Constellation 2018

Gate

Remember the ancient wisdom of the gate elders: "No one gets through gate if no one volunteers for it!" Remember, and tremble!!

Used to be, all someone needed to go to a burn was the ability to get themselves there. It wasn't very long before our foreburners realized that, while admirable in a bohemian sort of way, throwing a party with a functionally infinite guest list can kind of...blow. And now, fellow burners, we have Gate.

As a Gate volunteer, you're responsible for making sure that everyone at the burn has a ticket in their name, and gets equipped with a sweet new wristband. The kind of wristband that says, “I'm legally allowed to be at this event and do not need to be escorted out and charged with misdemeanor trespassing”. Truly magical.

Paradoxically, at night Gate volunteers are responsible for making sure that no one gets in, whether they have a ticket or not. Then in the morning, they go right back to taking names and banding wrists like nothing happened. It might not make sense, but it's just how it is. Gate plays by its own rules, man.

 

 

There are two main roles at Gate: Gate Crew and Shift Leads.

Gate Crew

Gate Crew can fill different roles during their gate shift. Anyone on gate crew can peform any of these roles during their shift.

  • Flaggers stop and direct traffic. They make sure that vehicles without wristbands are taken care of by a Runner.
  • Runners are the go-between for vehicle passengers and the Computer Operator. They bring IDs to the Computer Operator, and return those IDs with fresh new wristbands.
  • Computer Operators check to make sure that everyone has a valid ticket associated with their name, and a valid ID, before they receive a wristband for the event.

Shift Leads

Shift Leads have longer shifts, and are the point of contact between Gate and the Department Coordinator.

  • Responsible for training gate crew.
  • Keep track of the wristband count and radio for more when needed.
  • Maintain oversight of the Gate area, which includes general tidiness and monitoring trash, making sure clipboards don't run out of waivers, and filing all the waivers filled out at gate.
  • Working with Volunteer Coordination and the Department Coordinator to ensure Gate is adequately staffed.

 

Things you're likely to do on a Gate shift:

  • Talk to new arrivals, and make sure they have what they need to be allowed to enter the burn.

  • Sit down, when there's no one that needs to be checked in, and you feel like it.

  • Be in the sun some of the time, but with access to a shade structure and trees.

  • Warmly greeting new arrivals and offer them hugs, because that can be a super cool thing to do while you're working Gate. However, it is not a requirement, so if you're not feeling it don't stress.

Things you may want to bring to a Gate shift:

  • bug spray

  • sunscreen

  • water

Created by:   James Conley
 
PLEASE NOTE: The sign up period for this event has ended and the sign up creator has locked all sign up slots from being modified. Contact the creator for more details.

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Gate

10/04/2018 (Thu)
12:00pm - 2:00pm (4)  
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Alison Frane
Irwin Morris
Johnnie Bartley
2:00pm - 4:00pm (4)  
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Doug Mort
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4:00pm - 6:00pm (4)  
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6:00pm - 8:00pm (4)  
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Crystal MacAllum
Josh Turner
8:00pm - 10:00pm (4)  
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Jamilah Dalton
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Casey Perry
10:00pm - 12:00am (4)  
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10/05/2018 (Fri)
12:00am - 2:00am (2)  
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2:00am - 4:00am (2)  
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4:00am - 6:00am (2)  
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6:00am - 8:00am (2)  
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8:00am - 10:00am (4)  
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10:00am - 12:00pm (4)  
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12:00pm - 2:00pm (4)  
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2:00pm - 4:00pm (4)  
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Sarah Grumet (2)
Myself & Handsome Ian
4:00pm - 6:00pm (4)  
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Irwin Morris
6:00pm - 8:00pm (4)  
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8:00pm - 10:00pm (4)  
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10:00pm - 12:00am (4)  
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Yna Davis
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10/06/2018 (Sat)
12:00am - 2:00am (2)  
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2:00am - 4:00am (2)  
4:00am - 6:00am (2)  
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6:00am - 8:00am (2)  
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8:00am - 10:00am (4)  
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Nathalie Karpati
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10:00am - 12:00pm (4)  
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12:00pm - 2:00pm (4)  
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2:00pm - 4:00pm (2)  
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4:00pm - 6:00pm (2)  
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6:00pm - 8:00pm (2)  
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Nyk Geezy
Nicki Rubin
8:00pm - 10:00pm (2)  
10:00pm - 12:00am (2)  
10/07/2018 (Sun)
12:00am - 2:00am (2)  
2:00am - 4:00am (2)  
4:00am - 6:00am (2)  
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Rachel Roa
8:00am - 10:00am (2)  
10:00am - 12:00pm (2)  
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12:00pm - 2:00pm (2)  
2:00pm - 4:00pm (2)  
4:00pm - 6:00pm (2)  
1 of 2 slots filled
Butter Bean KEE
6:00pm - 8:00pm (2)  
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Nyk Geezy
8:00pm - 10:00pm (2)  
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10/08/2018 (Mon)
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Shift Lead

10/04/2018 (Thu)
12:00pm - 4:00pm