We’re Hiring 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. 

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.

Pay: $15.00/hr  

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; answer questions about recycling; 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 is less physical and may allow for sitting but requires lifting and verbal communication. 

A passion for waste reduction is a must, experience with and knowledge about the Portland recycling stream is highly desired. Experience with event greening is frosting on the cake.

Availability Requirements:

Applicant must be available on Tuesday, July 16th from 3:30p-9:30p or 4:30p-11:00p in downtown Portland.

To Apply: 

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 lindsey(at)elysiumeventsllc(dot)com 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)