Kiwiburn’s Executive Committee – better known as ExCom, since that sounds more like a cool spaceship from a ‘90s video game and less like a bunch of people who attend Zoom meetings – has a few seats that currently need to be filled. These roles are vital for overseeing the Burn and ensuring it all runs smoothly, so if you have the time and the skills and want to help lead your community, apply now!
The Treasurer oversees and reports on the financial administration of Kiwiburn Inc. They ensure our finances are as healthy as possible and that we meet reporting and auditing requirements. They also manage cashflow to meet payment obligations in a timely manner. With the Financial Oversight Group, they develop Kiwiburn’s financial strategy to serve the community’s long-term plans. Either they or their 2iC should be present on-site for the build period as well as Event itself. The successful applicant for this role will need a sound understanding of accounting, experience in preparing tax returns, budgeting and cashflow, and the ability to work collaboratively.
The Site Safety Facilitator is responsible for making the Kiwiburn site physically safe and compliant for all personnel. They lead a General Health & Safety team, and two fire teams (the Fire Arts & Safety team and the Perimeter team). They work with all other Kiwiburn teams to clearly communicate safety plans and ensure others adhere to these. Successful applicants should be familiar with Health and Safety legislation, have experience as a team leader (preferably within Kiwiburn), and have strong communication and collaboration skills. Also looking for a Site Safety 2IC, like the above but a little less responsibility.
The Wellbeing Facilitator ensures Kiwiburn protects and promotes the mental and physical wellbeing of all participants. They oversee the Black Sheep Rangers, Sanctuary, Consent Club, Know Your Stuff, and Medics, developing and managing policies to support these teams. The ideal person for this role should have an understanding of mental health care, consent culture, and drug-related issues relevant to Kiwiburn, as well as previously leadership experience (preferably within Kiwiburn). They should also be an excellent collaborator and communicator. This role also needs a supportive Wellbeing 2IC
Surveying Lead (Not an ExCom role, really quite important though!)
The Surveying Lead and their team implement the layout of the Kiwiburn site for Theme Camps, art, infrastructure, and general camping. This means budgeting for the team, supporting Town Planning to create a viable map for them to carry out, and most importantly, being on the Paddock for five days before Burn to mark out the map, install road signs, mow the road, and other such chores. After the Burn they spend a day packing down, then later write a report. Surveying skills and GIS knowledge are helpful.
Time Commitments and Applying
Each of these roles will take up about 2 to 5 hours time per week from March to September (except the Surveying Lead, who has little to do during these months), rising to 5 to 10 hours from September until the Burn. The Surveying, Site Safety, and Wellbeing Leads all need to be on the Paddock for about five days before gate opens.