Updated: Nov 24, 2021
CURRENTLY ONLY HIRING IN OJAI AND BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA
We are looking for talented and passionate people to join us on our mission to bring the benefits of tabletop roleplaying games to children and youth. Story Tables has been running interactive storytelling games for kids for five years. We run both one-time, standalone events and extended campaigns. Our vision is to reimagine the educational experience, using tabletop roleplaying gaming as a focal point for learning and bonding together.
As a Youth Story Guide, you are tasked with designing and facilitating appropriate modular adventures for one-time and recurring events using our own Isles of Mist roleplaying game system. You will be responsible for creating regular content yourself, while staying true to the creative vision of the shared fiction. A Story Guide is part actor, part storyteller, and part teacher. It is your responsibility to make sure participants are engaged in the plot and are collaborating to make an exciting experience for all.
This is a part time position, ranging from 2-6 hours per week, depending on how many sessions you run. Inquire for pay structure.
Effective verbal and written communication skills
Ability to engage in person or via computer screen for 2-4 hours without distraction
Understanding and communicating tabletop game mechanics
Facilitate virtual meetings with good etiquette
Acting and improvisation
Creativity and organization
Willingness to recommend and promote Story Tables
Experience working with youth
Stable internet connection
Decent onboard or external computer camera
Experience with Zoom
Ability to learn and facilitate an original roleplaying game system under strict time constraints
Ability to keep track of multiple storylines, characters, and notes
Comfort with public speaking, storytelling, and entertaining, while running a game
Current or past experience as an educator, leader, host, actor, or game master
Acting or public speaking experience
Degree in education, performance art, or english
Experience with tabletop gaming and board games
Connections to promote and facilitate additional Team Story Tables in your community
Experience working as part of a team in tech, finance, and/or entertainment
People from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Our customers are diverse and our employees must be comfortable working with people of all sexes, races, creeds, sexual orientations, and cultures.
Story Tables is an equal opportunity employer.