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Operations Assistant for Board Game Publisher

Genius Games in Maryland Heights, MO, USA


$10 to $15 Hourly

Employment Type


Why Work Here?

“Do you want to help drive the growth of a small science-based board game publishing company?”

If you're just looking for another job, this position isn't for you. Genius Games needs to add another member to our team and this role is critical for us. The input, contributions and decisions made by this person will be extremely important to the success of our company.

We want someone who wants move up with our fast growing company, to work in a tight-knit group with people who care about each other (both inside and outside of work), someone who has a great sense of humor, enjoys working in high energy environments, wants their work to truly matter, and wants to have fun along the way. If this is you, then why haven't you applied yet!?

This position is suited for someone who loves solving challenging puzzles, is highly self-directed and has a very high standard for him/herself but is also not afraid to make mistakes along the way. This person is not averse to risk, and most importantly wants to use their skills to personally and directly help drive the growth of a small company.

I’ll be very candid and honest up front, so we don’t waste each other’s time exchanging emails and reviewing resumes. If you don’t really want to be a critical part of a team and a company, and if you don’t love working your rear off, with those people, to make those people in that team better, and to make the company as a whole better, than this really really isn’t the position for you.


  • Self directed and high achieving

  • Candid and honest

  • Highly organized

  • Highly trustworthy and transparent

  • Energized by solving challenge puzzles

  • Able to learn quickly on the job

  • Has an entrepreneurial spirit

  • Has a high level of attention to detail

  • Will tell you when they think you’re wrong

  • Always striving to improve

  • Has a positive “can do” attitude

  • Not afraid to make mistakes

  • Is an effective interpersonal communicator

  • Is excited by science and the natural world

  • Enjoys board games and is interested in being an active part the tabletop industry

  • Goes out of their way to get feedback from others, because they love making amazing things more than their own ego.


  • Organizing and maintaining all company records

  • LOTS of bookkeeping using Quickbooks Online

  • Creating simple financial reports and reporting findings to the team

  • Communicating with customers to resolve issues with orders and shipping

  • Filing sales tax returns in several states

  • Working with banks to handle checking and savings accounts and lines of credit

  • Initiating and managing domestic shipment and freight

  • Filing and keeping track of important letters, receipts, and forms

  • Playtesting Genius Games prototypes


  • Proficient in Excel and Google Sheets

  • Proficient in Quickbooks Online

  • Great with numbers, spreadsheets and math

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills


  • I don’t care if you have a master’s degree or a high school diploma, or if you’ve never had a job or ran Google. As long as you fit the person we’re looking for, do us both a favor and apply ASAP.


At this point, this is a part time position with a flexible schedule from 16 to 24 hours a week. Compensation for this part-time position will start at $10 to $15 per hour depending on skills fit and experience. The real hope is that person can move into a full-time strategic role as they excel at their current role. After one year of employment this position will be additionally compensated with quarterly discretionary bonuses based upon performance and company profits. This position currently offers no healthcare or 401K benefits, but as the company grows, benefits are part of our plan moving forward for employees.

About Genius Games:

We believe science is fascinating and should be a joy to learn. We believe that hobby games are not just fun, but a healthy activity to promote social skills and learn about the world we live in.

We are a publishing company in St. Louis, Missouri that specializes in publishing board games, card games, children’s books and many other types of interactive games and activities, but with a twist - everything published by Genius Games is accurately themed around science! The company has been featured in a number of major media outlets such as Popular Science Magazine, Scientific American, Gizmodo and many more. We’ve been growing at a tremendous rate every year since we’ve been in business, and the hobby board game industry as a whole is booming.


As a member of the Genius Games team, you are expected to embody the core values of the company. These core value are what we as a team hire and fire by:

Always improving: Seeking to become a more knowledgeable, skillful, insightful and healthy individual, both on and off the job.

Self-directed high achievement: Taking responsibility for yourself and taking the initiative to do what needs to be done without having to be instructed step-by-step.

Feedback driven: Seeking and listening to constructive criticism and multiple perspectives.

Candid and compassionate: Always being forthright, empathetic, and sincere because people are the most important resource we have.

Company address: 2079 Congressional Dr, St. Louis, MO 63146

Posted date: 2 months ago

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