TripSitter Application Required Qualifications We want people who love TripSit, want to see and contribute to its growth, and be part of our success. We require regular presence on the the TripSit IRC and a willingness to help out other staff with projects. Staff members must also have the ability to separate personal from professional interactions with users. Finally, a basic knowledge of drugs and how they interact with other drugs and mental conditions is highly preferred. Desirable Qualifications We look for people who bring something new to the TripSit team and have ideas and skills to help us improve our community. Professional experience/qualifications in any of the following areas: Technical and computer science, including programming and web development. Biology, chemistry, medicine, pharmacology etc. Media, audio/visual editing, graphic design, or radio. Some form of higher education, or at least the ability to research and reference the research. Basic Information Please write your answers down into a text document as a backup, and contact a staff member after submitting them. If you're not sure whom to contact, feel free to join #tripsit.me to let us know about your application. What is your IRC nickname? As our organization does not have a central location, having a presense on IRC is a must for proper communication. If you do not have an IRC nickname, please register one. Are you over the age of 18? While we appreciate the willingness to help from people of all ages, we choose to only accept people over the age of 18 on our network. What is your time zone? When do you expect to be online most often? Do you have any major commitments that take up large blocks of time? (School, job, etc.) Your history How long have you been using IRC in total? Some basic functions of IRC are necessary to know while on our network. If you have not used IRC much, that's okay! We have lots of helpful staff who can assist with any questions, we'd just like to know what level you're starting at. How long have you been using our IRC? It's important to be aware of our culture if you wish to be a part of our family. Having been on the IRC network for an extended period will enhance your ability to effectively communicate the policies we wish to enforce. How long have you been helping out? For potential TripSitters, please let us know how long you've been helping in the #tripsit room, or any other contributions you've had in other rooms in regards to keeping people safe. For potential Contributors, please let us know how long you've been helping in the #content room, or any other contributions you've had to projects we've had. Do you have any experience volunteering for an online community? Forums, other IRC networks, reddit, etc. Do you have any formal education, and if so, for what? Getting to know you Are you able to handle constructive criticism in a positive way? What does “Harm Reduction” mean to you? If someone asks you a question that may be dangerous, and you don’t know the answer, what do you do? Do you have any friends on the network, and if so, who? Do you socialize in one of our IRC channels, and if so, which one? Were you asked by a staff member to fill out this application, and if so, which one? What would you say is your biggest strength and fault? Be realistic and honest; we promise not to judge, and we'll learn about it sooner or later. Do you have any experience in fields related to substance harm reduction? Going forward Sum up in 2-3 sentences and convince us that you are dedicated to being an awesome staff member. Why do you want to be a staff member of TripSit? Might be obvious but please let us know why. What would be your ideal position at TripSit? The position does not need to exist at this moment, just give us an idea for what you'd like to grow into potentially. What new or special skills do you have to bring to TripSit? Verbal or written skills, technical drug knowledge, programming experience, website development, enthusiasm and interpersonal compassion, ability to be online alot, etc. Basically, what are you good at? Do you expect to be able to make weekly contributions to the network, in terms of helping #tripsit or other projects? Do you understand our notification system? If there's a noteable event that should be broadcasted to other staff memebers, you can send a notify manually with the relevant information. What MBTI type are you? This is completely optional and if you don't know you can skip. What questions do you have for us? Finally, the most important question and only one that truly determines the success of your application: What is your favorite animal and why? Please provide an email for us to reply to.