NB: This Form's Closing Date is 15 Jan 2024 Fair Warning
The AfrikaBurn Department of Public Works (DPW) is an incredibly hard-working on-site crew. We live on Quaggafontein in the Tankwa Karoo for around two months, setting up and breaking down the AfrikaBurn event. The conditions can be harsh, the work is very tough, the food is fantastic, and the people are incredible. Being a part of DPW is an experience that is guaranteed to change your life. If you aren't keen to have your life changed for the better, please do not apply. Once your application has been accepted and approved, you must commit to 2 or more full weeks on the DPW crew (excluding the event week) to qualify for a DPW crew ticket. You will also have a small amount of daily duties as part of the DPW crew during the event.
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For stuff like insurance and contracts, etc.
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Where you currently reside
Please attach a picture of yourself (preferably in drag, or with a pet) *
Being out in the desert for a long period of time while doing this type of work, is hard for most people. It can be emotional and mentally taxing, not only physically. Are you aware of this? * Are there any specific concerns you would have about your own wellbeing while being out there? * Do you suffer from any diagnosed 'mental illness' or addiction challenges? * Please specify if you have any other medical issues. *
It is important for us to know, so that we can draw up a suitable medical plan for you. The nearest hospitals are at least 4 hours away from the AfrikaBurn site.
Have you been to AfrikaBurn or any other burn event before? Logistics Will you need to be transported to and from the site? * Are you interested in helping at work weekends in Cape Town throughout the year, at special events, braais, etc.? DPW and You Have you worked with DPW at AfrikaBurn before? * Have you worked with DPW or a similar crew at another burn? *
Give us an idea of your role, what you enjoyed most, anything you struggled with? Please also give us a name or two as references
When you're not in the desert, what's your “real job” or previous work experience? Are you skilled in any of the following departments? * Please give us more details about your skills and experience as selected above. * Do you have any other/different/unusual certificates, qualifications (or even training you’ve done)? Tell us about it! *
First aid? Yoga? Landscaping? Lifeguard training? Penguin handling? Disaster impact assessment?
Why is DPW the crew for you? *
The more information you can add here, the better!
IMPORTANT: You need to survive with limited (or no!) internet access for the time you are on site. Are you able to do this?
i.e. no Facebook, Instagram or YouTube videos. No Netflix, Pornhub or Tinder either.
Are you fine with us sharing the information you've provided in this form to fellow DPW crew members who join us out there? *
*note: if you have shared sensitive medical or mental health information, this will remain confidential and shared only with the necessary team members.
What do you think will be your biggest challenge about joining DPW? * What do you look forward to the most about being a part of the incredible DPW family? * Tell us a joke OR what movie character would you be OR your current favourite music artist? *