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.

ASSISTANT HORTICULTURIST

Horticulture Department
Full time, benefited position

Assistant Horticulturist

Horticulture Department
Full time, benefited position

Salary

$12.02 to $14.40

Schedule

Tuesday through Saturday, with an evening shift April through October

Job Summary

Red Butte Garden is seeking an Assistant Horticulturist to assist the Lead Horticulturist in providing care for a specific area of the outdoor garden, including the Four Seasons, Orangerie and Children’s Gardens and the living plant collections located within those gardens.

Responsibilities

Assists in identifying, prioritizing and implementing maintenance and care required for the assigned areas, including all aspects of landscape maintenance, pest monitoring and treatment, interactive fountain maintenance, snow removal, event support, and all other duties as required to support the mission of the Garden. Assists in training seasonal staff and volunteers, and providing leadership as assigned and in the absence of the Lead Horticulturist.

Assists in assuring that maintenance activities do not impact scheduled garden or private events. May serve on one or more department committees.

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

STRONGLYPREFER a Bachelor’s degree in Horticulture or a related field, plus two year’s experience specifically related to the area of assignment, and two year’s supervisory experience. Must possess a commitment to provide excellent customer service, demonstrated human relations skills, a valid drivers license and proof of insurability, able to operate all equipment common to the trade, and proficient with microsoft office programs.

WEEKEND EDUCATION ASSISTANT

Programs Department
Part time, non-benefitted position

Weekend Education Assistant

Programs Department
Part time, non-benefitted position

Salary

$10.00 - $12.00 an hour

Schedule

Mostly weekend work required

Job Summary

Red Butte Garden is seeking a part-time Weekend Education Assistant. Join a great team and gain valuable experience planning and teaching weekend programs for children at the Garden. This is a part-time, non-benefitted, year-round position. Work schedule is 15-19 hours per week, with mostly weekend (Friday and Saturday) work required.

Responsibilities

  • Planning and teaching: Garden Adventure classes, Sprout House Workshops, and other weekend youth programs
  • Preparing Sprout House for classes and other programs, welcoming participants, leading activities with other staff, Sprout House cleanup, and insuring guest satisfaction
  • Assisting with daily operations by maintaining supplies, facilities, and equipment
  • Assisting the Youth Programs Coordinator and the Youth & Family Programs Manager with other activities and 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

  • Excellent customer service skills
  • An interest in plants demonstrated either by education or previous employment
  • Self-directed, punctual, enthusiastic, highly organized, and trustworthy

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.

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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