Required urgently: Operations Facilitator!

Operations is the umbrella department that coordinates all the onsite infrastructure including DPI, Effigy, Temple, Friday burn, Kitchen, Sanitation, Leave No Trace, Town Planning and Pack Down crews. To say this department is important is an understatement!

We are currently in need of someone to take charge of this department and captain it into Burning Seed 2020, ensuring that all the departments listed run smoothly, making sure work is being done and assisting as needed. The Operations Facilitator is basically in charge of problem solving and project management – if things go wrong, you find out and you fix it. They also review the budgets for each team, make sure receipts are accounted for, act as site manager on-site during the build and attend facilitator meetings once a month to liaise with other teams.

Ideally we need someone with DPI experience to take the helm of this department, and you’ll receive guidance and mentoring from the outgoing Ops Facilitator as well as being supported by other facilitators.

This is a really important role moving forward, and we hope to get someone into it as soon as possible so we have the whole year to get them onboarded and trained into the role. It will also give the new facilitator plenty of time to assemble an awesome crew before the Burn happens!

If you’re interested or want to find out more, check out the position description or email jointhecrew@burningseed.com!


Engine Room 2020

“A week of chaos!” you cry gleefully. “No money! No rules! No bed time! No obligations!” and you lock your purse and your calendar and your phone away in the depths of your vehicle and frolick off into the sunset with your shiny friends.

But underneath its rainbow exterior of joyful chaos, there is a group of Very Organised People doing the necessary groundwork to make this pandemonium possible. They make spreadsheets and pay invoices and write stuff and fill out forms, they coordinate the tickets and make sure we meet legal requirements and pay our bills on time.

Sparkly Burnerfolk, I bring you…


“How can I get closer to these incredible Engine Room folk?” I hear you cry with urgency.

WELL, funny you should ask! Because we have SIX AMAZING ROLES available in the Engine Room Department, RIGHT NOW! Let me break them down for you, and if you want to read the position descriptions, just click the link.

Ticketing Lead: Manages the process of selling tickets for Burning Seed, including liaising with internal and external stakeholders and participants. Year-round role, no on-site hours required!

Ticketing 2IC: Helps the lead with the things listed above, in case you’re into a little less responsibility.

Finance Lead: Oversees the financial operations of the organization. You’re gonna want a financial background for this one, we’d love to hear from you if you can do a BAS return, complete a financial report and know what the hell a ‘financial disbursement’ is.

Site Manager Coordinator: If you wanna get your cute little foot in the org door with a very low number of actual hours.. this could be the role for you. The SMC works with other leads to update the Site Manager’s Manual, and works with Facilitators to roster their shifts during the event. About an hour a month, no on-site hours!

Office Manager: Responsible for recruiting, rostering, and orienting Site Admin crew, setup/packdown of the site office, and maintaining site office stock levels during the event. Low time commitment throughout year and during event, on-site a few days before and after Seed.

IT Wiz: Ensures the widely-distributed org peeps can actually talk to each other by managing online communication, also helping us with data storage, app integration, and not falling into the technological dark ages.

If you’re interested in any of the above roles, shoot us an email at jointhecrew@burningseed.com and tell us how excited you are. We’re happy to answer any questions, or hook you up with someone who can.

Can’t wait to hear from you!

Note: This isn't the actual Engine Room. I don't really know what this is.