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!
$12.02 - $18.00 an hour
Tuesday – Saturday 8 am – 4:30 pm; occasional weekend and evenings required
Red Butte Garden is seeking an assistant Horticulturist for the Greenhouse team. This full time, year-round, benefited position has lead responsibility for the greenhouse Production program, which includes seasonal and indoor displays; Integrated Pest Management; the operation, maintenance and repair of greenhouse facilities and equipment; installing and maintaining seasonal and indoor displays and supervisors seasonal staff and volunteers as requested.
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.
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. Assist in propagation by seed, cutting, and division. Maintaining 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. Responsible for recording and scheduling propagation in the Garden’s Plant Records database system, BRAHMS.
Supervise seasonal staff and volunteer groups as assigned, provide instruction, correction, planning and communication.
Coordinate with IPM specialist on the implementation of IPM protocols by scouting, monitoring, sanitation, and identifying control options to address plant health concerns. Selecting and applying pesticides to control insects, disease and weeds in the greenhouses and surrounding areas. Assist in the selection and ordering beneficial insects and pesticides within budget andIPMprotocols. Ensure all safety procedures are enforced and addressed regarding pesticide use. Ensure all notifications and records are kept for all applications.
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.
Coordinate with Designer in the installation and maintenance of interior and outdoor seasonal displays.
Assist in implementing a trial plant program to be used in future seasonal displays collections and plant sales
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.
Serves as lead greenhouse staff in the absence of the Greenhouse Coordinator.
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.
Bachelor’s degree in horticulture or greenhouse management. Supervisory experience. Able to get a valid Utah Pesticide License within six months of employment.
$15.19 - $23.00 an hour
40 hours per week. Monday - Friday 8:30 am – 5 pm with an occasional evening and weekend
Red Butte Garden is seeking a Horticulture Program Coordinator. This position manages the spring and fall plant sales, Chairs the Safety Committee, implements the horticultural and safety training programs, and oversees the water-wise plant evaluation program. This position provides professional, horticultural content for Garden publications, website and for interpretive signage in the Garden. Provides horticultural support for the care of the Garden and Natural Area. This is a full-time, year-round position, and requires attendance in order to perform job duties
Bachelor’s degree in Horticulture, Biology, or a related field, or equivalency, and two years of experience in horticulture. Strong knowledge and understanding of plant culture and best practices for ornamental and/or native plant care.
Additional license requirements as determined by the hiring department.
This position is not responsible for providing patient care. Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.
$10.00 - $12.00 hourly
Monday through Thursday, 15 - 20 hours per week
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 and working seasonal events. This is a part-time, non-benefitted, seasonal position. Work schedule is 15-20 hours per week, (Monday through Thursday) depending on the season, with occasional Friday, weekend, and evening work required. Position runs through October 2018.
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.
$11.00 - $12.00 an hour
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.
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!
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.
A valid Utah vehicle operator’s license required; and demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills required.
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.
$10.50 - $11.50 an hour
19 hours per week. Work schedule varies; weekend shift required
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!
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
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.
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.