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.

CUSTODIAN

Visitor Services Department
Part time, non-benefitted position

Custodian

Visitor Services Department
Part time, non-benefitted position

Salary

$10.50 an hour

Schedule

30-40 Hours a week. May – October; Night shift; Schedule will varies according to events.

Job Summary

Red Butte Garden is looking for energetic, dependable people to work concerts and special events mostly evenings from May through September. Performs concert venue and special event related cleaning tasks; while maintaining standards of cleanliness, sanitation, and freedom from hazards and infections for all visitors and staff of Red Butte Garden.

Responsibilities

  • Sweeps, cleans, mops, and scrubs floors
  • Cleans toilets, basins, showers, bathtubs
  • Scrubs walls; dusts, cleans, and vacuums furniture, fixtures, doors, and related furnishings by using appropriate cleaning supplies
  • Cleans, refinishes, and maintains a variety of floor coverings
  • Transports custodial supplies and equipment to and from storage and work areas
  • Transports trash and refuse, removes empty boxes and organizes closets

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.

EVENT HOST / HOSTESS

Visitor Services Department
Part time, non-benefitted position

Event Host / Hostess

Visitor Services Department
Part time, non-benefitted position

Salary

$11.00 - $11.50 an hour

Schedule

29 hours per week. Variable Shifts, evening and weekends

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 six months 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.

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.

OFFICE ASSISTANT

Administration Department
Part time, non-benefitted position

Office Assistant

Administration Department
Part time, non-benefitted position

Salary

$10.50 - $12.00 an hour

Schedule

19 - 30 hours per week. Monday - Friday; 8:30 am to 5 pm; occasional weekend and/or evening. Schedule will vary.

Job Summary

Red Butte Garden is currently accepting applications for a Clerical/Events Assistant to support the volunteer team. We are seeking a professional, energetic, detail-oriented individual to assist with administration duties, event coordination. This position involves coordination with multiple Red Butte Garden departments while being a support and advocate for our volunteers, and occasionally answering event attendee questions.

Responsibilities

  • 1. Coordinates and manages volunteers at events.
  • 2. Occasionally assists with management of docent program.
  • 3. Answers questions about the organization and associated activities.
  • 4. Performs clerical tasks such as responding to e-mails and entering data.
  • 5. Coordinates volunteer check-in for Youth and Family events and certain Special events.
  • 6. Trouble shoots volunteer no-shows or last-minute cancellations.
  • 7. Performs other duties as assigned.

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

Ideal applicants should have at least six months 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.

CLASSROOM ASSISTANT

Programs Department
Part time, non-benefitted position

Classroom Assistant

Programs Department
Part time, non-benefitted position

Salary

$10.75 - $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 hiring Summer Camp Educators. The Summer Camp Educator is responsible for helping to plan, develop, and teach summer camps at Red Butte Garden. Work schedule is approximately 29 hours per week with some weekend and evening work required. Position runs from May 2018 through August 2018, with the potential to extend through the end of October 2018.

Responsibilities

  • Preparing for and teaching weeklong summer camps following the Garden’s informal, STEAM-based pedagogy
  • Providing and maintaining a supportive, engaging learning environment for all campers
  • Providing age-appropriate, hands-on activities that explore the connections between plants, the natural world, and STEAM-based subjects
  • Ensuring the well-being of program participants by following all safety and security rules, procedures, and protocols
  • Providing extraordinary guest service to all program participants, parents, and Garden colleagues
  • Assisting with daily operations by maintaining supplies, facilities, and equipment
  • Reviewing curricula and providing feedback to the Youth Programs Coordinator
  • Providing direction, leadership, and feedback to support staff, including volunteers and interns
  • Assisting the Programs Department with other activities, programs, and seasonal events as needed

Preferences

  • Background in education, environmental studies, horticulture or another related field
  • Proven written and verbal communication skills
  • Previous experience working with children
  • Basic knowledge of lesson planning
  • Must be flexible and able 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
  • Understanding of a variety of teaching methods and ability to adjust activities to include interests and abilities of various ages and groups of campers
  • Excellent classroom management skills
  • Enthusiasm, sense of humor, and patience
  • Dependable and punctual
  • Ability to accept supervision and guidance

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.

