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Thinking about joining a team?

Fresh perspective. It’s one thing I truly enjoy about adding new members to our team. To me, this field is ever-changing, and we have to be willing to think expansively if we are going to continue developing theories and practices that will eventually lead us to the answers we are seeking in this field. To add a member to our team is more than just filling a vacancy. It’s bringing in a new member of our family, who will be valued for their work ethic, investigative contributions and professionalism, just as much as they will for their opinions, theories and unique perspectives. When you work this closely together, under the circumstances in which we work, it is vital that the members of our team trust, respect and feel comfortable with each other. For this reason, we are very selective in who we add to our team.

Please review the information below.  While lengthy, the content will help you determine if INsight would be a good fit for you personally.  Once the information has been reviewed, if you feel we are the team for you, I will gladly review your application!  If we don’t seem to be what you’re looking for, and would like some direction toward a team who may be something you find more appealing, please contact me!  I am always glad to refer an applicant to a team that seems like a good match!

Take care, and best of luck!
Kristen Perkins
Founder – INsight Paranormal Investigations
Kristen@insightparanormal.org

-Investigating with our team will sometimes mean a large contribution of your time. We typically investigate on Saturday nights, which can take from 3pm until 3am, or even later depending upon the distance and size of the location being investigated. However, what many new investigators don’t realize is the time commitment following the investigation. For every video camera and audio recorder used, you will need the same amount of time on the recording to set aside to review the material. For example, if you are responsible for reviewing two cameras and two audio recorders from a five hour investigation, that’s 20 hours of review that will need to be done. This is time that you will need to be free of distractions, which can be difficult around an active family life. Please ensure that you’ve not only considered this, but have also discussed it with your family and loved ones. Further, the review of your material will need to be thorough and complete. We have clients who are often fearful, and who are eager to hear complete results of our investigation. We are not serving clients well if we are not giving them our complete effort. This is the primary reason we insist upon quick and thorough review of all investigative data.

-Investigating can be expensive!  Our team members are volunteers, rather than paid employees.  So, the costs incurred as a member will be yours to cover personally.  INsight Paranormal does have a stock of equipment to be used on investigations.  However, this is team gear, and is not gear to be used by individual investigators on a regular basis.  You may be assigned a team EMF meter or full-spectrum camera to run for the evening, but will need to provide your own audio equipment, flashlights, still cameras or other personal gear you choose to use.  You will also be required to purchase an INsight tshirt to wear while investigating.   So, please consider these costs, as well as the cost of gas and meals while on investigations.

-Investigating the paranormal can be exciting! It can also be very boring. We spend a good bulk of our time, sitting in dark buildings, quietly waiting while our equipment records various forms of data. Often, this is without gaining any anomolous data at all. So, while the thrill of investigating is at least a partial motivation for everyone in the field, please understand that the thrill often comes from being able to bring relief to a frightened client, or in the form of an anomolous event occuring on an occasional basis.

-While we do investigate historical sites and public locations, we frequently investigate for residential clients. These clients are often scared, and have had to build the courage to even simply reach out to us. For this purpose, it is important that we maintain a professional attitude at all times. We do like to have fun, and are an easy going group to be around, but when the work begins, we must remember that we instill confidence in our clients by behaving professionally. Maturity and compassion are two things that are appreciated in our members, and that we feel are beneficial to our clients.

-We are a team who operates on the basis of science.  What does this mean exactly?  It means that while many of us are very metaphysical in nature, and while this is might be something cultivated in our personal lives, it is not something we bring heavily into our work with INsight.  Our reason for this is that we are seeking proof, and feel we should only do so with methods we can validate and present to a heavily scientific community.  Does this mean we consider ourselves to be scientists?  No.  Please understand that we do not operate in a lab setting, and are dealing with many unknown variables.  By calling ourselves a scientific team, we simply mean to differentiate ourselves from teams who lean heavily on the use of psychics during their investigations.

Still interested? Great! Please review the following requirements:
-We require that each team member be 18 years of age of older, and free of felony convictions. This is not only for the safety and well-being of our team and clients, but also keeps us in line with our requirements for TAPS Family membership.

-Please consider the fact that we must be seen as credible by our clients.  For this reason, we insist that our members be drug free, and arrive at investigations free of any prescriptions or mind/perception altering substances.  We also ask that you be free of mental illness.  This is seen as discriminatory by some, but please understand it is for the protection of all involved.  If something disturbing, upsetting or dangerous happens on an investigation, this can be a catalyst that dramatically affects an otherwise well-managed mental illness.  If you fall into this category, and want to be involved with our team, please contact me personally so I can see if we have a non-investigative opening that might be more suitable.

-Specific positions with INsight will require different skills.  In general, we seek people who are skilled with computers and work well with electronics.  While not required, additional consideration will be given to those with web design/graphics skills, professional degrees in areas of science and/or psychology,  in-depth knowledge in the area of theology,  or experience in the field of paranormal research.  If you are currently a member of another team in our area, please understand that I will not review your application.  This is out of respect for the integrity of your current team, and the management in place there.

Ready to apply?
Ok, if we haven’t scared you off yet..let’s get to that application! Please fill out the following information as completely as possible. Your application will be received and reviewed. If you are someone who seems like a good fit with our team, we will contact you for a phone interview and possibly an in person meeting. If you are not contacted relatively soon, please rest assured that we keep applications on file and will possibly call you in the future should an appropriate opening become available.

**Due to a few incorrect applications received, I need to clarify that this application for membership is NOT for TAPS membership, or for TAPS Family membership.  We are the Oklahoma TAPS affiliate team, and Kristen (INsight Founder) is the manager of the TAPS Family Member program.  However, staffing for TAPS is done directly through the office in Warwick, Rhode Island.  If that is the team you are seeking to contact, please email Kristen at TFManager@the-atlantic-paranormal-society.com, and she will direct you to the appropriate place for applying with TAPS.  Questions regarding your team’s consideration for TAPS Family membership can also be directed to Kristen at that address.  Thanks!

 

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