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.

DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST

Development Department
Full time, benefitted position

Development Specialist (Grant and Annual Gift Manager)

Development Department
Full time, benefitted position

Salary

$31,600 - $40,000 annually

Schedule

Monday - Friday; 8:30 am to 5pm with occasional nights and weekend

Job Summary

Responsible for Red Butte Garden’s grant and annual appeal programs. Coordinates with the Director of Development for Red Butte Garden and other development managers with donor stewardship, research, recognition, correspondence and grant writing. Assist in organizing and implementing fundraising campaigns and special projects.

Responsibilities

  • Manage all grant pre-proposals and full proposals. Help identify prospective grant opportunities, grant writing and processing of grant applications.
  • Organize the Garden’s annual appeals including planning, reporting and evaluation for the spring and fall appeals.
  • Responsible for memorial tracking and correspondence.
  • Research and evaluate Garden donors.
  • Organize the yearly phoneathon including preparing call lists, scheduling, tracking and evaluation
  • Work with the Development Department at special events including donor and member events, concerts, capital campaign events, donor lunches and other meetings.
  • Create quarterly donor updates and special communications.
  • Write and/or edit departmental information for website and quarterly newsletters.
  • Assist with special projects, represent the department in cross-departmental committees and other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Public Relations, Marketing, or a related field, or equivalency; and demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills required. Experience which includes fundraising, grant and publication writing, planning and implementing special events and programs and a successful track record in raising donations is preferred.

Preferences

Applicants should be self-motivated and have strong writing and communication skills. Experience with grant writing and donor databases preferred.

CLASSROOM ASSISTANT

Programs Department
Part time, non-benefitted position

Classroom Assistant

Programs Department
Part time, non-benefitted position

Salary

$10.00 to $13.00 an hour

Schedule

typically Monday - Friday; hours and days can vary; occasional evening and weekend

Job Summary

Red Butte Garden is looking for Youth Program Assistants that will work under the direction of the Youth Education Coordinator and the Youth and Family Programs Manager. The Youth Programs Assistant is responsible for helping to plan, develop, and coordinate on-site Youth Programs that advance the Garden’s mission to connect people with plants and the beauty of living landscapes

Responsibilities

Job duties include but are not limited to:

  • Assist with planning, developing, and coordinating Youth Programs including but not limited to: Summer Camps, Lil’ Bud Preschool Classes, and Garden Adventures
  • Assist with developing, writing, and evaluating program curricula that explores the connections between plants, the natural world, and STEAM-based subjects
  • Assist with planning, preparation, and execution of other Youth and Family events and programs including but not limited to: Arbor Day, Monday Family Nights, Summer Campouts, Garden After Dark, Winter Solstice, and Traveling Exhibits
  • Assist with daily operations by maintaining supplies, facilities, and equipment
  • Assist with providing direction, leadership, and feedback to support staff, including but not limited to Weekend Educators, Summer Camp Educators, volunteers, and interns
  • Perform any other departmental duties as directed by the Youth Education Coordinator and/or the Youth and Family Programs Manger.

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
  • Curriculum writing experience
  • 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
  • Enthusiasm, sense of humor, and patience
  • Dependable and punctual

GARDENER

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

Gardener

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

Salary

$11.00 - $12.00 an hour

Schedule

16 - 29 hours per week. Must be able to commit to working 16-29 hrs/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 plants and learn more about gardening. Do you prefer working outdoors, while learning more about plants and nature and working with people who are passionate about what they do? 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 and schedules vary depending upon assigned team. Outdoor Garden: planting, weeding, mulching, deadheading, pruning, watering, fertilization, pest control, trash removal, sweeping, event support, etc. Entrance & Natural Area: same as above and including trail maintenance and invasive weed removal, etc. Irrigation/Lawns/Equipment: lawn 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 preferred, but not required. People who enjoy gardening, working with plants and/or desire to learn more. Able to work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions and temperature extremes, and understand the physical commitment required for gardening. Proven written and spoken communication skills, a commitment to provide excellent customer service, and ability to work cooperatively with others. Must commit to working 16-29 hrs/wk beginning early March.

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. 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. 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.

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

Monday thru Friday, hours vary, occasional evening and weekend.

Job Summary

Red Butte Garden Development department is looking for an energetic individual to help in our Development department. Assists Garden members in person or over the telephone. Utilizes RBG’s database to process gift reports. Provides general office support.

Responsibilities

  • 1. Answers telephones, providing assistance to and solving issues for Garden members.
  • 2. Processes membership payments.
  • 3. Creates and maintains files.
  • 4. Assists in the maintenance of RBG’s database.
  • 5. Processes University gift reports.
  • 6. Answers questions about the organization and associated activities.
  • 7. Assists with word processing, data entry and internet searches.
  • 8. Assists in staffing for special events.

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.

 
 







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