Jobs / Employment at Red Butte Garden


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Red Butte Garden seeks to connect people with plants and the beauty of living landscapes. Our staff is a community that understands, values, protects, and is enriched by the world of plants.

Whether you are working outside with our awesome Horticulture staff, or helping the garden grow behind the scenes, you will get to work in a beautiful environment with the best people around.

If you love nature as much as we do and want to be part of an awesome team, apply today!




Click the panels below for information about each position.

AMERICORPS

School Programs Assistant

School Programs Assistant

Programs Department

AmeriCorps is a National Service program that supports direct service to meet important community needs. AmeriCorps is an equal opportunity program and we seek to provide reasonable accommodations for application and service.

Schedule

Position is Monday through Friday with some weekend and evening work required. Begins January 2018.

Job Summary

Applications are now being accepted for a full-time, 12-month term (1700 hours) AmeriCorps position with the Red Butte Garden Programs Department. The AmeriCorps Programs Specialist will work with a variety of young audiences.

Responsibilities

  • Teaching on and off-site school programs to elementary school students.
  • Planning curriculum for and teaching Saturday classes and summer camps.
  • Leading environmentally-themed activities at festivals and other special programs.
  • Assisting with daily operations by maintaining supplies, facilities and equipment.

Qualifications

The successful candidate will have a background in education, horticulture or ecology. Must enjoy being outdoors and working with children. Teaching experience preferred. Own transportation is required.

Salary

Compensation includes a bi-monthly stipend of approximately $526, (total of $12,630 for the 12-month period), and an education stipend of $5,815.00 upon successful completion of the 1,700 hour commitment. Health benefits and environmental education training included.

To Apply

Please email your resume to:

Amie Cox, School Programs Manager

amie.cox@redbutte.utah.edu

GREENHOUSE GARDENER

Horticulture Department
Part time, non-benefitted position (seasonal)

Greenhouse Gardener

Horticulture Department
Part time, non-benefitted position (seasonal)

Salary

$10.50 - $11.50 an hour

Schedule

19 hours 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
  • 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. Selected applicant will be expected to obtain a pesticide applicator’s license.

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.

GARDENER

Horticulture Department
Part time, non-benefitted position (seasonal)

Gardener

Horticulture Department
Part time, non-benefitted position (seasonal)

Salary

$10.50 - $11.25 an hour

Schedule

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.

 
 







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