Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.

We asked Niamh Briggs from An Garda Síochána to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Niamh Briggs

Garda

An Garda Síochána

Read more

  Niamh Briggs
I would advise to any young person to go to college first and/or travelling and gain some life experience as this will help you deal/cope with situations a lot better.
Close

Naturalist?
Naturalist 
Not surprisingly, some aspect of the natural sciences will run through the Naturalists interests - from ecological awareness to nutrition and health. People with an interest in horticulture, land usage and farming (including fish) are Naturalists.

Some Naturalists focus on animals rather than plants, and may enjoy working with, training, caring for, or simply herding them. Other Naturalists will prefer working with the end result of nature's produce - the food produced from plants and animals. Naturalists like solving problems with solutions that show some sensitivity to the environmental impact of what they do. They like to see practical results, and prefer action to talking and discussing.
Career Interviews
Sector Profiles
School Subjects (LC)
College Courses
Close
Study Skills
Other
Work Experience (School)
CV & Interview Preparation

Occupation Details

logo imagelogo image

Entertainment / Sports Manager

Job Zone

Education
Most occupations in this zone require job specific training (vocational training) related to the occupation (NFQ Levels 5 and 6 or higher), related on-the-job experience, or a relevant professional award.

Related Experience
Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for these occupations. For example, electricians typically complete four years of training in order to perform the job.

Job Training
Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers. A recognised apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.

Job Zone Examples
These occupations usually involve using communication and organisational skills to coordinate, supervise, manage, or train others to accomplish goals. Examples include restaurant managers, electricians, agricultural technicians, legal secretaries, hairdressers, and web developers.

€18k > 45 
Entertainment / Sports Manager
Salary Range
(thousands per year)*
€18 - 45 
Related Information:
Data Source(s):
CareersPortal

Last Updated: March, 2017

* The lower figures typically reflect starting salaries. Higher salaries are awarded to those with greater experience and responsibility. Positions in Dublin sometimes command higher salaries.
-5%
Occupational Category

Leisure & Sports Managers

Also included in this category:

Leisure centre managers; social club managers; theatre managers

Number Employed:

2,800

Part time workers: 11%
Aged over 55: 11%
Male / Female: 70 / 30%
Non-Nationals: 8%
With Third Level: 62%
Return to List
Saves this course to your Career File if you are registered.

At a Glance... header image

Plans, organises, promotes, provide and develops leisure and recreational facilities, such as swimming pools and music venues.


Videos & Interviews header image

1Total Records: 1

Ciara Roosli
Activities Instructer  

Ciara is an Outdoors Activity Instructor with Freedom Surf School in Tramore, Co Waterford. She got a degree in Marketing and Languages in Waterford Institute of Technology, and then went travelling abroad for a while. She returned home to take up her current position and loves her job.

Go to Interview  
 

Further Informationheader image

A detailed description of this occupation can be found on a number of online databases. Follow the link(s) below to access this information:

Note: you will be leaving the CareersPortal Site

Go..Entertainer - from:  N.C.S. [UK]
Go..Entertainment Agent - from:  N.C.S. [UK]
Go..Sports Manager - from:  icould [UK] Video

Related Occupationsheader image

Job Search


Career Guidance

This occupation is popular with people who have the following Career Interests...


...and for people who like working in the following Career Sectors:

Leisure, Sport & Fitness
Entertainment & Performing Arts
Tourism & Hospitality

Search for Related Courses from Qualifax - the National Learners Database

Go..


