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!




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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.

ASSISTANT HORTICULTURIST

Horticulture Department
Full time, benefitted position

Assistant Horticulturist - Terrace Gardens

Horticulture Department
Full time, benefitted position

Salary

$12.02 - $19.50 an hour

Schedule

40 hours per week. Sunday through Thursday, evening shift may be required during summer months (typically Tuesday)

Job Summary

Red Butte Garden is seeking an assistant Horticulturist for the Terrace (Herb, Medicinal, & Fragrance) and Water Pavilion Gardens. Assists Lead Horticulturist with all garden maintenance in the assigned areas in order to facilitate the continued development of the Gardens and to serve the community and the University.

Responsibilities

  • Maintain plant health and appearance throughout diverse garden spaces with an emphasis on ethnobotanical plants.
  • Assists supervisor in leading and training seasonal staff and volunteers in all aspects of plant care and maintenance.
  • Regular duties include planting, weeding, deadheading, harvesting, mulching, pruning, raking, shoveling and general garden maintenance activities.
  • Other duties include record keeping, pest management, garden design, event support, snow removal and various other tasks as necessary.
  • Supports the mission of Red Butte Garden by ensuring maintenance activities are timed and prioritized to enhance private events, classes and garden guest experience.

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

  • Bachelor’s degree in Horticulture, Floriculture, Agriculture or related field; three or more years’ experience in horticulture or agriculture with emphasis on culinary plants, medicinal plants and/or aquatic/riparian plants; two years of supervisory experience; demonstrated experience with landscape design; general knowledge of computer software including Microsoft Office.
  • Valid Utah State non-commercial pesticide applicators license required within 6 months of hire.








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