Volunteer Webmasters & Linux Server Admin

by Hawke Robinson published 2018/09/08 23:16:00 GMT+0, last modified 2018-11-07T22:07:05+00:00
RPG Research has openings for volunteers junior and senior webmasters and Linux server administrators. These are remote positions. All applicants will need to pass background checks prior to access to servers. Please read the position description carefully, especially the REQUIRED section, before applying.

Application Step 1: Apply via Indeed.com here.

Application Step 2: Continue the application process here.

REMINDER: ALL POSITIONS AT RPG RESEARCH ARE 100% VOLUNTEER ONLY. THIS MEANS YOU WILL NOT BE PAID. If hired, you will receive free training to accomplish the tasks for the positions for which you volunteer.


RPG Research is accepting application for multiple senior and junior opportunities as webmasters and systems administrators to help migrate and maintain our many associated websites.

These positions _require_ knowledge and experience with Plone and Linux systems administration at a minimum.

You will be responsible for keeping our sites secure, while also making/keeping them easy to use, attractive, accessible & standards compliant, and in compliance with our media & branding. You will work with other team members including the Director of Marketing & Fundraising, Branding Manager, Graphics Artists, and others.

In this role, you should be detailed-oriented and an excellent communicator. Balancing a creative eye with an analytical mind is essential. If you have a strong technical background, we’d like to meet you.


This is a volunteer position.


Usually between 5 to 10 hours per week.

We need qualified, invested, candidates that can commit to an average of 1 hour per day, 5 days per week (flexible days/times).


This position can be 100% remote work.




  • REQUIRED: At least 1 year real-world production experience with Plone CMS - please do not apply if you do not meet this requirement, there will be a test on using this platform.
  • REQUIRED: At least 1 year real-world production SERVER experience with Linux (any distro, though CentOS/RHEL is preferred).
  • REQUIRED: At least 1 year real-world production experience with secure shell (SSH).
  • REQUIRED: Volunteer MUST be available for an average minimum of 1 hour per day 5 days per week (days of week may vary), with a minimum commitment of 3 months (quarterly).
  • REQUIRED: Must pass background check.



All applicants:

  • Able to read and write well in English
  • Strong communication skills and attention to detail
  • Possess strong organizational, interpersonal, comprehension and analytical skills
  • Team player
  • Knowledge of e-commerce and internet marketing
  • Ability to meet important deadlines
  • Ability to multi-task and stay organized, while working in a fast-paced, multi-project environment

Linux Systems Administrator Applicants:

  • Systems Administrators Preferred: Experience with OpenBSD.
  • Systems Administrator Preferred: Experience with VPNs.

Plone Webmaster Applicants:

  • Proven experience as a webmaster
  • Web design experience
  • Knowledge of web analytics and SEO
  • Proficient in HTML/CSS, XML; knowledge of SQL and Javascript is preferred (but not required)
  • Familiarity with web standards
  • Previous experience of website management tools


This position will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following:

  • Migrating and maintaining company websites (rpgresearch.com, mistheroes.com, and others).
  • Web design.
  • Integration with third-party services, like Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Patreon, GoFundme, Discord, etc.
  • Regularly running security checks/audits on our websites.
  • Ensuring the functionality and efficiency of web infrastructure.
  • Examining and analyzing site traffic.
  • Becoming an expert on our web admin interface.
  • Reviewing and implementing SEO.
  • Uploading and maintaining website content (copy, photos, blog, etc.).
  • Troubleshooting/testing websites to see if there are any parts that are difficult to use.
  • Closely collaborating with other marketing team members to coordinate branding/photography/videography/graphic needs for website.
  • Ensuring consistency throughout the website.
  • Keeping up to date with advances in computer technology and web design industry and how this affects the business environment.
  • Proactively providing input on how the company can improve on website and its offerings.
  • Planning for future changes to the website.
  • Gathering feedback and ensuring accuracy when implementing edits/feedback.
  • Supporting and collaborating with the marketing team with additional projects as needed.
  • Collaborating with multiple departments to ensure website functionality (customer service, account managers, IT, data team, etc.).
  • Collaborate with IT Department for hosting and web server maintenance.
  • Be comfortable with the in’s and out’s of managing and manipulating a WordPress website, updates, exports, imports, migrations, plugins, etc.
  • Must be able to multi-task and move quickly in a fast paced work environment and over-see multiple websites at once.
  • Organization and a problem solver is vital for this position.
  • Work with Marketing Team for marketing campaigns to build landing pages, forms, etc.
  • A/B Testing plan and on-going testing to improve overall site.
  • Work with and manage outside vendors to maintain a top-quality user friendly website, (Godaddy, hosting providers, DNS registrars, etc.).
  • Knowledge of bounce rate.
  • Professional, hard-working, and brings ideas to the table.
  • Keep details service logs


Software Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have in-depth knowledge of Plone and Wordpress (we are migrating away from Wordpress back to Plone), Google Docs, Microsoft or Libre Office, HTML/CSS, JavaScript, bash.

No lifting or labor activities are expected for this position that can be 100% remote work.


  • 2-step application: Part 1 through Indeed.com here, Part 2 through our site here.
  • Detailed resume (longer with more useful information is better than short buzz-word filled bullet lists that just blend with all the rest).
  • Work samples


Free training/mentoring from senior level admin with over 35 years of technology experience, and over 20 years of web experience, published by the SANS Institute, and whose work has influenced technology decisions made by Fortune 500 companies, including Google.

Great work experience helping a 501(c)3 charitable non-profit organization improve the quality if life for many people around the world.

Real-world enterprise-level work experience for a fast growing internationally connected organization.



RPG Research, a 501(c)3 non-profit research and community services organization researching the effects of music and all role-playing game formats (tabletop, live-action, computer-based, and solo adventure books/modules), considerations for accessibility and inclusiveness, and the potential uses of music and role-playing games to help various populations achieve their entertainment, educational, recreational, and therapeutic goals.

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