Photographer

No. of positions available: One

Job Brief:

Performs a variety of complex photographic techniques to produce color and/or black and white films of varied, special character subject material for records, presentations, or publications, and organizes the activities of assignments. To document and record the going-ons around camp.

Responsibilities:

  • Operates and maintains a wide range of camera/film equipment regularly employing the use of diverse techniques and specialized photographic expertise such as panning, zoom, tracking, track-in, over the shoulder, etc., to film difficult subjects, materials and focal points related to the camp and its members
  • Plans the composition of scene, analyzing the subject material and selecting the angle, lighting, and background to enhance desired or to eliminate unwanted features to produce the most aesthetically effective and informative video footage
  • May oversee the work of other support staff
  • Operates a DSLR and other equipment

Requirements:

  • 3 or more years of experience with photography with considerable knowledge of all principles, including a thorough knowledge of one or more forms of specialized filmmaking, preferred
  • Must be available for EA (Early Arrival) and LD (Late Departure)

Benefits:

  • Camp donation/dues reduced to $150
  • Direct Group Sales ticket (based on availability)
  • Personalized uniform/vest with patches
  • Being a part of a bada$$ camp

Application:

Name:*
Playa Name (if applicable):
E-mail:*
Phone:*
-
Skype ID (if available):
Date/Time that best suits you for an interview (Select a date at least 1 day out. We will do our best to accommodate):*
Time:*
Which position are you applying for?*
What are your qualifications? Please explain in detail.*
Please provide any examples of your work (jpg, jpeg, gif, doc, docx, xls, xlsx files must be 2MB or less):
If elected for this officer post, and invited to return, are you available and willing to apply for subsequent years?*
If you selected No or Unsure, please explain your reasoning.

Leave No Trace Agreement

All members are required to complete the LNT agreement, each year.

Please take the time to read carefully and sign in the appropriated boxes.

1. As member of Camp Lip Bomb, I promise to:

  • Practice the 5 R’s: Rethink, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Restore, and Respect
  • Keep our camp clean before, during and after the event
  • Adopt all principles and practices of Leave No Trace at Burning Man
  • Do what is necessary to protect and restore the Black Rock Desert
  • Identify potential problems and issues that may arise
  • Create a strategy or plan for Leaving No Trace
  • Educate all camp members about minimizing our impact on the playa
1. I promise to adopt all principles and practices of Leave No Trace at Burning Man.*

2. Chain of command:

  • 2018 LNT Officers: Claudine Weiler & Geny Schaefer

Overview: The above team will help plan our purchases, what we bring to the playa, and encourage us to reuse, recycle, reduce and restore our materials. They will assist to make sure all of our stuff will get to BRC and home again. The team will keep our camp clean and fun before, during and after the event and delegate and enlist help when it is needed.

  • They will be responsible for cleanup and trash management in our camp, including activities and parties we host. They will make sure that our gray water does not impact the playa. They will see that all camp members understand and agree with the policies and practices of Leave No Trace at Burning Man.
  • They will oversee daily tasks and will have a plan in place when we get ready to leave. When it’s time to break down and sweep our camp for every last trace, the LNT Officer will make sure EVERYTHING left goes with us.
  • They will encourage our participation in community line sweeps and restoration with our neighbors and DPW.

Commander(s), Vice Commander(s) and Strike Officer(s), will oversee our camp breakdown and cleanup.

2. I understand the chain of command, and who I need to report to for LNT and cleanup.*

3. Rules BEFORE the event:

  • We will read the BM Survival Guide and LNT tips
  • We will discuss & encourage other members to adhere to this plan
  • We will plan the assembly and take down of our structures/decorations and tape the edges of our carpets
  • We will inventory vehicle space so we can pack out everything, PLUS one extra bag of waste/recycling at departure
  • We will take the packaging off of just about everything and stock up on reusable products and containers
  • We will shop for simple finger foods and prepare meals in advance to reduce waste
  • We will bring no glass, cheap trinkets, small feathers, and anything that might get left on the playa
3. I understand what I need to do before coming to Burning Man.*

