Recreation Co-ordinator Kaiwhakarite Hākinakina

Recreation co-ordinators plan and run community leisure, before and after-school and sport programmes at venues such as recreation centres, parks, clubs and schools.

Recreation co-ordinators may do some or all of the following:

  • plan and co-ordinate recreation programmes and events, social sports, competitions, and before-school, after-school and school holiday programmes
  • work with the community to design and develop recreation projects
  • prepare budgets and write reports and proposals
  • hire, train and supervise volunteers and staff
  • advise councils and commissions on recreation planning and policies
  • advise and assist community groups to develop recreation programmes and events.

Physical Requirements

Recreation co-ordinators need to have a good level of physical fitness and must be strong enough to move equipment.

Useful Experience

Useful experience for recreation co-ordinators includes:

  • teaching
  • coaching a sport
  • involvement in recreational activities or hobbies
  • an interest or participation in sport.

Personal Qualities

Recreation co-ordinators need to be:

  • enthusiastic and patient
  • mature and responsible
  • good communicators
  • good leaders and able to motivate others
  • able to get on with a wide range of people
  • well organised, with planning and project management skills
  • able to work well under pressure to meet deadlines.

Useful Experience

Useful experience for recreation co-ordinators includes:

  • teaching
  • coaching a sport
  • involvement in recreational activities or hobbies
  • an interest or participation in sport.

Subject Recommendations

There are no specific secondary education requirements to become a recreation co-ordinator. However, physical education, English and maths are useful.

Recreation Co-ordinators can earn around $39K-$57K per year per year.

Recreation co-ordinators may progress to set up their own out of school programmes or buy into out of school care franchises, or move into events or facility management roles.

Recreation co-ordinators can also progress into recreation policy planning or community development adviser roles in local government.

Recreation Co-ordinator

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