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Volunteer RPG Player Archetype I Trainee (Volunteer / Entry-level / Trainee)

by Hawke Robinson published Jun 29, 2017 10:25 PM, last modified Jun 29, 2017 10:26 PM
This is an entry-level volunteer position with the possibility of optional free peer-training available. The player archetype is responsible for filling the role of various role-playing gamer "types". The participant takes on various Player Archetype roles to help training Game Masters learn how to address such situations more effectively. Types include: Munchkin, Rules Lawyer, Murder-hobo, etc. For people with little-to-no prior professional RPG experience, this is an excellent means of getting started gaining that experience.

Department(s): Events

Location(s): Varies

Remote Work/Participation Options: Yes

Reports to: Senior Facilitator.

General Purpose: The Volunteer Player Archetype I Trainee is responsible for filling the role of various role-playing gamer "types" at game sessions/events and/or for training new Game Masters going through GM training. Types include: Munchkin, Rules Lawyer, Murder-hobo, etc. This is an excellent means of gaining experience toward other professional RPG positions.

 

Key Tasks, Responsibilities, and Characteristics

  • Take on various Player Archetype roles to help training Game Masters learn how to address such situations more effectively.
  • Attend at least one RPG Research administrative and training session per week (sessions typically 3-4 hours), either in-person or via remote-access.

  • Document participation observations for review by supervisor.
  • Create player characters.

  • Work with trainers to help challenge GM trainees.

  • Assist Game Masters and other Facilitators as needed, to optimize participants' experience.

  • Act as "go-fer" for various related and miscellaneous tasks ("earn your stripes/XP").
  • Availability for at least 1 weekly group session per week (game sessions are typically 3-5 hours), and for those with the availability can attend up to 5 sessions per week.
  • Strongly self-motivated.
  • Strong verbal communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Acting skills.
  • Voice skills.
  • Reasonable written communication skills.
  • Strong collaborative work ethic.
  • Passionate supportive energy.
  • Absolutely enthusiastic about RPGs.
  • Strong organizational 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.
  • Reliable schedule compliance. Being able to count on your consistently is critical for this role.

 

Minimum Experience

1+ years experience playing role-playing games.

 

Preferred Experience

  • 3+ years personal experience with role-playing games.

  • American Sign Language (ASL).
  • Other languages.

 

Working Conditions

Will frequently work at (but not limited to):

  • Conventions

  • Libraries

  • Community centers

  • Educational institutions

  • Care facilities

  • Mobile Facility, the Wheelchair Friendly RPG Trailer and/or RPG Bus, at various locations

 

Hours: Varies

Compensation: This is an entry level volunteer position, you can receive peer-level training for free.

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