4. Rules DURING the event:

  • We will check in/around our camp daily
  • We will clean as we go, realizing that any trash or MOOP (matter out of place) can blow away or be buried at any moment
  • We will keep our recyclables, burnables, and non-burnables clearly separated for easy disposal
  • We will recycle our aluminum, either on-site or back home
  • We will have special cleanup crews for any high traffic activities we host and take care of any trash left by guests, invited or otherwise
  • We won’t leave trash in or around the port-o-potties
  • We won't dispose of wet wipes of any kind in the port-o-potties
  • We won’t light fires on bare ground or dig pits, leaving scars. If we must burn, we’ll use a public burn barrel or burn platform
  • We will burn only clean untreated wood or paper (nothing synthetic) and follow the safety guidelines for fires and burn scar prevention
  • We won’t dig large holes or trenches
  • We will keep all items tied or weighted down, and leave papers at home
  • We will not dump any gray or black water on the playa
  • We will not dump anything, including large furniture, bicycles, etc. and return said items in good condition if borrowed or rented
  • We will carry a personal bag/container for MOOP and cigarette butts as we travel on the playa
  • When deemed necessary, we will educate other members, visitors and BRC residents through example and cordial communication
4. I understand what I need to do during Burning Man. *

5. Rules AT DEPARTURE/AFTER the event:

  • We will put aside time and have designated volunteers for the final cleanup
  • We will take all trash in sealed containers to a landfill and recyclables to a recycle center at home
  • After cleaning our camp, all members will devote at least two hours to the general city cleanup (e.g. trash fence, local port-o-potties, café, etc)
  • We will leave extra space in every vehicle on the way to the desert, knowing that repacking will inevitably take up more space and ensure that no items can detach during the ride home
  • We will pack out everything, including any un-evaporated gray water and scum
  • We will take 2 extra bags of waste/recycling from the camps general disposal
  • We won’t put trash in or around the port-o-potties
  • We will help out our neighbors and fellow citizens
  • We agree to an inspection by the LNT officer of our living structure/area for MOOP. If found satisfactory, our cleaning deposit will be returned in the form of a check.
  • We understand that we may forfeit our cleaning deposit if we leave earlier than agreed
5. I understand what I need to do before I depart from Burning Man.*

6. Be good neighbors:

  • We will encourage our guests to bring their own beverage containers
  • We will help out our neighbors
  • We will adopt the space around our camp, making sure that it stays clean
  • We will help careless or forgetful campers
6. Sign:*

7. HOW:

  • Design our camp in a way that is easy to keep clean:
    We have a designated kitchen area where recycling and trash bags will be displayed for camp-wide use. Tarps are laid down in our public chill space. A bike/walking path cuts through the camp to encourage a main route that is easy to de-moop.
  • Select materials and decorations for our camp that lessen waste and are recyclable or reusable
  • Re-use decorations from year-to-year and donate any leftover, usable wood to Burners Without Borders
  • Pack necessary tools and supplies
  • Create a detailed plan for the breakdown/cleanup of our camp, accounting for every board, stake, and scrap
  • We always bring adequate materials/tools for the removal of stakes
  • Last remaining campers, or those staying until Monday will perform a final sweep of the area to ensure nothing is left behind
  • Plan for extra cleanup and trash generated by activities and parties at our camp
  • The LNT Officer and a sub volunteer teams are responsible for the camp's general trash and recycling receptacles
  • Have a plan for proper evaporation or disposal of our gray water, including containers to haul out what’s left:
    Our kitchen crew brings containers for the collection of used cooking oil and grease. Any water that has not evaporated is hauled out in used water containers that are saved during the event strictly for this purpose
  • Plan enough space and storage in our vehicles for trash/grey water hauling:
    Every vehicle is required to haul out at least 2 bags of garbage or recycling materials
  • We have forums and teleconferences with camp members before the event as well as an at-event orientation to explain the camp rules and the Burning Man philosophy
  • Our LNT plan will be posted on our website
  • Our Kitchen Managers are responsible for providing secured trash separation stations with labeled, heavy duty garbage bags for trash, glass and recyclables
  • Glass is brought to Recycle Camp
7. I understand how I can follow the principles of LNT.*

8. What to bring for camp operations:

  • Separate, sealed containers for recyclables, burnables, and non-burnables
  • Bins with proper signage and tags
  • Reusable dinnerware and utensils, including a portable beverage container and coffee cup for the Café
  • A spray bottle and wipes to clean said portable utensils, cups and dinnerware that will help conserve water
  • A large water container for camp water supplies (no small containers)
  • 5-gallon bucket and painter’s mesh for wet kitchen scraps
  • Containers for gray water disposal
  • Containers for smokers’ butts
  • Tarps or other floor covering to ‘catch’ any items that drop
8. I know what I need to bring for LNT purposes.*

