Sustainable Event Support Staff
Are you a self-proclaimed recycling nerd? Does your heart break a little when you see unavoidable food waste being thrown away? Do you want to meet other like minded people and be a part of some of Portland's greenest events?
Elysium Events is hiring part time, seasonal event support staff to help coordinate and implement sustainability efforts for events in the Metro region. Events range from charity races and community events to yoga and corporate events. Come join our seasonal team and be part of the sustainable events movement in Portland!
Elysium Events is a sustainable event management company, working towards zero waste for 13 years, achieving some of the highest recycling rates in the region. We are a hard working bunch dedicated to the environment and to our relationship with our clients. We are not afraid to get dirty to make a difference while having a bit of fun along the way. Check us out at https://www.elysiumeventsllc.com/.
Position: Event Support Staff. This position is a non-benefit, part-time, seasonal, and temporary employment position; hours fluctuate each month through the summer and fall.
Closing: On going, until filled.
Duties: Event support staff handle event waste streams and represent the face of the company. Typical duties may include directing attendees on how to properly sort their waste and collecting, sorting and measuring materials, including trash, recycling, compost and donatable items. Training will be provided on site.
Position Requirements: Ideal candidates must be able to remain energetic and positive during busy events. This is a hands-on, often physical position. Depending on the event, individuals may be required to stand for 4 hours at a time, carry full bags of materials, traverse uneven ground, distinguish recyclable or compostable material from landfill bound waste, hand sort contaminants from recycle and compost streams, and to lift up to 25lbs. Other events have a scope of work that less physical and allow for sitting but requires lifting and verbal communication.
Candidate must be able to handle a multitude of tasks. Though Elysium works for many fun clients, our staff remains committed and focused to the sustainability task at hand. A passion for waste reduction is a must, knowledge about the Portland recycling stream is highly desired.
Applicant must be available for at least one of the following dates:
Tuesday, July 16th from 3:30p-9:30p in downtown Portland
Saturday, July 27th either 10:00a-5:00p or 4:00p-11:00p in West Linn
Carpooling is likely available if you don’t have a vehicle
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status.
Email Lindsey at firstname.lastname@example.org with your resume and in the body of the email, include:
Your name, phone, email
Share why you are interested in the position, your interest and/or experience in recycling, and why you think you’ll be a good fit
Your availability and preferred shift(s)