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Certified RPG Professional Game Master 1 (CRPGP-GM1) - $20-$65/hr

Spokane, United States

Short summary of the job: The Level 1 Certified Role-Playing Game Professional Game Master (CRPGP-GM1) will run regular role-playing game sessions with clients, online or at various client locations. 

Responsibilities

Full sales cycle

Achieve monthly targets

US + Canada Territory

Challenges

Full sales cycle

Achieve monthly targets

US + Canada Territory

Must Have

Full sales cycle

Achieve monthly targets

US + Canada Territory

What's great in the job?

  • Hourly $20 - $35 per hour. +CTRS = $35-65 per hour. High level certifications pay $35-$120 per hour.
  • You sell management software to directors of SMEs: interesting projects and people
  • Large apps scope: CRM, MRP, Accounting, Inventory, HR, Project Mgt, etc.
  • Direct coordination with functional consultants for qualification and follow ups
  • High commissions for good performers

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The Certified Recreational Therapist (CTRS) Game Master (GM) (CTRSGM) will run regular role-playing game sessions with clients, at various client locations, typically in educational and therapeutic settings or other settings that have populations with special needs requirements. If wished, for additional hours, the candidate may optionally select inclusion with our diversionary recreation programs as well. 


The CTRSGM may need to teach new players how to play the applicable role-playing games. Our client demand is absolutely outstripping our capacity to keep up. We need 2-3 more qualified certified therapeutic recreation specialists that are also well trained in tabletop, electronic, and/or live-action role-playing gaming as game masters.


We work with a wide range of special needs populations in therapeutic, recreational, and educational settings.

Our programs are heavily NCTRC Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) standards driven.

There are a lot of requirements candidates must meet for this distinctive and rewarding position, so please pay careful attention to the details.

Certified Therapeutic Recreation Spectialist Role-playing Game Master (CTRSGM)


STARTING HOURS: During probationary period 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).


* Probationary period is 90 days, at the end of which, if your review numbers are favorable, you will gradually be provided opportunities to increase your hours up to 40 hours per week over time, depending on how well your skills and areas of focus fit various client demands.


For example different populations ranging from ages 5-17, 18-65, 65+, or special needs populations, educational settings, or therapeutic settings.


* MAXIMUM HOURS: Up to 40 hours per week maximum. Potential to be promoted to full time based on employee qualifications, performance reviews over time (typically every 6 months), client contracts, and matching client needs.


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


WAGE: $25-$60+ per hour based on experience, certifications, performance evaluations, and client contract agreements.


START DATE: January, May, August, or October depending on your availability and client contract agreements.


REQUIRED (NON-NEGOTIABLE):


CURRENT NCTRC CERTIFIED THERAPEUTIC RECREATION SPECIALIST CERTIFICATION (CTRS)

MINIMUM 5 YEARS GAME MASTER EXPERIENCE WITH TABLETOP ROLE-PLAYING GAMES.

MUST HAVE OWN TRANSPORTATION

MUST PASS COMPREHENSIVE BACKGROUND CHECK BEFORE WORK BEGINS

Optional but preferred:


Ability to work in the greater Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho areas. Initially greater Spokane area, later inland northwest, which may include WA, ID, OR, MT. Some remote work may be available, but must be able to work in the area at least 75% of the time.


Reports to: Program Director


DESCRIPTION: The Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist Game Master (CTRSGM) will run regular role-playing game sessions with clients, at various client locations, typically in educational and therapeutic settings or other settings that have populations with special needs requirements. The CTRSGM may need to teach new players how to play the applicable role-playing games.


KEY TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES


Prepare to run role-playing game sessions (RPG).

Provide prepared player character sheets for players, including pregenerated when appropriate, or else helping them create their own during "session 0".

Run RPG sessions for clients, including children, adults, and seniors, from a wide range of populations.

Facilitate anywhere from 1-6 players per TRPG session, more for other RPG formats.

Sessions typically last around 3 hours, with 30 minutes setup/preparation before session, and 30 minutes post-session clean up and documentation (typically 4 hours paid per session).

Transportation costs are not provided, though reimbursement for miles to/from client sites (only) may be reimbursed through your own tax deductions with state and IRS, based on IRS guidelines. Options to carpool with other staff may also be an option.

Complete time sheets in timely fashion.

Comply with facilities standards

Administrate, score, and complete reports on, assessments.

Optional remote sessions may be available, but TRSGM must be available locally at least 75% of the time.

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.

Follow standard APIED/R.

Follow NCTRC CTRS and RPG Therapeutics LLC standards of practice.

Provide and gather player assessment forms and enter into journal system.

Complete GM assessment forms.

Complete/score participant assessment forms.

