Board member: Secretary

Burning Man Netherlands is expanding to five board members and is looking for two new board members. One of the two; a dedicated Board Secretary with great networking and leadership 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?

As Secretary you will act as the liaison between the board, the Burning Man community and the media. 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.

You will co-prepare all board meetings, keep Burning Man documentation up to date and accessible for those who need it and are responsible for the recording and archiving of the minutes during meetings. 

As board member you will make future proof plans, yearly reports and have a facility roleduring Town Halls.

  • Information point for board, BMP and the community and / or media;
  • Manages the drive with all documents, reports and contracts;
  • Collects relevant information and shares this with the board and / or BPM;
  • Prepare the agenda for the board meetings with the chairman / board;
  • Provides reporting of meetings with the board, with event leads or initiatives that are / are supported by BMNL;
  • Draws up the policy plan and annual report together with the chairman / board.

Who are you?

First of all you feel truly connected with Burning Man the Netherlands and the principles it pursues and you would love to contribute your time! Further, you are a true social connector who loves speaking in public and are able to bring opposing opinions together through consent.

To be successful in this role you also need:     

  • Experience in a managerial role preferably in a board;
  • Knowledge of the cultural industry is a plus;
  • You have a general consensus mindset;
  • You have excellent mediation 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 (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 onWednesday January 20th.

 

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