Role to be filled
Power STrike | Lead(s)
After the barrios, artists and free campers start packing up, someone has to pack up all of the copper that kept the lights blinking, the ice frozen and the Red Cross air conditioned. You get to be the leader of this team.
After the event you’ll be making sure everything comes back in, is inventoried and stored so it’s in working order next year. All while making sure that anything that still needs power is kept running.
Tasks and time commitment
This is mostly an on site post event role, with some online meetings in the months leading to the event, and some discussion with power strike volunteers to prepare them for strike (starting in June).
This lead role can be completed by 1 or 2 people. Someone has to be available from the day after the event until 10 days afterwards. It could be one of the lead(s), or it could be someone trained by the lead(s). Strike might be quicker than this, but we need to be ready in case of delays.
- Taking part in at most 1 online meeting per month
- Making sure strike volunteer roles are configured correctly on FIST
- Talking with strike volunteers to plan their arrivals
During Setup, Event and Strike
- Be one of the last people on site, in an ever smaller, tighter-knit team
- Lead the team dismantling, collecting and storing of all the equipment (around 4 people just after the event)
- Make sure there’s an inventory list that makes at least some sense to the setup leads for next year
- Ideally repair (or ask volunteers to repair) any damaged equipment, so we don’t have to during setup and we know if we need to replace it
- Keep the food fresh and the drinks cold, along with anything else necessary, and help plan when that will stop
- If you can’t be there until the very last day, ensure that someone capable will be and knows all they need to finish the job
- Complete at least one on call lead shift
- Provide feedback through a PNR and highlight any areas that may need review or improvement
- Participate in the annual All Leads Meeting (ALM) if possible
Which department does this role belong to:
Site Logistics & Infrastructure (SILO)
- Confidence with electricity
- Available to be on site for about a week after the event
- Confidence working with a team of volunteers
- Prioritization and decision making
- Wanting to get out of the office and do some physical moving stuff around!
- Not afraid of physical work in the heat
- Wanting to do your part for Nowhere but don’t enjoy mixing work and partying – you get most of your work done outside of the event time
- Wanting to make next year’s volunteers lives easier by doing some work this year
- Comfortable with long days, after a week of partying
- Swag (team patches and other exciting things)
- Other very exciting shiny things soon to be announced – keep an eye out!
- New friends from all corners of the world
- A chance to step out of your comfort zone & grow
- A chance to put your real-world skills to the test in a new environment and feel badass!