Event Waste & Recycling Services

Winter 2016

The 2016 Clean Vibes season is shaping up to be another busy one and we are ready to begin putting together our amazing crew!

Here's the scoop on applying to work or volunteer with Clean Vibes:

For volunteer information only, click HERE.

Below you will find descriptions of all the positions offered by Clean Vibes for 2016. Be sure to read the descriptions of responsibilities carefully before applying for any position. Please note that after you have submitted your application for paid employment, you will receive a link to the Clean Vibes Volunteer Database. You may register to volunteer for any available event before we make our hiring decisions. If you are hired for a paid crew position for that event, we will simply remove you from the volunteer list and return all deposits and fees submitted.

In addition to the crew, supervisor and manager positions, Clean Vibes is also hiring on-site event Volunteer Runners and Clean Vibes Trading Post crew members. On-site Volunteer Runners and Clean Vibes Trading Post crew members can also be hired as Clean Vibes crew members and fill the volunteer or Trading Post positions as needed at events. For example, a crew member can be hired to work the actual days of an event (Friday, Saturday & Sunday) as a Volunteer Runner and then stay on after the event and be a crew member cleaning the site. There is a place on the application to indicate your interest in these positions. Descriptions of all the available positions are listed below.

All applicants will be regarded as new seasonal hires of Clean Vibes, LLC for 2016.

To apply for a position just click on the link following each position or the appropriate link at the bottom of this page.

All applications for paid employment must be received no later than Monday, March 14, 2016. Please note that this is earlier than in previous years. We will notify all applicants of our decisions no later than Monday, April 18, 2016. Note that some applicants may receive notification of our hiring decisions for events in May prior to April 20th. All applicants will receive a response from us no later than April 18th, including applicants to whom we will not be offering positions. Please do not email to check in about the status of your application prior to April 18th. Application status inquiries will not receive a response. Volunteers will continue to be accepted into the database year round.

First year applicants are often hired as Crew Members for only a few events. Many applicants may only be hired for Bonnaroo, with a work period 7 to 14 days, or for one or two events in May as well as for Bonnaroo. During these first events, we evaluate each new crew member to determine who will be offered work at events later in the season. On each application, there is a section to let us know what dates you would be available so we can determine if you would be a good fit for future events. We will alert you as to your hiring status for other events as they become available.

Applicants should be aware that working on the Clean Vibes crew is both labor intensive and physically demanding. Crew members, supervisors, managers, and volunteer crew positions all require the individual to be able to lift and carry at least 50 lbs, work outdoors in all kinds of weather, and hand pick litter from the ground (lots of bending and stretching!).

Benefits for Paid Positions: Summer 2016

ALL Paid Positions will include:

*Payment for every event worked as an hourly rate per festival.
Each employee will be paid an hourly rate for all work on site. The average shift is 10 hours per day (with additional hours as approved by management). The pay rate for Supervisors will be proportionately higher than that of Crew Members for each event and the pay rate for Managers will be proportionately higher than that of Supervisors for each event.

* Meals for every day working on site or a per diem buyout.

* Lodging in the form of quiet camping or hotels for every day on site at each event with access to hot showers.

* Partial travel reimbursement to and from event (amount varies for each event).

* T-shirts and gloves to be worn while working (for most events).

* Limited discounts on all Clean Vibes' merchandise.

* Credentials to enter event grounds when off duty.

* The feeling of accomplishment and ownership regarding the success of Clean Vibes.

* The rewarding experience of working as a team to spread the Clean Vibe through:
*Helping to educate the community of festival goers.
*Minimizing the negative impact of events on the land and local community.
*Helping to divert as much waste as possible from landfills across North America.
*Giving festival goers the tools and knowledge to participate in helping to keep the scene clean.
*Assisting in the process of providing spaces for a community of music lovers to gather and celebrate in a safe and healthy environment.

***Be sure that you have read the job description and understand
the responsibilities of the position before applying.***

Clean Vibes CREW MEMBER Responsibilities

* Set up event waste management system.
*Arrive on site on the specified date prior to the date gates open.
*Set up and place collection stations throughout venue, campground, and other on site locations.
*Place appropriate signage throughout site.
*Distribute bags and educational materials.
*Work with parking and ticketing staff to distribute trash and recycling bags to festival goers as they arrive on site.

* Inform and educate festival goers about the waste management system of the event and the Trading Post when applicable.
*Service collection stations within designated route during festival.
*Sweep festival grounds of all microtrash throughout the event.
*Maintain level of cleanliness within designated route at all times.

