When art gets burned, we set up a burn perimeter: a space around the art that is free of any observers. Volunteers with this department establish and maintain the burn perimeter, to keep the community safe while they enjoy the art. You'll stand between the art and the crowd, making sure that people don't cross the perimeter and get too close to the fire. In the extremely rare event that someone chooses to cross the perimeter and doesn't willingly return outside of it, volunteers in this role work to stop them as quickly as possible and escort them away from the area.
This role involves maintaining focus on the people around you for multiple hours alongside other volunteers. You should be prepared to tackle a participant if they try to break perimeter, in the highly unlikely event that a participant refuses to comply with the rules.
You should expect to stand throughout your shift. You won't be close enough to the burn to be in danger, but exposed skin and synthetic fabrics may get warm enough to be very uncomfortable. You'll probably want to make sure you're wearing natural fibers that cover most of your body.
Good to bring: appropriate clothing, comfortable shoes.
Please Note: There is a daily pre-burn meeting at 7p where we will discuss the role, reponsibilities, and preparation for burn perimeter volunteers. Please make sure attend the meeting on the day of your shift, even if you have attended a pre-burn meeting previously. Volunteers who miss the pre-burn meeting will be unable to work the burn perimeter that day (and nobody wants that, because where would we be without you?).