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Campground Operator

Campground Operators manage all aspects of private or public campgrounds in a safe and professional manner. The duties of a Campground Operator are diverse, requiring both people and mechanical skills. Much of the work is outdoors and the seasonal nature of most campgrounds generally allows for different opportunities during the off season. Some operators take the winter off, some have a different winter career, and still others continue to operate their campgrounds throughout the winter season.

Campground Operator
Responsibilities: 
  • Offer tourism information and promote local area
  • Maintain and repair facility, equipment and supplies
  • Respond to enquiries and solve problems
  • Oversee operation of retail outlets
  • Manage human resource functions, such as hiring and training staff
  • Use business management skills
  • Use sales and marketing skills
  • Complete financial management tasks, such as managing payroll and cash flow
  • Use administrative skills
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 
  • Experience in tourism is an asset
  • Knowledge or previous experience in physical plant maintenance and of campground operations is an asset
  • Customer service skills are required 
  • Knowledge of the local area, region and tourism industry are generally requirements
  • Marketing and promotional skills are required
  • Human resource management skills
  • Financial management skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Risk management skills and organizational skills are an asset
  • Ability to speak a second language is an asset 
  • Post-secondary programs in tourism or business are usually required
  • National occupational certification as a Campground Operator is an asset
  • First aid is a requirement 
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a requirement
Possible Future Career Paths: 
  • Manager of Chain
  • Resort Manager

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