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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ASSISTANT HORTICULTURIST - GREENHOUSE IPM SPECIALIST

Horticulture Department
Full time, benefitted position

Assistant Horticulturist - Greenhouse IPM Specialist

Horticulture Department
Full time, benefitted position

Salary

$12.00 - $19.00 hourly (Based on related education and experience)

Schedule

40 hours per week. Tuesday thru Saturday, with some holiday coverage required, and occasional weekend evening shifts from April through mid-October

Job Summary

Red Butte Garden is seeking an assistant horticulturist for the Greenhouse team. This full time, year round, benefited position has lead responsibility for the Integrated Pest Management program within the Garden’s production greenhouses and seasonal and indoor displays. Also assists in implementing the plant production program; the operation, maintenance and repair of greenhouse facilities and equipment; installing and maintaining seasonal and indoor displays, and leads seasonal staff and volunteers as requested.

This is a full-time, year-round position. Actual days and times will vary according to coverage needs of the greenhouses, and performing needed indoor display maintenance in-between scheduled Garden and private events. A regular weekend shift is required, including some holiday shifts, and occasional weekend evening shifts from April through mid-October.

The position requires attendance in order to perform the job duties.

Responsibilities

  • Assists in programming and running the Integrated Pest Management ( IPM ) Program by scouting, monitoring, identifying, and applying appropriate control options to address plant health concerns. Recommends IPM protocol policy and develops IPM plan. Diagnoses health problems, identifies and implements remedies. Selects and applies control options for insects, disease, and weeds. Control options may include a variety of IPM tools such as beneficial insects, herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, disinfectants, and sanitation. Special attention to beneficial insect use is emphasized. Tracks and evaluates effectiveness of control measures. Inventories and recommends orders as needed and within budgets. Posts necessary notifications regarding re-entry and ensures compliance with the Worker Protection Standard ( WPS ). Coordinates applications to avoid disruption of scheduled events. Must be able and willing to apply chemical applications when needed to minimize pest populations.
  • Assists in managing the irrigation of plant material on a daily basis in the greenhouse areas, containers, and interior displays. Ensures automated irrigation systems are maintained, programmed and running as scheduled. Provides training and direction for staff and volunteers concerning plant irrigation needs and hand watering techniques. Hand waters as needed.
  • 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. Oversees seasonal facility adjustments and maintenance, including but not limited to setting up wet walls, shade cloth and swamp coolers.
  • Provides leadership for seasonal staff and volunteer groups as assigned, including instruction, constructive criticism, planning and communication. Recommends scheduling of garden and equipment maintenance tasks. Coordinates required care to avoid disruption of scheduled Garden and private events.
  • Assists in implementing the plant production program for outdoor gardens, plant sales and seasonal displays. Assists in providing correct cultural needs including scheduling, temperatures, fertilization, lighting, plant moisture levels, soils and sanitation. Assists in propagation by seed, cutting, and division. Maintains 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.
  • Assists in the installation and maintenance of outdoor seasonal displays (assigned annual beds, containers and baskets). Duties include but are not limited to: designing and recommending plants for displays, weeding, mulching, hand watering, fertilization, deadheading, pruning, pest diagnostics and control, debris removal, sweeping sidewalks, and irrigation repair. Displays installed shall be approved by the Greenhouse Coordinator.
  • Assists in installation and maintenance of indoor plant displays. Duties include but are not limited to: designing and recommending plants for displays, replacing short term displays as needed, arranging, replacing permanent display plants as needed, debris removal, trimming, dead heading, cleaning foliage, pruning, mossing, fertilizing, weeding and hand watering. Displays installed shall be approved by the Greenhouse Coordinator. Able to lift 50 lbs.
  • 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 as assigned. Serves on the Garden’s Safety Committee.

Qualifications

Associate degree in Horticulture, Biology or a related field, or equivalency and 1 year of related experience required. A valid Utah State Non-Commercial Pesticide Applicator License, or the ability to obtain license within 6 months of hire required. A general knowledge of plant identification and nomenclature and specific knowledge of grounds and garden maintenance. Demonstrated oral and written communications skills to deal effectively with a diverse clientele.

