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!




Click the panels below for information about each position.

CUSTODIAN

Visitor Services Department
Full time, benefitted position

Custodian

Visitor Services Department
Full time, benefitted position

Salary

$12.00 - $12.50 hourly

Schedule

40 hours per week, 6:00 am to 2:30 pm; Tuesday – Saturday. Occasional evening and weekends.

Job Summary

Red Butte Garden is looking for an energetic person to join the team. Performs various cleaning tasks to provide all staff, visitors and patients a safe and clean environment by maintaining standards of cleanliness, sanitation and freedom from hazards and infections.

Responsibilities

  • Sweeps, cleans, mops, scrubs and dusts floors.
  • Cleans toilets, basins, showers, bathtubs, and scrubs walls; dusts, cleans and vacuums furniture, fixtures doors and related furnishings by using appropriate cleaning supplies.
  • Operates and maintains electric floor machines, industrial vacuums, carpet shampooing equipment and upholstery shampooing equipment.
  • Cleans, refinishes and maintains a variety of floor coverings.
  • Labels and removes infectious waste bags and containers.
  • Transports custodial supplies and equipment to and from storage and work areas.
  • Replaces sharp containers, transports trash and refuse, removes empty boxes and organizes closets.
  • 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

This is an entry-level position. Demonstrated human relation and effective communication skills are required. Six months of related experience is preferred. Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.

CASHIER

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

Cashier

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

Salary

$7.25 - $12.61 hourly

Schedule

29 hours per week, hours and shifts will vary. Some evening and weekend work is required.

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.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

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.

MAINTENANCE & SET-UP WORKER

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

Maintenance & Set-Up Worker

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

Salary

$9.62 - $14.00 hourly

Schedule

30-40 hours per week. Morning, evening, and weekend shifts are required.

Job Summary

Red Butte Garden is looking for candidate to assist with the setup, breakdown, maintenance, and cleaning of all garden concerts, and other events. The position does not have a regular work shift. The exact schedule will vary weekly depending on event and concert schedule. Morning, evening and weekend shifts are required. Each of the 30+ concerts between May and September require an 8 – 12 hour shift. This position is seasonal and non-benefited. This position is entry-level

Responsibilities

  • Assist in providing setup and concert support duties and timely completion of tasks during each of the seasonally scheduled concerts and other events.
  • Concert Duties include: setup, takedown, directing vendors, trash removal, assisting security, responding to maintenance emergencies, and supporting custodial staff. Setups and takedowns for other outdoor events, such as weddings, movies, etc., will be scheduled in advance and setup at least one hour prior to the event.
  • Assure duties are performed in a manner that preserves the high-quality condition of Red Butte Garden and help solve problems that arise.
  • Setups include: Trash removal, setting up barricades and rope lines for crowd control, working with vendors, assisting security, and other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Six months experience required, one year experience preferred. The ability to perform heavy lifting and stooping; the ability to use a variety of equipment; a commitment to providing excellent customer service; and a valid driver’s license also required. Experience may be in custodial or grounds maintenance depending upon area of assignment.

Preferences

  • Demonstrated human relation and effective communication skills are required
  • Six months of related experience is preferred
  • Event setup experience is preferred
  • The ability to perform heavy lifting and stooping; the ability to use a variety of equipment
  • A commitment to providing excellent customer service
  • A valid driver’s license is required for this job
  • Attendance for the majority of concerts is required

EVENT HOST/HOSTESS

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

Event Host/Hostess

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

Salary

$12.00 hourly

Schedule

29 hours per week, variable shifts, evening and weekends required.

Job Summary

Red Butte Garden is currently accepting applications for our Private Event Staff. We are seeking professional, energetic individuals to assist in the set-up and take-down of weddings, corporate parties and other private events. This position involves coordination with vendors, event planners and other Red Butte Garden departments while providing top-quality guest services to event attendees and clients.

Responsibilities

  • Receives, greets and directs visitors attending private events.
  • Ideal applicants should have at least year of experience in customer service or event implementation, strong human relation and communication skills, a commitment to provide excellent customer service and possess basic computer skills.
  • 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.

WEEKEND Educator

Programs Department
Part time, seasonal, non-benefitted position

Weekend Educator

Programs Department
Part time, seasonal, non-benefitted position

Salary

$11.00 - $12.00 hourly

Schedule

19 hours per week. 9:00am – 4:00pm, Saturday work required. Occasional evenings.

Job Summary

Red Butte Garden is seeking a part-time Weekend Educator. 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, seasonal position. Work schedule is 19 hours per week, with Saturday (approx. 9 AM – 4 PM) work required. Position runs from May 2019 through October 2019.

Responsibilities

  • Planning and teaching: Garden Adventure classes, Learning Lab activities, and other weekend youth programs
  • Preparing Sprout House for 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
  • Performing any other departmental duties as directed by the Youth Education Coordinator and the Youth & Family Programs Manager

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

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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