* Clean site following event.
*Remain on site until completion of post show cleanup (or dates of hire).
*Remove all waste from site within the parameters of each event contract.
*Break down, clean and pack up all Clean Vibes materials and supplies upon completion of cleanup.

* Educate, motivate, and participate!
*Encourage festival goers to become more involved in the waste management process.
*Be educated and informed about recycling in order to pass this information on to festival goers and other staff.

* Represent Clean Vibes in a professional, positive, and responsible manner .

To apply a Clean Vibes Crew Member, click HERE and choose the appropriate application.

Clean Vibes SUPERVISOR Responsibilities:

* All responsibilities of Crew Member as outlined above

* Organizing and supervising crews of staff and volunteers
*Motivating crew to maintain a positive work ethic
*Leading by example through hard work and constant enthusiasm

* Communicating with managers, other supervisors and other department heads
*Facilitating open and positive communication between crew members and managers
*Being familiar with other department and contact persons to obtain appropriate supplies, credentials, and accurate answers to questions

To apply to be a Clean Vibes Supervisor, click HERE and choose the appropriate application.

Clean Vibes MANAGER Responsibilities:

* All responsibilities of Crew Members and Supervisors as outlined above.

* Taking full responsibility of all aspects of supervision for a designated area during larger events.

* Calling and facilitating supervisor/staff meetings when needed or appropriate.

* Monitoring supervisor's activities and fielding supervisor questions, problems and needs as they arise

* Making sure all supervisors are on time to work each day.

* Enforcing the proper care and use of all equipment and vehicles, ie. Double checking the fuel levels, operating status, and secured status of all CV vehicles and making sure that all vehicles are used in a safe and proper manner by all crew members.

* Reporting to the owners any problems with equipment or personnel.

* Acting as main point of contact during times when owners are off duty or at events where owners are not on site.

*Overseeing all operations of Clean Vibes while on duty including:
*Interacting on a professional level with other event departments.
*Ensuring all time clock procedures are followed.
*Assignment and supervision of supervisors and crews to areas of responsibilities.
*Serving as Clean Vibes' main contact on radio and to other departments and maintaining the professional demeanor that this role requires.
*Understanding of contract negotiations and a sense of the "big picture".

* Remaining in constant open communication with owners on or off site.
*Ability to effectively follow instructions of owners
*Ability to decide appropriate times to make decisions and appropriate times to consult owners for advice

To apply to be a Clean Vibes Manager, click HERE and choose the appropriate application.

Clean Vibes On-Site VOLUNTEER RUNNER Responsibilities:

*Any Clean Vibes Crew Member can be an On-site Volunteer Runner!

*Volunteer Runners are necessary at 3-4 events per season and operate under the direction of the Clean Vibes Volunteer Coordinator to meet, train and supervise volunteers on-site at events.

*All applicants are encouraged to indicate their interest in occupying these positions on the application!

*Ideal applicants for this position are high energy with good organizational habits, great people skills and the ability to clearly communicate instructions.

To apply, click HERE and choose the appropriate application - 1st Year, Returning or Veteran.

Clean Vibes TRADING POST CREW MEMBER Responsibilities:

Clean Vibes' nonprofit arm, the Clean Vibes Trading Post, Inc. is hiring staff for the upcoming festival season as well! The "Trading Post" is a registered 501©3 nonprofit whose mission is to: Engage patrons in the cleanup process, Educate them about the importance of recycling, and Eliminate recycling from the landfill. The Clean Vibes Trading Post operates a booth at select events where patrons can turn in recycling and "trade" it for cool prizes. Clean Vibes and the "Trading Post" share a passion for "keeping the scene clean, but do so in different ways: Clean Vibes provides comprehensive waste management services while the Trading Post provides fun and creative fan engagement.
*Working for either Clean Vibes or the Trading Post requires long, sometimes stressful, hours, strong communication, and teamwork to get the job done. A successful Clean Vibes Trading Post candidate will have strong attention to detail, communication, organizational, and interpersonal skillscomputer and social media skills are a plus. Please note that Trading Post staff may be required to work on other Clean Vibes tasks on non-show days during the course of an event.

*If you are interested in being considered for a position with the Trading Post, please indicate your interest in the application.

*For more info on the Clean Vibes Trading Post visit www.cleanvibestradingpost.org

To apply, click HERE and choose the appropriate application - 1st Year, Returning or Veteran.


Join Clean Vibes as a Volunteer and help spread the clean vibe at your favorite festival! Clean Vibes is dedicated to educating fans about recycling and the importance of environmental stewardship. We believe that every person can make a difference and we rely on dedicated volunteers who are interested in inspiring others. To be a volunteer you must work a set amount of hours - usually a total of 4-10 hours/day within a specific shift time is required. Volunteer shifts are usually during and/or after the show, we do not often offer pre-festival opportunities. Please refer to the descriptions below to learn about the types of volunteer opportunities we offer.

