Jobs / Employment at Red Butte Garden


весело!

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.

ASSISTANT HORTICULTURIST (IPM SPECIALIST)

Horticulture Department
Full time, benefited position

Assistant Horticulturist (IPM Specialist)

Horticulture Department
Full time, benefited position

Salary

$12.02 - $17.00 hourly

Schedule

40 hours per week - Weekend shift required (Tuesday through Saturday)

Job Summary

Red Butte Garden is seeking an assistant for the Greenhouse team. This full time, year round, benefited position has lead responsibility for the Integrated Pest Management program within the Garden’s Greenhouses, seasonal and indoor displays; assists in implementing the plant production program; the operation, maintenance and repair of greenhouse facilities and equipment; installing and maintaining seasonal and indoor displays and leads seasonal staff and volunteers as requested.

This is a full-time year-round position. Actual days and times will vary according to coverage needs of the greenhouses and indoor display maintenance in-between scheduled events. A regular weekend shift is required.

The position requires attendance in order to perform the job duties.

Responsibilities

1) Assists in programming and running the Integrated Pest Management Program by scouting, monitoring, identifying, and applying appropriate control options to address plant health concerns. Recommends IPM protocol policy. Diagnoses health problems and identifies remedies. Selects and applies control options for insects, disease, and weeds. Control options may include a variety of IPM tools such as beneficial insects, herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, disinfectants, and sanitation. Special attention to beneficial insect use is emphasized. Tracks and evaluates effectiveness of control measures. Inventories and recommends orders as needed and within budgets. Posts necessary email notifications regarding re-entry. Coordinates applications to avoid disruption of scheduled events. Must be able and willing to apply chemical applications.

2) Assists in managing irrigation of plant material on a daily basis in greenhouse areas, containers, and interior displays. Ensures automated irrigation systems are programmed and running as scheduled. Provides training and direction for staff and volunteers concerning plant irrigation needs and hand watering techniques. Hand waters as needed.

3) Assists in keeping the facilities and equipment functioning by checking temperatures and operation of equipment, suggesting large repairs, performing minor repairs, scheduling and performing minor cleaning and maintenance tasks.

4) Provides leadership for seasonal staff and volunteer groups as assigned, including instruction, constructive criticism, planning and communication. Recommends scheduling of garden and equipment maintenance tasks. Care should taken to minimize impact to garden events.

5) Assists in implementing the plant production program for gardens, plant sales and seasonal displays. Assists in providing correct cultural needs including scheduling, temperatures, fertilization, lighting, plant moisture levels, soils and sanitation. Assists in propagation by seed, cutting, and division. Maintains plant quality with timely transplanting, pinching, pruning, trimming, and growth regulator applications. Other production duties include but are not limited to: production inventory organization, maintaining plant records; ordering and receiving plants, seeds and growing supplies.

6) Assists in the installation and maintenance of outdoor seasonal displays (assigned annual beds, containers and baskets). Duties include but are not limited to: designing and recommending plants for displays, weeding, mulching, hand watering, fertilization, deadheading, pruning, pest diagnostics and control, debris removal, sweeping sidewalks, and irrigation repair. Displays installed shall be approved by the Greenhouse Coordinator.

7) Assists in installation and maintenance of indoor plant displays. Duties include but are not limited to: designing and recommending plants for displays, replacing short term displays as needed, arranging, replacing permanent display plants as needed, debris removal, trimming, dead heading, cleaning foliage, pruning, mossing, fertilizing, weeding and hand watering. Displays installed shall be approved by the Greenhouse Coordinator. Able to lift 50 lbs.

8) Serves as a professional staff member in responding to public inquiries; providing content for garden publications, website, TV and radio spots; providing training for volunteers and periodically teaching programs in the area of expertise.

9) Serves as lead greenhouse staff in the absence of the Greenhouse Coordinator as assigned.

Qualifications

Associate degree in Horticulture, Biology or a related field, or equivalency; 1 year of greenhouse and garden supervisory experience; a valid Utah State Non-Commercial Pesticide Applicator License; a general knowledge of plant identification and nomenclature; and specific knowledge of grounds and garden maintenance required. Demonstrated oral and written communications skills to deal effectively with a diverse clientele are also required.

Preferences

Must be willing to get a valid Utah State Non-Commercial Pesticide Applicator license within three months.

ASSISTANT HORTICULTURIST (NATIVE PLANTS & NATURAL AREA MANAGEMENT)

Horticulture Department
Full time, benefited position

Assistant Horticulturist (Native Plants & Natural Area Management)

Horticulture Department
Full time, benefited position

Salary

$12.02 - $16.00 hourly

Schedule

40 hours per week - Sunday through Thursday, evening shift may be required from April thru October

Job Summary

Red Butte Garden is seeking an Assistant Horticulturist to assist with all maintenance and care for our Entrance Gardens, Cottam’s Grove, Wildflower Meadow and Natural Areas.

