Amusement Centre Managers manage amusement centres, showgrounds or theme parks.

Specialisations: Bridge Club Manager, Fairground Operator, Video Arcade Manager.

Management experience or extensive industry experience is needed to work as an Amusement Centre Manager. Formal qualifications might be useful but aren't essential. A course in business or management might be helpful.

Tasks

  • Plans and organises the range and mix of entertainment, attractions and amusement machines to be offered by the centre.
  • Organises publicity to promote facilities and attract clients.
  • Schedules games and competitions.
  • Selects, trains and supervises staff.
  • Ensures facilities are properly maintained and conform to safety standards.

More about Amusement, Fitness and Sports Centre Managers

All Amusement, Fitness and Sports Centre Managers

  • Unavailable Weekly Pay
  • Very strong Future Growth
  • Lower unemployment Unemployment

Amusement Centre Managers

  • 1,900 workers Employment Size
  • High skill Skill level rating
  • 73% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 49 hours Average full-time
  • 35 years Average age
  • 40% female Gender Share

The number of people working as Amusement Centre Managers (in their main job) grew very strongly over 5 years:
from 1,600 in 2011 to 1,900 in 2016.

  • Size: This is a very small occupation.
  • Location: Amusement Centre Managers work in many parts of Australia. Victoria has a large share of workers.
  • Industries: Most work in Arts and Recreation Services; Accommodation and Food Services; and Education and Training.
  • Full-time: Many work full-time (73%, higher than the average of 66%).
  • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 49 hours per week at work (compared to the average of 44 hours).
  • Age: The average age is 35 years (compared to the average of 40 years).
  • Gender: 40% of workers are female (compared to the average of 48%).

Employment Outlook

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Main Industries

Main Employing Industries (% Share)

Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Industries are based on the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC 06).
Main Employing IndustriesIndustry (% share)
Arts and Recreation Services42.7
Accommodation and Food Services26.5
Education and Training7.2
Public Administration and Safety4.6
Other Industries19.0

States and Territories

  • NSW

  • VIC

  • QLD

  • SA

  • TAS

  • NT

  • ACT

Employment by State and Territory (% Share)

Source: Based on Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Share of workers across Australian States and Territories, in this job compared to the all jobs average.
StateAmusement Centre ManagersAll Jobs Average
NSW26.431.6
VIC31.825.6
QLD21.720.0
SA5.47.0
WA11.010.8
TAS1.22.0
NT0.41.0
ACT2.11.9

Age Profile

Age Profile (% Share)

Source: Based on Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Age profile of workers in this job compared to the all jobs average.
Age BracketAmusement Centre ManagersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
15-196.5-5.05.0
20-2411.1-9.39.3
25-3432.1-22.922.9
35-4421.4-22.022.0
45-5415.2-21.621.6
55-596.0-9.09.0
60-643.8-6.06.0
65 and Over4.0-4.24.2

Education Level

Highest Level of Education (% Share)

Source: ABS, ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Highest qualification completed by workers in this job (in any field of study). Qualifications needed by new workers might be different from the qualifications of workers already in the job.
Type of QualificationAmusement Centre ManagersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate5.9-10.110.1
Bachelor degree19.8-21.821.8
Advanced Diploma/Diploma16.3-11.611.6
Certificate III/IV17.6-21.121.1
Year 1228.2-18.118.1
Year 114.4-4.84.8
Year 10 and below7.7-12.512.5

Management experience or extensive industry experience is needed to work as an Amusement Centre Manager. Formal qualifications might be useful but aren't essential. A course in business or management might be helpful.

Checks, licences and tickets

You may need:

  • working with vulnerable people and children check
  • first aid certificate

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Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need.

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Employers look for Amusement, Fitness and Sports Centre Managers who can provide good customer service, have strong people skills, and are well organised and presented. Employers also value responsible and trustworthy managers.

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Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Administration and Management

    74% Skill level

    Business principles involved in strategic planning, leadership, and coordinating people and resources.

  2. Customer and Personal Service

    72% Skill level

    Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

  3. Personnel and Human Resources

    63% Skill level

    Recruiting and training people, managing pay and other entitlements (like sick leave), and negotiating pay and conditions.

  4. Production and Processing

    62% Skill level

    Raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and ways of making and distributing goods.

  5. Mathematics

    59% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

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Demands

The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

  1. Face-to-Face Discussions

    99% Important

    How often do you talk with people face-to-face?

  2. Telephone

    99% Important

    How often do you talk on the telephone?

  3. Electronic Mail

    97% Important

    How often do you use electronic mail?

  4. Structured versus Unstructured Work

    96% Important

    How much freedom do you have to decide on tasks, priorities, and goals?

  5. Contact With Others

    96% Important

    How much do you have contact with people (face-to-face, by telephone, or any other way)?

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The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 11-1021.00 - General and Operations Managers.

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