Level 1 GM for TRPG Part-time Employee

We have multiple part-time employment openings for RPG Tabletop Game Master Level 1 Certified (and certification candidates). NOTE: Though we need to hire right away, due to the high volume of applications, please allow anywhere from 1 to 6 weeks for a response to your application, including potential interview scheduling.

Begin application process through Indeed.com here: https://www.indeedjobs.com/rpg-organization-dba

WAGE: $20-$60 per hour based on experience,GM skills, exceptional GM quality, certifications, and client contract agreements.

STARTING HOURS: 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). If hired we will make every effort for you to run at least 2-4 sessions per month, but this is based on client demand, your schedule availability, your GM credentials and real-world abilities.

MAXIMUM HOURS: Potential over time for full time up to 40 hours per week maximum. Candidacy to be promoted to full time based on employee performance over time.

Performance and wage review schedule:

  • 90 day probationary period
  • Performance and salary review every 6 months.

PAYMENT FREQUENCY: Initially once per month on the 5th of each month.

START DATE: January, February, or March depending on client contract agreements and hiring date.

REQUIRED (NON-NEGOTIABLE):

  • MUST EITHER CURRENTLY HAVE, OR BE CURRENTLY VERIFIABLY WORKING ON LEVEL 1 GAME MASTER CERTIFICATION FROM RPG THERAPEUTICS LLC
  • MINIMUM 5 YEARS GAME MASTER FOR TABLETOP ROLE-PLAYING GAMES.
  • MUST BE ABLE TO WORK IN THE GREATER EASTERN WASHINGTON & NORTHERN IDAHO AREAS. INITIALLY SPOKANE, LATER INLAND NORTHWEST, AND LATER GREATER NORTHWEST (WA, ID, OR, MT).
  • MUST PASS CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK BEFORE ALLOWED TO WORK WITH CLIENTS.

Department(s): Entertainment / Recreation

Location(s): Eastern Washington State, Northern Idaho, Northeastern Oregon, Western Montana.

Reports to: Program Director

Description: The Level 1 Tabletop Role-Playing Game Master (GM1) will run regular tabletop role-playing game sessions with clients, at various client locations. The GM1 may need to teach new players how to play the applicable role-playing game.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

The GM1 will:

  • Prepare to run tabletop role-playing game sessions (TRPG).
  • Provide prepared player character sheets for players, including pregenerated when appropriate.
  • Run TRPG sessions for clients, including children, adults, and seniors.
  • Typically run 3-5 players per session.
  • Sessions last 3 hours, with 30 minutes setup/preparation before session, and 30 minutes post-session notes and clean up (4 hours paid).
  • Transportation costs are not provided, though reimbursement for miles to/from client sites (only) may be reimbursed based on IRS guidelines.
  • 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.
  • Provide and gather player assessment forms and enter into journal system
  • Complete GM assessment forms.
  • Address any group interpersonal issues, and maintain players compliance with Player Code of Conduct.

Education and Training

  • Required minimum Level 1 GM Certification (or current verifiable certification candidate)
  • Required minimum 3 years D&D 5th Edition GM experience
  • Prefer candidates with training toward the Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS)
  • Prefer at least 5 years experience with other non-D&D game systems.
  • Prefer at least 3 years The One Ring RPG LM experience
  • Prefer at least 1 year No Thank You Evil experience
  • Prefer at least 1 year experience with Doctor Who RPG experience
  • Prefer at least 1 year experience with Adventures in Middle-earth RPG experience

Optional but preferred:

  • Other RPG Related certifications/training.
  • Recreation /event management training/certification.
  • Therapeutic Recreation /Recreational Therapy training or certification (CTRS)
  • American Sign Language proficiency
  • Other languages proficiency

Knowledge and Experience

Required:

  • 5+ years experience as GM for TRPG.

Preferred:

  • 10+ years experience as Game Master (GM)
  • Working knowledge/experience with therapeutic recreation / recreational therapy.
  • Working knowledge/experience with playing 1+ music instruments.
  • Working knowledge/experience with music therapy.

