Summer Outdoor Events Recycling Staff (Seasonal, On Call)

  • Are you passionate about making an impact on our local community and environment?
  • Do you love the hustle and bustle of working on a team during an outdoor event?
  • Are you a team-oriented, customer-service focused, solutions-minded person?
  • Can you help us deliver recycling & waste services excellence to our fantastic clients and the public?

If that sounds like you, we want you on our team!

We are currently seeking several Summer Outdoor Events Recycling Staff to join a diverse, supportive, close-knit team of Growing City-zens. This position would require onsite work during most weekends from May to the first week of November, and occasional mid-week events. .Events are sometimes indoor or outdoors, so you must be comfortable to work outside in various weather conditions.

Your experience can help us recycle and reduce waste across Greater Vancouver – and beyond!

This position pays $18-23 per hour, based on experience. Expect anywhere from 20 – 30+ hours per month from this role.

We do events throughout the year, so there is the possibility of shift work available after the Summer season for those interested!

Responsibilities include:

  • Ensure all recycling & waste management services are completed during the event (ex. All waste bins are emptied on schedule, all grounds are clean and orderly, separating out recyclables like cans and bottles from the waste stream)
  • Follow instructions provided by the supervisor to deliver event service needs
  • Act as our Growing City representatives on event days by completing client requests as instructed by supervisor
  • Adhere to venue policies and procedures with respect to health and safety, material diversion and customer service
  • Complete event equipment set up, so as all bins and equipment are placed in their arranged areas, are well maintained and stocked, and are properly returned after each event
  • Assist with event zero waste targets, ensuring materials are properly separated by stream, keeping track of data as required
  • Contribute feedback on event service and opportunities for our team to improve on performance, sustainability, and planning

Position Requirements

The minimum requirements for this position are:

  • Some experience working in the live events industry
  • Must be able to work an event-based work schedule which includes weekends, late nights, extended hours, and extended work event weeks
  • Must possess good decision-making skills with the ability to react well to high-pressure situations and tight timelines.
  • A valid BC Driver’s license or equivalent; or the ability to get yourself to and from events on time
  • Physical strength (you may be required to lift heavy items, like boxes of recycling bags, or bags of material. Comfortable up to 50lbs)
  • Fluency in English (written and spoken);
  • Eligible to work in Canada;
  • Comfortable with drug testing and must pass a criminal background check
  • Must be comfortable getting a little dirty and being outdoors in all weather
  • Must be comfortable with crowds, working with the public, loud music, bright lights, fireworks, and fun!
  • Comfortable with being on your feet / walking for 8+ hours

You should have

  • A Safety-first attitude
  • Work well in a team but are also a self-starter who works well independently
  • Are passionate about the environment
  • Have an energetic and positive personality!
  • Recycling and waste management experience is a huge asset!

How to APPLY?

Please email att: Reva; Write a small paragraph about why you’re the best person for this role, and attach your resume.

We look forward to hearing from you 🙂

Job Type: Casual

Pay: $18.00-$23.00 per hour

Expected hours: 1 – 9 per week

Flexible Language Requirement:

  • French not required


  • On call

Work Location: In person

Application deadline: 2024-05-24
Expected start date: 2024-06-30