Responsibilities

1) The purpose of this position is to assist the Crewleader in providing all care for the assigned areas.

2) Assists in identifying, prioritizing and implementing required landscape maintenance and living plant collections care needs, with a strong focus on native and water wise plants and natural area management, while assuring that maintenance activities do not conflict with private and garden events.

3) Assists in leading and training temporary staff and volunteers.

4) Duties also include pest management, noxious weed removal, trail maintenance, snow removal, event support and other duties as necessary to support the mission of Red Butte Garden.

Qualifications

Associate degree in Horticulture, Biology or a related field, or equivalency; 1 year of greenhouse and garden supervisory experience; a valid Utah State Non-Commercial Pesticide Applicator License; a general knowledge of plant identification and nomenclature; and specific knowledge of grounds and garden maintenance required. Demonstrated oral and written communications skills to deal effectively with a diverse clientele are also required.

Valid Utah State non-commercial pesticide applicators license required within 6 months of hire.

Preferences

Bachelor’s degree in Horticulture, Botany or related field.

At least 2 years experience in horticulture with emphasis on native plants, dryland gardening, and/or habitat restoration.

Experience with trail maintenance.

Demonstrated experience with landscape design.

Vertebrate control certification.

LANDSCAPE GARDENER CREWLEADER

Horticulture Department
Full time, benefited position

Landscape Gardener Crewleader

Horticulture Department
Full time, benefited position

Salary

$15.19 - $21.63 hourly

Schedule

40 hours per week - Weekend shift required (Sunday thru Thursday), and one evening shift/week required during summer months.

Job Summary

Red Butte Garden is seeking a Landscape Crewleader for an assigned area including the Terrace and Water Pavilion Gardens.

Responsibilities

This is a working supervisory position responsible for the management and care of an assigned area within Red Butte Garden. including the living plant collections held within.

Responsible for identifying, prioritizing and implementing required maintenance needs in the assigned area living plant collection and the training and supervision of seasonal staff and volunteers in performing those duties.

Duties include: landscape designs, plant installation, all aspects of maintenance and preservation care for assigned areas and their living plant collections, snow removal, event support and all other duties as required to support the mission of Red Butte Garden.

Assures that maintenance activities do not impact scheduled private and/or Garden events.

Hires, trains and supervises seasonal employees; provides performance feedback and disciplines as necessary.

Assures gardening practices are water and resource wise.

Assures safe practices, operation of equipment, applications of pesticides as necessary.

Participates in various committees including the Design & Maintenance Committee, Collections Committees, and responds to public inquiries about plants and water-wise gardening.

Qualifications

An Associate’s degree in a related field and two years experience related to the area of assignment; a valid Utah Driver’s license; and a Utah Pesticide Applicator’s license required. Dependent upon area of assignment, a Utah Commercial Driver’s License class B may be required.

Preferences

STRONGLY prefer a Bachelors degree in Horticulture, related field or equivalent.

Three years of experience in horticulture with focus on ornamental plant care, particularly culinary herbs and medicinal plants; demonstrated landscape design skills, and three years experience in supervision.

A commitment to provide excellent customer service, demonstrated human relations skills, demonstrated communication skills, verbally and in writing, able to operate equipment common to the trade, and moderate computer skills.

CLASSROOM ASSISTANT

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

Classroom Assistant

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

Salary

$10.00 - $12.00 an hour

Schedule

29 - 30 hours per week. Work schedule dependent on season; with an occasional weekend and evening required.

Job Summary

Red Butte Garden is seeking a part-time School Programs Assistant. Join a great team and gain valuable experience planning and teaching school programs at the Garden. This is a part-time, non-benefitted, year-round position. Work schedule is 19-29 hours per week, depending on the season, with occasional weekend and evening work required.

Responsibilities

Job duties include but are not limited to:

  • Teaching on and off-site school programs to elementary school students
  • Conducting teacher Professional Development workshops throughout the state
  • Leading and assisting with activities at festivals and other special programs
  • Assisting with daily operations by maintaining supplies, facilities and equipment
  • Providing administrative support through data reporting and teacher communications
  • Providing lead assistance with seasonal education staff

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
  • Must enjoy being outdoors and working with children
  • Previous experience working with children and some knowledge of basic lesson planning
  • Must be proactive, flexible and able to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Some state-wide travel is required
  • 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.

 
 







801.585.0556 | 300 WAKARA WAY, SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84108
Copyright © Red Butte Garden