9. What to bring for camp breakdown, clean-up & restoration:

  • Big whisk broom and push brooms
  • Flat blade shovel for burn scars or dune MOOP
  • Large landscape rake and smaller rakes for sweeping through dust piles
  • Stiff long handled broom for breaking up dunes
  • Rope and string for tying loose stuff down
  • Small spare bags for collecting trash as we wander
  • Heavy duty trash bags: more than we think we’ll need
  • Reusable work gloves
  • Long-handled sledgehammer for compacting 5-gallon buckets and driving stakes
  • Vise grips for removing stakes and rebar
  • Directions and hours of landfills and RV water dump stations
  • Magnets or magnet sweepers to remove every last nails, staples, scrap of metal
  • Vehicles and/or trailers to haul everything out
9. Sign:*

10. Packing out & site restoration:

  • We will take away everything we brought with us plus a few things we didn’t know we’d have
  • Our restoration team will use cones on the outside of our camp’s border to define our boundaries, break up any dunes that formed around vehicles or structures, then divide up our area and begin line sweeps
  • If we don’t have enough folks on our team to form one line across the site, we will break our space up into smaller areas and have each restoration volunteer de-Moop their area
  • We will pick up all wood chips, broken glass, plastic debris, metal debris, fire works and plant material
  • We complete restoration of any hot spots (micro-MOOP collections), or burn scars
  • We will try to give a helping hand to our neighbors
10. Sign:*
FINAL DISCLOSURE: I have you read and understand the above plan. I will stand with my fellow camp mates & citizens of Black Rock City in this effort.*
Name:*
Playa Name (if applicable):
E-mail:*
Any questions or comments about our plan?

 

Build/Strike Foreman

No. of positions available: One

Job brief:

Our Build & Breakdown Foreman is the person who at any point in time, ensures that the crew during our strike and breakdown is carrying out their tasks well and according to plan. He/she is the person who has the most experience when it comes to doing similar projects and can therefore, easily gain the respect of his/her colleagues.

Responsibilities:

  • Checking with the supervisor for morning schedule
  • Assessing job priorities and assigning campers to appropriate tasks during build & strike
  • Making sure campers have tools and equipment needed for job in order to ensure a good output
  • Overseeing the work and making sure it runs smoothly and as per the plan
  • Making sure safety precautions are followed including updating safety kits in case of any emergencies during the work
  • Communicating with the Commander(s)/Vice Commander(s) regarding the crew on both positive and negative aspects
  • Helping train new campers and as they learn new tasks
  • Giving clear directions to workers as to what needs to be done to avoid repetitive mistakes by the workers
  • Making sure camp rules are followed by build & strike crew
  • Making sure jobs are completed on time

Requirements:

  • A good level of tertiary education
  • Degree in construction management or project management is helpful, but not required
  • Good people skills
  • Good time management skills
  • Experience Burner (2nd year or longer)
  • Must be available for both EA (Early Arrival) and LD (Late Departure)

Benefits:

  • Camp donation/dues reduced to $150
  • Direct Group Sales ticket (based on availability)
  • Personalized uniform/vest with patches
  • Being a part of a bada$$ camp

Application:

Name:*
Playa Name (if applicable):
E-mail:*
Phone:*
-
Skype ID (if available):
Date/Time that best suits you for an interview (Select a date at least 1 day out. We will do our best to accommodate):*
Time:*
Which position are you applying for?*
What are your qualifications? Please explain in detail.*
Please provide any examples of your work (jpg, jpeg, gif, doc, docx, xls, xlsx files must be 2MB or less):
If elected for this officer post, and invited to return, are you available and willing to apply for subsequent years?*
If you selected No or Unsure, please explain your reasoning.

Kitchen Manager

No. of positions available: One

Job brief:

Our Kitchen Manager must have an eye for detail. Must be able to manage a team of people to assist with duties and keeping a clean kitchen at all times. The candidate must maintain the equipment in the kitchen area and preserve the equipment so it can be used in subsequent years.

Responsibilities:

  • Keep kitchen area clean at all times, and promote other members to follow by example
  • All equipment must be cleaned after each use
  • Procure the required health permits needed for the year’s Burn
  • Communicate with camp leadership with regards to needs and day to day activities
  • Help build, stock and design layout of kitchen
  • Assist with planning and cooking of camp meals, and gifted meals

Requirements:

  • Experience in the food service industry a plus
  • SafeServ Cert is a plus but not required
  • Positive and creative attitude
  • Experienced Burner (3rd year or longer)
  • Leadership and organizational abilities
  • Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Problem-solving
  • Must be available for EA (Early Arrival) or LD (Late Departure)

Benefits:

  • Camp donation/dues reduced to $150
  • Direct Group Sales ticket (based on availability)
  • Personalized uniform/vest with patches
  • Being a part of a bada$$ camp

Application:

Name:*
Playa Name (if applicable):
E-mail:*
Phone:*
-
Skype ID (if available):
Date/Time that best suits you for an interview (Select a date at least 1 day out. We will do our best to accommodate):*
Time:*
Which position are you applying for?*
What are your qualifications? Please explain in detail.*
Please provide any examples of your work (jpg, jpeg, gif, doc, docx, xls, xlsx files must be 2MB or less):
If elected for this officer post, and invited to return, are you available and willing to apply for subsequent years?*
If you selected No or Unsure, please explain your reasoning.

