Amusement Centre Manager



OFO No: 143106





Other names for an Amusement Centre Manager:

  • Entertainment Centre Manager
  • Skateboard Park Manager
  • Video Games Arcade Manager
  • Video Games Centre Manager

What is an Amusement Centre Manager?

Amusement Centre Managers are responsible for scheduling the use of recreation facilities, maintain and provide equipment to participants of sporting events or recreational pursuits, or operate amusement concessions and rides.

What does an Amusement Centre Manager do?

  • ensures the flow of the following activities at the centre
  • provides information about facilities, entertainment options, and rules and regulations
  • records details of attendance, sales, receipts, reservations, and maintenance activities
  • monitors activities to ensure rules and safety procedures are obeyed
  • arranges for the removal of unruly customers 
  • is in charge of tickets sales
  • keeps themselves up to date on emergency evacuation procedures
  • organises cleaning of equipment, vehicles, rides, booths, facilities and grounds
  • prepares and maintains all equipment, rides etc
  • advertises amusement park attractions to patrons
  • explains safety devices for customers
  • inspects equipment to detect wear and tear
  • performs minor repairs, adjustments or maintenance tasks such as oiling parts
  • calls experts in for major mechanical faults etc

Are you … ?

  • a peoples’ person?
  • enthusiastic?
  • good at managing?
  • organised?
  • motivator?
  • observant?
  • willing to work unsual hours?
  • good under stress?
  • mechanically minded?

How do I become an Amusement Centre Manager?

Formal education would be highly recommended. 

Suggested studies would include a BComm or something similar. Most universities offer this.

Certificates or Diplomas in Management Studies, Accounting, Business Studies or something similar would be worth considering.


  • Occupations in related fields
  • Workplace experience


  • Matric
  • Workplace experience
  • Higher Certificate in Facilities Management
  • Managerial workplace experience



Workplace experience in Managerial position

National Diploma in Management

  • Cape Peninsula University of Technology
  • Durban University of Technology
  • Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
  • Tshwane University of Technology
  • University of Johannesburg
  • University of the Free State
  • University of Zululand
  • Waler Sisulu University

Managerial workplace experience


Relevant qualification

Advanced Diploma in Management

  • University of the Western Cape


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OTHER CAREERS TO CONSIDER:  Gaming Worker (Casino) … or … Tour Manager

Is becoming an Amusement Centre Manager the right career choice for me?


Maths Required Qualification Required