Activations Lead

Location: Reno, NV

Department: Business Culture

Type: Temporary

Min. Experience: Mid Level


The Activations Lead will be responsible for all activities that engage the participants of the event from May 6-9, 2020 in Reno or are affiliated with the experience around Reno. This role will create ways to bring the people together in the various venues and spaces as well as help create interesting spaces for people to “happen upon” as they are traveling from one place to another.

The deadline to apply for this role is Friday, November 15 at 10:00am Pacific. 


  • Engage the local community of Reno as well as consider all participants of the event in all activations that are ideated.
  • Work with Logistics Lead to manage the flow of people across all activities.
  • Look at interactive activities and games - consider if we can create something with our own resources and communities to engage and network.
  • Recruit and lead team of activations volunteers who support execution of activations onsite with support from Staffing Lead.
  • Oversee lifecycle of activations by building relationships, ideating, engaging, confirming, and inventorying artists, activation teams, theme camps, mutant vehicles, musicians, performers, and vendors to ensure that anyone affiliated to this project is registered through the event registration site and has correct credentials.
  • Coordinate the art and artists around the different venues in Reno.
  • Coordinate the mutant vehicles and their creators.
  • Source and manage musicians, DJs, and any other talent needed for the various parties and ancillary events that happen during and outside event official programming.
  • Organize a creative networking space.
  • Work with registration to coordinate use of the mobile app for the activations.
  • Plan and execute activations and events in assigned venues.
  • Responsible for managing budgets and tracking project costs throughout the event.
  • Evaluate logistics and implement new procedures that promote efficiency and scalability.
  • Identify improvement areas in our processes and suggest best practices.
  • Work with communications on strategy and planning to help boost activations that are being hosted.
  • Work with Graphics Producer  on any signage for activations.
  • Prepare and execute post event survey for all activations partners.


  • Must be locally based in the Reno, Nevada area. This role may work from home or out of our event headquarters in downtown Reno
  • Previous experience within the Burning Man community 
  • 3+ years of relevant event production, creative events, activations or other relevant  experience 
  • Strong at building relationships and collaborating around creative projects with partners
  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • Experience leading and appreciating volunteer teams
  • Friendly, professional demeanor with strong service and support skills
  • Very organized, able to manage and document many moving parts
  • Collaborative and proactively communicative with team
  • Strong attention to detail and problem solving ability 
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines


  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record


  • This is a temporary, part-time position, ineligible for benefits. 
  • The timeframe of temporary, part-time employment is from November 2019 - May 2020. 
  • Burning Man is an equal-opportunity employer.
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