Why do you love working for Burning Man?
I’m drawn to creating organization within the context
of creative expression. Working with artists is perfect
What’s unique about being a project manager
at the organization?
At other places I’ve worked, it could be a struggle to
get people to care enough. Here, everyone is really
What’s a typical workday like?
A lot of meetings and emails with artists from
around the world—and we have three-minute dance
parties to get the blood flowing.
How does practicing yoga influence your work?
Staying present helps with active listening, being
comfortable with uncertainty and being patient.
How do you deal with deadline stress?
When I’m stressed out, I think about the big picture
and visualize the project’s benefits.
What music do you listen to while working?
Anything from minimal techno to classical.
What advice would you give to new
Find a mentor. Establish a relationship with someone experienced who can coach you through new
Why does the world need project managers?
You need someone who can fit all the pieces together so other team members can focus on what
they’re good at.
What’s a project you wish you could have
The Taj Mahal. I can only imagine the skills needed
to coordinate artists from all over the Eastern
world—without Google Docs.
Location: San Francisco, California, USA
Title: Project manager
Organization: Burning Man
Sector: Arts and culture
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