Call for Applicants: BurnOut 2019 Producer

Do you love throwing a great party? Are you passionate about the Portland burner community? If so, the Precipitation Northwest Board of Directors wants YOU to apply for the volunteer position of Burn Out 2019 Producer!

Event Overview: BurnOut is the officially sanctioned post-Burning Man Decompression event for Portland, Oregon and the surrounding areas. This event brings the principles and energy from Black Rock City to our region. It is meant to give local burners in the Portland area an opportunity to celebrate our community and culture, while providing a creative and interactive space for them to network and build connections with other like-minded people in our region. The first official Portland Decompression was held in 2004, and has taken place nearly every year ever since. It is 100% volunteer operated.

Burn Out 2019 Sneak Peek: New this year, the Burning Man Project has encouraged Precipitation Northwest to collaborate with the International Sculpture Festival as a way to attract new artists and participants to our event, while also exploring a new way to fulfill our mission to bring more participatory art to the larger Portland community. The board is excited to explore this opportunity! The 2019 one-night event will be held on Saturday, October 12th at the North Warehouse.

Burn Out 2019 Producer Position Summary: Help your fellow community members connect with each other through art, music, and a communal experience. This is a wonderful platform to give a gift back to your community. While event producers are responsible for managing all aspects of the event, this position will be directly supported by the Precipitation Northwest Board, our three Burning Man Regional Contacts (RCs), and past event producers.

Producers will work under the direction of PNW and RCs to…

  • Plan, oversee, and produce the Burn Out 2019 event

  • Hire, manage, and work with volunteer department leads (including attending & leading production team meetings as needed)

  • Oversee and manage overall event budget

  • Act as point of contact and reference for event vendors

The BurnOut 2019 Producer will work closely with a Precipitation NW Event Liaison (aka main point of contact on the board) to make sure the event is a success.

Click here to view the full position description and details.

Time Commitment: Burn Out is coming up fast - you’ll need to be ready to hit the ground running starting in mid-June. Based on input from past producers, here’s an estimate of the time involvement for this role:

  • 6 months to 3 months prior to the event: up to 15 hours per week

  • 3 months to 2 weeks prior to the event: up to 25 hours per week

  • 1 week prior to the event: up to 30 hours per week

  • During event: on call 24 hours & stays until last person is out or other arrangements have been made with LNT (Leave No Trace) team

To Apply: Please read the full position description before applying. Then please send your resume, 2-3 references, and a cover letter outlining your desire and experience for the Burn Out 2019 Producer role to programs@precipitationnw.org. The deadline to apply is midnight on Sunday, June 2, 2019.

After applications have been reviewed, qualified candidates will be contacted for in-person interviews with the Precipitation Northwest Board. Our goal is to have this position filled by June 13.

Please contact programs@precipitationnw.org with any questions.