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Position: Green Event Team Lead
Company: Green Event Services

City/Town/Region: Hiring 3-4 positions in Calgary, also considering candidates in Edmonton, and/or Vancouver/Surrey area.

Start Date: June 15, 2019
Completion Date: September 30, 2019

Time Commitment: Hiring for Full Time and Casual/Part Time positions

Compensation: $18.00 - $22.00/hour depending on experience

Position Scope of Work:

As a Green Event Leader you will work as part of our diverse, passionate and tight knit team to support zero waste communities at events. We work to minimize our environmental impact through an educational approach. This job will provide great opportunities to gain work experience in sustainability, educate people about waste reduction, and have a positive impact on our environment and communities.

Our ideal candidate is a compassionate and organized leader capable of quick decision making and managing competing priorities. The role requires a knack for organizing large teams and remaining calm while troubleshooting and directing many crew members. Team leads are expected to direct and support team members and waste management efforts in a safe and professional way. This is a team supported position reporting to the event manager.

Work varies week to week depending on our event schedule, so flexibility is key.


  • Act as main point of contact for event organizers

  • Coordinate with the production team pre-event to gain a solid understanding of festival programming and the waste management plan including:

    • Equipment needed

    • Staff requirements, roles and responsibilities

    • Customer needs and goals

    • Site layout and key site locations

  • Take full responsibility for an event site or designated area during large events from set up to take down, over the course of several days, including:

    • Orient and coordinate up to 20 staff and volunteers at a time

    • Call and facilitate staff meetings when needed

    • Set up home base location tents, storage, tables and sorting area

    • Sign staff and volunteers in and out

    • Appropriately fill out timesheets, reports and other event records daily depending on event needs

    • Complete pre-work safety meetings on-site with event team and take part in hazard assessment and mitigation procedures

    • Supervise and assign crew members to tasks and areas of responsibility

    • Coordinate the set up and take down of recycling stations and signage throughout event site

    • Serve as main contact on radio and to other departments and maintaining a professional demeanor at all times

    • Serve as primary contact and remain in communication with the event manager

    • Ability to decide appropriate times to make decisions independently and appropriate time to consult the event manager for advice

    • Coordinate clean-up efforts and maintain a high level of site cleanliness at all times

  • Educate event patrons about waste diversion, waste reduction and the move towards zero waste

  • Report to the production team post-event

  • Champion Green Event Services Vision, Mission, and Values


  • Enthusiastic team player

  • Experience in other leadership positions

  • Reliable transportation

  • Ability to work long hours under demanding conditions

  • Class 5 drivers license and a clean driving record

  • Passion for making the world and local communities better places to live

  • Ability to work under the following conditions:

    • Work outdoors

    • Working within large crowds of people

    • Working in an environment with a high noise volume

    • Stand or walk for up to 12 hours

    • Work weekend and evening shifts

    • Lift up to 24 kg

Position Expectations:

  • Work in/around downtown Calgary, and other events in Alberta and B.C.

  • Professionalism, honesty, integrity and a constructive outlook

  • Monthly performance reviews for benefit of both the employee and employer

  • Paid training to be completed two weeks from start date:

    • Orientation and onboarding

    • Driver’s training

    • Health and safety training

Not Required but considered an asset:

  • Class 5 driver’s license and a clean driving record

  • Experience working with diverse communities

  • Safety, First Aid & CPR-C training

  • Experience driving a 5-ton cube van and operating a truck with power liftgate

  • Experience working with large events and festivals

  • Experience working with waste, recycling and compost

  • Your own smartphone

Ideal candidates will align with our core values of:

Take Action — When we see a problem, we take action to find a solution

Community — We strive to build our community through meaningful connections with staff, customers, and community partners

Education — We hope to inspire change through education and awareness

Innovation — We are always looking for ways to improve

How to apply:

Please send resume and cover letter with pay expectations to:
by June 5th, 2019.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Apr 30 2019    ID: 53289