Jobs / Employment at Red Butte Garden


Join the Red Butte Garden team!

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.

CUSTOMER SERVICE SUPERVISOR

Visitor Services Department
Full time, benefitted position

Customer Service Supervisor

Visitor Services Department
Full time, benefitted position

Salary

$14.00 - $17.00 hourly

Schedule

40 hours per week. Sunday through Thursday, some weekends and evenings.

Job Summary

Supervises customer service oriented staff. Ensures customers are processed and situations are resolved in a professional manner. Coordinates operations with other departments and organizations.

Responsibilities

  • Oversees all day-to-day operations in a customer service environment.
  • Hires, trains, evaluates performance, recommends pay adjustments, and disciplines staff.
  • Resolves customer complaints, solves problems and deals with policy issues.
  • Determines staffing needs and address staffing issues.
  • Monitors expenditures and makes budget recommendations.
  • Purchases supplies and recommends equipment purchases.

Qualifications

Associate degree in a business-related field or equivalency; two years full-time customer service; supervisory experience or equivalency; and demonstrated effective human relations and communication skills required.

Bachelor’s degree in a business related field and cash handling experience 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, 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.

CLASSROOM ASSISTANT

Programs Department
Part time, non-benefitted position

Classroom Assistant

Programs Department
Part time, non-benefitted position

Salary

$10.00 - $12.00 hourly

Schedule

19 hours per week. Monday through Thursday with occasional Friday. Weekend, and evening work required.

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 2019.

Responsibilities

  • 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

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • An interest in plants demonstrated either by education or previous employment
  • Experience working in an outdoor setting

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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