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.

ASSISTANT LANDSCAPE DESIGNER

Administration Department
Full time, benefitted position

Assistant Landscape Designer

Administration Department
Full time, benefitted position

Salary

$12.02 - $19.00 an hour

Schedule

40 hours per week. Monday - Friday; 8:30 am to 5 pm; occasional evening and weekend

Job Summary

Red Butte Garden is looking for a Assistant Landscape Designer to work with the Landscape Architect in multiple aspects of Red Butte Garden projects, including product and construction research, materials takeoffs, quote requests from vendors, cost estimating, design plans and detailing, graphic presentations, bid documents, and construction observation.

This is a full time benefited position with funding for two years, may be extended depended on continued support.

Responsibilities

  • 1. Assists Landscape Architect and Red Butte Garden personnel as directed in developing and executing planning, design and construction project requirements.
  • 2. Prepares visual simulations and graphic presentations of proposed improvements and construction.
  • 3. Prepares draft and final graphic art documents for production of signs and plaques.
  • 4. Provides research of construction methods, materials and costs.
  • 5. Performs material takeoffs, makes quote requests and prepares labor and material estimates.
  • 6. Assists in organization and maintenance of project files.
  • 7. Integrates data from multiple drawing/graphic formats (pdf, dwg, jpg) to create plans and maps of Garden infrastructure.
  • 8. Develops construction plans and details for contractor estimates and implementation on small landscape projects throughout Red Butte Garden.
  • 9. Assists in review of plans and specifications for construction projects.
  • 10. Assists with construction observation and inspections.

Qualifications

Associate’s degree in Architectural Drafting or equivalency; one year of previous architectural drafting experience using computer aided design techniques; a working knowledge of building construction and remodeling methods and materials; and excellent written communication skills, oral communication skills and interpersonal skills required. Demonstrated customer service skills to deal effectively with others are also required.

Preferences

Bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture or related field of study, plus 1-2 years of professional design experience. Demonstrated ability to read blueprints and building diagrams. Demonstrated proficiency and ability to create and modify documents with AutoCAD, Adobe products (including Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign), Word and Excel. GIS experience preferred.

Demonstrated human relation and effective written and verbal communication skills are required.

CASHIER

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

Cashier

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

Salary

$10.50 - $11.50 an hour

Schedule

29 hours per week. Variable shifts, some evenings and weekends

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.

YOUTH & FAMILY SPECIAL EVENTS ASSISTANT

Programs Department
Part time, non-benefitted position

Youth & Family Special Events Assistant

Programs Department
Part time, non-benefitted position

Salary

$10.00 - $12.00 an hour

Schedule

29 hours per week. Schedule and hours will vary - some evenings and weekends required

Job Summary

Red Butte Garden is seeking a Youth & Family Special Events Assistant helps plan, create, and coordinate Red Butte Garden’s Youth & Family special events that advance the Garden’s mission to connect people with plants and the beauty of living landscapes.

This job might be for you if:

  • You enjoy problem-solving, taking on difficult challenges, and finding creative solutions. If you don’t know the answer, you’ll dig until you discover it.
  • You don’t get flustered easily, and are often described as patient, level-headed, and cool under pressure.
  • You like teaching people and get a kick out of helping them reach those aha! moments. Teaching someone something new makes you feel warm and fuzzy inside.
  • You pay attention to the details. As far as you’re concerned, anything worth doing is worth doing right, every single time. You stay focused, and nothing falls through the cracks on your watch.
  • You think on your feet. You like learning new things and tend to learn quickly. When things change, you know how to roll with the punches.
  • You are motivated and driven. You volunteer for new challenges without waiting to be asked. You’re going to take ownership of the time you spend with us and truly make a difference.
  • You not only love listening to ideas, questions, and critiques from teammates with grace and patience, but you can also eloquently and logically explain your thoughts and programming decisions. You see this type of exchange as critical to the success of yourself and our programs: it is through sharing ideas and being open to the brilliance of others that we arrive at the best solutions.

Responsibilities

  • Your main responsibilities include helping to plan, create, and coordinate the Garden’s upcoming exhibit, Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks. You’ll help ensure the run of the exhibit is smooth and executed to the Garden’s standards of excellence by creating new programs, leading public and private tours, assisting with exhibit interpretation, daily maintenance, and more.
  • You’ll also assist with other Youth & Family Programs including Arbor Day, Monday Family Nights, Garden After Dark, Summer Camps, and more.
  • You’ll shepherd new programs from ideation to release and work with others to refine and evaluate the end result.
  • You’ll assist our seasonal education staff and volunteers by providing direction, leadership, and feedback.
  • You’ll perform any other departmental duties as needed and lend a helping hand to other departments at the discretion of the Youth & Family Programs Manager and the Youth & Family Programs Assistant Manager.

Qualifications

THigh 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

  • You have experience working in special events, education, environmental studies, or horticulture.
  • You’re passionate about the environment and sharing your passion with others.
  • You communicate clearly and can explain just about anything to anyone. You’re comfortable communicating in writing and in person.
  • You enjoy working with others in a team but are also able to work independently and produce stellar results.
  • An interest in plants demonstrated either by previous employment or education.
  • You’re enthusiastic about learning and education.
  • You’re dependable, punctual, and patient

CLASSROOM ASSISTANT

Programs Department
Part time, non-benefitted position (seasonal)

Classroom Assistant

Programs Department
Part time, non-benefitted position (seasonal)

Salary

$10.00 - $12.00 an hour

Schedule

15 - 20 hours per week. Monday thru Thursday, hours vary

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. 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.

Responsibilities

Job duties include but are not limited to:

Teaching on and off-site school programs to elementary school students

Assisting with daily operations by maintaining supplies, facilities and equipment

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

  • Background in education, environmental studies or horticulture
  • Proven written and verbal communication skills
  • Must enjoy being outdoors and working with children
  • Previous experience working with children and some knowledge of basic lesson planning
  • Proactive, flexible, strong organizational skills; ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • An interest in plants demonstrated either by education or previous employment
  • Experience working in an outdoor setting

GARDENER

Horticulture Department
Part time, non-benefitted position (seasonal)

Gardener

Horticulture Department
Part time, non-benefitted position (seasonal)

Salary

$11.00 - $12.00 an hour

Schedule

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.

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.

Irrigation/Lawns/Equipment: lawn mowing, weed-eating, irrigation system repairs, trash removal, sweeping, event support, etc.

Qualifications

A valid Utah vehicle operator’s license required; and demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills required.

Preferences

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.

 
 







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