Certified RPG Professional Game Master 1 (CRPGP-GM1) - $25-$65/hr (Greater Spokane Region) (Hybrid remote/on-site)
Summary: The Level 1 Certified Role-Playing Game Professional Game Master (CRPGP-GM1) will run regular role-playing game sessions with clients, online or at various client locations. Must have level 1 RPG Professional Certification or RPG Research's Level 1 RPG Professional Diploma.
Arrange and manage RPG Sessions
Facilitate and run RPG Sessions as GM
Contact and coordinate schedules with players
Provide services in greater Spokane region
Provide services online
Available for hybrid remote and on-site work
Begins part time during probationary and training period, then ramps up to 30 hours per week.
We work with ages 4 years old through senior adults
We work with at-risk and high-risk populations
We provide services globally
We provide tabletop, live-action, electronic, and hybrid RPG services
Be very flexible about scheduling.
We are also authorized by Washington state to hire minors as employees as young as 14 years old (some restrictions apply).
All new level 1 RPG GM employees begin part time during the first 6 month probationary period.
Level 1 Role-Playing Game Professional Game Master Certification (CRPGP-GM1) or Level 1 Role-Playing Game Master Diploma (RPG-GM1)
Minimum 3 years active GM experience
Minimum 5 years active player experience
Experience working with wide range of populations
Experience working with at-risk and/or high-risk populations
Have experience running as GM at least 5 different RPG systems.
What's great in the job?
- Minimum certified entry-level pay: $25 - $35 per hour.
- +CTRS = $35-65 per hour. (Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist)
- Higher level certifications +5$ per hour per certification level (up to $120 for senior level GM).
RPG.LLC is looking for 5 more exceptional certified role-playing game masters to train our team helping us deliver world-class role-playing game sessions for the communities we serve!
Commitment of a minimum 4-8 hours hours per week (4 hours training, then twice per month providing 2-4 hours giving back to the community as a player or other roles in our other sessions to help train others, or in helping in approved community programs).
Position can be remote if not in the greater Spokane, Washington USA area. We train people across 6 continents!
Application, Training, & Participation Process
Read about the role, responsibilities, requirements, and commitments on this page: https://rpg.llc/jobs/detail/role-playing-game-master-level-i
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Complete and send the application form.
Include proof of CRPG-GM1 Certificate or RPG-GM1 Diploma
Respond to confirmation email verifying your understanding of the terms and conditions your application
Confirm interview appointment (typically 1 to 8+ weeks after application is received).
Accept verbal offer.
Accept and sign our Codes of Conduct, Confidentiality, and Attribution Agreement documents.
Accept email/written offer.
Select and commit to schedule.
Agree to following our codes of conduct for running programs in your area, and to give full attribution to RPG Research where applicable.
Attend weekly training (4 hours per session).
Complete all requirements for our Level 1 RPG Trainee Diploma (18 to 36 sessions training program).
Purchase and use Level 1 RPG Trainee Workbook to track your training progress.
Act as player to help train other game masters, at least once per month.
Act as Game Master to run session training other volunteers, at least once per month.
"Give back to the community" - act as facilitator and/or GM to run programs for community, event, research, or other programs, at least twice per month.
Additional training information
Learning Options: https://rpgresearch.com/learning-options
Learning Pathways: https://rpgresearch.com/learning-pathways
Level 1 RPG Trainee 18 Week Training Program Overview: https://rpgresearch.com/rpg-trainee-1
Key Tasks and Responsibilities
Run tabletop RPG sessions at various locations and/or online
Facilitate 1-6 players per session.
Prepare adventures in accordance with RPG Research rules and guidelines, including Code of Conduct.
Complete assessment forms when appropriate.
Prepare character sheets for participants to choose from.
Run adventures ranging from "one shots" to ongoing mid-length and long-term campaigns.
Address any group interpersonal issues, and maintain players compliance with RPG Research Player Code of Conduct.
Attend either in-person, or via remote access, at least one free training session / administrative meeting per week (4 hours)
Availability for at least 2 regular group sessions per month (game sessions typically 3-5 hours) (in addition to training sessions).
Strong collaborative work ethic
Reliable schedule compliance
Must pass background check before allowed to work with participants outside of RPG Research or handle sensitive data (usually completed within 90 days of active participation, RPG Research covers the cost of the background check).
Assertive (not aggressive) presence with confident, warm, friendly, empathetic, and compassionate communication style.
RELIABLE SCHEDULE COMMITMENT
STRONG AND RELIABLE COMMUNICATOR
MINIMUM ONE YEAR ACTIVE COMMITMENT
Optional but helpful:
Experienced theatrical acting skills
Effective voice acting skills
Background in education
Background in therapeutic disciplines
*RPG Formats included in our programs and training:
live-action (LRPG & LARP)
electronic (ERPG & CRPG)
hybrids (HRPG, including SABM)
Core Competencies (will train):
Group dynamics conflict resolution skills
Verbal and written communication skills.
