Ranch Crew

Location: Gerlach, NV

Department: DPW / NVP

Type: Temporary

Min. Experience: Experienced

The Ranch Crew member will work with the Black Rock Station (BRS) Nevada Properties (NVP) Superintendent and Assistant Ranch Manager in providing facility maintenance and services for the Burning Man Staff and Community.

The deadline to apply for this role is 6:00pm PT on Friday, May 4, 2018.


  • Perform manual labor as defined per project by the NVP Superintendent and Assistant Ranch Manager.
  • As directed by the NVP Superintendent and Assistant Ranch Manager, maintain the overall security, organization and functionality of BRS and Gerlach Properties including: power, fuel, water and waste systems, structures, shops, tools, miscellaneous storage, and the general environment.
  • Ensure that the grounds, shops, tools, materials, and all miscellaneous storage items at BRS are properly used, organized, safe at all times, and accessible for use by appropriate/approved members of the Burning Man Community.
  • Abide by the rules and codes of conduct as described in the DPW Manual and Ranch Protocols.
  • Set a personal example of conduct for all guest and newcomers to BRS.  
  • Help greet and direct BRS volunteers and visitors and inform them of the protocols, procedures, rules, and how to best utilize the resources available.
  • Report any property damage and/or malfunctions, misuse of property, safety issues, or concerns to the Ranch Manager, NVP Superintendent, or Assistant Ranch Manager.
  • Perform various other duties as assigned by Black Rock City LLC.



  • Learning – Pursues ongoing learning in their area of expertise, working to stay current on emergent knowledge, skills, and processes.



  • Physically fit and able to lift heavy objects (minimum 50 pounds) safely; willing to get dirty.
  • Able to follow direction through to task completion.
  • Flexible, able to switch from project to project quickly and easily.
  • Team player and able to work independently.
  • Not above any task.


  • Experience in working as a heavy equipment operator.
  • Skilled in operating power tools.
  • Handyman, plumbing, electrical, heavy equipment or mechanical skills.




  • Must have a valid state issued Driver’s License and a clean driving record.



This position requires periods of heavy lifting, bending, kneeling, squatting, and climbing.  This position will be physically demanding, and requires individuals with good physical health, and endurance. This 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. 


This is a temporary, full-time position ineligible for benefits, working out of Gerlach, Nevada. Burning Man is an equal-opportunity employer.

The expected timeframe of temporary full-time employment for this role is a variable term of no less than 4 weeks and up to 5 months extending April through October.

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