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.

DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMS

Programs Department
Full time, benefitted position

Director of Programs

Progrmas Department
Full time, benefitted position

Salary

$47,600 - $80,000 annually

Schedule

Monday - Friday; 8:30am to 5pm; occasional evening and/or weekend

Job Summary

Red Butte Garden is looking for a Director of Program who can provide vision and leadership for the Garden’s educational activities, cultivates and maintains strategic community partnerships, and leads a dynamic team of individuals towards the fulfillment of the Garden’s mission. The Director also accepts primary responsibility for keeping the Garden’s education programs at the forefront of excellence in the public garden profession. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Programs serves as a key member of the Garden’s senior management team.

Responsibilities

  • Coordinate, implement, and oversee the Gardens’ educational programs
  • Develop and grow the Gardens’ formal and informal educational programs for adults and children in conjunction with Gardens’ strategic plan
  • Supervise, mentor, coach and evaluate Programs staff and volunteers
  • Meet regularly with staff to review goals and assess progress
  • Plan and conduct regular department meetings, ad hoc meetings as necessary, and long-range planning meetings for communication, planning, evaluation, and discussion.
  • Manage hiring and conduct annual performance evaluations of Program staff members.
  • Promote growth and excellence in all educational programs offered by the Garden, and assure that all programs are consistent with the long-range plans of the organization
  • Collaborate with other Garden departments, other gardens, other museums, schools, universities, and local/regional/national organizations in developing, refining and presenting cutting-edge educational programming
  • Develop the annual Programs Department budget and participate in developing the combined annual operating budget for the Garden
  • Articulate revenue goals and expense needs, prepare the departmental budget and develop strategies to carry out programs and monitor financial performance
  • Identify and, in collaboration with the Development Department, submit proposals to funding sources appropriate for the Garden’s programs, including local, regional and national foundations
  • Reach all annual budget goals for the Programs Department, as set forth in consultation with the Garden’s Executive Director
  • Actively participate in the daily activities of the Garden
  • Attend Garden staff meetings, senior staff meetings, board meetings as needed, team meetings, and events
  • Assist with reports, articles, and proposals.
  • Continue professional education and participate in appropriate garden organizations; and encourage all staff in the department to do the same.
  • Represent the Garden in community collaborations as needed.
  • Report to the Garden’s Executive Director in regular meetings
  • Meet with, and report to the Advisory Board about education activities, as needed
  • Participate in interdepartmental committee meetings for planning, cooperation, and integration of organizational programming
  • Participate in local and regional organizations that promote the ideals and mission of the Garden
  • Make presentations of an informative and educational nature to groups at education events, garden tours, speaking engagements, media interviews, and professional conferences.
  • Lead the development, implementation and oversight of the Garden’s interpretive master plan and interpretation activities.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related area or equivalency (2 years related work experience may be substituted for 1 year of education).
  • Four to six years of progressively more responsible management experience.
  • Background knowledge of hiring department’s area of specialization in order to analyze, plan and draw conclusions for recommendations to superiors.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills in planning and directing employees and processes in order to effectively monitor and develop subordinates and to ensure the smooth operation of department.
  • Completion of provided supervisory training within one year of employment may be required.

Preferences

Master’s degree in education, environmental science, horticulture, botany, administration, or related field

CASHIER

Visitor Services Department
Part time, seasonal, non-benefitted position

Cashier

Visitor Services Department
Part time, seasonal, non-benefitted position

Salary

$11.00 - $13.00 hourly

Schedule

The hours and shifts will vary. Some evening and weekend work is required. Two positions available: 29 OR 19 hours/week.

Job Summary

Red Butte Garden is currently accepting applications for our Visitor Services Staff. We are seeking friendly, out going, energetic individuals who are willing to provide top-notch service to our guests and customers at the Red Butte Garden Visitor Center. If you are a “people-person” that would enjoy working with the public on a day to day basis, we would like to meet you. As a representative of the Garden you have the opportunity to make a great first impression with first time visitors while expanding our relationships with our Garden visitors and growing member base.

Responsibilities

  • Collects money and returns change to customers.
  • Counts money collected during shift, balances it with tickets or items sold, and submits to supervisor for review.
  • Provides directions and answers general questions about Garden. Opens and closes facilities at beginning and end of shifts.
  • Cleans work area by sweeping floors, wiping off counters.
  • May assist at special events.
  • May perform clerical tasks such as answering phones, responding to mail, or filing.
  • Within the framework of University policy, the Cashier has the authority to carry out transactions related to the collection of payment for fees, fines, tickets, and purchases, and to give directions and respond to general questions. The Cashier is responsible for handling and safekeeping of cash during the shift. Requests for exceptions to policy are referred to the supervisor.

Qualifications

  • Six months cashiering experience, basic mathematical skills, and demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills required. Word processing and spreadsheet skills may be preferred for certain positions.
  • Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.

Preferences

The ideal candidate will have customer service and cash handling experience, hospitality experience, and possess basic computer skills. Duties include greeting and assisting customers in the Gift Shop, selling concert tickets, assisting with events and maintaining cleanliness of the facilities. This is a part time seasonal position the hours and shifts will vary. Some evening and weekend work is required.

OFFICE ASSISTANT

Development Department
Part time, non-benefitted position

Office Assistant

Development Department
Part time, non-benefitted position

Salary

$11.00 - $12.00 hourly up to 32 hours per week

Schedule

Monday - Friday. Will work with school schedule. Some weekends and evenings.

Job Summary

Red Butte Garden is looking for an energetic, outgoing individual to help in our Development Department. Assists Garden’s major donors in person or over the telephone. Utilizes RBG’s database to process gifts and reports. Provides support during outdoor concerts for the Concert Donor Club members, processes tickets and season packages, and provides general office support. Provides administrative support to the Concert and Corporate Giving Manager.

Responsibilities

  • Prepares emails, written correspondence & social media posts to Concert Donor Club members.
  • Answers telephones, providing assistance to and solving issues for Garden Concert Donor Club Members.
  • Assists in staffing for concerts and special events. Evening shifts required.
  • Interacts directly with members of Concert Donor Club during concerts to assess and meet customer needs.
  • Processes payments in donor database.
  • Reconciles end of day accounting and prepares daily reports for Garden accounting staff.
  • Processes tickets and ticket packages on third party ticketing system.
  • Provides set up for concerts on donor terrace and reserved seats.
  • Provides oversight and direction to concert volunteers on donor terrace.
  • Answers questions about the organization and associated activities.
  • Assists with word processing, data entry and internet searches.
  • Creates and maintains files.

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

  • Experience with PhotoShop and/or InDesign.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent writing and problem-solving skills and ability to perform in high-pressure circumstances
  • Must represent Red Butte Garden with professional and positive attitude.

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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