Bowling alley managers oversee the operations and staff of a bowling alley. The bowling alley manager will ensure that all operations of the bowling alley are running smoothly, and they will be prepared to answer any questions customers may have. Often, bowling alley managers are responsible for organizing activities and events that the bowling alley is going to sponsor, such as half-price nights, team nights, fundraisers, or fairs.
Bowling alley managers are in charge of scheduling staff. The bowling alley managers will also be in charge of sorting through requests for vacation days and medical leaves. Bowling alley managers are in charge of making sure all of the equipment throughout the premises is in working order and safe. In addition, bowling alley managers oversee the work ethic of all employees and are at liberty to assure all employees of their safety and contentment, while working for the bowling alley. They achieve these goals by working through any coworker issues that may arise.
Bowling alley managers generally do not have to have any type of degree other than a high school diploma, but some have degrees in business management. Managers of bowling alleys must be prepared to be on their feet for hours every day, helping other staff clean and ensuring the satisfaction of customers. Most work is done indoors.