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Certified Game Master II & Entry-Level GM Trainer (Senior Level Billable $30/hr)

by Hawke Robinson published Jun 17, 2017 09:45 AM, last modified Jun 19, 2017 03:17 AM
A senior level position. The Certified Professional Game Master II (GM) Provides role-playing game, and optional music, services to clients with specific, and provide RPG training for entry-level Game Mastering to clients wishing to learn similar skills. $30+ per game session hour. Volunteer-level free training begins immediately. Billable positions open Summer 2018.

Department(s): RPG

Location(s): Varies

Reports to: Senior GM Director

General Purpose

Run tabletop role-playing (RPG) or live-action role-playing (LARP) games at various locations for clients, also periodically train experienced players as entry-level Game Masters.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Run RPG/LARP sessions for clients.

  • Typically 3-5 players per session.

  • Prepare adventures in accordance with RPG Therapeutics rules and guidelines, including GM Code of Conduct.

  • Customize program plans to meet defined goals.

  • Complete and regularly update assessment forms.

  • Prepare character sheets for participants to use.

  • Run campaign adventures spanning one-shots to several weeks or months, typically once per week per client group.

  • Insure participant compliance with Player Code of Conduct.

  • Regularly report to RPG staff.

  • Attend regular administrative and training sessions
  • It is our company policy to give back to the community, so all Game Masters at every level are required to run one pro bono session per week for a community group.
  • 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 1 weekly group session per week (game sessions typically 3-5 hours), and up to 5 session per week.
  • Strongly self-motivated
  • Strong collaborative work ethic
  • Reliable schedule compliance


Education and Training


  • Minimum Level 2 GM Certification

Optional but preferred:

  • Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS).

  • Music Therapist - Board Certified (MT-BC).

  • Other RPG Related certifications/training.

  • Recreation /event management training/certification.

  • Therapeutic Recreation /Recreational Therapy training or certification.

  • Other related advanced certification or training.
  • American Sign Language proficiency
  • Other languages proficiency


Knowledge and Experience


  • Minimum 5+ years experience as Game Master with at least one RPG format and at least one RPG system/setting.

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


  • 10+ years experience as Game Master (GM)

  • 5+ years personal experience with all 4 RPG formats.

  • Some working knowledge/experience with music and music therapy

  • Some working knowledge/experience with therapeutic recreation / recreational therapy or other therapeutic field.


Core Competencies

  • Strong recreational background

  • Exceptional GM organization skills

  • Exceptional RPG player group dynamics conflict resolution skills

  • Exceptional storytelling skills

  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.

  • Strong organization 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 and compassionately supportive energy


Working Conditions

Game Master will frequently work at RPG Therapeutics 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: Varies

Compensation: $30+ per game session hour. Typically 3 to 5 hours per game session. Number of sessions per week/month/year varies based on GM and client schedule availability.

Job Type: Contract

Salary: $30.00 /hour

Job Location:

  • Spokane, WA

Required education:

  • Bachelor's

Required experience:

  • Game Master: 5 years

Required language:

  • English

Required licenses or certifications:

  • Certified Game Master II



  • Are you in Spokane, WA?

  • Have you completed the following level of education: Bachelor's?

  • How many years of Game Master experience do you have?

  • Do you speak English?

  • Do you have the following license or certification: Certified Game Master Therapist?

  • Do you have the following license or certification: Music Therapist - Board Certified (MT-BC)?

  • Do you have the following license or certification: Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS)?

  • Are you authorized to work in the following country: United States?

  • Are you willing to undergo a background check?


Note: We have overwhelming demand from paying clients far outpacing our ability to provide services due to a lack of sufficiently qualified people. Since it is so difficult to find qualified candidates, we are willing to take on the more exceptional and dedicated prospects as volunteer trainees to prepare them to fulfil next year's client demand. So some of these positions may be intended for billable/payable hiring in 2018.

Note: Since we know how difficult it is to find candidates with the requisite certifications, a combination of skills, experience, and related training/certification/degree will also be taken into consideration. For those candidates already meeting most of the GM experience background, and that already have other related education/training/certification, there is the option to apply as a trainee to receive training and experience working toward certification. Since even this is challenging to find, we are also able to accept a limited number of candidates as volunteer employees, and/or unpaid trainees/interns, to receive free training to work toward passing the certification tests. The courses are typically available about once per week, and at that rate, candidates typically take anywhere from 3 months to a year to reach sufficient qualification for passing the certification.

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