POrtalBurn 2018 Leads


The Parking Lead will manage all aspects of parking logistics. Temporary ‘on site’ passes will need to be administered, and cars in queue will need to be managed. Parking will need to be managed during exodus as well.  Ability to help people avoid cars from getting stuck in the mud is a bonus. Parking Lead Guidelines


Responsible for establishing safety protocols for all things that burn, including barrels and art.  They will lead the team that monitors all burn activity. All local fires must be in burn barrels or enclosed elevated fire pits. No burning on the ground and no outside firewood is permitted.  Previous fire management experience will be important. Fire Lead Guidelines


The Medical Lead will develop ways to identify best practices for medical emergencies, big and small, should they arise. The Medical Lead does not need medical training themselves. MASH Lead Guidelines


The Ticket Lead will create and manage the process for collecting tickets, distributing wristbands, signing waivers, and any other tasks that are managed at the gate. We do not have an electronic method at this time, so they’ll need to work with our existing paper process. Gate Lead Guidelines


This Lead will coordinate Greeting functions, so you’ll need to take charge and be organized… those Greeters can be an awfully rowdy bunch. Greeters will be responsible for welcoming participants to the event while answering questions and educating people about the principles of our event. Greeter Lead Guidelines


Excellent communication skills, motivating others and being well organized are much needed skills! POrtalBurn has an outstanding culture of volunteerism, and being in these roles makes YOU the Volunteer Gurus.

The Volunteer Lead will be responsible for administering an online signup for volunteers (the existing system is Sign-up Genius) from the time tickets go on sale to the event date. They will work with all other leads in advance of ticket sales using online communication tools.  Through the use of creative forms of communication, they will ensure slots get filled before the event and keep the community informed of volunteer needs.  The Volunteer Lead will also work with the BOD liaison to determine budgeting and other on-site volunteer needs.

The On-Site Volunteer Lead will oversee The Information Tent (TIT) to ensure set up, smooth transitions between shifts, and communication with other departments.  They are responsible for opening and closing the TIT each day of the event. Volunteer Lead Guidelines


This Lead will be responsible for developing the theme camp application process (or using our existing form or helping to develop a new one) for theme camps requesting placement, and will determine where each camp will be placed. You’ll work with the Sound Lead to place sound camps appropriately. You’ll consult with the Fire Lead to ensure any camps with fire adhere to safety standards. You’ll coordinate with the Art Lead to help make sure all art requiring placement has the space it needs for all to enjoy.  And work with the HELP Guide Lead to ensure Theme Camp descriptions and our event map are included. You get to make the super cool placement map!  Theme Camp Lead Guidelines


Ranger Lead will train, organize and oversee the Ranger volunteers. Previous Ranger experience will be required.  Looking sexy in khaki is desired, but not crucial. Ranger Lead Guidelines


The HELP guide is our all-in-one document for Happenings, Events, Logistics and Principles. The Lead will develop a system for event submission (or use our existing one) and will oversee the content, design, layout, and printing of these booklets. Coordinator will recruit members to assist with art and content to make it pretty and informative! HELP Guide Lead Guidelines


The DPW Leads will spearhead activities such as pre-event work weekends, event set up, post-event cleanup, and manage the DPW team.  The Leads will work together to determine needed infrastructure for the event.  One Lead will focus on setting up the event, and will thus need to be in attendance at least a day prior to opening.  Along with their team, this Lead will prep all the infrastructure needed.  The second Lead will be responsible for breaking down the site on Monday, with the appropriate team.  This Lead will also be responsible for getting all of the infrastructure into the storage unit.  Both Leads may be required to be a part of pre-event work weekends as needed.  The ability to kick ass, drink whiskey and growl at people is not a requirement but it sure can come in handy!  DPW Lead Guidelines


The Art Lead will follow the process for art grant requests, recruit and lead a team to review and vote on art grant applications as well as effigy builder applications. They’ll work with Theme Camp Lead to determine art placement and the fire team for placement of burning art, and assist art recipients in finding the location to place their art.  Most of the art department leads work is done before the burn. Art Lead Guidelines


The Sound Lead will be responsible for upholding and enforcing POrtalBurn’s ‘sound policy’ (posted publicly on the POrtalBurn website).  This will happen by recruiting a few sound volunteers to help the Lead monitor the event. The Sound Lead will be the point person to address any sound issues that may arise. The Sounds Lead will likely collaborate with the Theme Camp lead. We are lucky to have a very relaxed sound policy, but that comes with responsibility! Sound Lead Guidelines


The Conclave Lead will organize and oversee our POrtalBurn Conclave, including safety procedures and preparation to ensure we have a safe and exciting celebration on Burn night! Conclave Lead Guidelines

POrtalBurn Board of Directors

BOD Members:  Who’s who of POrtalBurn
By-Laws: By Laws (signed 2017-01-15)
BOD Agreement: A description of the expectations


2 Responses to Leadership

  1. Lynn "Beauty" Browne, NREMT-BCMT says:

    I’d love to be medical co-lead with Stephen again please

  2. Ann Nonamiss says:

    I thought the Art Lead last year did a great job. I hope she does it again for 2017.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.