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Committees

What is a BREATHE Committee?


BREATHE is a purpose driven festival created by you, for you. To make it easier to co-create with your community, BREATHE has established committees for BREATHERS to participate in. Each committee will contain around 3 – 6 BREATHERS. The committees enable groups of BREATHERS to dream, create and facilitate different activities and experiences that are of deep interest to them, and are aligned with the festival’s mission, vision, and values.

 

How Does the Committee Function?


Each Committee has:
 

  • Approx. 3 – 6 members

  • 1 Director or 2 Co-Directors

  • 1 Executive Director Observer


Committees will identify their objectives during the early months of the year and will work with their directors to review these activities and assign a working budget.  

Committees will meet online or in-person 1-2 times per month leading up to the festival. These are intended to be led by the committee, with the executive director acting as support and guidance where needed. It’s your space to create!

At the festival, each committee will have the responsibility to set-up, manage and pack away their focus area. This is the time to see your hard work in play!

 

 

What do I get from Joining a BREATHE Committee?


A committee member is considered part of the BREATHE Crew. Your hard work is recognized through a Free Ticket to the Breathe Festival. In addition, you will gain:

  • An opportunity to bring your visions and intentions to life

  • The chance to shine light on your skill-sets within the BREATHE community

  • The freedom to co-create a segment of BREATHE with like minded BREATHERS

  • The experience of a leadership role within your community

  • The ability to learn about running a community-centric business

 

Your hard work with BREATHE will not go unnoticed. We will help you to publicize your personal and professional evolution by connecting you to our formal LinkedIn leadership profile, providing employment references and by assisting you in updating your resume.

 

 

What Should I Be Prepared to Bring to a Committee?

  • Creativity and problem solving

  • Teamwork and collaboration

  • Activity tracking and documentation

  • Site set-up and breakdown

  • A bitch’n attitude

 

You can expect your committee time to be approx. 4-10 hrs per month (depending on your committee’s activity requirements), as well as your presence at the BREATHE festival ensuring your committee is hitting on all cylinders watching your dream plan come to life!

How do I Apply to a Committee?

It’s simple! Fill out the Committee Application Form:

If you can’t choose between committees, not a problem! Simply fill out one form for each committee you’re interested in (just please limit your applications to 3 in total). So you don’t feel overwhelmed and overloaded, we’ll limit one functional committee role per BREATHER.  We don’t want BREATHE to burn you out!

 

Committee Categories
 
Below are committees that we will be accepting applications for. After submission of your application we will contact you within 2-3 weeks. Before submitting your application please be mindful of the commitment and dedication that comes with joining a BREATHE committee.
  • SUSTAINABILITY

  • MEDICAL & SAFETY

  • DIVERSITY / ETHICS / INCLUSIVENESS

  • FRONT GATE

  • VOLUNTEER OPERATIONS

  • MARKETING & OUTREACH

  • WELLNESS & NUTRITION

  • TECH / AUDIO / VISUAL / LIGHTING

  • ** FULL ** PEACE HOLDERS

  • SPONSORSHIP MANAGEMENT

  • ART & AESTHETICS

  • MUSIC HARMONY

  • ** FULL ** FIRE / FLOW MANAGEMENT

When is the deadline for applying to a committee?

March 31st, 2020

 

Drop dead date is March 31st, 2020. We do expect most, if not all committee spots to be full by that time. The early bird gets the worm.

Sounds great. What are the next steps?

 

If you have read this page in its entirety and understand what is expected, the next step is to fill out the Committee Application Form:

After filling out the form you will be contacted by Mike Matrejek at info@discoverbreathe.com and Alice Havill at alice.havill@gmail.com with confirmation details.

 

Feel free to email Mike & Alice with absolutely any questions you might have at any time.

 

Committee Category Details

SUSTAINABILITY


Topics for consideration but not limited too:

  • Carbon footprint modeling
  • Waste and recycling management
  • Composting
  • Composting toilets
  • Solar projects
  • Community teaching and communication
  • Financial and social sustainability




FIRE & FLOW MANAGEMENT


Topics for consideration but not limited too:

  • Fire circle safety plan / fuel / certification / wristbands / spin-off / etiquette
  • Fire circle supervision
  • Outreach to med-tent
  • Outreach to Breathe Rangers
  • Workshop and community teaching / outreach




ART & AESTHETICS


Topics for consideration but not limited too:

  • Art displays / Interactive art
  • Festival space design & creation
  • Decoration planning - tents, entrance, raffle booth
  • The look and feel of BREATHE




SPONSORSHIP MANAGEMENT


Topics for consideration but not limited too:

  • Sponsor identification and outreach
  • Pre-event sponsorship activities - "show-off our sponsors"
  • On-site sponsorship management "keeping them happy" videos, photos, etc..
  • Sourcing sponsors / raffle prizes
  • Post festival follow-up
  • Energy efficiency
  • Photography / photographer planning




PEACE HOLDERS


Topics for consideration but not limited too:

  • Keeping the peace / security monitoring plan
  • Situational response planning
  • Breathe Ranger scheduling
  • Onsite festival patrolling
  • Support roles to med-tent, rigging, fire spinning, etc..
  • Modelled after the Burning Man Rangers
  • Community building & outreach




RIGGING


Topics for consideration but not limited too:

  • Slackline rigging planning
  • Equipment inventory / audit / maintenance
  • Onsite setup and breakdown
  • Slackline crew management
  • Safety & oversight




TECH / AUDIO / VISUAL / LIGHTING / FX


Topics for consideration but not limited too:

  • Lighting design and setup
  • Audio solutions for teachers / workshops / mics / bluetooth / recharging
  • Audio solutions for open mic / acoustic stage / main stage
  • Sound system equipment management
  • Teacher / workshop onsite support




WELLNESS & NUTRITION


Topics for consideration but not limited too:

  • Community Meal Tent planning, prep and onsite management
  • Local produce sourcing / Vegatables for sale by local farmers
  • Water supply management
  • Food and fluids festival education
  • Energy efficiency




MARKETING & OUTREACH


Topics for consideration but not limited too:

  • Pre-festival promotion
  • Social media campaigns / Instagram / Youtube
  • Teacher outreach and workshop promotion
  • Website copy & imagery
  • Newsletter
  • Blog stories




VOLUNTEER OPERATIONS


Topics for consideration but not limited too:

  • Volunteer screening
  • Volunteer assignment
  • Pre-festival communication
  • On-site volunteer managment
  • Communication with all facets of BREATHE that need volunteers

  • Creating a BREATHE culture around volunteering




FRONT GATE


Topics for consideration but not limited too:

  • Front gate staff management
  • Welcoming BREATHERS as soon as they arrive
  • Ongoing festival information desk
  • Parking / van life / overnight parking / overnight arrivals / taping off
  • Ticketing: Pre-festival and at the door

  • Waivers

  • Information capture

  • Front gate set-up and breakdown




DIVERSITY / ETHICS / INCLUSIVENESS


Topics for consideration but not limited too:

  • Youth & child programming
  • Promotion of family inclusion / activitities
  • Cultural diversification
  • Outreach to underserved communities




MEDICAL & SAFETY


Topics for consideration but not limited too:

  • On-site medical and safety support
  • Medical volunteer scheduling
  • Site selection, supply acquisition and equipment set-up
  • Medical response plan / accidents / natural disasters
  • Outreach to local emergency services
  • Community teaching & outreach




MUSIC HARMONY


Topics for consideration but not limited too:

  • Open Mic Planning & Outreach
  • Acoustic Stage in the Woods
  • Main Stage





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