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Passionate Instructors and Assistants Needed for Gaming Summer Camps

DreamQuest Academy is seeking passionate Quest Masters (instructors) and Familiars (assistants) for its 2016 Gaming Summer Camps. Become the quest-givers in our game design camps and help the kids gain xp and level up their talents. We are a 501c3 non-profit school that inspires young minds through creative play. We achieve this through our fun afterschool and summer programs that teach kids how to code, improve social skills, and build their own virtual worlds inside of videogames. We hold camps and classes at schools and stores in Boulder, Longmont, Louisville, Denver, and at our main office in Lafayette.

As an Quest Master (instructor), you will primarily be responsible for:

  • Guiding campers on 1-week or 2-week quests to design a game in Unity or mod in Minecraft using a predetermined curriculum,
  • Providing hints and strategies to help campers overcome obstacles,
  • Tracking XP and HP for campers (achievements, points of challenge/difficulty, attendance, etc.),
  • Informing the High Council of particularly difficult encounters or great successes,
  • Making sure Familiars (assistants) are being used appropriately by campers,
  • Guaranteeing campers level up certain skills on their quests (being accountable for a minimum set of demonstrable skills learned).

As a Familiar (assistant), you will primarily be responsible for:

  • Keeping campers on the right path, and encouraging them to complete their quest,
  • Clearing the trails (setting up and breaking down class spaces daily and light cleanup),
  • Ensuring campers’ equipment is battle-ready (assisting with hardware/software issues where possible),
  • Helping the Quest Master keep track of campers’ XP and HP,
  • Other duties as given by the Quest Master.

The ideal candidate would be comfortable working with elementary- and middle-school aged kids and have experience developing in Unity, working knowledge of Minecraft, and some Javascript and/or C# coding experience. The High Council will provide training to the right applicants who may have less experience in some areas; being comfortable with technology and having strong communication skills to help clarify and overcome challenges are some of the most important traits we are looking for.

Both Quest Masters (Instructors) and Familiars (Assistants) should have the following:

  • Familiarity and comfortability with technology in general, Unity, Minecraft, and Javascript/C# a bonus
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, both with adults and kids
  • Ability to follow a curriculum or plan, but also improvise where appropriate to make sure things run smoothly and goals get accomplished
  • Strong organizational skills

Work schedule: 1-week camps begin May 31, 2016 and continue each week until August 12, 2016. 8:30AM – 5:00PM. Please discuss with the High Council which weeks you will be available to work. Camps will be held at our main office in Lafayette, as well as various BVSD schools and stores in Boulder, Longmont, Louisville, and Denver.

There will be a MANDATORY training day/orientation on Friday, May 27th, 2016 at our main office at 805 Excalibur St., Lafayette, CO 80026. You MUST attend this training to be considered for these positions. 

Compensation: $15-$25/hour based on experience. We ask that assistants volunteer for one week of camps so both you and staff can make sure a working relationship will work going forward throughout the summer. Compensation for future camps will be determined after the first week of camps are completed.

How to apply: Fill out this form and we will get back to you with further information

Office Wizard and Joy Ambassador Needed for Cool Educational Non-Profit

Ever wanted to ride a dragon? Want to come work and play with us and feed your inner-child as well as help others on our amazing team feed theirs?

At DreamQuest Academy, we are a 501c3 non-profit school that inspires young minds through creative play. We achieve this through our fun afterschool and summer programs that teach kids how to code, improve social skills, and build their own virtual worlds inside of videogames.

As our official Office Wizard and Joy Ambassador, your primary quests would include:

  • Conjuring an organized, nurturing, and fortified office fort against enemy attack,
  • Assisting our other valiant knights and wizards complete their quests for the kids,
  • Spreading joy to kids, parents, and educators via phone, email, and messenger pigeon,
  • Charming the occasional challenging troll or puzzle that may block your way,
  • Reaching out to our amazing community (especially the schools) through special events.

You are qualified for this position if you:

  • Have experience and references as a personal or executive assistant either formally as a job or informally as a stay-at-home mom or dad and are able to juggle a wide variety of tasks and act as a sounding board for ideas with Christopher and the rest of our talented team.
  • Have customer service experience and solid technical skills and are equally comfortable on the phone, answering emails, or speaking with parents, kids, and teachers in person.
  • Possess strong listening and interpersonal skills, and effective oral and written presentation communication skills. Experience teaching, marketing, bookkeeping, grant writing, or working with Google Docs, Photoshop, WordPress, or social media a big plus.
  • You love checklists and labelmakers – creating them, using them, improving them, getting others in your organization to use them, are extremely well organized, can take direction and good notes, and then get it done with minimal direction.

Work schedule: Flexible 25-35 hours/week, ideally MTuThF 8-2, in our Lafayette office plus some running around to schools, class locations, or special events we might be at.

Compensation: $15-$25/hour based on experience

 

How to apply: TRUE WIZARDS ONLY!

Please do not apply for this position unless you are certain you can help Christopher and the rest of our team be more productive. This is a highly coveted position and we require an A+ player!

If that is you, then please submit a 6-question inquiry ASAP for this position here:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/685MVYC

 

DreamQuest 2016 STEM Videogame Camp Update: 4 Sold Out, 7 Limited, 4 New Classes

There may be snow on the ground for some of you, but NEWSFLASH! May has arrived! We start camp in just 4 weeks!

2016 STEM Videogame Summer Camp Update: 4 Sold Out, 7 Limited, 4 New Classes

DreamQuest Academy’s 2016 summer STEM camp signups are in full swing and classes are filling up! 3 of our camps are already sold out and 6 have only a few seats left! Our new Minecraft-based coding camps have been so popular that we’ve opened up registrations for NEW camps in Longmont the week of June 13-17 (at Tinkermill) and in central Boulder the week of June 20-25 (at Alfalfa’s)! Check our schedule below and click the links to register your kids soon before spots run out!

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Updated 2016 STEM Summer Camp Schedule

 

DreamQuest Academy STEM Programs

We have just updated our 2016 Summer Camp Schedule with new STEM programs, times, and locations:

The updated schedule is available here, or via the Parents tab above.

To see available spaces in your preferred location, please click here, or the Register tab above.

Camps start in May and space is filling up fast!
Reserve your child’s place now!

New 2016 STEM Classes and Locations!

 

DreamQuest Academy Expands Offerings

DreamQuest Academy provides innovative programs for kids and teens ages 7 to 16 in the Denver and Boulder metro areas. We offer STEM-based afterschool programs at both public and private schools, game jam challenges, and summer camps – all teaching kids engineering and social skills through building videogames.

We are pleased to announce the expansion of our video game design and development class and camp offerings to include two new locations:

Alfalfa’s Market
Downtown Boulder, CO

Alfalfa's Market, Boulder, CO

1651 Broadway
Boulder, CO 80302
(720) 420-8400
Available DreamQuest Academy programs
in Boulder/Longmont

Tilt Pinball Arcade
Louisville, CO

Tilt! Pinball, Louisville, CO

544 County Rd
Louisville, CO 80027
(303) 665-8770
Available DreamQuest Academy programs
in Lafayette/Louisville

 

Camps start in May, 2016 and space is filling up fast! Reserve your child’s place now!