Burning Man's non-profit is searching to hire a 'Major Gifts Officer' who will solicit large donations to help spread the group's message globally, on a year-round basis.
Burning Man is a week-long annual gathering in the Nevada desert, attracting a crowd of more than 50,000 modern hippies. At the end of the week, wooden edifices created for the event are burned in a bonfire.
But in recent years, celebrities and titans of the tech industry have turned the event more mainstream.
The Burning Man non-profit is looking to hire a major gifts officer who will solicit five- to seven-figure donations from so-called Burners to spread the group's message globally. Above, a picture from last year's gathering in Nevada
At the end of the week-long gathering, wooden edifices created for the event are burned in a bonfire.
Now it seems as though the organizers of Burning Man are trying to cash in on all of the new money interest.
In 2011, the group set up a non-profit, the Burning Man Project, to extend 'Burning Man culture globally'.
Last week, an executive staffing company hired by the non-profit posted a job listing, showing that the group is looking for a 'Major Gifts Officer'.
According to the listing, this person will 'focus on developing relationships with donors who have the capacity to support the organization with five- to seven-figure gifts'.
The mission of the job will be to raise money so as to