Jobs / Employment at Red Butte Garden



Become a part of something beautiful.

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!




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DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

Development Department
Full time, benefitted position

Development Director

Development Department
Full time, benefitted position

Salary

$65,000 - $90,000 annually

Schedule

Monday - Friday; 8:30 am to 5 pm; occasional evenings and weekends

Job Summary

Directs all development activities involved with the cultivation and solicitation of donations from individuals, corporations, foundations and government agencies. This includes directing and coordinating efforts to solicit and secure gifts, including operating, capital, and planned gifts, sponsorships, and the planning and coordinating of the Annual Giving Program.

Responsibilities

  • Plan and implement strategies to increase fund-raising effectiveness including; corporate gift giving, capital campaigns, planned giving, sponsorships, annual giving, major gifts, grant acquisitions, and special.
  • Develop long term relationships with potential donors.
  • Responsible for cultivating prospects as potential donors for the Garden.
  • Solicit and close on gifts from donors at all funding levels, particularly major and planned gifts.
  • Ensure appropriate recognition of donors, oversees donor communications.
  • Organize and direct board fundraising and other committees within the Garden.
  • Oversee all Garden fund-raising programs.
  • Provide volunteer training for fund-raising participants.
  • Track the solicitation progress and ensures that proper records are kept of each solicitation to avoid duplication of efforts and possible embarrassment.
  • Set and administer the departmental budget.
  • Monitor gift accounts, including endowed and expendable funds, to ensure that they are being managed in accordance with the donor’s gift agreements.
  • Organize the Development Department for effectiveness and efficiency, which includes to recruit, hire, train, supervise and evaluate development staff and volunteers.
  • Use market research to aid in fund raising.
  • Problem Solving

This position has the authority to hire and fire staff upon the approval of the Executive Director, to approve expenditures of the Garden’s Development Department consistent with approved budget and departmental goals and plans. The incumbent makes direct contact with potential donors and foundations, maintains donor relations within the procedures determined by the University President’s office related to donor clearance.

The major challenges of this position will be development of a robust planned giving program, obtaining major gifts for capital projects and annual operating support, achieving annual fund-raising financial objectives in a competitive market, creating new revenue streams, and development and supervision of an effective, efficient, creative department.

This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Business, Communication, Public Relations, English, or a related field, or equivalency (2 years related work experience may be substituted for 1 year of education). Five years experience in fundraising, marketing, sales, business, public relations, annual, corporate or foundation giving which includes two years of budgeting and supervisory experience. Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills required. Experience in grant or proposal writing, public speaking, a background working with print and/or electronic media, an understanding of university fundraising practices and personnel management is preferred.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.

OFFICE ASSISTANT - WORK STUDY

Horticulture Department
Part time, seasonal, non-benefitted position

Office Assistant - WORK STUDY

Horticulture Department
Part time, seasonal, non-benefitted position

Salary

$9.62 to $12.00

Schedule

19 hours per week. Monday - Friday, between the hours of 8am & 5pm; flexible, will work with school schedule.

Job Summary

This position assists the Horticulture Department’s Plant Records and/or Administrative personnel with botanical research, data entry, and other office tasks.

Responsibilities

  • Visitor service (receives, greets and directs visitors to appropriate people or building)
  • Scans invoices and documents and files them appropriately
  • Assists with word processing and data entry
  • Plant data research
  • Photo editing and labeling
  • Outdoor tasks such as photography, bloom date collection, and plant label placement
  • Plant label assembly, cleaning, and organizing
  • May assist with greenhouse watering, inventory, etc.
This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

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.

Preferences

  • Botany, horticulture or gardening experience
  • Database experience
  • Office experience

EDUCATION OUTREACH ASSISTANT

Programs Department
Part time, seasonal, non-benefitted position

Education Outreach Assistant

Programs Department
Part time, seasonal, non-benefitted position

Salary

$12.00 - $14.00 hourly. 29 hours per week.

Schedule

Monday – Friday, with occasional weekend or overnight stays in various urban and rural school districts throughout Utah.

Job Summary

Red Butte Garden is seeking a part time Education Outreach Assistant. Join a great team and gain valuable experience planning and teaching on and off-site school programs throughout the state of Utah. This is a part-time, non-benefitted seasonal position that runs through the Academic School Year (September – May) Work schedule is 29 hours per week. Monday through Friday with occasional weekend or overnight stays in various urban and rural school districts throughout Utah.

Responsibilities

  • Teaching on and off-site school programs to elementary school students.
  • Assisting with Teacher workshop trainings.
  • Traveling and providing high-quality inquiry-based horticulture programming in formal classrooms throughout the state of Utah.
  • Assisting with daily operations by maintaining supplies and facilities, and operating equipment, including university vehicles.
  • Assisting the Programs Department with other activities, programs, and seasonal events as needed.

