Burning Man hires Event Director

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Burning Man hires Event Director

Postby trilobyte » Tue Dec 04, 2012 3:40 pm

Those following the Jack Rabbit Speaks may have seen the post last summer, Burning Man had begun its search for the individual who would become the event director and assume the responsibilities and leadership of the Burning Man event. Rather than ramble on, go take a look at Maid Marian's blog post introducing our new event director, Charlie Dolman. Check it out!
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Re: Burning Man hires Event Director

Postby mdmf007 » Tue Dec 04, 2012 11:09 pm

Looks like he's got a great background to manage the rabbit hole - I hope he is a good fit...
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Re: Burning Man hires Event Director

Postby Mojojita » Wed Dec 05, 2012 1:12 pm

Welcome Charlie! Sounds like you have the perfect background. You have some big shoes to fill but lots of willing hands to help.
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Re: Burning Man hires Event Director

Postby MacGlenver » Wed Dec 05, 2012 1:30 pm

Damn, he beat me out despite my 0 years of event planning. Curse you!
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Re: Burning Man hires Event Director

Postby graidawg » Wed Dec 05, 2012 4:00 pm

well done (think he will lend me his green card when he gts it?)
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Re: Burning Man hires Event Director

Postby illy dilly » Wed Dec 05, 2012 5:34 pm

graidawg wrote:well done (think he will lend me his green card when he gts it?)

I voted for you G-Dawg!
But, no one asked for my vote, so... I don't think they counted it.
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Re: Burning Man hires Event Director

Postby lucky420 » Wed Dec 05, 2012 7:07 pm

We need to get GD married this year so he can just stay...
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Re: Burning Man hires Event Director

Postby aserendipity » Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:59 pm

So it is all up to Charlie.
Good luck !
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Re: Burning Man hires Event Director

Postby jkisha » Sat Dec 08, 2012 9:18 am

He's a burner. Is that a good thing or a bad thing? Might a non-burner be able to provide a more objective perspective to the actual management process? Just wondering, as burners tend to give the event cult status, which at times seems to conflict with objective business management principles. (And yes, Burning Man is a business.)
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Re: Burning Man hires Event Director

Postby trilobyte » Sat Dec 08, 2012 6:12 pm

I think that if he were a burner without outside experience that would be a risk. He's got pretty extensive experience outside the event, which I think is a very good thing.
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Re: Burning Man hires Event Director

Postby maladroit » Sat Dec 08, 2012 8:11 pm

Right, while understanding tradition is important, outside experience and fresh ideas will help prevent stagnation. I don't want a Burning Man where all that remains are camps and artists that are "too big to fail."
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Re: Burning Man hires Event Director

Postby aserendipity » Sat Dec 08, 2012 8:17 pm

well I dont know what I want
I mean that is after all why I have been going all these years
do you think you know what I want
wait, maybe Gyre does know
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