AfrikaBurn 2025: 28 April to 4 May

Part-time Human Resources position at AfrikaBurn

At AfrikaBurn, our greatest asset is our community of creatives … from the people who make the art you see in Tankwa Town, through to the people who work for AfrikaBurn throughout the year to help ‘invent the world anew’. 

As we’ve recovered post-pandy, the internal org team working out of our HQ in Cape Town has grown quite a bit, and because of this, we’re now looking for a part-time HR person to join our team.

We’re looking for someone who understands what it means to be a part of our community, where passion and belief drive our organisation, rather than profit or bottom lines. Our internal team is as varied and challenging as the people you meet in Tankwa Town, making this role suitable for someone who is looking to break out of the mundane corporate world and help to create a supportive environment where people can thrive and deliver the best regional Burning Man event in the world (ever).


About AfrikaBurn:

AfrikaBurn is the home of Burning Man culture in the Southern African region and plays a significant role in the arts and culture sector of South Africa. Most known for its flagship event in the Tankwa Karoo, as a public benefit organisation, AfrikaBurn is the human scaffold that helps a diverse creative community propel numerous arts and development projects. AfrikaBurn’s motto is to ‘Invent the world anew’ and we constantly strive towards this.


Position Overview:

As the Human Resource Generalist at AfrikaBurn, you will be a key team mate geared to nurture and support our diverse community of volunteers and team members. You will oversee, together with the Executive Director of Operations, aspects of human resource management, including recruitment, training, performance management, and team relations, ensuring that AfrikaBurn remains a welcoming and inclusive environment for all.

Please note that this is a part-time position for 3 days a week.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the development and implementation of human resource strategies and policies in alignment with AfrikaBurn’s values and goals.
  • Be involved in the recruitment and selection process for volunteers and team members, including job postings, screening, interviewing, and onboarding.
  • Coordinate training and development initiatives to enhance the skills and capabilities of our team members.
  • Support the roll out of performance management processes, including goal setting, feedback, and performance evaluations.
  • Provide guidance and support to the team on HR-related matters, including conflict resolution and disciplinary actions.
  • Maintain accurate records and ensure compliance with relevant employment laws and regulations.
  • Foster a diverse and inclusive, positive organisational culture that promotes collaboration and collectivism.
  • Act as a trusted advisor to the team, offering insights and recommendations on HR best practices and trends.
  • A part time direct report 



  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management or related field (Master’s degree preferred).
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in human resource management, preferably in a nonprofit or community-driven organisation.
  • Strong understanding of HR principles, practices, and regulations.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and conflict resolution skills.
  • Proven ability to build and maintain effective relationships with diverse stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated leadership and strategic thinking abilities.
  • Passion for AfrikaBurn’s mission and values, with a commitment to fostering a positive and inclusive community.


Application Process:

To apply for the Human Resource Generalist position at AfrikaBurn, please submit your resume and a cover letter detailing your relevant experience and why you are passionate about joining our team. Applications should be sent to [email protected] with the subject line “HR Generalist Application – [Your Name]”.

Deadline for Applications: [30 June 2024]

AfrikaBurn is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applicants from all backgrounds. We are committed to developing a diverse team, and creating an inclusive environment for all members of our community.

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