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DPW Commissary Assistant Manager

Company: Burning Man
Location: Reno
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description JOB SUMMARYThe Department of Public Works (DPW) Commissary Assistant Manager will help manage the construction and operations of the Commissary for the Burning Man event production season. They will assist the Commissary Manager in supervising the Commissary Staff and will be responsible for creating daily crew schedules and tracking meal counts. This is a temporary, full-time, ineligible for benefits role, located in Gerlach, NV that spans from early-August to mid-September.The deadline to apply for this role is 12:00pm Pacific on Thursday, May 19, 2022.DUTIES & ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONSOperations (70%)

  • Survey the Commissary site on playa to help plan for and facilitate the layout and infrastructure build of the Commissary; Coordinate crew for setup and breakdown by assigning teams, monitoring workflow, overseeing the unloading of the Commissary trailer and containers and empowering with knowledge and open communication.
  • Interface with infrastructure resource departments such as Fuel, Power, and Plumbing for the setup and maintenance of Commissary needs.
  • Support the staffing process by gathering crew contact details and information necessary for Commissary pod layout.
  • Orient team members to the rules, protocols and procedures of the Commissary Operations and outline clear responsibilities of their roles; Observe and provide relevant crew feedback to the Commissary Manager on issues relating to interpersonal dynamics or performance concerns..
  • Act as the liaison between the Commissary and other Burning Man Operations departments to coordinate meal access, including but not limited to BMIDs Tech and Burning Man Personnel Managers; escalate any issues as needed.
  • Ensure that the Commissary is prepped prior to each meal so it can open on time and as scheduled; be prepared to arrive ready to work as early as 6am.
  • Monitor behavior in the Commissary and understand how to create boundaries that support a safe, equitable and respectful dining experience for a wide variety of people while maintaining good humor and uplifting morale; proactively crowd control potentially damaging or negatively disruptive activities.
  • Maintain areas are clean and free of spills, trash, and safety hazards, ensuring that best health, sanitation practices and cleanliness standards are being exercised by all staff and guests.
  • Work with the Commissary Crew to plan and execute LNT and Waste disposal plans for the Commissary and Commissary Business Park.Administrative and Planning (20%)
    • Schedule and manage Commissary Staff ensuring adequate coverage for all shifts, setting manageable work expectations and checking in on well-being of individuals and crew morale.
    • Manage the collection and submission of staff working hours for bi-weekly payroll, ensuring that paychecks are distributed to paid crew in a timely manner.
    • Prepare written feedback for DPW Management describing the successes of the season and areas in need of improvement with the purpose of improved overall efficiency and suggestions for the next year.Other Functions and Responsibilities (10%)
      • Attend and require crew attendance to daily Morning Meetings.
      • Participate in Managers' Meetings and maintain related correspondence.
      • Be familiar with, understand and act in accordance with Burning Man's staff policies, protocols and behavioral standards.
      • Monitor personal well-being by setting realistic goals and managing self-care while proactively addressing any concerns with management.
      • Perform other duties as assigned.LEARNING AND TEACHING
        • Documentation - Drives the creation, publishing, and maintenance of process documentation related to assigned duties.
        • Teaching – Takes a leadership role in the acculturation and training of staff. Teaches live or e-learning classes, as requested. Promotes a culture of teaching and learning throughout the community.
        • Mentoring - Mentors subordinates in acquiring the knowledge, skills, and experience that will allow them to advance in the organization. Aids, encourages, and inspires their team.
        • Training development - Collaborates with the education team to develop training materials in their area of expertise, as requested.
        • Learning – Pursues ongoing learning in their area of expertise, working to stay current on emergent knowledge, skills, and processes. Participates in conferences, forums, and networking events, where appropriate.
        • Speaking – Represents Burning Man as a subject matter expert and culture-bearer, as requested.QUALIFICATIONS Required
          • Clearly and concisely communicates verbally and through written correspondence. Tailors communication to the receiving party with appropriate professionalism. Experienced and comfortable with using 2 way radios.
          • Honest and ethical with a dedication to the Burning Man principles and behavioral standards, Reliable; fulfills obligations.
          • Able to accept and integrate feedback, remain calm and focused under pressure; Able to lead a team in emergency situations and proactively create ease for a crowd either by posting preventative signage and/or with public speaking skills.
          • Able to maintain a respectful and polite demeanor, providing services with compassion, thoughtful acknowledgment and accommodation of requests when appropriate; Understands basic-needs psychology around food; Able to help identify and provide a safe space for a wide variety of people.
          • Effective communication at all levels (able to adapt style when necessary); Sensitive to others' needs and feelings, understanding and helpful while still maintaining firm boundaries and adhering to set standards.
          • Inspires, motivates and encourages a collaborative work environment.
          • Serve as a mentor, positive role model, and team leader by being supportive and accessible to people as they work, helping to identify the best people for a task, providing clear instructions and team goals, and supporting different learning styles.
          • Effectively manages own time, the time of individual team members, and the efforts of the team as a whole.
          • Instills and applies order and cleanliness to the work environment and pays careful attention to detail in the handling of important information.
          • Working knowledge of Google products (Gmail, Docs, Sheets, Drive) and Microsoft Word and Excel.
          • Able to temporarily relocate for work at the Burning Man event held in Gerlach, Nevada.Preferred
            • It is helpful if the candidate has previously been to Burning Man and/or is familiar with its culture.Note: If you have gained the necessary experience to succeed in this role and have acquired this experience in other ways, we encourage you to apply and share all relevant experience in your application.REQUIRED LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS
              • Valid driver's license and a good driving recordABOUT THIS ROLE
                • This is a temporary, full-time, ineligible role, located in Gerlach, NV.
                • Burning Man Project celebrates the importance of creating a diverse environment and enthusiastically encourages Black, Indigenous, Peoples of Color, LGBTQIA+, Immigrant, women, and people with disabilities, of all ages, to apply.
                • Burning Man Project provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
                • Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
                • Notice for Remote Opportunities: Burning Man Project is currently able to hire remote employees living/working in the following states: AZ, CA, CO, FL, ID, LA, MA, MI, MT, NC, NM, NV, NY, OR, TX, WA, WI. Working hours for all positions are based in Pacific Time.PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORK ENVIRONMENT
                  • Off-playa: Work is primarily sedentary in nature, no special demands are required.
                  • On-playa: Work is primarily sedentary but will also include the need to find and meet with department representatives who may not be in the vicinity therefore this could include walking or using some form of transportation. Some of the work will be in outside weather conditions and will be exposed to fumes or airborne particles as well as possible extremes in temperature. NOTICE FOR ALL APPLICANTS:
                    • Burning Man Project celebrates the importance of creating a diverse environment and enthusiastically encourages Black, Indigenous, Peoples of Color, LGBTQIA+, Immigrant, women, and people with disabilities, of all ages, to apply.
                    • Burning Man Project provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
                    • Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
                    • Notice for Remote Opportunities: Burning Man Project is currently able to hire remote employees living/working in the following states: AZ, CA, CO, FL, ID, LA, MA, MI, MT, NC, NM, NV, NY, OR, TX, UT, WA, WI. Working hours for all positions are based in Pacific Time.Powered by JazzHR3BqiyJF69V

Keywords: Burning Man, Reno , DPW Commissary Assistant Manager, Executive , Reno, Nevada

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