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Certified RPG Facilitator I (Entry-level billable 20+/hr)

by Hawke Robinson published Jun 17, 2017 09:20 AM, last modified Jun 19, 2017 03:20 AM
An entry level position. Help organize, manage, and facilitate RPG Therapeutics events using role-playing games, drum circles, and other recreational activities at various locations, conventions, and other events. $20 per event hour. Volunteer-level free training begins immediately. Billable positions open Summer 2018.

Certified Level 1 RPG Facilitator, Non-therapeutic/Education

Department(s): Events

Location(s): Varies

Reports to: Senior Facilitator.

General Purpose

Help organize, manage, and facilitate RPG Therapeutics events using drum circles, role-playing games, and other activities at various locations, conventions, and other events.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate participant placement in rooms or at tables.
  • Setup and tear-down of activity components (drums, dice, pencils, miniatures, tables, chairs, rulebooks, computer-systems, etc.)
  • Report back to Senior Facilitator with regular planning progress reports.
  • Assist Game Masters and other Facilitators as needed, to optimize participants experience.
  • Attend either in-person or via remote access, at least one training session / administrative meeting per week (3-4 hours)
  • Strongly self-motivated
  • Strong collaborative work ethic
  • Reliable schedule compliance
  • Availability for facilitating at least 1 weekly group session per week (game sessions typically 3-5 hours), and up to 10  sessions per week.
  • Strongly self-motivated
  • Strong collaborative work ethic
  • Reliable schedule compliance

 

Education and Training

Required:

  • RPG Facilitator Certification
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to help others move tables, chairs, and books (ups to 30 pounds)
  • Passionate supportive energy

Optional but preferred:

  • Recreation /Event management training/certification.

Knowledge and Experience

Required:

  • Minimum 2+ years experience organizing and running recreational events.
  • Minimum 3+ years personal experience with at least one related RPG format(s).

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

Preferred:

  • 5+ years experience organizing and running recreational events.
  • 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

Core Competencies

  • Strong 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.
  • Strong skills arranging and running recreational events.

Working Conditions

Facilitator 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: This is an entry level position with starting wages ranging from volunteer level, with company provided training, to $20+ per event hour.

Job Type: Contract

Salary: $20.00 /hour

Job Location:

  • Spokane, WA

Required education:

  • High school or equivalent

Required experience:

  • Event Coordinator: 2 years
  • RPG or LARP: 3 years

Required language:

  • English

Required license or certification:

  • Certified RPG Facilitator I

 

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, already experienced and qualified (but lacking the credential) candidates typically take anywhere from 3 months to a year to reach sufficient qualification for passing the certification.

For a list of all opportunities available at RPG Therapeutics LLC, please see: http://www.rpgtherapeutics.com/contact/employment/opportunities

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