Ticket info, recruitment and more

Oh me oh my we have some very exciting news for you!!!

First: Low income applications! We have to push the application period back one week because…. we didn’t have enough volunteers to manage the process. All good now. So the low income ticket application period will be from February 22nd to March 22nd. We’ll announce the process and send out all the related info next week.

So listen, we gotta talk. We know we have been busting down your metaphorical email door a lot recently asking for help filling some really important roles. As you probably already know, the lack of vital roles being filled really burned out a lot of people last year, so we decided to only go through with the event if we can get a bare minimum of super duper seriously mega-important roles filled because nobody wants a repeat of last year’s burnout.

So, you ready for our big news?

You amazing people have really stepped up!!! We still have a few more muy importante roles to fill (more info below) but we just wanted to express from NOrg and the Comms team how incredibly awesome you all are and how happy we are to be a part of such an amazing community.

Not only did we have brilliantly qualified people apply, we even had people who have never been to Nowhere and people who aren’t even going this year write us to help. For us, that is just such an amazing sign of how much you all care about this beautiful thing we all do together.

So thanks. We think you’re rad. You, yeah, you.


We’re not out of the woods yet

Out of the woods: Out of difficulties, danger or trouble, as in ¨We’re through the worst of the recession—we’re out of the woods now,¨ or ¨That pneumonia was serious, but Charles is finally out of the woods.¨ This expression, alluding to having been lost in a forest, dates from Roman times; it was first recorded in English in 1792. The British usage is out of the wood. (Hey thanks dictionary.com)

Now we have our last few roles to fill. If we can get them filled by February 28th, WE ARE A GO PEOPLE. And if we don’t, well, let’s just say it’ll be really dumb if we don’t have Nowhere because we couldn’t fill these last few roles. But that’s the deal, we gotta recruit the full list in order to have the event.

So that’s in two weeks. It’s going to be tight, but it’s entirely doable if enough people show interest. It’s doable if you step up. So step up, pleeeeease.

The positions are

Fluff Lead – Build
You want to be universally loved and adored by every single person at build? Become our fluff lead! Seriously, this is one of the best jobs. You go around making sure people are hydrated, have breaks, and overall are just doing ok. It’s like you’re desert hippie Santa Claus. Bring someone who has been working in the heat all day a drink with actual ice-cubes and you get to be their personal hero all week.

This role is specifically for pre-event. Ideal candidates will be able to join for most/all of setup, from mid-June.

Fluff Lead – Strike
Same as above but even more vital as the people doing strike are already tired and need a little bit of extra love and care. This is a great opportunity to personally give back to all of the people who are working long hours in the sun to put our marvelous event together.

Like sitting in an air-conditioned car and driving around the beautiful landscape of Los Monegros? Do we have the job for you. Runners are volunteers who run errands in town during the setup period, like picking up volunteers at the train station or orders from the hardware shop.

It’s a pretty busy, but well-loved job, and again, sitting and A/C are hard to beat. You’ll need to be able to drive, obviously, and have a little government-issued driver’s license that can prove it.

We need two Runners to join during the weeks leading up to the event, for things to run smoothly. Pun intended.

Ice Ice Baby Lead
Come run Nowhere’s only piece of capitalism. We try to keep money out of our event as much as possible, but, alas, rotting food is bad.

(Plus, having drinks with ice cubes that last a whole three minutes before disintegrating is also kind of nice. Again, see above.)

The Ice Ice Baby Lead is a year-round role responsible for organizing ice sales at nowhere, and volunteers throughout the week to make sure we have plenty of ice to keep our food safe, our drinks cool, and Come and Play busy trying to run back and forth trying to get ice for their ice play workshops before it all melts.

Site Logistics & Infrastructure Deputy MetaLead
The Site Logistics and Infrastructure department is basically in charge of everything that is vitally needed. Think toilets and power. We need a Deputy MetaLead to help run the department: logistics and process nerds, the highly organized, and anyone who includes the phrase ¨type A¨ on their Tinder profile should probably apply.

This job is a year-round position which is likely to require a bit of work in the few months before the event, as well as during. But you won’t be on your own – you’ll share the role with another lead and will have plenty of support and training from your team, from the other MetaLeads and from the directors. If you’re interested in getting involved in the real nuts and bolts of how Nowhere happens, this is the job for you.

That’s it. We need six people to step up and then we can have Nowhere. Please spread this message far and wide.

Check out our Volunteers page and email volunteers@goingnowhere.org for more information on any of the roles and to apply.

Six roles, two weeks. We’re almost there. Then the fun starts.

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