Ideal Candidate:

  • 20+ years experience as GM for TRPG
  • 10+ years experience as GM for LARP
  • 5+ years recreation therapy / therapeutic recreation (TR/RT) experience
  • Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) certification
  • Board Certified Music Therapist
  • 5+ years drum circle facilitation
  • 5+ years music therapy experience

Core Competencies

  • Exceptional GM organization skills
  • Exceptional RPG player group dynamics conflict resolution skills
  • Exceptional storytelling skills
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong general organization skills.
  • Strong logging skills
  • Strong assessment 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.
  • Outgoing presence.
  • Well organized approach to preparing for game sessions and tracking participant progress
  • Passionate supportive energy
  • Empathetic, compassionate, and supportive

Working Conditions

Game Master will frequently work at our offices or other locations including but not limited to:

  • Company HQ in Spokane, WA
  • Client sites throughout the Northwest USA
  • Parties / birthday parties / company parties
  • Conventions
  • Libraries
  • Community centers
  • Educational institutions
  • Care facilities
  • Mobile Facilities such as the RPG Trailer, RPG Bus, etc., at various locations
Application Questions
  • How many years of American Sign Language experience do you have?
  • How many years of Drum circle facilitator experience do you have?
  • How many years of Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition experience do you have?
  • How many years of game master (GM) tabletop role-playing game (RPG) experience do you have?
  • How many years of Japanese language speaking experience do you have?
  • How many years of overall game master experience do you have?
  • How many years of recreation therapy experience do you have?
  • How many years of Russian language speaking experience do you have?
  • How many years of Spanish language speaking experience do you have?
  • How many years of The One Ring RPG experience do you have?
  • How many years of Therapeutic Recreation experience do you have?
  • How many years of TRPG 1-shot GM experience do you have?
  • How many years of TRPG Campaign GM experience do you have?
  • How many years of working with adults ages 18-80+ in recreation / RPG experience do you have?
  • How many years of working with children ages 5-9 experience do you have?
  • How many years of working with Deaf / Hard of Hearing (HoH) population experience do you have?
  • How many years of working with people with visual impairments experience do you have?
  • How many years of working with youth ages 9-17 experience do you have?
  • 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?
  • Do you have the following license or certification: Board Certified Music Therapist?
  • Do you have the following license or certification: Certified Game Master Level 1?
  • Do you have the following license or certification: Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist?
  • Do you speak English?
  • Do you speak Japanese?

  • How many years of American Sign Language experience do you have?
  • How many years of Drum circle facilitator experience do you have?
  • How many years of Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition experience do you have?
  • How many years of game master (GM) tabletop role-playing game (RPG) experience do you have?
  • How many years of Japanese language speaking experience do you have?
  • How many years of overall game master experience do you have?
  • How many years of recreation therapy experience do you have?
  • How many years of Russian language speaking experience do you have?
  • How many years of Spanish language speaking experience do you have?
  • How many years of The One Ring RPG experience do you have?
  • How many years of Therapeutic Recreation experience do you have?
  • How many years of TRPG 1-shot GM experience do you have?
  • How many years of TRPG Campaign GM experience do you have?
  • How many years of working with adults ages 18-80+ in recreation / RPG experience do you have?
  • How many years of working with children ages 5-9 experience do you have?
  • How many years of working with Deaf / Hard of Hearing (HoH) population experience do you have?
  • How many years of working with people with visual impairments experience do you have?
  • How many years of working with youth ages 9-17 experience do you have?
  • 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?
  • Do you have the following license or certification: Board Certified Music Therapist?
  • Do you have the following license or certification: Certified Game Master Level 1?
  • Do you have the following license or certification: Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist?
  • Do you speak English?
  • Do you speak Japanese?

Application Process:

Begin application here: https://www.indeedjobs.com/rpg-organization-dba

Complete audio questionnaire here: 

Complete Online text questionnaire here:

REQUIRED:

If you are not currently certified CGM1 or higher, you will need to submit a video (with audio) of you running a game (as GM) with a minimum of 4 players, and a minimum duration of 3 hours (max duration of 6 hours). We will have to review that video of your "best game" ever recorded as a critical part of your application. If you are not already certified and do not provide this video, you will NOT be considered eligible for the position until you either:

1) Complete your CGM1 or higher certification

or

2) Provide the game session video.

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