Growing local food from compost.

Careers

Our team works day-in and day-out to make composting easy and help urban agriculture thrive. If our mission resonates with you, we hope you’ll take a look below and see how you might fit in with our organization. We’re passionate about helping people live their values, including ourselves. A career at Compost Cab is an opportunity make sustainability tangible for yourself, your friends, your neighbors — it’s a career built on community. Questions? Email team@compostcab.com We look forward to hearing from you!

Compost Cabbie, Farmers Markets

PT positions available in DC (6)

Compost Cab is growing and we need your help! If you’re mission-aligned, a great communicator, passionate about delivering exceptional customer service, and committed to building healthier, more sustainable communities, we want to hear from you!

The District of Columbia Department of Public Works recently contracted with us to launch and manage a new, FREE, citywide organics recycling program, the first of its kind in the nation’s capital. As a member of our team, you’ll connect with citizens at farmers markets, teach them about the joys of composting, and help them get started. You’ll also get your hands dirty, turning food scraps into fertile soil alongside our urban farm and community garden partners in and around DC.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Set-up and take down Compost Cab’s spot at market
  • Collect compost and log data from residents when they drop off their food scraps.
  • Engage, educate, and excite residents about composting opportunities.
  • Process compostables on partner farm’s after market
  • Manage market inventory and supplies

ABOUT YOU

  • Outgoing, friendly, reliable, and unflappable
  • Available to work Saturdays throughout the May-Nov farmers market season.
  • Ability to multi-task, and think on your feet.
  • Willingness – eagerness! – to get your hands dirty. If you’re not prepared to work with compost bins, and everything that goes in them, please don’t apply.
  • Preferred: Bachelors degree in a relevant field; experience working on recycling, food waste, or composting or urban agriculture; experience working with school gardens; experience working with DC-based community organizations, Spanish language skills.
  • DC RESIDENTS STRONGLY PREFERRED.
  • Required: valid driver’s license, clean driving record, and a current smartphone.
  • Entrepreneurial work ethic, and a natural sense of hustle.

Competitive hourly pay, paid time off, cell phone reimbursement, Zipcar membership. Meaningful, soul-nourishing work. Terrific, mission-driven colleagues. Room to grow professionally.

To apply, please email a resume and 100 words on why you think you’re a good fit for the Compost Cab to team@compostcab.com with the subject line: “Cabbie Candidate, Your Name.”

Compost Cabbie, Driver / Composter

Positions available in DC (2), Baltimore (1), and Northern Virginia (1)

Compost Cab is about more than rerouting food scraps, we’re about creating new soil, growing delicious food, and strengthening our urban agriculture movement. As a team member and Compost Cabbie you will have the unique opportunity to work outdoors while exploring diverse neighborhoods, and end each work day on a bountiful farm or garden where you’ll help create nutrient rich soil with all those collected food scraps. This is a dynamic position where no day is ever quite the same as the last, but the rewards are consistent.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Learn your route(s) and navigate it efficiently. Collect food scraps from subscribers and deliver them to one of our partner farms or gardens.
  • Prepare bins for delivery, document details of individual stops, and log route data.
  • Deliver and process organics alongside our farm partners and larger-scale facilities.
  • Continuously suggest improvements on everything from logistical processes to neighborhood marketing opportunities.
  • Assist with organizing and carrying out our bi-annual soil deliveries.
  • Make every interaction a delight for our subscribers.

ABOUT YOU

  • You have a clean driving record and a smartphone.
  • Deep knowledge of local streets and neighborhoods a huge plus.
  • Detail oriented, with a demonstrated ability to work independently, multitask and react quickly to changing conditions.
  • Commitment to building healthier, more sustainable communities.
  • Love of exceptional customer service, and a natural sense of hustle.
  • Self-starter-ness – a track record of consistently creating personal and professional stretch goals, then meeting or exceeding them.
  • Strong desire to work with your head AND your hands.
  • Flexibility to work occasional weekends & holidays.
  • You’re physically strong, able to lift 40 lbs, and work with your hands day in and day out.

