Burner Express Bus Volunteer Coordinator

Location: Black Rock City, Nevada

Department: Event Operations

Type: Volunteer

Min. Experience: Mid Level

Burner Express Bus team is looking for a Volunteer Coordinator!

What is Burner Express Bus?

The Burner Express Bus is a collaborative effort managed by Burning Man and a bus operator that transports Burners from Downtown San Francisco and Reno-Tahoe International Airport to Black Rock City and back. It started in 2013 as an effort to reduce traffic and limit the environmental impact of the Burning Man event. In addition, this service offers faster arrival, speedier entrance, reserved camping, and quicker departures. Over the years it’s grown from a few hundred to several thousand riders.

The deadline to apply for this role is 6:00pm Pacific on Friday, May 25, 2018.

What are we looking for?

The BxB core team is looking to expand, develop and evolve our team and identity. We’ve had several rock star volunteers over the years and want to spread the love.  From scheduling and developing volunteer roles to engaging with teams on playa, we’re looking for a champion who not only loves Burning Man but also loves the Burner Express. To help our team coordinate these efforts, we are ready to bring a Volunteer Coordinator on to our team. Note: This is a volunteer role that will be working with our team throughout the year and in Black Rock City.

We are looking for individuals with previous Volunteer Coordinator experience either in Black Rock City or elsewhere as well as experience (as a rider or volunteer) with Burner Express. A few areas of focus are:

  • Training, scheduling, hiring and communications
  • Event production and operations
  • Volunteer and community engagement

Where do we need help?

This role will work closely with operations in Black Rock City, and have a hand in developing volunteer opportunities at our points of embarkation.  Pre and post event duties may be done remotely from your home or at BMHQ if you are located in the Bay Area. This role requires being present on playa during the Burning Man event for approximately 12 days, from August 24 to September 4, primarily at the Bus Depot at 6:15 and J. This role will coordinate about 50 volunteers and report to the Burner Express Project Manager.

What are some key tasks of this role?

  • Recruiting, welcoming and onboarding volunteers
  • Scheduling and team communications
  • Care and appreciation for team

How can you start to get involved?

If you'd like to lend your Volunteer Coordinator superpowers to us, please fill out this application letting us know your skills, background, and what you'd like to offer. Please also tell us about your experience with Burning Man and Burner Express. We will review applications and reach out when we’ve identified some folks that best fit our needs. We’re hoping to have a volunteer coordinator in place around May 2018.

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