Hospitality & Tourism
Caravan Park or Camping Ground Manager
Caravan park and camping ground managers manage the operations and maintenance of caravan parks and camping grounds.
Junior secondary school certificate or equivalent
What does a Caravan Park or Camping Ground Manager do?
Caravan park and camping ground managers manage the operations and maintenance of caravan parks and camping grounds. They may implement organisational systems and create required rules and procedures for use of designated parking and camping areas.
As a caravan park or camping ground manager, you might:
- manage tenancy contracts and enforce rules and disciplinary actions if terms have been broken
- monitor and hire staff for cleaning and maintenance of grounds, facilities and structures such as cabins and caravans after each guest
- monitor guests and residents to ensure they are adhering to regulations and appropriate conduct
- provide information for guests about local activities, attractions, maps and directions, and resolve customer complaints or disputes
- schedule guests and reservations, process payments and allocate lodging areas
- set up or maintain recreation areas, shops and cafes on-site.
Key skills and interests
To become a caravan park or camping ground manager, you would need:
- to be friendly, helpful and patient
- to enjoy practical and manual activities
- willingness to undertake a variety of tasks
- the ability to work outdoors in varied weather conditions
- the ability able to work long and varied hours
- knowledge of your local area and tourist information.
Working hours and conditions
Caravan park and camping ground managers typically work varied hours depending on the needs of the caravan parks and camping grounds and times when guests are scheduled to stay.
You may live on or near the property to oversee operations and monitor activities on the grounds. Some of the work is outdoors, and must be done in all sorts of weather conditions.
How to become an Caravan Park or Camping Ground Manager?
Entry Level Education
There are no specific requirements to become a caravan park or camping ground manager. However, you need to have numeracy and literacy skills. You may like to consider a VET qualification in holiday parks and resorts.
You may attend courses and seminars run by hospitality and tourism organisations.
Employment for caravan park and camping ground managers is expected to remain relatively steady.
People in this occupation are often self-employed, or employed by local councils.