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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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2016 DreamQuest Academy Program Overview

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

We leverage our students’ existing passions for videogames to teach them how to code in a fun and creative way: first they learn how to code mods in Minecraft, and then the fundamentals of game design and coding by creating their own unique RPG, FPS, Platformer, 2D, or VR adventure games in Unity, a leading commercial game development engine. Our classes fill a much needed gap between existing elementary school CSed teaching tools like Scratch, Hopscotch, Bitsbox, or Agentsheets, and high school or college courses teaching AP Computer Science, Java, or other career-oriented programming courses.

DreamQuest Academy is very unique in that it grew out of DreamQuest Games, a commercially successful game development studio with over 50 titles shipped for PC, game consoles, and mobile apps over the past 15 years. Our experienced developers now inspire and expose these kids to the very real career possibilities that coding can provide. We motivate youth to challenge themselves by learning new skills, and promote the rewards of being a producer rather than just a consumer of the videogame medium they love. Our uniquely engaging and creative programs are ideal to expose technology and engineering to those with limited access, build proficiency and confidence in themselves, and open their minds to the possibility of a career in Computer Science and Engineering.