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Games Room Manager

Responsibilities: Coordinates and supervises all activity and fiscal aspects of a recreation facility and program, which may include bowling, billiards, table tennis, chess, bridge, amusement machines, and rentals of lockers, bicycles, and other recreational equipment. Responsible for intramural, employee, and family leagues and tournaments and for intercollegiate competition. Trains and supervises staff, which may include mechanics, maintenance personnel, counter attendants, and student employees. Promotes activity in the recreation area. Advises student committees and may have other duties within the union.

Special qualifications: Knowledge of the sports and activities involved is a near necessity, and ability to teach some of the skills is helpful. Some knowledge of accounting, budget controls, cash operations controls, and inventory controls is important. Working knowledge of repair and maintenance of machines and equipment is important. Public relations skills are desirable.

Experience: Experience in managing commercial, collegiate, or military recreation centers. Competitive and mechanical background can be helpful. Promotion and merchandising background and experience working with groups are assets. Experience as a student employee can be valuable, particularly in entry-level positions.

Education: Bachelor’s degree in business administration, recreation administration, or related field. Some institutions may recognize significant experience in lieu of a degree.

Core competencies: Communication, Fiscal Management, Management


Updated Jan. 20, 2013