This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Qualifications

Three years experience as a classroom assistant in a related academic area, or equivalency; knowledge and understanding of a variety of teaching methods in order to adjust activities/training session to include participants of different ages; a thorough knowledge of related academic subjects in order to participate in developing classroom activities/programs; and demonstrated knowledge of teaching methods and communication skills to conduct educational activities and/or training sessions in a clear and concise manner required. Demonstrated human relation and effective communication skills are also required.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.

Preferences

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education or Environmental Science.
  • An interest in plants demonstrated by education or previous employment.
  • Experience working in both outdoor/indoor settings.
  • A passion for working with students and teachers. Specifically, in the field of life science.
Special Requirements:
  • Ability to lift 30-50Ibs on a regular basis.
  • Ability to travel individually and with a team to various school locations throughout the state.

EDUCATION ASSISTANT

Programs Department
Part time, seasonal, non-benefitted position

Education Assistant

Programs Department
Part time, seasonal, non-benefitted position

Salary

$10.00 - $12.00 hourly. 19 hours per week.

Schedule

Monday through Thursday with occasional Friday, weekend, and evening work required. 15-20 hours per week. Position runs through October 2019.

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 and working seasonal events. This is a part-time, non-benefitted, seasonal position.

Responsibilities

  • Teaching on and off-site school programs to elementary school students
  • Assisting with daily operations by maintaining supplies, facilities and equipment
  • Assisting the Programs Department with 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

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • An interest in plants demonstrated either by education or previous employment
  • Experience working in an outdoor setting
  • Enjoy being outdoors
  • Enjoy teaching/leading children ages K – 6th grade

GUEST RELATIONS - CONCERT

Development Department
Part time, seasonal, non-benefitted position

Guest Relations - Concert

Development Department
Part time, seasonal, non-benefitted position

Salary

$11.00 hourly. 15 hours per week.

Schedule

This is a 6-month temporary position May 16 – September 30. Evenings and weekends according to the summer concert season schedule.

Job Summary

Reporting to the Concert Development Officer, Guest Relations staff are responsible for providing excellent guest service at Red Butte Garden outdoor summer concert series in our premium Donor area.

Responsibilities

  • Greet patrons as they enter performance venue
  • Responsible for scanning tickets and ensuring all guests have a proper ticket
  • Responsible for protecting the integrity of the Donor area by ensuring all guests have a proper ticket
  • Wristbanding patrons with valid tickets
  • Moving patrons through the venue gate as swiftly as possible
  • Aids with patrons’ special needs; such as accommodations for ADA access
  • Respond to guest complaints, questions, information requests and comments
  • Use excellent customer service skills and positive attitude when interacting with guests, vendors, & employees
  • Complete all assigned tasks within the guidelines & deadlines set by Concert Development Officer and Supervisors
  • Follow all operating policies and procedures at all times

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

  • Possess excellent customer service and communication skills
  • Possess strong analytical assessment skills
  • Ability to take initiative when appropriate
  • Ability to quickly respond to patron needs and any situation that may arise
  • Ability to use proper etiquette and good judgment when situations arise
  • Ability to judge when situations require escalation to higher management

GARDENER - OUTDOOR OR NATURAL AREA

Horticulture Department
Part time, seasonal, non-benefitted position

Gardener - Outdoor or Natural Area

Horticulture Department
Part time, seasonal, non-benefitted position

Salary

$11.00 to $13.00 hourly

Schedule

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.

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 preferred, but not required. Must be at least 18 years of age, have a valid driver’s license, and able to operate equipment common to the trade. 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.

GARDENER - TURF / IRRIGATION / EQUIPMENT

Horticulture Department
Part time, seasonal, non-benefitted position

Gardener - Turf / Irrigation / Equipment

Horticulture Department
Part time, seasonal, non-benefitted position

Salary

$11.00 to $12.00 hourly

Schedule

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! *Prior experience is not required, nor a Pesticide Applicators license – as these are seasonal, non-benefitted positions

Responsibilities

Assists with various tasks involved in general maintenance of turf, underground irrigation system, and equipment, including: mowing, trimming, weed-eating, digging, raking, irrigation system maintenance repairs, snow removal and applying ice melting products. Light equipment maintenance and monitoring including: fueling, ensuring proper fluid levels, lubrication, tire pressures, general safety and correct operation of equipment. Includes some moderate to heavy lifting.

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 preferred, but not required. Must be at least 18 years of age, and able to operate equipment common to the trade. People who enjoy working outdoors and desire to learn more about plants. 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.









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