Seeking Managers, Game Masters, and Sales Team for Artist Run Escape Room Company
ESCAPE ARTISTRY IS HIRING!
Please review the following material carefully. If you think this would be a job that would fit well into your current lifestyle and culture please follow the instructions provided in the text to proceed with the interview process.
Thank for your time, talent, and interest, time traveler.
WE ARE LOOKING FOR:
clever, creative, kind, responsible, technically proficient, personable independent contractors to operate our Escape Games. (If you are a theatre technician, stage manager, or tour guide you would probably be good at this.) We are seeking experienced sales staff. As well as individuals who in addition to operating games are also interested in earning extra income working the box office, fixing broken puzzles, helping maintain the set (the rooms and lobby), doing webmaster work, manager, office/administrative work, event planning, community outreach/organizing, marketing, and/or sales.
WHO IS ESCAPE ARTISTRY:
We Chicago’s only independently womxn owned, operated, designed, and managed escape game company with an event space. We are a family of artists, misfits, weirdos in the best possible way. We are proud to be a part of our community and aim to give back as much as we can to the city we live, work, and play in.
For more information about Escape Artistry feel free to visit our website – www.escape-artistry.com
PAY: A Game Master is paid $14 per hour, plus cash tips, and bonuses for selling return vouchers. One game session typically lasts 1.5 - 2 hrs. Training is paid as a stipend upon completion of learning/being able to run a game. Game fixes and maintenance are also paid $14 per hour. Box Office, Admin, Event Planning etc. is done as a per day stipend or hourly (pay depends on structure of job, number of hours, experience level etc). Sales are paid as a combination of stipend and commission.
All positions start as independent contractors. There are opportunities to work up to becoming a part time or full time employee, gaining access to our health insurance plan etc.
● You must have a college degree, currently attending college, or be well traveled and above the age of 18.
● You must be able to communicate effectively via e-mail, in person, and over the phone.
● You must be capable of keeping game notes, and learning to use game running software.
● You must be a punctual, professional individual capable of working independently.
● You must own or have access to a smart phone (any brand is fine as long as you can access the internet).
● You must be able to politely interact with guests, run a fun game, and deal calmly with any issue that may arise.
Tech support and managerial support will be available over the phone if not in person.
● You must have a sense of humor, value having fun (never at the expense of others), and not be a jerkfacebuttmunchgarbagehuman.
SCHEDULE: Game Masters will be scheduled session by session. There is no minimum or maximum number of games a contractor must work. Escape Artistry offers showtimes Monday thru Sunday starting at 10:15AM with the last games going in at 10:45PM.
Schedules are made two weeks to one month in advance and you will never be scheduled when you are not available.
Last minute game additions are staffed on a first come first serve basis. Once you are scheduled your shift becomes your responsibility and it’s up to you to get it covered if something comes up. You are welcome to take time off. Go on vacation. If you get another gig, AWESOME, don’t put yourself on the schedule during the time of your unavailable and you can begin picking up shifts when you are done with your project.
We are excited to hire any person qualified for this job regardless of race, creed, sexual or gender identity, age, religious.
Are you interested? Do you meet all the prerequisites? If yes, contact
In your e-mail of interest please include:
■ Your name and pronouns
■ Your contact information, the best way and best time to reach you
■ Are you an artist? If yes, what kind?
■ Your Myers Briggs, or Hogwarts House, or Astrolgical sign, or 5 Factor, or Combo
■ What you’re interested in: Game Master, Mr./Ms./Mx. Fix It, Box Office, etc.
■ When you’re generally available and how many hours are you hoping to work
■ If you have, or have not already attempted to escape one of our games
■ Attach your work resume with at least three references
❖ Please indicate in your e-mail if you have any of the following skills:
ADMIN STUFF: proofreading/editing, creative writing/copy generation, taking dictation/admin asst,
COMMUNICATION STUFF: non-english languages (spoken, written), proficient using SLACK,
COMPUTER STUFF: programming, webmaster experience
CREATIVE STUFF: painting, carpentry, electronics, A/V, props or crafts, film, editing, photography, graphic design
CUSTOMER SERVICE STUFF: box office, public speaking/improv, working with children, handling drunk people
PROJECT MANAGEMENT STUFF: event planning, project management, organising (physically or digitally), community building, community organizing, proficient using EXCEL, using CRMs
SELLING STUFF: outbound sales, in person networking, marketing and social media