Fly Ranch Volunteer Coordinator

Location: San Francisco, CA

Department: Fly Ranch

Type: Volunteer

Min. Experience: Experienced

Burning Man’s Fly Ranch team is looking for a Volunteer Coordinator!

What is Fly Ranch?

In 2016, Burning Man Project acquired Fly Ranch, a 3,800 acre parcel in northern Nevada that is home to dozens of hot and cold pools, three geysers, wetlands, a playa, an old farmhouse, dozens of animal species and more than 100 identified types of plants. The Fly Ranch project is managed by a small team based in San Francisco, CA and Gerlach, NV that is working to develop this property into a year-round opportunity to explore the potential of the Burning Man community.

What are we looking for?

In the coming year, the Fly Ranch project will initiate and support projects online and in person to help explore the potential of the property and the idea of a year-round venue for Burning Man. As part of this, we hope to foster programs that are staffed, managed, and created by volunteers. Much like Black Rock City, the magic of Fly Ranch will ultimately be made by participants.

To help our team coordinate these efforts, we are looking to bring on a Volunteer Coordinator as part of our team. Note: This role is a volunteer but will be working with our team and the property on a regular basis.

We are interested in individuals with previous Volunteer Coordinator experience in Black Rock City or beyond and particularly with experience and skills in any of the following areas:

  • Training, scheduling and hiring
  • Environmental research and land use
  • Alternative energy and permaculture
  • Open source technology projects
  • Event production and operations
  • Government relations
  • Communications and community engagement

Where do we need help?

As mentioned above, this role will work intimately with operations in San Francisco, CA as well as Gerlach, NV. Some work will be able to be completed remotely, but we are seeking a candidate that is available for regular in-person collaboration as well as support during the Burning Man event in Black Rock City.

How can you start to get involved?

If you'd like to lend your Volunteer Coordinator superpowers to us, please fill out the application letting us know your skills, background, and what you'd like to offer. The listed areas of focus are intentionally wide ranging, and we are hopeful to begin developing a volunteer pool from those who apply with any relevant interest or experiences. We will pull from this pool of awesomeness and reach out when we have a match for our needs.


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