If you are dedicated to creating an awesome community, supporting healthy families, and having fun…we’d love to meet you!
Recess is looking for a vibrant, intelligent people who are quick thinkers and passionate about sharing the benefits of play and community with our clientele. All roles at Recess require an ability to multitask and handle a variety of responsibilities and situations concurrently.
We invite you to get in touch if you’re interested in volunteering, interning or working with us. Details below:
Are you a storyteller, musician or teacher interested in volunteering your time for families and children?
We are always looking for talented individuals to share their passions. Please contact us!
Build Your Own Internship
Recess is a growing company and we need awesome people who can grow with us. So if you are, indeed, awesome, you’ve got an exciting future here! Interested?
We are a small organization and there are a variety of tasks to be done, missions to accomplish and families to support. If you see yourself in our organization and would like to create an internship that is in line with your career vision, please let us know and we’ll work with you to get the experience you need!
Internships in the past have included: Child Development and Childcare, Live Music and Community Engagement, Event and Party Planning, Marketing and PR, etc.
Current Open Positions:
Customer Service + Community Liaison
You are the first person a family meets when the come into Recess. You connect and greet people when they arrive, you ensure that first impressions are positive, you are able to answer questions, provide customized information, and above all welcome parents, children and caregivers to Recess.
There’s always organizing to be done, tours to be given, families to get to know, and email follow ups to be sent. You'll also be ready to help out with coffee to be made, messes to be cleaned up, phones to be answered, printers to be un-jammed, the occasional toilet to be plunged, and 1,001 other little details to be attended to. You, along with the entire Recess leadership team, will dive into this stuff with gusto, good humor, and grace.
*Weekend Availability is a plus!
Playspace Coordinator + Childcare Provider
PLAYSPACE + ACTIVITIES - The cornerstone of Recess is our award winning playspace. It is designed specifically to allow children to explore based on their interests and learn by doing. In order to maintain such a space, we work tirelessly to ensure that the toys are clean and organized, that activities are developmentally appropriate and that families are comfortable and informed when they are visiting our space.
Your role is to create this magical environment for families. It's the perfect blend of predictable and impromptu. You'll take the lead on cleaning toys, spotting safety issues, organizing supplies and straightening up after a pack of 3 year olds. You will also spot a group of toddlers who may be interested in listening to a story or engaging in yoga and invite them to participate in an activity. It is this combination that supports growth and development of children and nurtures the needs of their grown-ups.
CHILDCARE - Parenting is a tough job, and in order for moms and dads to maintain balance and be the best parents they can be, a break is required every so often. Recess provides childcare for children ages 3 months through 4 years in the playspace. We maintain a 1:2 or 1:3 ratio and offer care for up to 3 hours at a time.
While caring for children, you'll be their play buddy and safety monitor. Essentially you will be responsible for monitoring the safety of children in your care, following their lead as they play, reading stories, pretending, building and creating with them. You will also report back to parents regarding children's progress, routines and interest. You'll helping them keep good hygiene, changing diapers/ assist with toilet training, and fix snacks as schedules dictate.
Do you have experience with kids with special needs? Let us know!
*Weekend Availability is a plus!
1. Fill out the Online Application Here:
2. Email email@example.com and include the following:
cover letter describing why you would be a good fit for Recess and this job (in body of email)
a few fun facts about yourself
resume (PDF format)
write “Join the Recess Team” in the subject line
NOTE: Initial screening of applicants will be based on the quality, breadth and relevancy of submissions. We will only contact candidates that we wish to schedule an interview with. No phone calls please.