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Activity Director Mock Interview

To help you prepare for your Activity Director interview, here are 35 interview questions and answer examples.

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What was your most successful activity you had at your previous employer?

"By far, the most successful activity where we had approximately 80% participation was pet therapy. Every week, I would coordinate with a pet therapy agency, and they would have owners bring in their trained animals for the residents to hold, pet, and admire. The animals would vary week-to-week, and we would see bunnies, dogs, cats, parrots, goats, piglets, and even a llama. It became so popular that we started having the activity twice a week."

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35 Activity Director Interview Questions & Answers

Below is a list of our Activity Director interview questions. Click on any interview question to view our answer advice and answer examples. You may view 15 answer examples before our paywall loads. Afterwards, you'll be asked to upgrade to view the rest of our answers.

  • Accomplishment

    1. What was your most successful activity you had at your previous employer?

  • Adaptability

    2. Suppose one of our residents collapsed during an activity. What would you do?

  • Adaptability

    3. When have you had to adapt your activity planning to meet the needs of residents with a disability?

  • Ask The Interviewer

    4. Do you have any questions about our facility?

  • Behavioral

    5. Who would you report to if hired by our facility?

  • Behavioral

    6. How well do you handle stressful situations?

  • Behavioral

    7. What would you do if you encountered two of your staff arguing in front of the residents?

  • Career Goals

    8. Why did you choose a profession as an Activity Director?

  • Career Goals

    9. Where do you see yourself in five years?

  • Common

    10. What is your greatest strength as an Activity Director?

  • Communication

    11. How are your communication skills?

  • Compatibility

    12. If hired, are you available to work weekends and holidays?

  • Compatibility

    13. Do you have reliable transportation?

  • Compatibility

    14. What is one area about yourself you believe you could improve upon to be a better Activity Director?

  • Compatibility

    15. This job requires you to be in good physical shape. Are you capable of standing and walking for extended periods of time?

  • Creative Thinking

    16. Do you have experience planning activities that tie into the local community and bring residents and the public together?

  • Creative Thinking

    17. How would you encourage participation in activities among our residents?

  • Creative Thinking

    18. What type of cognitive programs would you enjoy implementing at our facility?

  • Creative Thinking

    19. Describe a few low-impact aerobic exercises you would like to implement at our facility.

  • Creative Thinking

    20. I am sure you have gotten the chance to research our facility. What activities do you feel are missing or you would like to implement?

  • Customer Service

    21. Do you have experience talking with and comforting family members that will come to visit their loved ones?

  • Direct

    22. If hired, when could you start?

  • Direct

    23. What is the one responsibility as an Activity Director that you dislike performing?

  • Discovery

    24. Describe your passion for helping senior citizens.

  • Discovery

    25. How would your former staff and residents describe you?

  • Discovery

    26. How do you like to spend your free time?

  • Education

    27. What certifications do you have and which do you still plan on obtaining?

  • Experience

    28. Do you have experience with hiring and training staff?

  • Experience

    29. Please name one activity you implemented that was not well received by the residents.

  • Experience

    30. Tell me about your experience as an Activity Director supervising staff.

  • Experience

    31. How often did you try out new activities at your previous facility?

  • Experience

    32. Tell me about your experience as an Activity Director.

  • Leadership

    33. What is your leadership style?

  • Teamwork

    34. When have you had a problem with caregivers obstructing your activities? How did you work with them to ensure the residents were able to participate?

  • Trust

    35. What would you do if you suspected one of our residents was being abused by a staff member?