Enthusiastic communication style that excites others with your passion about the topics discussed.
"Can do" attitude, and an eye for seeing where people need help before they have to ask.
Well organized approach to preparing for game sessions and tracking participant progress
Passionate supportive energy
Online and/or in-person sessions, typically ranging between 2-5 hours (including setup and tear-down).
Most training sessions are recorded and/or broadcast live over the Internet (must agree to these terms for all game masters).
Game Master may be asked to participate in a variety of locations including but not limited to:
RPG Research studio(s)
RPG Research offices
And other locations
As with all positions at RPG Research, this is an unpaid Volunteer position with no financial compensation.
Extensive free training that costs thousands of dollars at other organizations.
Volunteer, Part-time, Temporary, Internship, unpaid.
Salary: $0 USD
The CTRSGM may need to teach new players how to play the applicable role-playing games. Our client demand is absolutely outstripping our capacity to keep up. We need 2-3 more qualified certified therapeutic recreation specialists that are also well trained in tabletop, electronic, and/or live-action role-playing gaming as game masters.
We work with a wide range of special needs populations in therapeutic, recreational, and educational settings.
Our programs are heavily NCTRC Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) standards driven.
There are a lot of requirements candidates must meet for this distinctive and rewarding position, so please pay careful attention to the details.
Certified Therapeutic Recreation Spectialist Role-playing Game Master (CTRSGM)
STARTING HOURS: During probationary period 0-4 hours per week (no guaranteed hours, but generally we will only hire you if you can begin working at least 4 hours per week).
* Probationary period is 90 days, at the end of which, if your review numbers are favorable, you will gradually be provided opportunities to increase your hours up to 40 hours per week over time, depending on how well your skills and areas of focus fit various client demands.
For example different populations ranging from ages 5-17, 18-65, 65+, or special needs populations, educational settings, or therapeutic settings.
* MAXIMUM HOURS: Up to 40 hours per week maximum. Potential to be promoted to full time based on employee qualifications, performance reviews over time (typically every 6 months), client contracts, and matching client needs.
PAYMENT FREQUENCY: Initially once per month on the 5th of each month. Later twice per month.
WAGE: $25-$60+ per hour based on experience, certifications, performance evaluations, and client contract agreements.
START DATE: January, May, August, or October depending on your availability and client contract agreements.
CURRENT NCTRC CERTIFIED THERAPEUTIC RECREATION SPECIALIST CERTIFICATION (CTRS)
MINIMUM 5 YEARS GAME MASTER EXPERIENCE WITH TABLETOP ROLE-PLAYING GAMES.
MUST HAVE OWN TRANSPORTATION
MUST PASS COMPREHENSIVE BACKGROUND CHECK BEFORE WORK BEGINS
Optional but preferred:
Ability to work in the greater Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho areas. Initially greater Spokane area, later inland northwest, which may include WA, ID, OR, MT. Some remote work may be available, but must be able to work in the area at least 75% of the time.
Reports to: Program Director
DESCRIPTION: The Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist Game Master (CTRSGM) will run regular role-playing game sessions with clients, at various client locations, typically in educational and therapeutic settings or other settings that have populations with special needs requirements. The CTRSGM may need to teach new players how to play the applicable role-playing games.
KEY TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Prepare to run role-playing game sessions (RPG).
Provide prepared player character sheets for players, including pregenerated when appropriate, or else helping them create their own during "session 0".
Run RPG sessions for clients, including children, adults, and seniors, from a wide range of populations.
Facilitate anywhere from 1-6 players per TRPG session, more for other RPG formats.
Sessions typically last around 3 hours, with 30 minutes setup/preparation before session, and 30 minutes post-session clean up and documentation (typically 4 hours paid per session).
Transportation costs are not provided, though reimbursement for miles to/from client sites (only) may be reimbursed through your own tax deductions with state and IRS, based on IRS guidelines. Options to carpool with other staff may also be an option.
Complete time sheets in timely fashion.
Comply with facilities standards
Administrate, score, and complete reports on, assessments.
Optional remote sessions may be available, but TRSGM must be available locally at least 75% of the time.
Sessions will vary from "1-shots", to ongoing campaigns recurring weekly or every-other week.
Prepare adventures in accordance with our Codes of Conduct, Professional Standards, Rules and Guidelines, Documentation, Established Protocols & Methodologies.
Follow standard APIED/R.
Follow NCTRC CTRS and RPG Therapeutics LLC standards of practice.
Provide and gather player assessment forms and enter into journal system.
