All current positions for the summer have been filled. We do encourage those still interested to let us know.

Please submit an application and resume to:  Steve Caudle scaudle@fairytaletown.org

Play Leader ($17.00 per hour). Extra Summer Staff Needed. Play Leaders ‘facilitate play’ by interaction and monitoring of children in our unique environment. Hiring Summer staff now.

Play Instructor ($18.00 per hour). Summer Positions. Working with full-time staff, Instructors will develop and lead enrichment and/or physical play activities.  Instructors may also be responsible as a Site Lead for any Before or After Care, as well as other programming needs.  Typically, a 30 hour work week.

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The Sacramento Adventure Playground is a great opportunity for Summer Employment.  In addition to our regular “Play” program we offer Summer Camps and a Mobile Play Program.  On most weekdays, programming can occur 7:45am-6:30pm, and Saturdays are the usual event time of 11am-4pm.

While adventure playgrounds are common in other countries, they are rare and poorly misunderstood in the United States.  This is a tremendous opportunity to learn about the many educational and social advantages of our ‘Junkyard” atmosphere.  If you’re in childhood education, or just like children, this program is a must. 

Play Leaders – For the Camps, a Play Leader will lead a group of about 12-16 children ages 6-12 rotating through our programming of Enrichments (twice), Physical Group Play, Art and Free Play.  During afternoon free play time Leaders will at as Monitors and assist in daily safety and maintenance. Example of hours/days listed below.

Play Instructor will develop and lead/instruct a group of children in themed Enrichments and Physical Play/Game activities.  For most camps these will be 30-35 minutes a session for each group (4) of children (teach same subject 4 times daily). Each group typically has 12-16 kids. On a rotating basis one Play Instructor will also supervise free afternoon play times (campers and open to the public), including some direct supervision of staff. Typically work 30 hours a week. Two-three instructors work 7:30am-1:30 M-F, one Instructor works 12:30-6:30pm, M-F. Help on Saturdays a possibility.

Availability is a highly desired quality with these positions (we do encourage employees taking planned time off that is coordinated with other staff taking time off).  Camps are June 12-August 18.

Other Programs:

Mobile Play Program.  Generally, 3 event hours within a park, library, etc.  Work hours approximately 3-6 hours.

Free Public Play Program is offered Tuesday-Friday, 2:15-6:30pm, and Saturdays 11am-4pm (closed July 2-4).

Sample Play Leader Summer Days/Hours
Camp staff Play Leaders are preferred to be the same four Play Leaders so each group of kids will have the same Leader all week.  After Care/Afternoon play and Saturday scheduling is more flexible in who works how many days/hours.

May 30 – June 10
Meeting, Training and Program Staffing.  About 8-15 weekly hours.

June 12 – Aug. 18. 
Camps M-F, Plus Saturday Programming. Hours can vary wildly, usually dependent upon employee wants, flexibility and ability.  Range of 10-30 weekly. We are trying to hire enough staff so each employee can have a week off if desired.

Typical Camp/Play from 2022.

Monday-Friday Daily Play Leader Staffing Shifts.

Typical Saturday Play Leader Staffing Work Shifts during Camp Weeks: