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People Lifecycle Manager

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Burning Man Project
San Francisco, CA
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Publicado há 11 dias


The People Lifecycle Manager will utilize extensive HR industry and systems experience to design and develop culturally aligned practices to support our regular, seasonal and volunteer staff. 

The People Lifecycle Manager will own the total staff experience process, collaborating with various teams across the entire organization to create a cohesive and complete onboarding and development experience for all staff. 

This is a regular, full-time position, reporting to Associate Director, People Operations, and will work closely with the People Operations team, managing multiple stakeholders, leaders, and vendors.

 Applicants in the San Francisco (Bay Area)  or Reno, Nevada will be prioritized. We will consider exceptional candidates beyond these geographical parameters.    

The deadline to apply for this role is 5:00 pm Pacific on June 9th, 2023. 



  • Oversee the recruiting and hiring process and function for the organization from job design through on-boarding, including:
    • Partner with hiring managers to develop honed, purposeful, evaluable job descriptions.
    • Develop and maintain job families across the organization.
    • Evaluate job families and job descriptions on a regular basis.
    • Be a champion of onboarding.  Work with managers to ensure their employees get the richest experience in their first 30 days joining Burning Man and get the tools they need to be successful.
    • Collect feedback on the onboarding process to continue to evolve the program as needed.
  • Develop strategies and plans for year-round, temporary and seasonal hiring.
  • Develop and implement strategies to support employee development and growth in partnership with other members of the People Operations team and the Education Department.
  • Manage the demand around seasonal employees and develop strategies, processes, and tools to deal with the influx and outflow of our seasonal workers for Black Rock City.
  • Provide staff relations and performance management guidance to managers through coaching, counseling, career development, and internal feedback systems.
  • Provide counsel, coaching, and support around staff transitions.
  • Manage large complex projects including requirements gathering, work breakdown structures and deliverables.
  • Develop change management strategies and tactics that support adaptation of new management practices, processes and technology touching all levels of the organization. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Documentation - Drives the creation, publishing, and maintenance of process documentation related to assigned duties.
  • Teaching – Takes a leadership role in the acculturation and training of staff. Teaches live or e-learning classes, as requested. Promotes a culture of teaching and learning throughout the community.
  • Mentoring - Mentors subordinates in acquiring the knowledge, skills, and experience that will allow them to advance in the organization. Aids, encourages and inspires their team.
  • Training development - Collaborates with the education team to develop training materials in their area of expertise, as requested.
  • Learning – Pursues ongoing learning in their area of expertise, working to stay current on emergent knowledge, skills, and processes. Participates in conferences, forums, and networking events, where appropriate.
  • Speaking – Represents Burning Man as a subject matter expert and culture-bearer, as requested.



  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
  • Professional Certification in Human Resources: PHR, SPHR, SHRM-CP, or SHRM-SCP.
  • 6-8 years of hands-on, progressive HR Generalist and/or HR Manager experience.
  • Current knowledge of multi-state, including California, Nevada and Federal employment laws and compliance.
  • Specialized knowledge of and experience with HR systems technologies.
  • Demonstrated experience with the most up to date employee lifecycle practices.
  • Experience working with seasonal employees and volunteers.
  • Strong business acumen, broad knowledge of other HR and people practices impacting organizational results.
  • Ability to adjust schedule seasonally to work at the Burning Man event held in Nevada. 


  • Degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Labor Studies & Employee Relations, HR, or Business Administration/Management.
  • Experience working with nonprofit organizations preferred.
  • It is helpful if the candidate has previously been to Burning Man and/or is familiar with its culture. 
  • Experience with the Burning Man event or regional burns, preferably as staff/volunteer.

Note: If you have gained the necessary experience to succeed in this role and have acquired this experience in other ways, we encourage you to apply and share all relevant experience in your application.



  • Valid driver’s license and a good driving record.



We are certain that working for Burning Man Project is unlike any other job on the planet! In addition to the unique opportunity to participate and contribute to our global community and culture within a creative, fun, and inspiring work environment, we’re also thrilled to provide the following:


Individual compensation decisions are dependent on a variety of factors, including prior experience and geographical location. The anticipated salary range for this position is $95,000 to $125,000 annually. 

Additional Benefits:

  • Health benefits: medical, dental, vision insurance for employees and dependents.

  • Long term disability and life insurance.

  • 401k retirement plan with voluntary employee contribution.

  • Accrued vacation and sick time: Up to 10 days vacation per 12 months on assignment.

  • Additional annual paid time off in accordance with policy guidelines; 7 paid holidays annually, in addition to paid office closure during December 24th - January 1st.

  • Paid parental and bonding leave.

  • Communications benefits for remote employees; reimbursement of up to $120/month for home office internet and phone expenses.

  • Commuter benefit program.

  • Mental health support, life coaching, financial and legal consultation services through our employee assistance program.

  • Professional development fund along with unique leadership and learning opportunities. 

  • Equipment and tools necessary to succeed in a remote friendly workplace.



  • Off-playa:  Work is primarily sedentary in nature; no special demands are required.
  • On-playa:  Work is primarily sedentary but 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 exposed to fumes or airborne particles, as well as possible extremes in temperature.


  • Burning Man Project celebrates the importance of creating a diverse environment and enthusiastically encourages Black, Indigenous, Peoples of Color, LGBTQIA+, Immigrant, women, and people with disabilities, of all ages, to apply.
  • Burning Man Project provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
  • Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
  • Notice for Remote Opportunities: Burning Man Project is currently able to hire remote employees living/working in the following states: AZ, CA, CO, FL, ID, LA, MA, MI, MT, NC, NM, NV, NY, OR, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI. Working hours for all positions are based in Pacific Time.

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The People Lifecycle Manager will utilize extensive HR industry and systems experience to design and develop culturally aligned practices to support our regular, seasonal and volunteer staff. 

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