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Systems Administrator I

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  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
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Details and application link here: https://rpgresearch.com/jobs/detail/systems-administrator-i-volunteer-265

RPG Research is in need of additional, unpaid, volunteers who would like to assist in the maintenance and implementation of mailing, web, and authentication services hosted by RPG Research. All levels of experience are welcome, and there are no hard requirements beyond a background check and reliable communication with stakeholders.

We expect at least 4 hours a week of volunteer time, and try to limit volunteers to 10 hours at maximum.

While remote work is possible, we ask that new volunteers be local and to be willing to spend some time on site for training. Schedules and the amount of time spent onsite is flexible, and may depend on experience.

Responsibilities Implement and maintain mailing, web, and authentication services. Occasionally handle desktops/laptops, printers, etc. Offer technical support to volunteers with our various services. We handle the on-boarding of volunteers and manage accounts on our various services. Install and maintain LAMP, email, and authentication services across OpenBSD and various distributions of Linux (CentOS, Ubuntu, Debian). Must Have
A willingness to submit to a criminal background. Reliability in notifying management of expected interruptions or changes availability in volunteer time. Some prior knowledge with Linux/Unix or BSD's is very much preferred, but production/work experience is not expected. This is a place to learn and develop experience - We expect to do lots of training, so apply regardless of your skill level if you have the willingness and time to commit. Preferred Qualifications

We expect that training will be required.

But we have multiple ongoing or incoming projects that could use lots of help from experienced individuals.

Committed, long term volunteers will work on all these technologies as well.

Knowledge of Backup and Recovery Systems: Real world knowledge of how to implement backup and recovery systems for live servers. Previous knowledge of open source solutions with an understanding of optimal hardware configuration is doubly preferred.

Experience Documenting Deployments and Processes: Whether testing an application or deploying into production, as much as possible should be committed to a written record for later use.

Experience with Scripting and Orchestration Tools: With a wide range of applications on many servers, it is often desirable to have repetitious tasks more than just documented, but also scripted and automated. Think Puppet Bolt, or similar.

Experience with LAMP, eMail, and/or Authentication Services: We are developing an integrated platform, all of these are helpful.

What will you gain?
  • Develop production experience in both Linux and OpenBSD based applications, networking, and virtualization
  • Learn best practices as an administrator and further your knowledge of popular Unix systems
  • Proof of your desire to both learn and apply your skills in the field, a desirable trait for employers
  • Have the opportunity to suggest changes to systems, and make your own projects
  • Mentorship from an IT and IT Security veteran: Hawke Robinson
  • If you prove your commitment and reliability, you can receive a reference to back up your experience

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1312 N MONRE ST STE 114, SPOKANE, WA 99201, US

Mission Statement

1) Clearly establish, through rigorous science the effects of: music & all role-playing game (RPG) formats: TRPG, LRPG, ERPG, & HRPG. Significant emphasis is placed on contributing to the body of causal research information. 2) Using multidisciplinary research, evidence-based & theory-based approaches, we assess, design, develop, implement & evaluate programs using music & RPG formats as intervention modalities for participants to achieve their recreational, educational, professional, & therapeutic goals. 3) Based on funding, staffing, & resources, RPG Research provides services to individuals, population groups, & communities where they benefit most from our programs, & advocate for accessibility & inclusiveness, especially those in under-served & un-served areas. 4) Whenever legally & ethically possible, all research information freely & openly shared with the public to help further advance the global body of knowledge & overall improve the experience of the human condition.


We improve lives around the world through research & community programs using the power of accessible & inclusive music & role-playing games (RPG). Multidisciplinary sources setting standards for safety & accessibility, training people worldwide.
RPG Research is an international 501(c)3 non-profit human services charitable organization with volunteers across 5 continents.
Working with RPGs since '77, & researching their effects since '83. Educational & therapeutic use of RPGs since '85. Open online research repository since '04.
Incorporated in 2017.
In 2018 we had 10 regular volunteers.
As of March 2020 we hit over #120!
We partner with many other organizations too!
RPG Fleet of wheelchair accessible mobile facilities, providing neurodiverse friendly, comfortable, environmentally controlled, mobile music & tabletop RPG rooms across the USA to under-served & un-served locations for those that benefit most!
We provide over 80 programs at GenCon in Indianapolis, IN, July 29 to August 2, for neurodiversity, visually impaired/blind, Deaf & hard-of-hearing, ages 5 through senior adults & everything in between.
Our multidisciplinary research-supported programs draw from therapeutic recreation, music, neuroscience, psychology, & other knowledge domains. Our community programs help people achieve educational, recreational, & therapeutic goals, measurably improving quality of life.
Our annual International RPG Researchers Conference July 10-12.

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We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


  • ERP / CRM
  • Network Administration
  • IT Help Desk


  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 14
  • average 2 to 6 hours per week, maximum 10.
  • Additional details here: https://rpgresearch.com/jobs/detail/systems-administrator-i-volunteer-265

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