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

Preferences

Experience in the area of Greenhouse production and Integrated Pest Management on ornamental plants; 1 year supervisory experience; a valid US driver’s license; moderate computer skills; Must be willing to obtain a valid Utah State Non-Commercial Pesticide Applicator license within three months.

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

$13.00 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.

CASHIER

Visitor Services Department
Part time, seasonal, nonbenefitted position

Cashier

Visitor Services Department
Part time, seasonal, nonbenefitted position

Salary

$12.00 hourly

Schedule

29 hours per week. The 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, outgoing, 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.

CLASSROOM ASSISTANT

Programs Department
Part time, seasonal, nonbenefitted position

Classroom Assistant

Programs Department
Part time, seasonal, nonbenefitted position

Salary

$10 - $12 hourly

Schedule

Monday through Thursday with occasional Friday, weekend, and evening work required. 15-20 hours per week. Position runs through October 2020.

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-benefited, 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

Minimum 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

SEASONAL GARDENER, OUTDOOR THEMED GARDENS OR NATURAL AREA

Horticulture Department
Part time, seasonal, non-benefitted position

Seasonal Gardener, Outdoor Themed Gardens or Natural Area

Horticulture Department
Part time, seasonal, non-benefitted position

Salary

$12.00 - $14.00 hourly

Schedule

Must be able to work 16-29 hrs/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 within the community, and want to be a part of a great team!

*For these seasonal, non-benefitted positions, prior experience is preferred, but not required; nor is a Pesticide Applicators license.

Responsibilities

Exact duties and schedules vary depending upon assigned team:

Outdoor themed gardens – planting, weeding, mulching, deadheading, pruning, watering, fertilization, pest control, trash removal, sweeping, event support, working with volunteers, 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.

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

Preferences

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.

SEASONAL GARDENER, Turf, Irrigation & Equipment Maintenance

Horticulture Department
Part time, seasonal, non-benefitted position

Season Gardener, Turf, Irrigation & Equipment Maintenance

Horticulture Department
Part time, seasonal, non-benefitted position

Salary

$12.00 - $14.00 hourly

Schedule

Must be able to work 16-29 hrs/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 maintenance staff who want to work outdoors in landscape maintenance. Do you prefer working outdoors, while learning more about turf care, irrigation and equipment maintenance, while working with people who are passionate about what they do? We strongly prefer people who are committed to the role of a Botanical Garden within the community, and want to be a part of a great team!

*For these seasonal, non-benefitted positions, prior experience is preferred, but not required; nor is a Pesticide Applicators license.

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.

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

Preferences

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 about landscape maintenance. 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.

SEASONAL GARDENER, GREENHOUSE

Horticulture Department
Part time, seasonal, non-benefitted position

Seasonal Gardener, Greenhouse

Horticulture Department
Part time, seasonal, non-benefitted position

Salary

$11.00 - $13.00 hourly

Schedule

Must be able to work 16-29 hrs/week. Exact schedule will be coordinated with supervisor upon hire, and include weekday and weekend, daytime shifts.

Job Summary

The Horticulture Department at Red Butte Garden is seeking seasonal gardeners who want to work with plants and learn more about their care. Do you prefer working both indoors in a greenhouse and working out of doors, 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

A primary duty is to ensure a thorough, detail oriented, daily hand-watering so 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 change outs; operate soil mixer; work from ladders to hang shade cloths, change lights, hang/maintain color baskets; apply sanitation and disinfectant products; flexible with working on a variety of projects associated with simple greenhouse facilities maintenance, cleaning, and crop production.

Other duties include: making hose repairs as needed, weeding, planting, deadheading, pruning, fertilization, transplanting, sweeping, & event support. May also apply pesticides like insecticidal soaps and horticultural oils, under the supervision of a certified pesticide applicator.

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.

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

Preferences

Must be at least 18 years of age, 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.









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