Positions for Hire
Part-time & Full-time Quest Leaders:
Summer positions are open for part-time 28-30 hours/week (approximately 8am-1:45pm), and full-time 35-40 hours/week (approximately 8am to either 3:15pm or 4:45pm), or a mix of both part-time and full-time. Fridays require working an additional 30-60 minutes at the end of the day. We are looking for a handful of new staff to join our merry band of returning staff.
Part-time OFF-SEASON – fall, winter, and spring:
We often need part-time staff during the off-season for weekend birthday parties, weekday after school classes, and half or full day holiday quests. Hours vary, but generally are not a lot, except during school holidays. These positions are often great for university students to get hours outside of class times.
Full-time Summer Support Leader (Logistics & Coordination):
Manage the character sheet database, data entry into the database, admin work, equipment prep and repair, product sales, and ideally – lead active games with children and sub for sick Quest Leaders for an hour or a day now and then. Car required for driving between sites and office.
Part-time WEEKENDS – Events – Festivals & Birthday Quest Leader:
We are looking for one or two charismatic and professional staff people to do most of the weekend birthdays and festivals. This person needs to have great communication skills, and be willing and able to market our programs to parents at festival booths. This is at least a summer job, with the potential to continue leading birthdays and events throughout the year during weekends.
Required Skills & Experience:
- Required: experience working with children and/or teens
- Required: improvisational acting and storytelling skills
- Required: high energy and physical fitness for hiking and swashbuckling
- Required: a love for the fantasy genre (we play a fantasy-themed live-action roleplaying game with the kids).
- Required: 18 years of age and older by the time summer camp begins (end of May)
- Optional: experience playing and/or leading roleplaying games (live-action or tabletop)
- Optional: conflict resolution skills, teambuilding and leadership skills, training in therapy or childhood education
- Optional: martial arts, swordsmanship, arts and crafts
- Required: apply by March 26, and be able to be in Boulder for the group improvisational acting audition late March or early April.
- Being a Quest Leader is physically demanding (hiking and swashbuckling with a group of 5-6 children or teens for 5-6 hours/day), and requires maturity, professionalism, patience, conflict resolution skills, and great playfulness and compassion.
Starting wages are $10-12/hour, depending on your experience and skills, and $20/hour for birthdays on weekends. Higher wages are offered to staff who take on leadership roles.
APPLY BY MARCH 26TH: If you are interested in becoming a Quest Leader for the upcoming summer, submit an application by March 26th. We may extend that deadline if we need more applicants. We accept applications all year round, but do not begin our hiring process until February. Apply with the link below. If you have any questions about the application, please send an email via contact form Attention: Cassidy
AUDITIONS – March & April: Applicants who show the most potential in their Job Application, are invited to participate in a group improvisational acting, storytelling, and roleplaying audition. Five applicants and the Director, Mark, meet and play acting games together. You do not need to prepare anything for the audition. This is a requirement for being hired. Auditions are held the week of spring break (generally the last week of March), and potentially the first week of April.
FINAL INTERVIEW: The applicants who showed the most potential in their applications and audition are invited to a final interview.
STAFF TRAINING: Staff Training usually takes place the last week or two of May.
HIRED: All staff must have a social security number for being an employee, and all will have a background check done on them. We require all staff to be mandatory reporters of child abuse (if you suspect abuse in the home environment or elsewhere, you are required to report on it).