TripSit Staff Application

We are always looking for help! If you want to apply, please read over the following and email or a mod/admin with a completed application.

Open Position:

  • TripSitter

Required Qualifications

We want people who love TripSit, want to see and contribute to its growth, and be part of our success. We require a near constant presence in any of the TripSit channels and a willingness to help out with other staff on projects. We look for people who bring something new to the TripSit team and have ideas and skills to help us improve our community. Staff members possess 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 higly preferred.

Desirable Qualifications

Professional experience/qualifications in anything technical and computer science, including programming and webdevelopment. Professional experience/qualifications in anything biology, chemistry, medicine, pharmacology etc. Professional experience/qualifications in anything media, audio/visual editing, graphic design, or radio

Tripsitter Duties

Tripsitters are the backbone of our network. Without their selfless efforts we would not be here today. Each of us have stepped up in the #tripsit room to help people and it's a rite of passage to advance to other positions in the network. As such we have fairly high expectations of our tripsitters and expect the best out of them.

You will continue to be an active, responsible trip sitter in the #tripsit channel. After recieving the proper flags, you will recieve !tripsit and ~tripsit notifications and are expected to respond to them whenever possible. You may tell tripbot ~gettripsitentries and he will let you know when new users enter #tripsit and may need help. Please respond to anyone joining #tripsit with a "how are you doing" or something to that effect. If the user does not need help and just wants general chat, direct them to /join #drugs. If the user needs help, do the best you can to answer their questions while keeping in mind no info is always better than false info. Never be afraid to defer a question to another member of the team by asking in #teamtripsit or even to use the '~tripsit user' command yourself to let people know a user needs further help. When the encounter is over you must send a notify to tripbot detailing how it went. You must send an notify for EACH and EVERY encounter. There is a no tolerance policy for trolling and sarcasm, you're free to ~quiet <user> whenever you feel they cross the line. Have them come to a staff channel to discuss why before unquieting them.

Please answer the following questions while referencing the above qualifications. Feel free to be as brief or explanatory as you wish.

1. What is your time zone and do you have any major daily commitments (ie: School or job)? Estimate how much time you can devote to TripSit.

2. Why do you want to be a staff member of TripSit? Might be obvious but please let us know why.

3. What made you become interested in Harm Reduction?

4. What new or special skills do you have to bring to TripSit?

IE: Verbal or written skills, technical drug knowledge, programming experience, website development, enthusiasm and interpersonal compassion, ability to be online a lot, etc. Basically, what are you good at?

5. Sum up in 2-3 sentences and convince us that you are dedicated to being an awesome staff member.

6. Finally, the most important question and only one that truly determines the success of your application: What is your favorite animal and why?

Where do i send my app?

Submit your application to the "Staff" forum on the nexus:

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