- Country: United States (US)
- City: BLack Rock City
- Listed: August 10, 2018 12:10 am
- Expires: 11 days, 8 hours
We have a some spots available in our Camp which is home-base for the S.S. Serpent Queen. Our camp maxes out out around 30 people with a 50/50 male female ratio of mostly 30-somethings. We keep it medium small so as to manage the needs of the SQ, which is our offering to the Playa as a public conveyance and mobile work of Artistic Antiquity.
We typically camp around 245-445 and H – J. The Burbs as it were.
What we offer:
Work Access Pass- Sign on to join in crew duties aboard the S.S. Serpent Queen and receive a Workers Access Pass that allows you to come days before the gates open and assist our build out.
Meals: All organic high quality meals suited to any dietary needs for up to 10 days.
H20: Local high mountain filtered well water. All you need for up to 10 days.
A brief shower a day in our plumbed bathhouse.
Power: Solar array/ powers lights and refrigeration in our commercial kitchen.
A 1200 SF communal three top circus tent, with multiple tables and lounge space, as well as shade for your personal tent, and/or anchor point for your RV.
Tools: We have a full workshop and box truck complemented with every tool imaginable for finishing needs and build out of the SQ in the days leading up to the event opening.
Costumes: Racks of them, and mirrors.
Serpent Queen: All access as part of the crew. Observation deck views at 22 feet above the playa floor. An incredible vantage point to watch the Burn. The SQ seats up to 60 comfortably.
$700 dues to be paid in advance to reserve a spot.
Our camp is well appointed and very comfortable but not a turnkey nor glamp-style enterprise. Our long time membership of main core crew has done all of the construction and mechanical work on the SQ and our camp.
We have no Sherpas. Everyone in the camp assists in the creative, fashioning, and crewing up of the SQ, which is one of the longest running large scale Mutant Vehicles on the Playa. We have been sailing the BRC since 2011. The Serpent Queen is continually being refined. This year features all new below deck interiors, and a new baby grand piano for the top deck.
We are a camp of doers. Film peeps, artists, carpenters, mechanics, musicians round out our ranks from the bay area, LA, and a few from London. Our main core has been pilgrimaging to the Burn since the mid- 90s, so we have a pretty solid handle on the system. We do what we do for the artistic endeavor and the challenge of pushing the creative level as far as we can. If you are the type of creative who loves to work as hard or harder than you party then please apply.
Some specific technical skillsets we are looking for:
Welding- Serious structural experience only.
Carpentry- Cabinetry level skills are a big plus
Painting- Quick but steady hand works and trim and finish, signage,
filigree, and decor technique.
Electrical- Wiring and automotive electrical, and knowledge of PV solar systems a big plus.
Lighting Design- Stage lighting board, DMX, dimmer packs and LED programming desired.
Audio Visual tech, and build out maintenance of a 6k watt higher end QSC sound system.
Plumbing-Assist in the existing plumbing maintenance of the Camp system, and install of an on board plumbing system for the SQ.
Kitchen- We all share in cooking duties, but wed like a couple more people to head kitchen teams that know how to efficiently manage meal prep for up to 30 people at a time. We all share in cleaning duty.
Rigger- Tents and Shade Structure maintenance of medium/large tents 60×20 and supplementary 1 inch steel frame conduit structures. Able to lift and rig. Nimble on a ladder.
Piano Player- A pro-player is highly desired. Must have chops.
Your 700 in camp dues would all go towards the food budget, camp infrastructure, fuel costs, and Serpent Queen build expenses.
We also have access to some tickets available at face value for ideal fellow camp candidates.
Please send some personal information about yourself and what skill-sets you can bring to the table asap. If you can meet the criteria, I will reach out as soon as I can. Let me know if you have any questions. I will try and respond to all queries. If I don’t, please don’t take it personal, as we are all in the 11th hour on preparation and there is still much to do…
Thanks so much for looking,
Artistic Director Of the SQ
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