Job Opportunities

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Cashier
Event Host/Hostess
Greenhouse Gardener
School Programs Classroom Assistant
Gardener


Cashier
Visitor Services Department

Part time, seasonal position

Salary:

$10.50 an hour

Hours:

Variable 29 hours per week, some weekend and evenings

Job Summary:

Red Butte Garden is currently accepting applications for our Visitor Services Staff. We are seeking friendly, out going, energetic individuals who are willing to provide top-notch service to our guests and customers at the Red Butte Garden Visitor Center. If you are a “people-person” that would enjoy working with the public on a day to day basis, we would like to meet you. As a representative of the Garden you have the opportunity to make a great first impression with first time visitors while expanding our relationships with our Garden visitors and growing member base.

Responsibilities:

Collects money and returns change to customers.

Counts money collected during shift, balances it with tickets or items sold, and submits to supervisor for review.

Provides directions and answers general questions about Garden. Opens and closes facilities at beginning and end of shifts.

Cleans work area by sweeping floors, wiping off counters.

May assist at special events.

May perform clerical tasks such as answering phones, responding to mail, or filing.

Within the framework of University policy, the Cashier has the authority to carry out transactions related to the collection of payment for fees, fines, tickets, and purchases, and to give directions and respond to general questions. The Cashier is responsible for handling and safekeeping of cash during the shift. Requests for exceptions to policy are referred to the supervisor.

• This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Qualifications:

Six months cashiering experience, basic mathematical skills, and demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills required. Word processing and spreadsheet skills may be preferred for certain positions.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.

Preferences:

The ideal candidate will have customer service and cash handling experience, hospitality experience, and possess basic computer skills. Duties include greeting and assisting customers in the Gift Shop, selling concert tickets, assisting with events and maintaining cleanliness of the facilities. This is a part time seasonal position the hours and shifts will vary. Some evening and weekend work is required.

To Apply:
http://employment.utah.edu/salt-lake-city-ut/cashier/F6CD9E224BBB4B28B12...


Event Host/Hostess
Visitor Services Department

Salary:

$11.00 to $11.50 an hour

Hours:

20 - 29 hours per week, weekend and evening work is required – hours and shifts will vary

Job Summary:

Red Butte Garden is currently accepting applications for our Private Event Staff. We are seeking professional, energetic individuals to assist in the set-up and take-down of weddings, corporate parties and other private events. This position involves coordination with vendors, event planners and other Red Butte Garden departments while providing top-quality guest services to event attendees and clients.

Responsibilities:

Receives, greets and directs visitors attending private events. Ideal applicants should have at least six months experience in customer service or event implementation, strong human relation and communication skills, a commitment to provide excellent customer service and possess basic computer skills.

Qualifications:

High school diploma or equivalency required. One year full-time customer service experience or equivalency, demonstrated human relation and effective communication skills also required.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.

To Apply:

http://employment.utah.edu/salt-lake-city-ut/office-assistant/59F2333D7A...


Greenhouse Gardener
Horticulture Department

Part time, non-benefitted position (seasonal)

Salary:

$10.50 - $11.00 an hour

Hours:

19 hrs per week - work schedule varies, weekend shift required

Job Summary:

The Horticulture Department at Red Butte Garden is looking for a part-time gardener for our greenhouse team. We are seeking someone who wants to work with and learn more about plants and gardening, and enjoys working both indoors in a greenhouse and working outdoors. Would you enjoy learning more about gardening, and working with people who are passionate about plants and nature? We strongly prefer people who are committed to the role of a Botanical Garden and want to be a part of a great team!

Responsibilities:

A primary duty is to ensure through detail oriented hand watering that plants have the proper moisture levels.

Must be willing and able to perform detail hand watering for several hours a day; co-lift 60 lb bales of soil/media and large plants for interior-scape changeouts; operate soil mixer; work from ladders to hang shade cloths, change lights, hang/maintain color baskets; use a backpack sprayer to apply sanitation and disinfectant products and pesticides like insecticidal soaps and horticultural oils, under the supervision of a certified pesticide applicator; flexible with working on a variety of projects associated with simple greenhouse facilities maintenance, cleaning, and crop production.

Other duties include: make hose repairs as needed, weeding, planting, deadheading, pruning, fertilization, transplanting, sweeping, & event support.

