EMPLOYMENT


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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.

OFFICE ASSISTANT

Development Department
Part time, non-benefitted position

Office Assistant

Development Department
Part time, non-benefitted position

Salary

$9.62 to $12.00 an hour

Schedule

29 hours per week, schedule varies; M-F, occasional weekend or evening

Job Summary

Red Butte Garden is looking for an energetic individual to help in our Development department. Assists Garden concert donors in person or over the telephone. Utilizes RBG’s database to process gifts and reports. Provides support during outdoor concerts for the Concert Donor Club members, processes tickets and season packages, and provides general office support.

Responsibilities

  • Answers telephones, providing assistance to and solving issues for Garden concert club donors.
  • Processes payments.
  • Processes tickets and ticket packages on third party ticketing system.
  • Creates and maintains files.
  • Provides set up for concerts on donor terrace and reserved seats.
  • Provides oversight and direction to concert volunteers on donor terrace
  • Provides customer service during concerts for members of Concert Donor Club.
  • Assists in the maintenance of RBG’s database.
  • Processes University gift reports.
  • Answers questions about the organization and associated activities.
  • Assists with word processing, data entry and internet searches.
  • Assists in staffing for special events. Evening shifts required.

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.

EVENT HOST/HOSTESS

Visitor Services Department
Part time, seasonal position

Event Host/Hostess

Visitor Services Department
Part time, seasonal position

Salary

$11.00 to $11.50 an hour

Schedule

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.

GREENHOUSE GARDENER

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

Greenhouse Gardener

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

Salary

$10.50 - $11.00 an hour

Schedule

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.

SCHOOL PROGRAMS CLASSROOM ASSISTANT

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

School Programs Classroom Assistant

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

Salary

$10.00 - $12.00 an hour

Schedule

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

  • 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

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.

SUMMER CAMP EDUCATOR

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

Summer Camp Educator

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

Salary

$10.00 to $12.00 an hour

Schedule

29 Hours per Week , M-F, 8:30 – 5 pm with an occasional evening or weekend

Job Summary

Red Butte Garden is looking for energetic individuals to help with our Summer Camp program. Under the direction of the Youth Education Coordinator and the Youth and Family Programs Manager, the Summer Camp Educator is responsible for helping to plan, develop, and teach summer camps at Red Butte Garden. This is a part-time, non-benefitted, seasonal position. Work schedule is approximately 29 hours per week with some weekend and evening work required. Position runs from May 2017 through August 2017, with the potential to extend through the end of October 2017.

Responsibilities

Job duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Preparing for and teaching weeklong summer camps in accordance with the Garden’s informal,STEAM-based pedagogy
  • Providing and maintaining a supportive, engaging learning environment for program participants
  • Providing age-appropriate, hands-on activities that explore the connections between plants, the natural world, andSTEAM-based subjects
  • Insuring the well-being of program participants by following all safety and security rules, procedures, and protocols
  • Providing extraordinary guest service to all program participants, parents, and Garden colleagues
  • Assisting with daily operations by maintaining supplies, facilities, and equipment
  • Reviewing curricula and providing feedback to the Youth Programs Manager
  • Providing direction, leadership, and feedback to support staff, including but not limited to volunteers and interns
  • Assisting the Programs Department other activities, programs, and seasonal events as needed

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 food handlers permit, TB test, 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
  • Previous experience working with children
  • Basic knowledge of lesson planning
  • Must be flexible and able 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
  • Understanding of a variety of teaching methods in order to adjust activities to include interests and abilities of various ages and groups of campers
  • Excellent classroom management skills
  • Enthusiasm, sense of humor, and patience
  • Dependable and punctual
  • Ability to accept supervision and guidance

 
 







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