Vice Command

No. of positions available: Two

Job brief:

We are looking for a responsible Vice Commander to assist Camp Founders and fill in for them when they’re absent. Your work will be critical in ensuring the team meets its goals of efficiency and camp visitor satisfaction. Our ideal candidate will be a leader with a strong business mindset. You should also be apt in organizing and solving problems. Interpersonal and mediation skills will be very useful, since you’ll often be acting as a point of contact between managers, officers, campers and visitors. The goal is to secure the effective operation of our camp and the satisfaction of our visitors.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in organizing, planning and smooth running of camp
  • Coordinate operations
  • Ensure schedules and objectives are met
  • Supervise and motivate campers/staff
  • Secure adherence to camp’s policies and guidelines

Requirements:

  • Proven experience as assistant manager or similar position
  • Experienced Burner (3rd year or longer)
  • Leadership and organizational abilities
  • Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Problem-solving
  • Must be available for EA (Early Arrival) or LD (Late Departure)

Benefits:

  • Camp donation/dues reduced to $150
  • Direct Group Sales ticket (based on availability)
  • Personalized uniform/vest with patches
  • Being a part of a bada$$ camp

Application:

Name:*
Playa Name (if applicable):
E-mail:*
Phone:*
-
Skype ID (if available):
Date/Time that best suits you for an interview (Select a date at least 1 day out. We will do our best to accommodate):*
Time:*
Which position are you applying for?*
What are your qualifications? Please explain in detail.*
Please provide any examples of your work (jpg, jpeg, gif, doc, docx, xls, xlsx files must be 2MB or less):
If elected for this officer post, and invited to return, are you available and willing to apply for subsequent years?*
If you selected No or Unsure, please explain your reasoning.

Artists Wanted

Hello beautiful people!

Our Burning Man camp Lip Bomb is looking for performers this year. Fire spinners, poi spinners, grinders, DJs, pole dancers, we like you all. If you would like to join our camp it would be even better. Come, perform at our interactive stage, have a drink at our bar, make new friends and have fun!

To apply as a performer, please submit your information below.

To apply as a performer and camp member, please register and complete the application process.

 

 

 

 

Name:*
Playa/Stage Name:
E-mail:*
Phone:*
-
Social Media Accounts:*
Evening/night you would like to perform:*
For performers, please select from below:
If other, please explain:
For DJ's, please choose your genre:
If other genre, please explain:
SoundCloud
Describe your performance or craft:*
Any special needs for your performance?*
Upload a photo of you performing or one you would like us to use (must be 5 MB or less):*
How did you hear about us?*
In case of emergency:*
Are you interesting in joining our camp?*

(Camp Application Instructions/Info can be found here.)

**Please note, theme appropriate costume is greatly appreciated. Please see our Proper Bomber Attire page for details.

Leave No Trace Plan

All green in 2015 and 2017!

Lip Bomb is proud of our All-Green Moop Map Designation in 2015 and 2017! Let’s keep up the solid work!

Leave No Trace is one of the most important principles that we adhere to at Lip Bomb.

By planning ahead…

  • Practice the 5 R’s: Rethink, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Restore, and Respect
  • Keep our camp clean before, during and after the event
  • Adopt all principles and practices of Leave No Trace at Burning Man
  • Do what is necessary to protect and restore the Black Rock Desert
  • Identify potential problems and issues that may arise
  • Create a strategy or plan for Leaving No Trace
  • Educate all camp members about minimizing our impact on the playa

This is our pledge to you, our friends we meet on our journey, our community but most importantly, to our environment. We understand that all of this is done in fun however we take the environment very seriously and we expect all those that join us to have that same devotion to making this experiment work, and set an example for others to follow.

All members are required to complete our LNT Agreement.

NEW FOR 2018!!!

It is a privilege to get placement each year and enjoy the beautiful landscape that is Black Rock City. Our camp and BMorg do not take this matter lightly. Therefore, additional efforts will be made for CLB to be Green in 2018!

1. Regardless of when you plan on departing the playa, a LNT team member must give your site a final scan for any environmental impact. You will also be given your share of camp waste to dispose of properly.