Higher Ed & CAO Course suggestions
If you are interested in this occupation, then the following courses may also be of interest. Note that these course suggestions are not intended to indicate that they lead directly to this occupation, only that they are related in some way and may be worth exploring.
Courses found: 50
Applied Health Science (Physical Therapy Qualification)
The Institute of Physical Therapy
Athletic and Rehabilitation Therapy
Athlone IT - AIT
Athletic Therapy and Training
DCU
Exercise & Health
University of Limerick - UL
Exercise and Health Studies
Waterford IT
Health and Leisure
IT Tralee
Health and Leisure Studies
IT Tralee
Health and Leisure with Massage
IT Tralee
Health and Leisure with Massage
IT Tralee
Health and Performance Science
UCD (NUI)
Health and Physical Activity
Dundalk IT
Health Science and Physical Activity
IT Sligo
Outdoor Education (Castlebar)
GMIT - Galway-Mayo IT
Outdoor Education and Leisure (Castlebar)
GMIT - Galway-Mayo IT
Physical Activity and Health
Athlone IT - AIT
Physical Education with Biology
DCU
Physical Education with concurrent Teacher Education
University of Limerick
Physical Education with Mathematics
DCU
Physiotherapy
UCD (NUI)
Physiotherapy
Royal College of Surgeons
Physiotherapy
University of Limerick
Physiotherapy
TCD
Recreation and Sports Management
Waterford IT
Sport and Exercise (GAA)
IT Carlow
Sport and Exercise (Soccer)
IT Carlow
Sport and Exercise - Rugby
IT Carlow
Sport and Exercise Science
GMIT - Galway-Mayo IT
Sport and Exercise Sciences
University of Limerick
Sport Coaching & Performance
Letterkenny IT
Sport Science
IT Carlow
Sport Science and Health
DCU
Sport, Excercise and Enterprise
Dundalk IT
Sports and Exercise Management
UCD (NUI)
Sports Coaching and Performance
Waterford IT
Sports Development and Coaching
Limerick IT
Sports Management and Coaching
IT Blanchardstown
Sports Management and Coaching
IT Blanchardstown
Sports Management and Coaching (GAA, Rugby or Soccer)
IT Carlow
Sports Rehabilitation and Athletic Therapy
IT Carlow
Sports Science & Physical Education
Portobello Institute
Sports Science and Health
IT Tallaght
Sports Science and Health
IT Tallaght
Sports Science with Exercise Physiology
Athlone IT - AIT
Sports Strength and Conditioning (Thurles)
Limerick IT
Sports Strength and Conditioning (Thurles)
Limerick IT
Sports Studies
Letterkenny IT
Sports Studies and Physical Education
UCC (NUI)
Sports Therapy
Portobello Institute
Strength & Conditioning
Setanta College
Strength and Conditioning
IT Carlow


Further Ed & PLC Course Suggestions
If you are interested in this occupation, then the following courses may also be of interest. Note that these course suggestions are not intended to indicate that they lead directly to this occupation, only that they are related in some way and may be worth exploring.

