Employment at the New Jersey Renaissance Faire

The New Jersey Renaissance Faire is hiring contract workers for its seventh annual Faire! Dates of Employment are:

Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 12pm (Orientation)
THREE WEEKENDS: May 27, 28, June 3, 4, 10, 11, 2017, from 9:30am to 6:30pm** (1/2 hour lunch)
School Days: Thursday, June 1 and Friday, June 2, 2017 from 8:00am to 2:30pm (1/2 hour lunch)
** Hours may be subject to change depending on the needs of the position.

General Required Qualifications for All Paid Positions:
(If you wish to volunteer for no pay, please email John Williams directly at John@njrenfaire.com and mention no-pay volunteer. Positions are limited.)

  • Must be 18 or older.
  • Ability to lift 40 lbs.
  • Ability to climb stairs.
  • Comfortable standing for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to write and speak English fluently.
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience working in a customer-centered environment.
  • Ability to consistently display a positive, friendly and energetic attitude and appearance.
  • Must be available all Faire weekends.
  • Comfortable working in a small booth for extended periods of time.

Admissions - Manager and General Duty

General Requirements:

  • Maintaining a clean, safe and customer service-oriented environment for our patrons.
  • Ticket sales in the NJRF Box Office.
  • Serving as a Ticket Taker.
  • Maintaining a "period look" including clothing and manners.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by NJRF Management.

Additional Manager Requirements:

  • Oversee ticket sales in the NJRF Box Office.
  • Supervise the Ticket Takers and Cashiers.

Additional Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong mathematical skills.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Background in retail, box office, theater or event venues.
  • Experience with Point of Sale systems.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.

Contract Salary: Dependent on specific responsibilities and experience.

NJRF Food and Services - Manager and Staff

General Requirements:

  • Maintaining a clean, safe and customer service-oriented environment for our patrons.
  • Sales of NJRF Food Products.
  • Maintaining a "period look" including clothing and manners.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by NJRF Management.

Additional Manager Requirements:

  • Oversee sales of NJRF Food Products.
  • Coordinate NJRF Food Carts.
  • Supervise the NJRF Food Cashiers.

Additional Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong mathematical skills.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Background in retail, box office, theater or event venues.
  • Experience with Point of Sale systems.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.

Contract Salary: Dependent on specific responsibilities and experience.

Activities - Manager, Specialist and General Duty

Specific Positions:

  • Archery
  • Boating
  • Boating/Lifeguard - Specialist - Certified Lifeguard
  • Rock Wall - Specialist - Trained on Ropes
  • Canoe
  • Zip Line - Specialist - Trained on Ropes
  • Float (may be assigned to any/all of the above non-specialist positions as needed)

General Requirements:

  • Maintaining a clean, safe and customer service-oriented environment for our patrons.
  • Creating an interactive activity event for our patrons.
  • Collecting money for these events.
  • Maintaining a "period look" including clothing and manners.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by NJRF Management.

Additional Manager Requirements:

  • Oversee and coordinate all activities.
  • Supervise the activity specialists and general workers.
  • Ability to substitute in for nearly all positions.

Additional Preferred Qualifications:

  • Background in retail, theater, or interactive work.
  • Ability to perform assigned activity (required for some, optional for others).
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.

Contract Salary: Dependent on specific responsibilities and experience.

Parking - Manager and Attendants

General Requirements:

  • Maintaining a clean, safe and customer service-oriented environment for our patrons.
  • Controlling traffic and bringing cars into safe parking situations.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by NJRF Management.

Additional Manager Requirements:

  • Oversee parking issues.
  • Supervise the Parking Attendants.

Additional Preferred Qualifications:

  • Background in valet, theater or event venue parking.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.

Contract Salary: Dependent on specific responsibilities and experience.

Vending Staff and First Aid

General Requirements:

  • Maintaining a clean, safe and customer service-oriented environment for our patrons.
  • Sales of NJRF Merchandise.
  • Maintaining a "period look" including clothing and manners.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by NJRF Management.

Additional Manager Requirements:

  • Must be EMT certified or better, EMT-P or better will have preference.
  • First Responder in any Medical Emergency.
  • Oversee any ill or injured patrons in First Aid area.
  • Work with Management to interface with any outside Medical needes, i.e. Ambulances.

Additional Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong mathematical skills.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Background in retail, box office, theater or event venues.
  • Experience with Point of Sale systems.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.

Contract Salary: Dependent on specific responsibilities and experience.