2. Proper disposal of waste: When leaving BRC, LipBombers are especially respectful of the neighboring communities. Take advantage of recycling and waste collection sites which are either free or charge a nominal fee which benefits the local community (and gets the trash out of your car quicker!). Otherwise, recyclables and trash should only be deposited in legally permitted locations.

3. In an effort to demonstrate responsibility and accountability, camp members are encouraged to have a planned disposal site before leaving camp. When all trash and recyclables have been successfully disposed of, campers should message the LNT Officer with confirmation of doing so.

4. The Kitchen, Bar, and other sectors of our camp will also have their own LNT plan. It is the responsibility of all officers, and members to abide by the plan when volunteering and using camp facilities.

A few things everyone can do before arriving on-site:
-Read the Survival Guide on BM’s webpage
-Stay on top of the FB page Burner Hacks. They are a great resource for answering any logistical questions you have about water, tents, RV tips, food, shade, securing your structures, etc.
-Understand what is off limits; glass bottles, glitter, sequins, feathered costumes or anything else that can cause micro-MOOP.
-All cars and RVs should have a means to catch anything leaking anywhere from their vehicles. RVs ALWAYS leak something, somewhere!
-Plan ahead. All cars and RVs must plan space in their vehicles to transport their garbage AND a share of camp waste.
-Know your equipment. Practice at home.
-Review the camps’ policy!

Volunteer shifts for LNT will open early August to include morning, afternoon and after hosted events. Teams will also be needed for the Build and Breakdown of debris removal and line sweeps. After breakdown, we will lend a hand for Community deMOOP efforts.

The 10 Principles of Burning Man (+1)

There are 10 official principles of Burning Man, but we like to believe them to be the 11 principles of daily life (not just at Burning Man). We cannot force anyone to abide by these principles, however we can make sure that if you choose to ignore them, we will ignore your request to be a part of our camp in the future. Below is our version of said principles.

1. Radical Inclusion

​We accept all who wish to be a part of this amazing experience no matter how bat sh*t crazy you are.

​2. Gifting

We are devoted to the act of gift giving. This does not mean bartering. The act of gift giving is unconditional and the lack of desire for anything in return.

3. Decommodification

I know it’s a hard one to pronounce but pay attention! This means, NO BRANDING, ADVERTISING AND TRYING TO SELL YOUR SH*T ON THE PLAYA! We are bombarded with 1000’s of commercials and advertising everyday so cover up your Nike logo’s or Coors t-shirts. Better yet… Don’t wear that sh*t.  ​​​

4. Radical Self-reliance

Black Rock City is one of the harshest places in the US (aside from Death Valley, but pretty close). Don’t show up with a fanny pack full of drugs and a bottle of water in the hopes someone is going to carry your dumb a$$ for 2 weeks. BRING EVERYTHING YOU WILL NEED TO SURVIVE IN THE HARSHEST OF ENVIRONMENTS. ​

5. Radical Self-expression

This arises from the unique gifts of the individual, meaning you. No one other than you or a collaborating group can determine its content. It is offered as a gift to others. The giver should respect the rights and liberties of the recipient. As a Tank Girl themed camp, we like to express ourselves as such; in the way we dress, interact, gift, and our camp events.

6. Communal Effort

Our community values creative cooperation and collaboration. We strive to produce, promote and protect social networks, public spaces, works of art, and methods of communication that support such interaction.

7. Civic Responsibility

We value civil society. We assume responsibility for public welfare and aim to communicate civic responsibilities to participants at our camp events. We must also assume responsibility for conducting events in accordance with local, state and federal laws.

8. Leave No Trace

Our community respects the environment. We are committed to leaving no physical trace of our activities wherever we gather. We clean up after ourselves and whenever possible, make effort to leave such places in a better state than when we found them. We will do this by following the camp’s LNT plan.

9. Participation

Our community is committed in the ethics of radical participation. We believe that transformative change, whether in the individual or in society, can occur only through the medium of deeply personal participation. We achieve BEING through DOING. Everyone is invited to work. Everyone is invited to play. We make the world real through actions that open the heart.​

10. Immediacy

Immediate experience is, in many ways, the most important touchstone of value in our culture. We seek to overcome barriers that stand between us and a recognition of our inner selves, the reality of those around us, participation in society, and contact with a natural world exceeding human powers. No idea can substitute for this experience.

11. Kindness

We are all on this small rock floating around in the vastness of space. Treat everyone with Peace, Love, Unity, and Respect. Forge new friendships, strengthen old friendships and be kind to everyone. Whoever you come in contact with, we challenge you to give them a 20 second hug. Serotonin is one hell of a drug, and it’s natural.