BitF Committee: Foundations Producer

Foundations Pod Description 

Foundations Pod oversees the heart of our burn, the Effigy, Temple and Centre Camp; the communal spaces created and/or provided by production that bring our community together in celebration, in contemplation, and in engagement. This pod guides the creation and activation of these spaces, working with DPW for the base structure of Centre Camp, overseeing the Temple Guardians to ensure the Temple is a safe space that allows everyone to have the experience and expression that they need within the Temple, and running the artist selection process and then working with the selected artists for the creation of the Effigy  and the Temple as well as recruits for and manages the fire show. This pod is responsible for the final look and feel of Centre  Camp, curating and coordinating workshops to be run from centre camp, and liaising with other teams to ensure that it is an active and welcoming  communal space for all participants. 

Foundations Pod Responsibilities: 

  • Burn Night/Effigy/Performance
  • Fire Show
  • Centre Camp 
  • Workshops
  • Temple 
  • Temple Guardians 

Reports to: GVIAS Board 

Liaises with: 

  • BitF Controller and other Production Pods, particularly:
    • DPW Set-up and Exodus – Centre Camp structure 
    • Curation – workshops, camp placement 
  • Communications Committee 
  • Culture Committee 
  • Volunteer Committee 

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Foundations Producer Responsibilities 

  • Oversee artist selection for Effigy and Temple selection 
  • Overseeing and ensuring all tasks under the Foundations Pod’s purview  are completed on schedule 
  • Share management tasks with associate producers 
  • Interface with Board Liaison, BitF Chair, and Board as needed 
  • Recruit leads, delegate, and ask for help as needed 
  • Building the Foundations teams and creating a supportive environment  where Team Leads feel confident and supported in leading their own  volunteers
  • Seek leads interested in becoming producers, and mentor them to  become producers if desired 
  • Interface with other Producers, pods and committees as needed
  • Attending at least one BitF Production Team meeting per month
  • Prepare any necessary budget for pod 
  • Prepare or delegate the preparation of requests for DPW work orders,  placement, signage, survival guide, and WWW submissions

Expectations 

  • Ensure all tasks under their purview are complete on schedule 
  • Build a successful and supportive team 
  • Attend all necessary meetings to ensure a successful event 
  • Work with the rest of the production team to plan and create the event 
  • Ensure all Flow Associate prods and team leads have what they need to be successful in their roles and arrive on site prepared for build week 
  • Adhere to the production team’s code of conduct. 

Commitment: Oct – Sept 

Term: 1 yr 
Multiple Terms: Yes 

Monthly: 

  • October to January, 1 hr/wk (BitF Production Retreat, production  meetings, recruiting) 
  • January to March, 2 hs/wk (producer meetings, meetings with team leads  and recruiting, site visit) 
  • March to mid-May, 3 hours/week (BitF Town Hall, production meetings,  Flow team meetings) 
  • Mid-May to mid-July, 4-5 hours/week (Safety Meeting, site visits,  Production meetings, Curation team meetings)
  • Onsite: Two to three days pre event (based on build schedule); producer shifts during event. 

Skills/Experience 

  • Leadership
  • Planning and Coordination
  • Strong written and verbal communication
  • Previous attendance at BitF, other regional Burns or Burning Man required

Updated 02/18/2023

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