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Other Useful Resources:
National Recreation and Park Association
General career information posted by the National Recreation and Park Association, including employment forecasts in therapeutic recreation, commercial/tourism recreation, natural resources / park management, and municipal recreation administration
YMCA of the USA (and International)
Jobs and volunteer opportunities in the U.S. and abroad. Search a YMCA facility nearest you and contact for more information.
International Festivals and Events Association
Association of professionals who plan and coordinator festivals and events; includes job bulletin
Meeting Planners International
Provides information on education and events, membership, news, publications and professional resources for those interested in careers as meeting planners.
International Association of Convention & Visitor Bureaus (IACVB)
This listing contains contact information for IACVB member convention and visitor bureaus, listed alphabetically by the country and city in which the office is located.
Resort and Commercial Recreation Association
Site for a national professional association, including job bulletin
American Hospitality Academy
Introduces interested travel and tourism students to the exciting world of working within resorts and hotels. Jobs, internships and training available.
Provides a forum for the hospitality executives and the hospitality employers seeking opportunities both in the domestic and the international markets. Listing of potential employers, resumes, services and job listings.
Career Services in Higher Education Student Services
National association of student personnel administration
National Association of College Activities
Student activities professional organizations
National Intramural Recreation Sports Association
Professional organization dedicated to development of intramural/recreation sports and fitness programs
Job listings, career resources and skill training are just a few of the areas this website covers for the sports enthusiast. Provided are full job description and contact information for all sports and recreation jobs they offer.
National directory of employment opportunities in non-profit organizations
Resources for those working in the non-profit sector, including employment opportunities
Outdoor Action Guide to Outdoor/Environmental Careers (by Princeton University)
Overview of employment opportunities in outdoor recreation
Wide variety of information about the outdoors, including outdoor jobnet
Student Conservation Association (SCA)
Career placement and internship programs for college students interested in working for federal and state land management agencies (National Parks, National Forests, Bureau of Land Management, Fish and Wildlife, State Parks, etc.) Publications: EarthWorks
American Camping Association (ACA)
Camping professionals, including camp owners, directors, administrators and staff. The organization also has a program for camp accreditation. Publications: Camping Magazine, Accreditation Standards
North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE)
Organization for those who educate people about environmental issues in both formal (classroom) and non-formal (nature centers, camps, etc.) settings. Publications: Journal of Environmental Education; Environmental Communicator; Green Teacher
Association for Experiential Education (AEE)
Organization for those who educate people through experience. Includes a wide variety of jobs (ropes course facilitators, wilderness trips, teachers, etc.) Publications: Journal of Experiential Education; Horizons
Wilderness Education Association (WEA)
Organization for those who lead wilderness trips. Publications: WEA Legend
The Outdoor Network
Information network for professional outdoor education and recreation communities, program administrators and their staffs. Publications: The Outdoor Network Newsletter
World Congress and Expo of the International Adventure Travel and Outdoor Show
National Therapeutic Recreation Society
This national professional society provides a wide variety of resources for professionals in therapeutic recreation, including employment announcements
American Therapeutic Recreation Association
This national professional association publishes both a general overview of careers in therapeutic recreation www.atra-tr.org/careerinfo.htm (referencing the Bureau of Labor Statistics information on the field http://stats.bls.gov/oco/ocos082.htm) and announcements of specific employment opportunities in the field www.atra-tr.org/employmentupdate.htm
Therapeutic Recreation Directory
Resources for professionals in Therapeutic recreation, including job notices
Tennessee Recreation Therapy Association