Game Master I Trainee, RPG/TRPG

by Hawke Robinson published 2018/09/13 02:04:00 GMT-6, last modified 2018-10-27T16:18:44-06:00
RPG Research has immediate need for multiple tabletop role-playing game masters, level I, volunteers, that we are willing train for the right candidates showing the right abilities,commitment level, and interest. Training is applicable to the Certified Game Master I certification offered by RPG Therapeutics LLC.

Up to date version of this position here:  

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Run tabletop RPG sessions at various locations.
  • Typically 1-6 players per session.
  • Prepare adventures in accordance with RPG Research rules and guidelines, including GM 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 (3-4 hours)
  • Availability for at least 2 regular group sessions per month (game sessions typically 3-5 hours) (in addition to training sessions).
  • Strongly self-motivated
  • Strong collaborative work ethic
  • Reliable schedule compliance

Education and Training


  • Must pass background check before allowed to work with clients.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of role-playing game system rules for at least one published game system (willing to train).
  • Assertive (not aggressive) presence with confident but warm, friendly, empathetic, and compassionate communication style.

Optional but helpful:

  • Experienced theatrical acting skills
  • Effective voice acting skills
  • Experienced broadcasting skills
  • Experienced audio/video skills
  • Experience with online broadcasting: Youtube, Twitch, etc.

* Formats include: tabletop (RPG), live-action (LARP), computer-based (CRPG), and solo adventure books and modules (SABM).


_Core Competencies (will train)_

  • Organizational skills
  • Group dynamics conflict resolution skills
  • Storytelling 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.
  • 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 Research 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

Hours:Training: 3-10 hours per week free training (we offer 2 training sessions per week, require attending at least one per week)

Playing/GM: 6-10+ hours per month (at least 2 sessions per month in addition to training sessions).

Compensation:Volunteer (no financial compensation).

Job Types: Part-time, Temporary, Internship

Salary: $0.00 /year (Volunteer position only)

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