MAINTENANCE AND SET-UP WORKER

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

Maintenance and Set-Up Worker

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

Salary

$9.62 - $14.00 an hour

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.

Each of the 30+ concerts between May and September require an 8 – 12 hour shift

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 valid driver’s license is required for this job

Attendance for the majority of concerts 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

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

  • 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

GREENHOUSE GARDENER

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

Greenhouse Gardener

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

Salary

$10.50 - $11.50 an hour

Schedule

19 hours per week. Work schedule varies; weekend shift required

Job Summary

The Horticulture Department at Red Butte Garden is looking for a part-time gardener for our greenhouse team. We are seeking someone who wants to work with and learn more about plants and gardening, and enjoys working both indoors in a greenhouse and working outdoors. Would you enjoy learning more about gardening, and working with people who are passionate about plants and nature? 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 through detail oriented hand watering 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 changeouts; operate soil mixer; work from ladders to hang shade cloths, change lights, hang/maintain color baskets; use a backpack sprayer to apply sanitation and disinfectant products and pesticides like insecticidal soaps and horticultural oils, under the supervision of a certified pesticide applicator; flexible with working on a variety of projects associated with simple greenhouse facilities maintenance, cleaning, and crop production.

Other duties include: make hose repairs as needed, weeding, planting, deadheading, pruning, fertilization, transplanting, sweeping, & event support

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 or education in a related field preferred, but not required.

Must be able to work 16- 19/hrs week, year-round.

Must be able to work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions and temperature extremes, and understand the physical commitment required for gardening. Must have proven written and oral communication skills, a commitment to provide excellent customer service and ability to work cooperatively with others.

ASSISTANT HORTICULTURIST

Horticulture Department
Full time, benefitted position

Assistant Horticulturist

Horticulture Department
Full time, benefitted position

Salary

$12.02 - $18.00 an hour

Schedule

40 hours per week. Tuesday – Saturday 8 am – 4:30 pm; occasional weekend and evenings required.

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 greenhouse Production program, which includes seasonal and indoor displays; Integrated Pest Management; the operation, maintenance and repair of greenhouse facilities and equipment; installing and maintaining seasonal and indoor displays and supervisors seasonal staff and volunteers as requested.

Actual days and times will vary according to coverage needs of the greenhouses and indoor display maintenance in-between scheduled events. A regular weekend shift is required.

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

Responsibilities

  • Assists in implementing the plant production program for gardens, plant sales and seasonal displays. Assists in providing correct cultural needs including scheduling, temperatures, fertilization, lighting, plant moisture levels, soils and sanitation. Assist in propagation by seed, cutting, and division. Maintaining 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. Responsible for recording and scheduling propagation in the Garden’s Plant Records database system, BRAHMS.
  • Supervise seasonal staff and volunteer groups as assigned, provide instruction, correction, planning and communication.
  • Coordinate with IPM specialist on the implementation of IPM protocols by scouting, monitoring, sanitation, and identifying control options to address plant health concerns. Selecting and applying pesticides to control insects, disease and weeds in the greenhouses and surrounding areas. Assist in the selection and ordering beneficial insects and pesticides within budget and IPM protocols. Ensure all safety procedures are enforced and addressed regarding pesticide use. Ensure all notifications and records are kept for all applications.
  • 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.
  • Coordinate with Designer in the installation and maintenance of interior and outdoor seasonal displays
  • Assist in implementing a trial plant program to be used in future seasonal displays collections and plant sales
  • 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.

Qualifications

Associate degree in Horticulture, Biology or a related field, or equivalency; 1 year of greenhouse and garden supervisory experience; a valid Utah State Non-Commercial Pesticide Applicator License; a general knowledge of plant identification and nomenclature; and specific knowledge of grounds and garden maintenance required. Demonstrated oral and written communications skills to deal effectively with a diverse clientele are also required.

Preferences

  • Bachelor’s degree in horticulture or greenhouse management.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Able to get a valid Utah Pesticide License within six months of employment.

 
 







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