Address any group interpersonal issues, and maintain players compliance with Player Code of Conduct.

EDUCATION, TRAINING, & EXPERIENCE


REQUIRED: Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS)

REQUIRED: At least 1 year experience working with at-risk populations

REQUIRED: At least 2 years experience with therapeutic recreation / recreational therapy.

REQUIRED: English language proficiency

REQUIRED: minimum 3 years D&D 5th Edition or BECMI DM experience

Preferred: At least 1 year experience working with other special needs populations

Preferred: At least 1 year experience working with senior adult populations

Prefer RPG Therapeutics LLC certified game masters, or RPG Research trained game masters.

Prefer at least 3 years experience with The One Ring RPG Loremaster experience

Prefer at least 1 year No Thank You Evil Guide experience

Prefer at least 1 year experience with Doctor Who RPG GM experience

Prefer at least 1 year experience with Adventures in Middle-earth RPG DM experience

Prefer at least 5 years experience with other non-D&D game systems.

Prefer American Sign Language (ASL) proficiency

Prefer Spanish language proficiency

Prefer Russian language proficiency

Prefer Japanese language proficiency

Preferred: Working knowledge/experience with playing 1+ music instruments, especially percussion.

Preferred: Working knowledge/experience with music therapy.

Optional But Worth Noting In Application


10+ years overall game master experience in wide range of settings.

Other RPG Related certifications/training.

Recreation / event management training/certification.

Other languages proficiency

Knowledge and Experience

Music Therapist, Board Certified.

Ideal Candidate (Not required, but dream candidate for highest wages)


10+ years recreation therapy / therapeutic recreation (TR/RT) experience and Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) certification.

20+ years experience as GM for RPG, and certified RPG Professional.

10+ years experience as GM for LARP, and certified RPG Professional.

5+ years music therapy experience and Board Certified Music Therapist.

5+ years drum circle facilitation

CORE COMPETENCIES


Exceptional Therapeutic Recreation Specialist skills and professionalism

Exceptional GM organization skills and professionalism

Exceptional RPG player group dynamics conflict resolution skills

Exceptional storytelling skills

Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.

Exceptional facilitation skills.

Strong general organization skills.

Strong logging skills

Strong documentation skills

Strong assessment skills

Enthusiastic communication style that excites others with your passion.


“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 client sites or other locations including but not limited to:


Client sites throughout the Northwest USA

Company HQ in Spokane, WA

Community centers

Educational institutions

Care facilities

Mobile Facilities such as the RPG Trailer, RPG Bus, etc., at various locations

Some optional remote work over HIPAA compliant encrypted Internet platforms.

*** Serious applicants should also fill out this second-step application as well, that we use to weed out non-serious candidates: https://www.rpgtherapy.com/about/employment-opportunities/employment-application-form


Typical questions:


How many years of at risk populations experience do you have?

How many years of music therapy experience do you have?

How many years of other non Dungeons & Dragons experience do you have?

How many years of overall game master rpg experience do you have?

How many years of tabletop game master role-playing game rpg experience do you have?

How many years of working in long term care facilities experience do you have?

How many years of working with ADHD experience do you have?

How many years of working with adults 18-65 experience do you have?

How many years of working with Autism Spectrum ASD / PDD experience do you have?

How many years of working with children ages 5-9 experience do you have?

How many years of working with incarcerated populations experience do you have?

How many years of working with learning disabilities experience do you have?

How many years of working with people with physical disabilities experience do you have?

How many years of working with senior adults experience do you have?

How many years of working with special needs populations experience do you have?

How many years of working with youth ages 10-17+ experience do you have?

What is the highest level of education you have completed?

Do you have the following license or certification: CTRS?

Do you speak American Sign Language?

Do you speak English?

Do you speak Spanish?

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?



Job Complexity:
Personal Evolution:
Variability of the Job:
Job Security:
Overachieving Possibilities:
Team / Company Size:

10 / 40 people

Avg Deal Size:

$15k

Sales Cycle:

3 months

Company Growth:

50% YoY

Company Maturity:

Profitable

Benefits

Healthcare, dental, vision, life insurance, Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Health Savings Account (HSA)

PTOs

Vacation, Sick, and paid leaves

Save on commute

Pre-tax commuter benefitsbr
(parking and transit)

Discount Programs

Brand-name product and services in categories like travel, electronics, health, fitness, cellular, and more

Prime location

Only a couple blocs from BART, Caltrain, Highway 101, carpool pickup, and Bay Bridge.

Sponsored Events

Tuesday Dinners, Monthly Lunch Mixers, Monthly Happy Hour, Annual day event

Sport Activity

Play any sport with colleagues and the bill is covered

Eat & Drink

Peet's and Philz coffee provided all day to order and pantry snacks