Board member: Treasurer

Burning Man Netherlands is expanding to five board members and is looking for two new board members. One of the two; a punctual Treasurer with great organisational skills.

Burning Man The Netherlands is a 100% affiliate of Burning Man Projects (US). Currently, the board is formed by 4 members, all volunteer (unpaid) positions. The current board members are Daniel lumkeman (co-founder, RC and treasurer), Gaby Thijsse (co-founder, chairman and secretary), Rene Meeuwessen (general board member) and Marian Goodell (general board member).

What will you do?

You will translate our strategy into financial overviews. You advise the board based on these overviews with (financial) decisions. You will either do all our accounting or supervise an external accountant/bookkeeper to make sure that our everything is done perfectly. 

Furthermore you will:

  • You make and control our budgets;
  • Make the financial annual reports in collaboration with the accountant;
  • Draw long term budgets;
  • Control and check financial statements;
  • Keep the board and stakeholders up to date on our financial status;
  • Approve payments;
  • Compare and close new insurances contracts;
  • Financial Fundraising

Who are you?

You are a finance professional with great knowledge of accounting and a heart for Burning Man! As board member you are an intricate part of the growth and succes of Burning Man Netherlands, its goals and mission. You know how to be visible and approachable. Your entrepreneurial spirit doesn’t mean you have an answer to everything, but you are always willing to help out. 

Further, you have:

  • Managerial experience preferably in a board;
  • Skilled with accounting software;
  • You have great communication skills and you know how to present financial details;
  • Negotiation skills;
  • Professional working proficiency in Dutch and English; 
  • Great social skills;
  • You know the 10 principles by heart and have ambitious ideas on Burning Man Netherlands’ mission and projects concerning education, arts, civic involvement.

As Daniel Lumkeman is stepping down as board member and Regional Contact (RC) of Burning Man Projects, Burning Man Netherlands in consent/collaboration with Burning Man Projects also wishes to appoint a new Regional Contact in the is board. It would be fab if you are open to combine this position with that of Regional Contact but this is not mandatory. For the RC role information can be found here (https://regionals.burningman.org/becoming-a-regional-contact/regional-leadership-criteria/)

What’s in it for you?

As with all positions within Burning Man Netherlands, this is a volunteer position. However, being a Board Member will open doors for you! And you are influential in the growth and success of the Burning Man community in the Netherlands. 

Yes, I want to do this!

Great! We are looking forward to your application. Please apply via the apply button on this website and submit your resume and cover letter.

Procedure

A selection committee (1 board member, 1 event lead, and 3 community members) will screen yours and other applications. After a first selection there will be two interview rounds. If you have any questions please reach out to participate@burningman.nl or join our digital Town Hall meeting on Wednesday January 20th.

 

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