Compost Cabbies are the heart of our work. You’re out in the community collecting from homes and apartments, and on farms & gardens, working with your hands to produce nutrient rich soil. Don’t know much about composting? Don’t worry! We process multiple times a week, giving you the opportunity to learn about this age-old process and how it ties into the local urban agriculture system.

To apply, please email a resume and 100 words on why you think you’re a good fit for Compost Cab to team@compostcab.com with the subject line: “Cabbie Candidate, Your Name.”

Live Your Values. For around $1 a day.

2017 DC Neighborhood Sustainability Fellowship

Fellowships run May-Nov in DC (10)
  • Want to help build a healthier, more sustainable city, and shape the environmental habits of more than 660,000 citizens of the nation’s capital?
  • Interested in working to help your city bring about scalable change in how we think about waste?
  • Want to be part of a team at a fast-growing sustainability company doing pioneering work in urban agriculture?
  • Do you have outstanding communications skills, an interest in education and environmentalism, and an eagerness to get your hands dirty?
  • Are you a resident of the District of Columbia?
  • Are you available to work on Saturdays May through November?

If you answered “yes” to these questions, we want to meet you – we hope you’ll apply to be a 2017 DC Neighborhood Sustainability Fellow!

We have recently been contracted by the District of Columbia Department of Public Works to help launch and manage the new, FREE, citywide organics recycling program, the first of its kind in the nation’s capital. We seek 10 dedicated, community-oriented individuals to join us as part-time 2017 Neighborhood Sustainability Fellows. The interview and hiring process will be swift – Fellowship training is set to begin May 6, 2017.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

New for 2017, Agricity created the DC Neighborhood Sustainability Fellowship to help our city pursue its goal of achieving zero waste by 2032. You’ll work with us to introduce composting and operate farmers market composting centers every week in all eight wards of the city. WE AIM TO SELECT AT LEAST ONE FELLOW FROM EACH WARD. You’ll receive training in outreach and engagement, data collection protocols, and managing on-site composting through our distributed network of small-scale sites. You’ll attend regular roundtables with sustainability leaders from the government, private, and not-for-profit communities. You’ll participate in hands-on composting workshops alongside our staff and partner organizations. And you’ll make a measurable impact on the environment and have the opportunity to help shape the future of the nation’s capital.

ABOUT THE FELLOWSHIP

You will be relentlessly focused on making it as easy as possible for people to start composting and stay composting.

  • Be part of a two-person team operating a farmers market compost dropoff point.
  • Communicate clearly and passionately with market patrons about DC’s community composting programs, and how and why they should get involved.
  • Set up and break down the market tent.
  • Collect compostables from District residents at market.
  • Manage onsite data collection for reporting purposes.
  • Work with Compost Cab staff to distribute and process compostables after market.
  • Assist in maintaining supplies in clean, working order; organize and update inventory.

ABOUT YOU

We’re seeking mission-aligned, detail-oriented people with a natural sense of hustle, a passion for delivering exceptional customer service, and a commitment to building healthier, more sustainable communities.

  • Outgoing, friendly, reliable, and unflappable
  • Available to work at least three Saturdays per month through the Fellowship.
  • Ability to multi-task, think, and react quickly, and make well-informed decisions.
  • Willingness – eagerness! – to get your hands dirty. If you’re not prepared to work with compost bins, and everything that goes in them, please don’t apply.
  • Preferred: Bachelors degree (or in progress) in a relevant field; experience working on recycling, food waste, or composting; experience working with school gardens; experience working with DC-based community organizations, Spanish language skills.
  • DC RESIDENTS STRONGLY PREFERRED.
  • Required: valid driver’s license, clean driving record, and a current smartphone.

LOCATION

Weekly markets throughout Washington, DC. Agricity is based at 1776, a global hub for startups tackling challenges in education, energy, health care, government, and other critical sectors. In addition to being a terrific community, we’re conveniently located to all public and shared transportation options.

COMPENSATION

$1,000 stipend.

TO APPLY

Please send a resume and a 100-word email cover letter (not an additional attachment!) outlining why you’re a good fit for the DC Neighborhood Sustainability Fellowship to DCNSF@agricity.net with the subject line “Fellowship Candidate, Your Name,” by May 1, 2017. Interviews will be scheduled and offers made on a rolling basis.