If you have volunteered with Clean Vibes in the past and you are already a member of the Clean Vibes Volunteer Database then you do not need to create a new profile, you can use your email address to login and register for any open event. If you are new to Clean Vibes, you can create a profile and instantly register for any open event, there is no "acceptance" period.

Benefits of volunteering include:
  • Admission to the event. For most events, volunteers will be required to submit a fully refundable deposit equal to the cost of a ticket as well as a non-refundable administrative fee. Deposits are normally refunded within 14-21 days of completion of volunteer shifts. Please refer to the Clean Vibes Volunteer Database for more information on the deposit requirement for each event.
  • The satisfaction of helping to make a difference!

Additional benefits (depending on the event) MAY Include:
  • Meals while working
  • Free event t-shirt (check specific event listing as some events do not supply t-shirts)
  • Preferred camping (depending on time of arrival)

Once you have created a volunteer profile in our database, you will be able to read which positions are available for each event and register to attend as a Clean Vibes Volunteer.

These are the types of volunteer opportunities we offer:

DURING SHOW CLEAN-UP - While the exact times and number of hours will vary by event, During Show Volunteers are normally required to work one 4 to 7 hour shift on each day of the festival. They will spend their shift assisting the Clean Vibes crew in picking up loose litter on the ground and cleaning the concert area in preparation for continued entertainment. This position requires bending and stooping as well as lifting bags of refuse and recycling. Depending on the event, During Show Volunteers may spend a portion of their shift sorting recycling and/or compost and distributing bags to campers.

NIGHTLY AFTER SHOW CLEAN-UP - While the exact times and number of hours will vary by event, Nightly After Show Clean-up Volunteers are normally required to work one 4 to 6 hour shift at the conclusion of a daily, non-camping event. They will spend their shift assisting the Clean Vibes crew in picking up loose litter on the ground and cleaning the concert area after the fans have left the area. This position requires A LOT of bending and stooping as well as lifting bags of refuse and recycling.

POST EVENT CLEAN-UP - Looking for an opportunity to volunteer but still be able to enjoy the ENTIRE event uninterrupted? Post Event Clean-up could be your key! Post Event Volunteers are normally required to work two 8 to 10 hour shifts after the conclusion of the entire event. These volunteers will assist the Clean Vibes crew in picking up loose litter on the ground and consolidating piles. This position requires bending and stooping as well as lifting bags of refuse and recycling. Depending on the event, Post Event Volunteers may spend a portion of their shifts sorting recycling and/or compost.

TRASH TALKER© - At select events we offer positions for what we call our "Trash Talkers©". The Clean Vibes "Trash Talker©" Volunteers are asked to work a daily shift during the festival that is normally 5 to 6 hours. Volunteers will staff waste reclamation centers located throughout the festival grounds and encourage festival attendees to dispose of their waste in the appropriate receptacles - recycling, compost, or landfill. These volunteers will have the opportunity to interact directly with the festival attendees to promote environmental responsibility.

*BE AWARE! Each position requires some level of physical activity, often in summer heat conditions. Each position involves interaction with festival food and beverage waste. Some clean-up volunteers have been surprised at the amount of bending over and stooping that is required of them for the clean-up volunteer positions. Some Trash Talker© Volunteers have been surprised that standing in one place can be hard on your legs. We encourage all volunteers to arrive for their shift a little early and do some light stretching to get ready!

Please refer to the descriptions for each event and the positions available in the Clean Vibes Volunteer Database.

All volunteers must be at least 18 years of age on the day of check-in. Some events require volunteers to be at least 21, please see event listings for specific age requirements.

Please note that you DO NOT need to purchase a ticket to any event for which you are registered as a Clean Vibes volunteer. Your successful deposit ensures your admission to the event. In MOST cases we will not be mailing tickets, Volunteers will check-in at a predetermined place on site to obtain credentials. We are NOT able to refund any ticket that has been previously purchased!

To apply to be a volunteer with Clean Vibes, click on the link below to create a Volunteer Profile.

Clean Vibes Volunteer Database – For the those who are only interested in volunteering with Clean Vibes.

1st time Employees Application – For those who would like to apply for a paid Clean Vibes position for the first time.

Return Staff Application – For those who have previously worked for Clean Vibes as paid staff, but only for one year.

Veteran Application – For those who have previously worked for Clean Vibes for two or more years.

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