Courses found: 124


Sports Coaching
Inchicore College of Further Education
Sport & Leisure Management
Monaghan Institute
Exercise, Fitness & Nutrition Studies
Galway Community College
Exercise, Fitness & Nutrition Studies - Year 1
Crumlin College of Further Education
Outdoor Adventure Management - HND
Sport & Recreation
Mercy College Sligo
Sport & Gym Instruction Studies
Bray Institute of Further Education
Soccer Coaching and Education
Colaiste Stiofain Naofa CFE
Music Production - HND
Ballyfermot College of Further Education
Sport Coaching & Leisure Management
Cavan Institute
Sports, Exercise & Coaching
Colaiste Chathail Naofa
Sport & Recreation Coaching Studies
Galway Community College
Theatre - Technical
Inchicore College of Further Education
Sports Therapy - Year 1
Crumlin College of Further Education
Sport & Recreation
Waterford College of Further Education
Sound Engineering
Bray Institute of Further Education
Sports, Recreation & Exercise
Kerry College of Further Education
Sport Recreation & Exercise / Outdoor Adventure Education
St. Kevin's College Crumlin
Sport & Recreation Studies
Abbey Community College - Boyle
Sport, Recreation & Exercise
Errigal College
Soccer Career & Development (Coaching and Gym)
Pearse College of Further Education
Sports Therapy / Physiotherapy Studies
Cavan Institute
Sport & Recreation
Carlow Institute of Further Education
Sports Recreation & Leisure - Advanced
Drogheda Institute of Further Education
Sport, Recreation & Exercise
Moate Business College
Media Engineering / Sound Engineering
Drumshanbo College of Further Education
Sound Production
Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute
Sports & Leisure Management
Colaiste Ide College of Further Education
Sport and Recreation & Excercise
Central College Limerick
Sport, Recreation & Exercise
Enniscorthy Vocational College
Music - Technology
Kylemore College
Sport, Recreation and Exercise
Colaiste Chiarain Croom
Outdoor Recreation
Lanesboro Community College
Health Science, Sports Nutrition & Personal Training
Galway Technical Institute
Sport & Recreation
Ramsgrange Community School
Golf and Sports Turf Management
Templemore College of Further Education
Sport, Recreation & Exercise
Drogheda Institute of Further Education
Music Technology, Sound Engineering & Production
Cavan Institute
Fitness & Health
Waterford College of Further Education
Outdoor Adventure Education
Kinsale College of Further Education
Sport Management & Coaching
Dunboyne College of Further Education
Sports Therapy - Year 2
Crumlin College of Further Education
Sound Production
Mallow College of Further Education
Exercise & Fitness Instructor - Leisure Management
Portlaoise College
Sound Engineering & Music Technology
Waterford College of Further Education
Sport, Recreation & Exercise
St. Conleth's Community College
Outdoor Sport & Recreation
Lough Allen College
Sport & Exercise Science, Health & Fitness Diploma
Inchicore College of Further Education
Sport, Fitness and Recreation
Carlow Institute of Further Education
Out­door Sport and Recreation
Drogheda Institute of Further Education
Soccer & Gym Instruction
Bray Institute of Further Education
Sport & Leisure Management - Health & Physical Activity
Colaiste Ide College of Further Education
Health Science - Physiology and Sport
Colaiste Dhulaigh College of Further Education
Sport. Health & Fitness Studies
O'Fiaich Institute
Sport & Recreation
St. Joseph's Secondary School Ballybunion
Sport, Recreation & Exercise
St. Louis Community School
Sports and Recreation Studies
North Kerry College of Further Education
Sport & Recreation
McEgan College
Exercise & Health Fitness
Ormonde College of Further Education
Sports Development & Coaching - Advanced
Cavan Institute
Sports, Physical Fitness & Massage
Waterford College of Further Education
Sport, Recreation & Exercise
Limerick College of Further Education
Coach and Physical Education 1
Colaiste Stiofain Naofa CFE
Sports Performance & Coaching - Soccer Rugby GAA
Galway Technical Institute
Sport, Exercise & Fitness
Muine Bheag Vocational School
Advanced Certificate in Health, Fitness & Sport Performance
Monaghan Institute
Sound Production
Dunboyne College of Further Education
Sports & Recreation
Colaiste Mhuire Thurles
Sports, Recreation & Massage Studies
Mallow College of Further Education
Sport Coaching & Exercise Studies
Monaghan Institute
Sports & Recreational Studies
Columba College
Outdoor Sport & Recreation
Bray Institute of Further Education
Soccer Coaching and Gym Instruction
Pearse College of Further Education
Studio & Live Sound Production
Galway Technical Institute
Sport & Physical Therapy Studies
Monaghan Institute
Sport, Recreation & Exercise
Moyne College
Sports, Recreation & Exercise
St. Louis Community School
Sports Therapy & Injury Management
Waterford College of Further Education
Sport Recreation & Excercise
Banagher College - Colaiste na Sionna
Sports & Recreation
Colaiste Mhuire Thurles
Sports, Recreation & Exercise
Lanesboro Community College
Sport & Recreation
Nenagh College
Sport, Recreation & Exercise
Lough Allen College
Sport & Recreation
Ardscoil Phadraig
Coach and Physical Education 2
Colaiste Stiofain Naofa CFE
Sports & Exercise Performance
Colaiste Stiofain Naofa CFE
Sports, Nutrition and Exercise
Templemore College of Further Education
Audio and Music Technology
Pulse College
Sport Development & Sports Coaching
Colaiste Chiarain Croom
G.A.A. Coaching & Sport Performance
Colaiste Stiofain Naofa CFE
Exercise, Fitness & Nutrition Studies - Year 2
Crumlin College of Further Education
Sports Science
Dunboyne College of Further Education
Music Technology & Sound Production
Limerick College of Further Education
Sports, Recreation & Exercise - Advanced
Limerick College of Further Education
Exercise Health & Wellbeing
North Connaught College
Sports, Recreation and Exercise
CityNorth College of Further Education
Outdoor Sport & Recreation
Duiske College
Outdoor Leadership
Kinsale College of Further Education
Theatre Production
Sligo College of Further Education
Sports, Recreation & Injury Therapy
Mallow College of Further Education
Sports and Recreation
Dunboyne College of Further Education
Sports, Recreation & Exercise
Central Technical Institute Senior College
Music Technology - Sound Production
North Kerry College of Further Education
Sport and Leisure Management Pre-University Physiotherapy
Colaiste Ide College of Further Education
Strength Conditioning & Injury Prevention
Galway Technical Institute
Gym and Fitness Instructor / Personal Trainer
Galway Technical Institute
Sports Therapy
Kerry College of Further Education
Sport and Recreation Studies
Finn Valley College
Sports Science - Pre University
Greenhills College
Sports, Recreation & Exercise
O'Connell Centre
Sports, Recreation & Exercise
Ballybunion College of Further Education
Sports Studies
Castlebar College of Further Education
Production Arts - Stage, Film, Events
Carlow Institute of Further Education
Professional Soccer and Player Development
Carlow Institute of Further Education
Professional Sports Fitness Instruction
Carlow Institute of Further Education
Soccer Academy
Carlow Institute of Further Education
Strength & Conditioning for Sport
Monaghan Institute
Sports Therapies
Templemore College of Further Education
Soccer Elite - Performance & Coaching
Galway Technical Institute
Body Therapies
Galway Technical Institute
Body Therapies with Diet & Nutrition
Galway Technical Institute
Sports, Recreation & Exercise
Jesus & Mary Secondary School
Sport, Recreation & Exercise
Our Lady's Secondary School Belmullet
Sport, Recreation & Exercise
Sancta Maria College