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 (3-9 afternoon hours/week) Quest Leading in our after-school programs and helping with the occasional birthday party or festival.

WAGES: Starting wages are $11 – $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 Renaissance Adventures offers the opportunity to work with children and/or teens in a creative and meaningful job. Renaissance 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 the group improvisational acting audition late April or early May.
  • 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 April. Apply with the link below. If you have any questions about the application, please contact us.

AUDITIONS – The Third Week of April: 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 the third 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: 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 May/June, and you will be given an opportunity to “shadow” an experienced quest leader during the first week of camp.

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).

* After completing the application, please contact us to let us know you’ve filled it out. That’ll make sure you don’t get lost in the mix. Thank you!