Thinking about joining a team?
A fresh new perspective is 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 MSPR 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 us! I am always glad to refer an applicant to a team that seems like a good match!
-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. MSPR 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 MSPR t shirt 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 anomalous 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 anomalous event occurring 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.
If you’re ready to submit an application to become a member of MSPR, please click on the link below!! We will review your application and get back to you with in 2 business days.