RPG Advocate I

by Hawke Robinson published 2018/09/12 19:04:00 GMT-7, last modified 2019-04-17T22:28:46-07:00
An Entry Level Position. The Volunteer RPG Advocate Trainee, Level 1, promotes and advocates for role-playing games and related endeavors, including: RPG advocacy, therapeutic music, and therapeutic recreation advocacy.

Most up to date version of this position available here: https://www.rpgresearch.com/volunteer/opportunities/rpg-advocate-i

First step application here: https://www.indeedjobs.com/rpg-research/jobs/a6a10bd9b4ecc47f082c

After that is complete, then to speed up the process you can complete our second step application here: https://www.rpgresearch.com/volunteer/application-form

This is an excellent position for anyone wanting to get in as an absolute beginner and receive a broad range of free training. Because of how long the training takes, minimum 6 month commitment.

Volunteer Level 1 RPG Advocate Trainee

Department(s): RPG, Events, Training, Advocacy, & Marketing

Location(s): Varies (some remote options available)

Reports to: Senior Advocate.

General Purpose

Promote and advocate for RPG Research's related endeavors, including:

  • Role-playing game (RPG) advocacy
  • Learn about and share the research that dispels the negative myths about role-playing games and gamers
  • Therapeutic Recreation /Recreation Therapy (TR / RT) advocacy
  • Music Therapy (MT) advocacy.
  • RPG Therapy
  • RPG Education
  • Small group public speaking (larger groups are RPG Advocate II position).

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Attend either in-person or via remote access, at least one training session / administrative meeting per week (3 hours)
  • Spread the word on websites, social networks, fora, media, blogs, conventions, news papers, television stations, and other public events and media.
  • Report back to Senior Advocate on community feedback and observations.
  • Follow directions of Senior Advocate.
  • Strongly self-motivated
  • Strong collaborative work ethic
  • Reliable schedule compliance

Education and Training


  • Open to all levels of experience for those excited to help RPG Research
  • Strong Internet communities communication skills.

Optional but preferred:

  • Prior RPG experience (any formats).
  • Prior musician experience
  • Prior therapeutic experience
  • Recreation Therapy / Therapeutic Recreation training/education/certification.
  • Music Therapy training/education/certification.
  • Some working knowledge/experience with music and/or music therapy
  • Some working knowledge/experience with therapeutic recreation / recreational therapy
  • Some working knowledge of educational settings.
  • American Sign Language (ASL)

* RPG formats include: tabletop (RPG), live-action (LRPG & Larp), electronic (ERPG & CRPG), and hybrid (HRPG including SABM).

Core Competencies

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Enthusiastic communication style that excites others with your passion about the topics discussed.
  • Dedicated, hard-working, strong work ethic, with a "can-do" attitude.
  • Reliable

Working Conditions

  • Advocate will attend at least one training/administrative session per week (2-3 per week preferred.
  • Prefer attendance on-site as much as possible, though there are options to work remotely
  • Whenever possible attend events where the advocate can speak with people about the topics of concern to RPG Research.
  • Participate in as many game and/or music sessions as possible (recommend 1 per week).

Hours: Varies, 3-6 hours per week is typical.

Compensation: Volunteer position. Engaged volunteers receive extensive free training

For a list of all opportunities available at RPG Research, see: https://www.indeedjobs.com/rpg-research/

Job Types: Part-time, Temporary, Internship

Salary: $0.00 /year

Application QuestionsYou have requested that Indeed ask candidates the following questions:
  • How many years of drum circle experience do you have?
  • How many years of facilitator experience do you have?
  • How many years of role-playing game experience do you have?
  • How many years of musician experience do you have?
  • How many years of Public Speaking experience do you have?
  • How many years of therapeutic experience do you have?
  • Are you in Spokane, WA 99201?
  • Are you willing to undergo a background check, in accordance with local law/regulations?

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