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

Play Leader ($16.25 per hour).

Play Instructor ($17.25 per hour). Positions are currently filled.

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SUPPLEMENTAL – SUMMER AVAILABILITY (Flexibility scheduling available. Use this to tell us what your availability is for Summer 2022_


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 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 children ages 6-12 rotating through our programming of Enrichments (twice), Physical Group Play, Art and Free Play.  An Instructor will lead the Enrichments and Physical Play activities.  Art and Free Play time are supervised by the Play Leader.  For the open to the public free play time and the mobile program staff are to monitor children playing in our beloved junkyard atmosphere. 

Play Instructors – 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. 


Availability is a highly desired quality with these positions.  With our first camp starting June 20, one+ week July closure (July 9-17) and last camp concluding Aug. 12 the schedule generally provides good individual time off.  Any known time off request is to be discussed in advance of hiring.


Camps.  Spring Camp is 11am-2pm.  All Summer Camps are 9am-12pm.  Before and After Care is available, making staff shifts needed 7:30am-6:30pm.

  • Spring Critter Camp, April 11-15.
  • Whacky Science and Engineering Camp.  June 20-24.
  • Fort Building I Camp.  June 27-July 1
  • Investigative Camp.  July 5-8 (closed July 4).
  • Dinomania Camp.  July 18-22.
  • Fort Building II Camp.  July 25-29.
  • Fire, Ice & Survival Camp.  Aug. 1-5
  • All ‘Bout ‘Bots Camp.  Aug. 8-12.

Mobile Play Program.  Generally, 3 hours within a park, library, etc.  All dates are TBA.

Free Public Play Program is offered Tuesday-Friday, 2:15-6:30pm, and Saturdays 11am-4pm (closed July 9-17).

Job Description

Please see the Play Worker job description for complete details of the position.