RPG Facilitator I

by Hawke Robinson published 2018/09/13 08:04:00 GMT+0, last modified 2019-01-25T22:40:43+00:00
An entry level position. Help organize, manage, and facilitate role-playing game (RPG) and related events using tabletop & live action role-playing games, drum circles, and other recreational activities at various locations including: community centers, schools, libraries, parks, public venues, conventions, and others.

Updated information here: https://www.rpgresearch.com/volunteer/opportunities/rpg-facilitator-i

Volunteer-level free training begins immediately.

First-step application through Indeed.com: https://www.indeedjobs.com/rpg-research/jobs/2de67b5070f9720bd2cbf

Second-step application (or if above link fails): https://www.rpgresearch.com/volunteer/application-form

While most of our other positions can be trained remotely around the world, this position required that you can be in-person at our various Washington & Idaho events. Most events currently take place around the Spokane, WA, and Post Falls, ID areas, though other locations may happen throughout the Pacific Northwest.


Department(s): Events


Location(s): Varies: offices, schools, conventions, community centers, mobile facilities, and others, Spokane, WA, Post Falls, ID.


Reports to: Senior Facilitator.


Key Tasks, Responsibilities, & Requirements
  • Encourage, plan, schedule, and facilitate events and activities.
  • Help facilitate 4 sessions per month  (2-4 hours per session). Availability for facilitating group session per week, usually either on Fridays or Saturdays.
  • Coordinate participant placement in rooms or at tables.
  • Set up and tear-down of activity components (drums, dice, pencils, miniatures, tables, chairs, rulebooks, computer-systems, boffer weapons, costumes, etc.)
  • Report back to Senior Facilitator.
  • Assist Game Masters and other Facilitators during events as needed, to optimize participants experience.
  • Coordinate with Player Archetype Specialists, RPG Advocates, and others.
  • Attend either in-person or via remote access, at least one training session / administrative meeting per week (3 hours per session)
  • Strongly self-motivated
  • Strong collaborative work ethic
  • Some light to moderate lifting (up to 25 pounds).
  • Reliable schedule compliance.

Education and Training


  • Minimum 1+ years training or experience organizing and running recreational events.
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to help others move tables, chairs, and books (25 pounds)
  • Passionate supportive energy
  • Can-do attitude, go-getter looking for things to do to help, rather than just waiting around to be told what to do.

Optional but preferred:

  • Recreation /Event management training/certification.
  • 1+ years training or personal experience with at least one related RPG format(s). *

* Formats include: tabletop (RPG), live-action (LARP), electronic (eRPG), and solo adventure books and modules (SABM).


Core Competencies

  • "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.
  • Contacting facilities and vendors to arrange facility access and resources.

Working Conditions

Facilitator will frequently work at:

  • Conventions
  • Libraries
  • Community centers
  • Educational institutions
  • Care facilities
  • Summer/Day camps
  • Mobile Facility, the Wheelchair Friendly RPG Trailer and/or RPG Bus at various locations
Hours: 3 hours per week training, 4 hours per week facilitating (7-10 hours week).
Wage: 0 (volunteer position, receive free training).
Background check required.

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