We’re Hiring!

Part-Time Escape Room Operator

Escape Oakland is currently looking for 1 part-time employee to join our team in the role of “Operator.” We offer a starting wage of $14/hour with opportunities for growth.

Specifically, we are looking for someone with:

  • Excellent communication skills (personable and comfortable speaking in front of groups)

  • Strong sense of initiative and flexibility (able to think on your feet and troubleshoot software, hardware, and customer service issues)

  • A flexible schedule who is willing to work ~15 hours per week to start, potentially increasing as our venue grows

  • The ability to commit to weekend shifts (Friday evenings, Saturday afternoons/evenings, and Sunday afternoons/evenings)

A plus - but not required - if you have:

  • Some daytime availability on weekdays (Monday - Friday) to operate private escape games on an ad-hoc basis

  • Basic or proficient knowledge of tools

  • Played an escape room game before!


“I’m Tank. I’ll be your operator.”

What does an Operator do?

We’re glad you asked! The majority of the Operator’s job is to run escape room games. That includes:

  • Greeting players as they arrive, signing them in, explaining the rules and ethos of the game, etc.

  • Using our 8-monitor, 10-microphone, 10-camera setup to watch up to two teams play at once, while providing hints as needed through a Microsoft PowerPoint slide show

  • Leading teams out of their scenarios, debriefing them, and showing them out

  • “Resetting” everything in our four scenarios to its original position; repairing or replacing puzzles/decor as needed

A portion of the job may also be administrative (we’ll teach you everything you need to know):

  • Responding to emails and phone calls

  • Scheduling full venue bookings and dealing with other special circumstances as they arise

  • Helping to manage the Escape Oakland social media presence

  • Maintaining a clean lobby, bathroom, etc.

  • Bookkeeping and filing

  • Anything else that needs to be done. We’re a very small business, so everyone has to be ready to pitch in when needed!

Escape Oakland is also committed to helping you grow in your career. Whatever that means for you, we will try to give you access and responsibility in area(s) you’re interested in, to the extent feasible.

How do I apply?

Please fill out this form: http://bit.ly/EO_Job

Thanks for your interest! We are super excited to grow our team and provide a new flavor of entertainment to the Oakland community. We can’t wait to meet you!