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Vendor Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Sell refreshments, programs, novelties, or cushions at sports events, parades, or other entertainments
  • Circulate among patrons or spectators, calling out items for sale
  • Hand, passes, or throws item to purchaser, receives payment and makes change as required
  • Check out items to replenish stock turns in monies from sales.

Ventriloquist Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Entertain audience by projecting voice so that it appears to come from dummy or puppet
  • Change position of dummy or puppet during performance to give illusion of life
  • May construct puppet or dummy
  • May write script for show.

Walk through Operator Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Tend one or several pieces of automatic equipment designed to amuse, excite, or mystify patrons of fun house in amusement park
  • Switch on device that automatically blows blasts of air under womens skirts
  • Start revolving turntables, conveyor belt, drum or similar device
  • Eject rowdy persons from establishment
  • Observe equipment for efficient operation repairs minor breakdowns in equipment.

Wardrobe Supervisor Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Attend to costumes of members of cast of theatrical production
  • Examine costumes and cleans mends them
  • Press costumes, using electric iron
  • Refit costumes as necessary
  • Assist cast to don completed costumes, or assigns Dressers amuse. rec. to assist specific cast members
  • Arrange costumes, or assigns Dressers amuse. rec. to arrange costumes of cast on dress racks in sequence to appearance on stage to facilitate quick changes
  • Pack costumes for cast when accompanying show on tour.

Weight Guesser Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Guess weight of patrons at amusement park, carnival, or similar place of entertainment
  • Attract attention of passing public, vociferously proclaiming game skill
  • Scrutinize patrons physique makes oral estimate of weight
  • Invite patron to stand on scale or to sit in seat attached to industrial scale, usually forfeiting prize if weight guessed is not correct within 2 or 3 pounds
  • May demonstrate personal skill in guessing patrons age, occupation, home state, or other related pertinent data.

Wharf Attendant Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Launch and moors boats on lake or similar amusement place shows patrons how to guide crafts, like rowboats, canoes, and electric or gasoline motorboats
  • Assist patrons stepping in or out of boats
  • Take tickets from patrons
  • Demonstrate how to row, paddle, or guide boats
  • Tows disabled boats to dock for repair
  • Change batteries of electric motorboats refuels gasoline motors
  • Clean, paints, varnishes, and makes minor repairs on motors, using handtools, to maintain boats in good condition
  • When working in boat-tank facility of amusement park, is designated Boat-Tank Attendant amuse. rec.
  • See Boat-Rental Clerk amuse. rec. for rental of canoes, motorboats, rowboats, sailboats, and fishing equipment.

Winter Sports Manager Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Direct sports program at winter resort coordinates activities of resort employees
  • Advise resort management or owner of optimum dates for opening closing resort, taking into consideration weather predictions, reservations backlog from guests and experience of previous season
  • Order supplies, like skiing & skating rental gear provisions
  • Coordinate activities of custodial staff, food-service workers, and other resort employees to make sure availability of facilities on opening date
  • Train winter-sports instructors service personnel
  • Ensure that skating rink ski slopes are suitable for use by public, notifying resort personnel to take appropriate action according to weather conditions
  • Inventory supplies keeps records of weather conditions
  • Issue weather reports to resort management
  • Arrange for snow removal from roads by public authorities
  • May give instruction to guests in winter sports participation.

Wire Walker Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Walk across high wire or rope fastened between two stands or other uprights, performing acrobatic feats of balance, like headstands, lie-downs, and somersaults to entertain audience
  • May walk ascending or descending wire or cable
  • May ride unicycle, bicycle, or motorcycle across wire
  • May perform as member of team.

Zoo Caretaker Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Feed, waters, and cleans quarters of animals birds in zoo, circus, or menagerie
  • Prepare food for charges by chopping or grinding meat, fish, fruit, or vegetables, mixing prepared, dry, or liquid commercial feeds, or unbaling forage grasses
  • Adds vitamins or medication to food as prescribed by Veterinarian medical ser. 073.101-010
  • Fill water containers places food in cages as specified
  • Clean animals quarters, using rake, water hose, and disinfectant
  • Observe animals to detect illnesses and injuries and notifies Animal Keeper, Head amuse. rec. 412.137-010 or Veterinarian medical ser. of findings
  • Transfer animals from one enclosure to another for purposes like breeding, giving birth, rearrangement of exhibits, or shipping
  • Sets temperature humidity controls of quarters as specified
  • Answer visitors questions concerning animals habits or zoo operations
  • Bathe grooms animals as required
  • May assist Veterinarian medical ser. in treatment of animals for illnesses injuries
  • May assist Animal Trainer amuse. rec. 159.224-010 or instructor in presentation of programs, shows, or lectures
  • May assist maintenance staff in cleaning zoo facilities
  • May be designated according to animal cared for as Bear Keeper amuse. and rec. , Elephant Keeper amuse. and rec. , Monkey Keeper amuse. and rec. , or according to species as Bird Keeper amuse. & rec. , Mammal Keeper amuse. rec.
  • May direct activities of other workers.

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