Qualifications:

Nine months professional work experience with the responsibility for five or more acres of grounds, or equivalency; a valid Utah vehicle operator’s license required; and demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills required.

Preferences:

Nine months professional work experience or education in a related field preferred, but not required.
Must be able to work 16- 19/hrs week, year-round.
Must be able to work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions and temperature extremes, and understand the physical commitment required for gardening.
Must have proven written and oral communication skills, a commitment to provide excellent customer service and ability to work cooperatively with others.

To Apply:

http://employment.utah.edu/salt-lake-city-ut/gardener/1097F727BC51499591...


School Programs Classroom Assistant
Programs Department

Part time, non-benefitted position (seasonal)

Salary:

$10.00 - $12.00 an hour

Hours:

Monday thru Thursday, occasional Friday, and weekend

Job Summary:

Red Butte Garden is seeking a part-time Education Assistant. Join a great team and gain valuable experience planning and teaching school programs at the Garden. This is a part-time, non-benefitted, seasonal position. Work schedule is 20-29 hours per week, (Monday through Thursday) depending on the season, with occasional Friday, weekend, and evening work required. Position runs through October 2017.

Responsibilities:

Job duties include but are not limited to:
• Teaching on and off-site school programs to elementary school students
• Assisting with daily operations by maintaining supplies, facilities and equipment

Qualifications:

This is an entry-level position. Training will be provided. Must demonstrate an interest in learning about child development and guidance; a willingness to take direction from the assigned teacher; willing to obtain a Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) background check, first aid training are required. Demonstrated human relation and effective human relations skills are also required.

Preferences:

• Background in education, environmental studies or horticulture
• Proven written and verbal communication skills
• Must enjoy being outdoors and working with children
• Previous experience working with children and some knowledge of basic lesson planning
• Proactive, flexible, strong organizational skills; ability to work both independently and as part of a team
• Bachelor’s degree
• An interest in plants demonstrated either by education or previous employment
• Experience working in an outdoor setting

To Apply:

http://employment.utah.edu/salt-lake-city-ut/classroom-assistant/E8403A1...


Gardener
Horticulture Department

Part time, non-benefitted position (seasonal)

Salary:

$10.50 - $11.25 an hour

Hours:

Must be able to commit to working 16-29 hrs/per week beginning March 1st. Exact schedule will be coordinated with supervisor upon hire. May require a weekend shift and/or occasional evening shift. Season typically runs through mid/late November.

Job Summary:

The Horticulture Department at Red Butte Garden is seeking seasonal gardeners who want to work with and learn more about plants and gardening. Do you like nature or being outdoors? Would you enjoy learning more about gardening, and working with people who are passionate about plants and nature? We strongly prefer people who are committed to the role of a Botanical Garden and want to be a part of a great team!

Responsibilities:

Exact duties vary depending upon assigned team.
Outdoor Garden: planting, weeding, mulching, deadheading, pruning, watering, fertilization, pest control, trash removal, sweeping, event support, etc.
Entrance & Natural Areas: same as above and including trail maintenance and noxious weed removal, etc.
Irrigation/Lawns/Equipment: push mowing, weed-eating, irrigation system repairs, trash removal, sweeping, event support, etc.

Qualifications:

A valid Utah vehicle operator’s license required; and demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills required.

Preferences:

Nine months professional work experience with the responsibility for five or more acres of grounds, or equivalency.
People who enjoy gardening and working with plants and/or a desire to learn more, and are able to work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions and temperature extremes.
Must commit to working 16-29 hrs/wk beginning early March, have proven written and oral communication skills, a commitment to provide excellent customer service and ability to work cooperatively with others, and understand the physical commitment required for gardening.

TO APPLY:
http://employment.utah.edu/salt-lake-city-ut/gardener/B06778DB0E8042C2B1...

HOURS (MDT)

Closed Thanksgiving Day and Dec 24-Jan 1

*On days when outdoor concerts are scheduled, garden hours are 9AM-5PM

Only Service Animals are allowed in the garden

GENERAL ADMISSION

Members: Free
Adults (ages 18-64): $12
Seniors (ages 65+): $10
Military w/ID: $10
Children (ages 3-17): $7
Children (under 3): Free
U of U Faculty/Staff: $10
U of U Students: Free with valid ID

Groups (12 or more) $1 off ea. person

Enjoy half-price admission December, January, and February

CONTACT
(801)585-0556

LOCATION
300 Wakara Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
How to Get Here

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