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Certified Game Master III - Therapist & Trainer (Senior Level Billable ($35/hr)

by Hawke Robinson published Jun 17, 2017 09:00 AM, last modified Jun 19, 2017 03:17 AM
A senior level position. The Certified Professional Game Master III (GM) Provide role-playing game, and optional music, services to clients with specific therapeutic needs (RPG Therapy), and provide RPG training (RPG Education) to professionals wishing to learn similar skills. $35+ per game session hour. Volunteer-level free training begins immediately. Billable positions open Summer 2018.

Certified Level 3 Tabletop RPG / LARP / CRPG Game Master

Department(s): RPG

Location(s): Varies

Reports to: RPG Director

General Purpose

Run tabletop role-playing (RPG) or live-action role-playing (LARP) games at various locations for clients. Services are designed to help clients achieve specific, measurable, therapeutic goals.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Run therapeutic 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 client's assessed needs.
  • Complete and regularly update assessment forms.
  • Prepared character sheets for participants to use.
  • Run campaign adventures spanning several weeks or months, typically once per week per client group.
  • Insure participant compliance with Player Code of Conduct.
  • Regularly report to RPG Therapist staff.
  • 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 6 session per week.
  • Strongly self-motivated
  • Strong collaborative work ethic
  • Reliable schedule compliance


Education and Training


  • Minimum Level 3 GM Therapist 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.


Knowledge and Experience


  • Minimum 10+ years experience as Game Master with at least 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).


  • 20+ years experience as Game Master (GM)
  • 10+ 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
  • American Sign Language (ASL) proficiency
  • Other languages proficiency


Core Competencies

  • Strong therapeutic background
  • 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 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

Job Type: Contract

Job Location:

  • Spokane, WA

Required education:

  • Bachelor's

Required experience:

  • Game Master: 10 years

Required language:

  • English

Required licenses or certifications:

  • Certified Game Master Therapist
  • Either: Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS), or Music Therapist - Board Certified (MT-BC)
  • Related therapeutic license/certification/degree


  • 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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