Tompkins County Recycling Seeks Outreach Assistants

The Tompkins County Department of Recycling and Materials Management seeks to hire two Outreach Assistants to help promote recycling programs at community events in Tompkins County.  These are part-time positions starting in April and continuing through November. The position involves working as part of a team to enthusiastically promote participation in recycling and composting programs.

Availability to work on weekends is a MUST as most community events will be on the weekend. The rate of pay will be $15.45 an hour, for up to 50 hours of work.

Skills and requirements include:

  • Work respectfully and skillfully with diverse demographics.
  • Good sense of humor.
  • Good knowledge of the community and ability to share community resources.
  • Punctuality and Reliability.
  • Ability to work nights and weekends.
  • Skillfulness with words and word play.
  • Pleasant while working under pressure.
  • Good organizational skills.
  • Willingness and ability to distribute information as requested by staff.
  • Willingness and ability to participate in parades such as at Ithaca Festival.


Please send a statement of interest and brief resume to Jeremy Betterley, Communications Specialist, at