail purchase when appropriate.
  • Provide cleaning and basic maintenance to equipment if needed.
  • Escalate customer complaints to the site manager when appropriate.
  • Monitor daily, weekly or monthly facility maintenance of equipment/machinery.
  • Work safely and report safety or maintenance issues to management.
  • Handle administrative tasks including inventory and reporting.
  • Answer phones, book appointments, sell memberships, gift cards and upgrades.
What are the typical qualifications for Attendant jobs?
  • GED or High School Degree in information technology or equivalent experience.
  • Decision making and problem solving with composure and a positive attitude.
  • A strong work ethic and strict attention to details.
  • Familiar with safety protocols and best practices such as sanitizing.
  • Strong time management skills.
  • Comfortable with problem solving and multitasking.
Work/Life Balance
3.6 ★
Total Pay--
Career Opportunity
3.2 ★
Avg. Experience8+ years

How much does an Attendant make?

$48,334 /yr
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Attendant Career Path

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2 - 4
5 - 7
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Attendant Insights

Read what Attendant professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Meadowbrook Country ClubMeadowbrook Country Club
Locker Room Attendant
Aug 18, 2020

“Great co workers and an awesome place to network and gain professional connections to benefit my career”

Hillcrest Country Club (CA)
Golf Shop Attendant
Aug 10, 2020

“You work with a great staff that cares for you and only wants the best for you!”

Zagame's (Australia)
Bottleshop Attendant
May 12, 2021

“Got to work with some really great people and have made some long life mates.”

Oberlin CollegeOberlin College
Circulation Desk Attendant
Aug 10, 2021

“The job isn't hard and is a great way to earn some money in college.”

UC IrvineUC Irvine
Fitlab Desk Attendant
Nov 4, 2020

“Flexible hours and ability to work with fellow UCI students makes this one of the best jobs on campus.”

Wentworth By The Sea Country ClubWentworth By The Sea Country Club
Cart Barn Attendant
Jan 27, 2022

“It is a great summer job for college students to make some money and enjoy working at a beautiful course.”

Delaware NorthDelaware North
Stand Attendant
Aug 2, 2021

“good job and there are really good people there to help and new people to meet.”

Shore & Country ClubShore & Country Club
Front Gate Attendant
May 11, 2022

“Very nice people to work with and enjoyed meeting with new members each and every day.”

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