RPG Research: A 100% Volunteer-Run 501(c)3 Non-profit Charitable Role-Playing Game Research & Human Services Organization.
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Our Founders & Volunteer Staff Have Been Providing the Benefits of Role-Playing Games & Community Programs Since 1977!
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The RPG Museum

Based on how it goes with your donation support, we are planning to open the experiential learning Role-Playing Game Museum to the public in early-to-mid-2023
  

RPG COMMUNITY CENTER -- PUBLIC ACCESS HOURS

Fridays 4-8 pm, Saturdays 1-5 pm. 101 N. Stone Street, Spokane, WA 99202. - [ DONATE ] - [ VOLUNTEER ] -- Ages 4 through 104+ welcomed!
[ Ages 4 to 12 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. -- Ages 13-17 need signed parent/guardian release forms ]
Resuming soon: Dedicated TRPG table for blind and visually impaired players and American Sign Language table for Deaf/HoH players!

Live Streaming Broadcast and Recorded Sessions Studio Crew Streaming Production Technician Volunteer

5 positions for this team.


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Position requires to be on site, in the broadcast studio, in northern Spokane, Washington.

Reports To: Production Director

Days/Hours: Part-time, 4-5 hours/week. Some flexibility on which days and times.

RPG Research prolifically creates anywhere from 1 to 10+ live streaming videos and prerecorded video and audio content per week, related to our MissionVision and Impact statements.


We regularly steam on Youtube, Twitch, and other platforms, as well as upload media content to various other locations at last half a dozen times a week.


Most of our content is in our 2-set studio, but some broadcasts occasionally take place at other on-location sites.


Our media production department is small but rapidly growing, and the webcast streaming and production technicians play a vital role in the growth and quality of these programs.

We expect technicians will grow their skills in this dynamic and innovative environment.

RPG Research is a 100% volunteer-run international 501(c)3 non-profit research & human services organization studying the effects of music and role-playing games, and their potential to improve quality of life for people around the world. http://www.rpgresearch.com

  1. RPG Research has been involved with role-playing games since the 1970s and researching their effects since 1983. We have also helped run programs in schools since 1985, and in therapeutic settings since 2004.
  2. We have been offering the world's most comprehensive repository of research information on role-playing games, freely and openly, online since 2004.
  3. We are a 100% volunteer-run international research & human services 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organization.

This role has two core functions:

  1. on-site in-studio live webcast production
  2. pre/post production tasks.

More specifically, volunteers in this role are expected to:

  1. setup and prepare for at least one webcast per week.
  2. setup lighting
  3. setup cameras
  4. setup audio
  5. setup broadcast computers
  6. control broadcast overlays using Open Broadcast Server (OBS) and other tools
  7. setup streams or upload pre-recorded videos
  8. dynamically switch lighting, audio, video, cameras, and overlays during broadcasts as needed
  9. preparation of post-production deliverables, including archive videos and webcast analytics.
  10. meet once per week for 1-2 hour administrative and/or training meetings (sometimes online/remote meetings)


Additional optional tasks:

  1. Refinement of our webcasting rigs: selecting, testing and integrating new equipment and software
  2. Assist the production team with the technical aspects of all productions including site survey, equipment pack-up, set-up, production, strike, and equipment storage.
  3. Participate as an assigned crew member for various productions. Assigned crew responsibilities include all studio and field positions.
  4. Develop production skills as camera operator, technical director, audio person, studio supervisor, teleprompter, lighting technician, and other key roles as team grows.
  5. Assist producers in creation and coordination of program production.
  6. Assist with studio set-up and facilities oversight.
  7. Maintain and follow all production and post-production procedures.

This role would be a good fit for someone with 1-2+ years of professional (or relevant educational/internship) experience in AV or video production. Or a film student needing to acquire volunteer or internship hours.

There are many specific skills involved in producing a live webcast, and we don’t expect applicants will have them all right off the bat. We are more interested in making sure people in this role have the ability to acquire new skills quickly, will stick around with us long enough to turn their training into helpful skills to improve our production quality, before the move on in their career. We ask that you plan for a minimum 6 month commitment.

Strong candidates will have several of the below:

  1. HD camera experience.
  2. Webcam experience.
  3. Broadcast switcher hardware/software experience.
  4. Live streaming experience.
  5. Familiarity with audio-visual fundamentals
  6. Experience with streaming to Youtube and Twitch.
  7. Experience with Open Broadcast Server (OBS).
  8. Familiar with and possess advanced technical skills including camerawork, lighting, live streaming and non-linear editing.

More broadly: we like solving problems, and we like to work with others who do too. If you enjoy coming up with clever, thoughtful systems for getting important work done more efficiently, you’ll fit right in.

Candidates should include a resume and brief cover letter.

Job Type: Part-time, Internship, Volunteer, unpaid.

Experience:

  1. Relevant: 1 year minimum, 2 years preferred.

Benefits:

  1. Training
  2. Real-world experience
  3. Volunteer hours
  4. Possible college volunteer or internship hours/credits (depends on institution on case-by-base basis)

Pay: $0.00 per year

Application Questions

  1. How many years of audio production experience do you have?
  2. How many years of live broadcast experience do you have?
  3. How many years of Open Broadcast Server (OBS) experience do you have?
  4. How many years of post-production experience do you have?
  5. How many years of relevant experience do you have?
  6. How many years of studio experience do you have?
  7. How many years of Twitch streaming experience do you have?
  8. How many years of video production experience do you have?
  9. How many years of Youtube streaming experience do you have?
  10. What is the highest level of education you have completed?
  11. Are you able to work in Spokane, WA 99201?
  12. Are you willing to undergo a background check, in accordance with local law/regulations?
  13. Why are you interested in this job?
  14. When are you available for an interview or phone screen? Please list 2-3 dates and times or ranges of times.
  15. Who referred you to this role? (if you don't have an answer, you can leave this field blank)
  16. This question was written by the employer. You can report inappropriate questions to Indeed by exiting this application and clicking the blue "Report Job" job link below the job description. "Important to answer this question: Why are you interested in volunteering to help RPG Research specifically?"


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