Complete GM assessment forms.
Complete/score participant assessment forms.
Address any group interpersonal issues, and maintain players compliance with Player Code of Conduct.
EDUCATION, TRAINING, & EXPERIENCE
REQUIRED: Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS)
REQUIRED: At least 1 year experience working with at-risk populations
REQUIRED: At least 2 years experience with therapeutic recreation / recreational therapy.
REQUIRED: English language proficiency
REQUIRED: minimum 3 years D&D 5th Edition or BECMI DM experience
Preferred: At least 1 year experience working with other special needs populations
Preferred: At least 1 year experience working with senior adult populations
Prefer RPG Therapeutics LLC certified game masters, or RPG Research trained game masters.
Prefer at least 3 years experience with The One Ring RPG Loremaster experience
Prefer at least 1 year No Thank You Evil Guide experience
Prefer at least 1 year experience with Doctor Who RPG GM experience
Prefer at least 1 year experience with Adventures in Middle-earth RPG DM experience
Prefer at least 5 years experience with other non-D&D game systems.
Prefer American Sign Language (ASL) proficiency
Prefer Spanish language proficiency
Prefer Russian language proficiency
Prefer Japanese language proficiency
Preferred: Working knowledge/experience with playing 1+ music instruments, especially percussion.
Preferred: Working knowledge/experience with music therapy.
Optional But Worth Noting In Application
10+ years overall game master experience in wide range of settings.
Other RPG Related certifications/training.
Recreation / event management training/certification.
Other languages proficiency
Knowledge and Experience
Music Therapist, Board Certified.
Ideal Candidate (Not required, but dream candidate for highest wages)
10+ years recreation therapy / therapeutic recreation (TR/RT) experience and Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) certification.
20+ years experience as GM for RPG, and certified RPG Professional.
10+ years experience as GM for LARP, and certified RPG Professional.
5+ years music therapy experience and Board Certified Music Therapist.
5+ years drum circle facilitation
Exceptional Therapeutic Recreation Specialist skills and professionalism
Exceptional GM organization skills and professionalism
Exceptional RPG player group dynamics conflict resolution skills
Exceptional storytelling skills
Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
Exceptional facilitation skills.
Strong general organization skills.
Strong logging skills
Strong documentation skills
Strong assessment skills
Enthusiastic communication style that excites others with your passion.
“Can do” attitude, and an eye for seeing where people need help before they have to ask.
Well organized approach to preparing for game sessions and tracking participant progress
Passionate supportive energy
Empathetic, compassionate, and supportive
Game Master will frequently work at client sites or other locations including but not limited to:
Client sites throughout the Northwest USA
Company HQ in Spokane, WA
Mobile Facilities such as the RPG Trailer, RPG Bus, etc., at various locations
Some optional remote work over HIPAA compliant encrypted Internet platforms.
*** Serious applicants should also fill out this second-step application as well, that we use to weed out non-serious candidates: https://www.rpgtherapy.com/about/employment-opportunities/employment-application-form
How many years of at risk populations experience do you have?
How many years of music therapy experience do you have?
How many years of other non Dungeons & Dragons experience do you have?
How many years of overall game master rpg experience do you have?
How many years of tabletop game master role-playing game rpg experience do you have?
How many years of working in long term care facilities experience do you have?
How many years of working with ADHD experience do you have?
How many years of working with adults 18-65 experience do you have?
How many years of working with Autism Spectrum ASD / PDD experience do you have?
How many years of working with children ages 5-9 experience do you have?
How many years of working with incarcerated populations experience do you have?
How many years of working with learning disabilities experience do you have?
How many years of working with people with physical disabilities experience do you have?
How many years of working with senior adults experience do you have?
How many years of working with special needs populations experience do you have?
How many years of working with youth ages 10-17+ experience do you have?
What is the highest level of education you have completed?
Do you have the following license or certification: CTRS?
Do you speak American Sign Language?
Do you speak English?
Do you speak Spanish?
Are you authorized to work in the following country: United States?
Are you willing to undergo a background check, in accordance with local law/regulations?
Which shifts are you available to work?
Team / Company Size:
10 / 40 people
Avg Deal Size:
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Healthcare, dental, vision, life insurance, Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Health Savings Account (HSA)
Vacation, Sick, and paid leaves
Save on commute
Pre-tax commuter benefitsbr
(parking and transit)
Brand-name product and services in categories like travel, electronics, health, fitness, cellular, and more
Only a couple blocs from BART, Caltrain, Highway 101, carpool pickup, and Bay Bridge.
Tuesday Dinners, Monthly Lunch Mixers, Monthly Happy Hour, Annual day event
Play any sport with colleagues and the bill is covered
Eat & Drink
Peet's and Philz coffee provided all day to order and pantry snacks