Position Vacant! Environmental Arts Workshop Facilitator

Reverse Garbage Queensland is currently seeking a creative and well organised Environmental Arts Workshop Facilitator. We are seeking someone who is passionate about educating people on issues of sustainability and the environment through our eco-art workshop program.

This is a casual position with frequency of engagements determined by workshop demand. This is typically high during school holiday periods, low in February, and steady throughout the remainder of the year.

Reverse Garbage Queensland is a non-profit re-use centre located in Woolloongabba, Brisbane. We collect high quality industrial discards from a wide range of industries around Brisbane, diverting them from landfill to make them available at low cost to the community through our warehouse at 20 Burke Street. Our workshop and visual arts program uses these materials to encourage the creative and practical re-use of salvaged resources.

The position involves preparing and packing for workshops, driving the workshop transit van (manual licence preferred, or facilitator's own vehicle can be used) and delivering workshops for schools, child care centres, community groups and festivals both on and off-site. The successful applicant must be available for occasional Saturday and Sunday shifts to cater for festivals and special event workshops (penalty rates apply for weekend work).

Experience running workshops is preferred, however we will provide training on how to facilitate eco-art workshops. We are looking for someone who is capable of working on their own, but also enjoys working as part of a team and has a flexible, adaptable approach to their work.

Selection Criteria:

Essential skills/experience:

  • Ability to deliver a diverse range of visual arts-based workshops to groups of people, including young children, teenagers and adults
  • Excellent team working skills
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Group management skills
  • A strong understanding of issues surrounding waste, resource use and sustainability
  • A strong commitment to environmental protection
  • Working knowledge of the education sector
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Current blue card for working with children, or eligibility to obtain a blue card
  • Current driver's licence and clean record for 5 years
  • Ability to assist in development of workshops.


This is a casual position. The base wage rate is $25.10 per hour and is based on the general retail industry award.

How to Apply:

Please send a letter of application addressing the above criteria and a short curriculum vitae including two professional referees to: humanresources@reversegarbageqld.com.au, using the subject line: Environmental Arts Workshop Facilitator application via EthicalJobs.

Or, apply with your documents in person at our warehouse at 20 Burke St, Woolloongabba, QLD, 4102.

For further information, please call Bill Ennals (Monday and Wednesday) or Mary Trabucco (Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday) on 07 3891 9744.

Applications close 5pm, Monday 27 August 2017. Employment is anticipated to begin early to mid September.

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