Employment & Volunteer Opportunities

Looking for an exciting job that involves music, travel, and making a positive impact on the environment? Join the Clean Vibes Crew!

 Join our hard-working recycling and cleanup crew and play a crucial role in diverting waste from landfills. We are dedicated to promoting sustainability and reducing the environmental impact of music festivals. Together, we can educate and inspire fellow festival-goers about the importance of responsible waste management. Since we began our waste diversion efforts in 2000, we have diverted over 24,900,000 pounds of waste from landfills across North America.

 Enthusiastic about the prospect of labor-intensive work in the sun or the rain or possibly through the night? Ready for a job where you can take pride in a hard day’s work, see the results of your efforts, and be a part of an amazing team?


We are currently accepting applications for the positions listed below. Be sure to read the descriptions of responsibilities carefully before applying for any position. Click on the + next to the position below to read more about the duties and responsibilities. At the end of each job description, you will find a link to the appropriate application. For a list of events that we will be working in 2024, please visit our Upcoming Events page. Note that this page is updated regularly as more events are confirmed.

All applicants will receive a response to their application, though there may be a delay of over a month between submission of application and response. Please do not email to check in about the status of your application.

Interested in volunteering or joining our work exchange Green Team at some events? Click HERE to read more about our Volunteer/Green Team Opportunities.



  • Payment for every day worked at each event.
  • Each employee will be paid 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 hotels or quiet camping with access to hot showers for every day on site at each event.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Service collection stations within designated routes during festival.
  • Hand pick festival grounds of all micro trash throughout the event.
  • Maintain a level of cleanliness within designated route at all times.
  • Help to oversee Clean Vibes’ volunteers during and after the event.
  • Clean site following event.
  • Remain on site until completion of post event 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.

 Click here to apply to become a Clean Vibes Crew Member!

  • 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 departments and contacting persons to obtain appropriate supplies, credentials, and accurate answers to questions.

Click here to apply to become a Clean Vibes Supervisor!

  • All responsibilities of Crew Members and Supervisors as outlined above.
  • Taking full responsibility for 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 staff 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 staff.
  • Reporting to the owners any problems with equipment or personnel.
  • Acting as one of the main points 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.
  • Submitting all requested reporting to owners or direct manager post event including, but not limited to, buyouts, equipment inventory, staff evaluations and post event evaluations.

 Click here to apply to become a Clean Vibes Manager!

  • All On-site Volunteer/Green Team Coordinators will also work some days as a Crew Member (Please see above for Crew Member responsibilities.)
  • Volunteer/Green Team Coordinators are necessary at several events per season and operate under the direction of the Clean Vibes Volunteer Manager to meet, train and supervise volunteers/green teams on-site at events.
  • All applicants are encouraged to indicate their interest in these positions on the application!
  • Ideal applicants for this position are high energy and have a positive attitude, have good organizational habits, are patient, kind, and have great interpersonal skills with the ability to clearly communicate instructions in loud and hectic environments.

 Click here to apply to become a Clean Vibes Crew Member On-site Volunteer/Green Team Coordinator!


Join Clean Vibes as a Volunteer/ Green Team member and help spread the clean vibe at your favorite event in exchange for admission! Clean Vibes is dedicated to educating event attendees about recycling and the importance of environmental stewardship. We believe that every person can make a difference and we rely on dedicated individuals who are interested in inspiring others.

To be a volunteer/green team member you must commit to a specific number of shifts. Shifts are typically between 5 and 10 hours long, and are usually during and/or after the event; we do not offer pre-event opportunities. Please refer to the descriptions below to learn more.

There is no "acceptance period" for volunteers/green team with Clean Vibes. You may apply for any open event and you are automatically accepted!

  • Admission to the event. For most events, it is required to submit a fully refundable deposit equal to the cost of a ticket (refunded once volunteer/green team obligations are completed) as well as a non-refundable administrative fee. Deposits are normally refunded within 7-10 days after the event is over and shifts are completed. Please refer to the Clean Vibes Volunteer Page (link below) for more information on the deposit requirements for each event.
  • Meeting great people for a great cause!
  • Enjoying the event while having the satisfaction of being a true environment steward!

Additional benefits (depending on the event) MAY Include:

  • Meals while working (dependent on event and position).
  • Free event t-shirt (check specific event listing as some events do not supply t-shirts).
  • Space in GA or staff camping at camping events.

To see a list of current Volunteer/Green Team opportunities and to sign up, click here.


Please click on the appropriate application below:

Clean Vibes Volunteer Registration: For 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.

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