Tabletop Role-Playing Game American Sign Language Proficient Game Master Level I.

TRPG ASL Volunteer Tabletop Role-Playing Game Master I Application:

Wage: $20 to $60 per hour.

Hours: Part time.

Locations: Greater Spokane area. Potential for later including potentially Washington, Idaho, Oregon, & Montana.

American Sign Language proficient Game Master for Deaf & Hard of Hearing players participating in Tabletop Role-Playing Games (TRPG).


REQUIRED: Conversational American Sign Language proficiency. At least 5 years ASL experience. While applicants are welcomed to have an interpreter background (interpreters are welcomed but not required), the responsibilities of the position does _not_ have the ASL Gm act as an interpreter. Instead the position requires being able to have an ASL conversation as the ASL GM, running the role-playing game, interact and follow the ASL conversation between 2 to 5 players around the game table. Additionally the ASL GM does need to be able to communicate to some degree outside of the game, able to communicate with hearing staff (some of which may be only be able to sign to a limited degree). Deaf and Hard of Hearing are welcomed to apply!

REQUIRED: Have or be currently working on Certified Role-Playing Game Professional Game Master Level I (CRPGP-GM1) certification or comparable training through RPG Research or related organizations.

At least 3 years D&D 5e GM experience.


  • 10+ years American Sign Language experience.
  • At least 15 years GM experience for TRPGs.
  • Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS)
  • At least 10 years D&D GM experience (any version).
  • At least 1 year Adventures in Middle-earth (AiMe) LM experience.
  • At least 3 years The One Ring RPG (TOR RPG) LM experience.
  • At least 1 year FFG Star Wars RPG GM experience.
  • At least 1 year No Thank You Evil GM experience.
  • At least 1 year Doctor Who RPG experience.
  • At least 10 years experience working with Deaf and Hard of Hearing (HoH).
  • At least 5 years experience working with youth ages 5 through 17.
  • At least 5 years experience working with adults ages 18+.
  • At least 1 year experience working with elderly ages 65+.
  • Must pass background check since candidates will be working with youth and other protected populations.

Department(s): RPG, Accessibility

Location(s): Primarily greater Spokane area, options to expand to other locations throughout the Northwest later.

Reports to: Programming Executive Director

General Purpose

Run tabletop role-playing (RPG).

Introduce new players by providing training to new players, including understanding the game system rules and gaming etiquette. Help fellow volunteers.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Run tabletop RPG sessions at various client locations, our offices, or our mobile facilities.
  • Typically 1-5 players per session.
  • Sessions are typically 3 hours (with 30 minutes setup time, and 30 minutes post-session clean-up and documentation time, for total 4 hours billable per session), though may be as short as 1 hour for very young participants.
  • Prepare adventures in accordance with RPG Therapeutics LLC's Rules and Guidelines, Player Code of Conduct, GM Code of Conduct, etc.
  • Complete pre-and-post 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 Player Code of Conduct.
  • Strongly self-motivated.
  • Strong collaborative work ethic.
  • Reliable schedule compliance.

Education and Training


  • CRPGP-GM1 - Certified Role-Playing Game Professional - Game Master Level 1 certification in progress or completed, or equivalent training.
  • Proficient with ASL (conversational enough to run an RPG session as GM). (at least 5 years ASL experience)
  • Must pass background check before allowed to work with clients.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of role-playing game system rules for at least one currently published RPG system.
  • Assertive (not aggressive) presence with confident but warm, friendly, empathetic, and compassionate communication style.

Core Competencies

  • Proficient American Sign Language
  • Organizational skills
  • Group dynamics conflict resolution skills
  • Storytelling skills
  • Verbal/Signing and written communication skills.
  • Enthusiastic communication style that excites others with your passion about the topics discussed.
  • "Can do" attitude, with an eye for seeing where people need help before they have to ask.
  • Outgoing presence.
  • Well organized approach to preparing for game sessions and tracking participant progress.
  • Passionate supportive energy

Working Conditions

Game Master will frequently work at RPG Therapeutics LLC's client locations, our offices, or other locations including but not limited to:

  • Conventions
  • Libraries
  • Community centers
  • Educational institutions
  • Care facilities
  • Mobile Facility, the Wheelchair Friendly RPG Trailer at various locations
  • Broadcast studio


NOTE: If you have all of the requirements _except_ sufficient Role-Playing Game Master experience, you can get RPG training and experience either through paid training at RPG Therapeutics LLC, online at RPG.Education, or by volunteering at the non-profit 501(c)3 research and human services organization RPG Research (free training to volunteers).




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