Someone has posted a highly accurate Craigslist Job ad. Hat tip to @defango for this.
Burning Man Camp Lead (Black Rock Dessert)
Responsible for all camp planning and logistics: camp member recruiting and ticket and vehicle pass purchasing, placement application (interactivity, acculturation, layout planning, camp gifting, camp events, etc.), Bureau of Land Management permit application, fundraising, accounting, vehicle purchasing or rental, vehicle maintenance, inventory, on-Playa leadership and crew coordination (including team creation, task assignment, motivation, scheduling, etc.), clean up, social media coordination, media liaison, website development, camp communications and training, storage, travel, food and water (including Nevada state certifications), services liaison (fuel, power, and potable water, gray water, black water), engineering certifications, etc. Expect to be on-Playa counselor for members with troubled relationships, overworked setup crew, picky eaters, and members of the public that would like to complain about your camp. You will also carry the legal liability for the camp (recommend procuring insurance).Passion for people a plus, but not required. In fact, that’s just for your benefit. Cranky as F*@! may actually make you a better fit for this position. Must be able to meet deadlines. Travel required. Must maintain high tolerance for drugs and alcohol (especially in others). Must love dust.
compensation: Varies depending on experience
employment type: full-time
1800-2200 hours per year. Part time November through June (about 20 hrs/week), full time June and October (40 hrs/week), double time July-September (80 hrs/week). Burning Man time commitment (including setup and tear down) is two and a half time (100 hrs/week)*. No overtime compensation.
0-5 years experience (manage teams of 3-20 people)
Compensation: First several years requires you to pay approx. $15,000 annual out of pocket. Although this cost may decrease over time (or increase).
5-10 years experience (manage teams of 20-50 people)
Compensation: Unpaid. Profit (and loss) sharing (but probably loss).
10+ years experience (manage teams of 50-100 people)
Compensation: Minimum wage. Profit (and loss) sharing. No benefits.
*Decommodification Principle disallows financial compensation for responsibilities performed at Burning Man.
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