Jobs in Boulder & Denver – Summer 2021 Positions for Hire

Join us for a Summer of Magic and Adventure!

Join the team at Renaissance Adventures for an incredible summer!  Our staff spends their days outdoors in the Colorado sunshine playing with children.  If you have a passion for role-playing, theatre, and children, this summer experience will speak to your heart.

Renaissance Adventures offers summer camps as well as year-round programs in Boulder, Denver, and now, in response to Covid, online.   Our summer counselors are called “Quest Leaders”.  Quest Leaders lead the children in our experiential live-action role-playing game called “Adventure Quest”.  Staff also lead tabletop camps called “Dungeon Delvers” where participants play Dungeons and Dragons.


  • $15/hour starting wage

  • $17+/hour for Site Supervisor (usually requires first working 1 season at RA)

  • $24/hour for weekend in-person or online birthday parties

  • .50 cents per mile round-trip travel payments for all programs of less than 4 hours in length, such as birthday parties and afterschool programs.

Open Position: PT Or FT Quest Leader for Seasonal Summer Camp

  • 32-40 hours per week in summer camps

  • Mid-May through Mid- or late-August

  • Boulder or Denver, Colorado (depending on where you live)

  • Lead outdoor, in-person, Live-Action Roleplaying programs.

  • Small groups of six children ages 6-17

  • Strict COVID Protocols must be observed on site

  • Potentially lead RPG programs online (D&D 5e or Adventure Quest)

  • Mondays through Fridays in the summer, 8AM-4:40PM, 8AM-3:10PM, or 8:30AM-2:10PM.

  • Option to take weeks off, with advance notice.

  • Potential online AQ or D&D programs instead of in-person camps, Monday through Friday, morning and afternoon sessions, and potential Friday evening sessions.

  • Potential festival events (usually on the weekends)

Skills and Experience for Quest Leader Positions

  • Required: 18 years of age and older (some exceptions for Grandmaster CIT’s of RA)

  • 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: Friendly with a sense of humor (the kids who come to our camp are coming to have fun!)

  • Required: a love for the fantasy genre (we play a fantasy-themed live-action roleplaying game with the kids)

  • Required: A willingness to learn and practice non-coercive leadership

  • Required: Great communication skills

  • Optional: experience playing and/or leading roleplaying games (live-action or tabletop)

  • Optional: conflict resolution skills, team building, and leadership skills, training in therapy or childhood education

  • Optional: martial arts, swordsmanship, arts and crafts

  • Being a Quest Leader is physically demanding (hiking and swashbuckling with a group of 5-6 children or teens for 5-8 hours/day), and requires maturity, professionalism, patience, conflict resolution skills, and great playfulness and compassion

Additional Open Positions


  • Seeking one well organized, detail-oriented person with good communication and social skills

  • Support the smooth operations of the summer camps at various sites

  • 30-40 hours per week, depending on your availability and need

  • Jack-of-all-Trades type position for supporting a variety of functions of the camp operations

  • Give breaks to staff, watching for safety with the children, and leading active games with the children

  • Manage and update the character sheet database

  • Admin work, product sales, equipment prep, and management

  • Ideally, will take the Quest Leader training and can sub for a QL for an hour or two when staff are sick (until the On Call staff get to the site)

  • Car required for driving between sites (receive mileage reimbursement)


  • Seeking one or two charismatic actors/storytellers for special events such as birthday parties and festivals.

  • 5-10 hours per week in the summer (sometimes more) 

  • Wages: $24/hour for Birthdays, $15/hour for Festivals. 

  • Seasonal Summer job (with decreased hours throughout the year if you are available throughout the year).

  • Required: in addition to the requirements listed in the “Required Skills & Experience” section, it is required to have a reliable car (receive mileage reimbursement), good time management skills (to arrive at events early), and be able to give upbeat cheerful performances in acting, storytelling, and leading live-action roleplaying events.


  • 5-15 hours per week, depending on your availability and work

  • October through March

  • Boulder or Denver, Colorado (depending on where you live)

  • Lead after-school experiential education LARP programs in-person at schools and/or online, and lead school holiday programs

  • Potential in-person or online birthday party events (usually on the weekends)

  • Strict COVID Protocols (and must have a lifestyle that supports COVID safety)

Hiring Process

  • Applicants who show high potential in their job application, are invited to participate in a group improvisational acting, storytelling, and roleplaying audition. Two to four 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 (there is the potential for exceptions and Zoom auditions).

  • FINAL INTERVIEW:  Meet with the Director, Mark, on Zoom or in-person, and meet with one or two other staff from the Management Team.

  • STAFF TRAINING:  Staff Training usually takes place the last two weeks of May. Training includes First Aid and CPR, skills for working with children, conflict resolution, and how to lead the Adventure Quest Live-Action Roleplaying as an experiential education program for children and teens.

  • ONCE 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).

 A Note Regarding Background Checks:

As per the Colorado Revised Statues 26-6-104 (7), all staff must agree to background checks,  as specific criminal backgrounds disqualify applicants from working in childcare in Colorado:

  1. Child abuse, as specified in section 18-6-401, C.R.S.

  2. A crime of violence, as defined in section 18-1.3-406, C.R.S.

  3. Any felony offenses involving unlawful sexual behavior, as defined in section 16-22-102(9), C.R.S.

  4. Any felony, the underlying factual basis of which has been found by the court on the record to include an act of domestic violence, as defined in section 18-6-800.3 C.R.S.

  5. A pattern of misdemeanor convictions, as defined by rule of the state board, within the ten years immediately preceding the date of submission of the application

  6. Any offense in any other state, the elements of which are substantially similar to the elements of any one of the offenses described in sub-subparagraphs (a) to (e) of this subparagraph (1)

  7. For purposes of this paragraph (a), “convicted” means a conviction by a jury or by a court and shall also include a deferred judgment and sentence agreement, a deferred prosecution agreement, a deferred adjudication agreement, an adjudication, and a plea of guilty or nolo contendere.

Please contact us if you have questions about background checks or how your background may affect your employment.

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