Work with us


Thanks so much for your interest in working as a Reverse Art Truck collector.

We are looking for an outgoing and dependable staff member for about 8 -15 hours work a week, from 8.30 am on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday weekly, driving our regular pick-up routes in Melbourne’s East, inner North and Southern suburbs.

Casual Reverse Art Truck Driver / Collector $30 per/hr,

Training and onboarding wage: $25.64 p/hr

Award:  Waste Management Award (MA000043)

Applications close Friday 24th May, 2024

Apply HERE


A Collector / Reverse Art Truck driver is a front-line representative of Reverse Art Truck ensuring our donators feel appreciated and have their donations collected regularly.

Our drivers collect resources from businesses, following pre-set routes in different regions of Melbourne; entering a range of factories, workshops, yards and warehouses to retrieve offcuts, scrap and factory seconds, of wood, plastics, cloth and cardboard from our designated collection points as well as one-off arrangements.

Drivers use a hand trolley to bring these valuable resources back to the truck and then a truck tail-lift and careful packing and strapping, before transporting them back to our Ringwood and Narre Warren stores. Drivers negotiate busy roads, yards and loading docks with our small truck, taking great care and abiding by the relevant safety protocols of each location.

On returning to the store, drivers unload and store the collections into the store-shed.

About us


Reverse Art Truck is an iconic Melbourne gra​ss roots organisation whose purpose is the reuse of materials that would have otherwise gone into landfill – making them available for the greater community, art educators, artists and crafters of all types.

For many years we have enjoyed the support of the Maroondah and Casey City Councils and the many industries who donate their offcuts to us for redistribution.

Reverse Art Truck has become so popular that it now provides materials to thousands of members of the community. Our sole aim is to provide our members with a large variety of affordable resource materials and to provide creative experiences that inspire creative thinkers of all types.

The Process

After filling out the form below our team will select a long list of applicants and we will make contact with you to organise a Zoom or Whatsapp video-interview.

From this interview, a short list will be created and these applicants will have a day ‘riding along’ with one of our team.

Finally, remaining applicants will drive for a day of pickups and be accompanied to visit our various suppliers for introduction.


Are you…

  • Friendly and enjoy meeting new people
  • Someone who takes pride in their work
  • Are a careful and considerate driver
  • Dependable and punctual
  • Licensed for a manual vehicle (car license is fine)
  • Able to work independently
  • Conscientious about health and safety – both yours and others
  • Able to lift and to use a hand-trolley and truck rear-lift, to move bulky and heavy items.



  • Determined and adventurous?
  • Have experience driving professionally
  • Have experience safely driving a light truck >8 tonne
  • Enjoy a rich creative life with an eye for curating scrap for creative reuse
  • Have experience working with not-for-profit organisations or charities.
  • A passion for the optimum use of manufactured items and materials but pragmatic about the realities of storage and capacity for reuse
  • Capable of using phone apps, (Trello, Google Maps)
  • Able to use their own phone as a contact point for regular collections (Absolutely not essential).

General Conditions

  • Adhere to correct management of personal and professional boundaries
  • Act at all times with respect to everyone (in regards to age, ability, colour, religion, race, gender identification, sexuality and nationality without exception).
  • Strictly comply with our supplier’s and with our own Health and Safety, and COVID-Safe policies and procedures.

Apply HERE