Serpent Queen Seeks a Few Good Crew

  • Country: United States (US)
  • City: BRC
  • Listed: June 6, 2022 8:12 pm
  • Expires: 4 days, 11 hours
SQ Fire



We have some spots available in our Camp which is home-base for the S.S. Serpent Queen. Our camp maxes out out around 35-40 people with an aim of 50/50 male female ratio of mostly 30-somethings, some older and some younger. 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. Our music aims to be in support of live performance and DJ’ing as secondary.
We typically camp around the outer perimeter of the afternoon. The Burbs as it were.

What we can offer to the right candidate/s:
Work Access Pass- Sign on to join in on 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: 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: Our solar array powers lights and refrigeration in our commercial kitchen.
2500sf. of communal space in a 4 top high wind rated event tents, with multiple zones and lounge spaces, as well as shade for your personal tent, and/or anchor point for your RV.
Tools: We have a full tented workshop anchored to a box truck complemented with most tools 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 accommodates up to 60 comfortably.


Camp 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.
Each member does one day in the kitchen for two meals in a pod with 6-7 others, with a pod leader that is in charge of that prearranged meal.
Everyone in the camp assists in the creative: Fashioning, and decor 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 we anticipate finishing of all new below deck interiors, and dialing of a new DJ system with our baby grand piano for the top deck, and intelligent programmable lighting system all around.
We are a camp of doers… Builders, artists, carpenters, mechanics, engineers, film peeps, and musicians round out our ranks. We come from the Nor-Cal, LA, areas mostly with a few from London and and Europe. Our main core has been pilgrimaging to the Burn since the mid- 90s, so we have a pretty solid handle on our support 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. Time devoted that is based on what skills you can bring and when they can be applied can be made in a variety of ways: Way before the event during our build week or off site on your own entirely, or during arrival with lead-up, during event and/or after during strike. Our preference is for experienced Burners, but this is not a fast rule, if the candidate has skills and real drive.
Some specific technical skillsets we are looking for in particular:

Professional Carpentry- Cabinetry, and finishing level skilled persons strongly desired. If the right candidate is out there, special attention to their application will be made

Lighting Designer / Software Programmer and custom LED programmer and installer- Stage lighting board, DMX, dimmer packs with advanced LED programming skills desired. And the ability to tie this all in to an on the fly system.

Painters- Quick but steady hand works and trim and finish, signage,
filigree, and decor technique, strongly desired.

Electrical- House and automotive electrical, and knowledge of PV solar systems a big plus.

Generalist- With these basic skills at hand: Rigging tents and scaffold. Basic plumbing of water system, managing tools and hardware. Must be very strong, and have hustle and attentiveness.

Shooter /Documentarian- Camera and gear op with a DP sensibility and knowledge of multiple platforms including field audio, from Cine cameras, to drones, to Go-pros. Stills and Editing skills a big plus.

We may have access to some tickets for the candidates that have the right skillsets and can devote the time.
Please let me know about yourself in as much detail as possible. And I will get back to you asap with more details to additional questions.

Thanks for your time,
Juto Beh
Project Lead for Serpent Queen

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