Pay for holiday park managers varies depending on experience, and the location and size of the holiday park they manage.
Assistant holiday park managers usually earn between $38,000 and $43,000 a year.
Holiday park managers can earn between $43,000 and $60,000.
Relief holiday park managers earn between $150 and $200 a day.
Source : Holiday Parks Association, 2018.
This information is a guide only. )
What you will do
Holiday park managers may do some or all of the following :
greet guests and check them into cabins, caravans or campsites
maintain the buildings and grounds
hire, train and organise staff
handle guest requests and complaints
plan budgets, keep accounts, carry out administrative tasks, and organise marketing activities
take accommodation bookings and manage online reservation systems
take bookings for local tourist attractions
clean and prepare public places for use
run a restaurant and / or camp shop
run activities such as tramping, horse-trekking or fishing trips.
Skills and knowledge
Holiday park managers need to have :
customer service skills
knowledge of health and safety, including food safety
knowledge of the local area and tourist attractions
business administration, management and marketing skills.
Practical maintenance and repair skills, such as plumbing, and skill in operating machinery are helpful. It is also useful if holiday park managers know first aid.
Holiday park managers :
usually work regular business hours, but will work extra hours to meet seasonal demand
work in camping grounds, caravan and holiday parks, or seaside resorts
often work outdoors in all weather conditions in a rural environment
may travel locally to get supplies and transport guests to tourist sights and activities.
There are no specific requirements to become a holiday park manager.
Holiday park managers may attend courses and seminars run by hospitality and tourism organisations.
There are no specific secondary education requirements to become a holiday park manager. However, English and maths are useful.
Holiday park managers need to be :
well organised and efficient
adaptable and practical
good at communicating
friendly, polite and helpful
able to relate to people from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures
good at solving problems.
Useful experience for holiday park managers includes :
running a business
experience in the hospitality industry, preferably at management level
practical work such as building, farming, carpentry, engineering or plumbing
customer service work.
Holiday park managers need to be reasonably fit, healthy and strong as they may need to move caravans around the park, and do gardening and cleaning.