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.

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.

LANDSCAPE IRRIGATION TECHNICIAN

Horticulture Department
Full time, benefitted position

Landscape Irrigation Technician

Horticulture Department
Full time, benefitted position

Salary

$12.02 - $15.00 an hour

Schedule

40 hours per week. Tuesday through Saturday, evening shift required during the summer months

Job Summary

Red Butte Garden is seeking a Landscape Irrigation technician to maintain the Garden’s irrigation system and other water related systems.

Responsibilities

This position will be a part of the Garden’s irrigation team. The purpose of this position is to maintain the irrigation systems for all landscaped portions of Red Butte Garden, including turf, GH & indoor plants, and outdoor garden plantings, in manner that provides the water required for plant material to thrive without wasting water. This is accomplished by performing all aspects of: irrigation system diagnosis, repair, maintenance, design and installation, upgrading system to codes, water management and water conservation. Assures work is performed in a manner that is safe for staff, volunteers and guests and avoids conflict with scheduled private and garden events.

Coordinates water application with Crewleaders in charge of each respective area.

Maintains other water related systems such as as outdoor drinking water fountains, decorative fountains, pond diversion system, seasonal startup and shutdown of the Amphitheater restrooms, and the interactive fountain in the Children’s Garden. Considered a ‘pool’ by the Salt Lake Valley Health Dept., maintenance of the Interactive fountain requires daily water inspection and management, and obtaining and maintaining a Registered Pool Operators License.

Assists with general garden maintenance as required. Performs snow removal duties in the winter.

Qualifications

Three years previous experience as a Ground Sprinkler Operator or equivalency; demonstrated communications skills; and a commitment to providing excellent customer service required. Completion of an approved apprenticeship program is preferred.

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

Preferences

A general understanding of irrigation system components, including back flow preventors, valves, pumps, controllers, pipe sizing and water flow, and drainage systems, etc.

Able to operate equipment common to the trade such as loader, backhoe, trencher, snowplow and various hand tools.

Experience with Irrigation system software strongly preferred.

Will be required to obtain and maintain a Registered Pool Operators certificate.

Knowledge or experience with irrigation auditing practices.

IT SPECIALIST

Administration Department
Full time, benefitted position

IT Specialist

Administration Department
Full time, benefitted position

Salary

$39,300 to $41,000 annually

Schedule

40 hours per week. Tuesday through Saturday; 8:30 am to 5 pm

Job Summary

Red Butte Garden is seeking a full time IT Specialist to join the Team. This individual will work closely with the Director of Information Technology in ensuring the Garden is compliant with University’s policies and procedures.

Responsibilities

Provides Garden wide support for all computer systems. Administrates and supports the Garden’s event ticketing system and constituent management SaaS. Designs and updates the Garden’s web site. Administrates and supports information systems used in support of the Garden’s plant collections and plant research programs. Identifies and implements technology to improve visitor experience at the Garden. Familiarity with MacOSX, Linux,GIS, web applications, and system security are beneficial.

Qualifications

Requires a bachelor’s degree or equivalency and 0-2 years of experience in the field or in a related area. Has knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures within areas of specialty.

Preferences

Experience with data analysis, cyber security preferred.

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.

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 (GROWER)

Horticulture Department
Full time, benefitted position

Assistant Horticulturist (Grower)

Horticulture Department
Full time, benefitted position

Salary

$12.02 - $18.00 an hour

Schedule

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 andIPMprotocols. 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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