POSITIONS FOR HIRE

Part-time Quest Leaders: Summer positions are open for part-time employment 28-30 hours/week (approximately 9:30am-3:15pm), Fridays require working an additional 30-60 minutes at the end of the day (paperwork). We are looking for a couple of new staff to join our merry band of returning staff. Our camps run from mid-July through late August.

We also have spring and fall positions available for part-time employment (3-15 afternoon hours/week) Quest Leading in our after-school programs and helping with the occasional birthday party or festival.

Part-time Birthday / Festival Leaders: Quest Leading with a focus on one-time events such as at birthday parties, festivals, and other specialty programs. If you have what it takes to Quest Lead, with an extra dash of charisma, but aren’t free Monday through Friday, this is for you!

Skirmish LeaderDo you like leading big group games involving lots of kids and foam swords? Do you have a voice that’s able to be loud enough to get a bunch of kids to stop battling and pay attention to you, without sounding angry? Do you have experience with boffer battles or sports? This is for you! Can be done in addition to one of the other positions listed to, or on its own.

Support Leader: Support Leaders specialize in maintaining equipment and data such as character sheets, first aid kits, etc. The Support Leader may also lead games or optionally be a Site Supervisor during certain hours. This position requires a detail-oriented mind, a car to drive between sites and the office, and meticulousness beyond average.

WAGES: Starting wages are $12.50/hour for most of our programs, $15/hour for after-school programs, and $20/hour for birthdays on weekends. Occasionally, higher wages are offered to exceptionally experienced new staff. Raises are given each year.

TRAINING: Thorough training is provided, and new Quest Leaders will be paid a stipend to complete the training process and learn the ins and outs of being a Quest Leader.

DESCRIPTION

Being a Quest Leader at Majestic Adventures offers the opportunity to work with children and/or teens in a creative and meaningful job. Majestic Adventures is an outdoor work environment with a team of communicative and supportive coworkers. Quest Leaders focus on creating a fun live-action roleplaying environment, while facilitating the experiential education goals of ethical reasoning, self-esteem, critical thinking, social skills, fitness, and teamwork.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS:

  • 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 (typically the third week of June)
  • 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 April 15, and be able to be in Bellingham for a group improvisational acting audition during mid-late March, April or early May. Several auditions will be held.
  • Being a Quest Leader is physically demanding (hiking and swashbuckling with a group of 5-7 children or teens for 5-6 hours/day), and requires maturity, professionalism, patience, conflict resolution skills, and great playfulness and compassion.

HIRING PROCESS

APPLY BY APRIL 15th: If you are interested in becoming a Quest Leader for the upcoming summer, submit an application by April 15th. We may extend that deadline if we need more applicants. We accept applications all year round, but do not begin our hiring process until March. Apply with the link below. If you have any questions about the application, please contact us.

AUDITIONS – Mid March, April, possibly Early May: Applicants who show the most potential in their Job Application, are invited to participate in a group improvisational acting, storytelling, and roleplaying audition. Up to five applicants and the Program Manager, Harper, 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 during March, April, and potentially into early May.

FINAL INTERVIEW: The applicants who showed the most potential in their applications and audition are invited to a final interview.

STAFF TRAINING: We will thoroughly train you to be able to lead a group of kids of your own. There will be an opportunity to observe a questing group during the first week of April, and materials will be provided to begin learning the game. Training takes place during early June (or early April for those starting in springtime), and you will be given an opportunity to “shadow” an experienced quest leader as well as try out Quest Leading with an experienced leader with you to give feedback. New quest leaders will receive a training stipend after successfully completing the training process.

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).