Compensation Type: Hourly wages
Job Type:
Full Time

Pay Range: 20.00 - 23.00
Organization's Mission: To connect people with plants and the beauty of living landscapes.
Organization's Race, Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Statement and Work: The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment.
Position Summary: Red Butte Garden is seeking a Horticulturist for our Entrance, Visitor Center, Courtyard and Four Season’s Gardens. This working supervisory position is responsible for providing excellent horticultural care for the specific outdoor garden areas assigned, including the living plant collections held within. The incumbent is responsible for identifying and implementing required maintenance and preservation needs; hires, trains, supervises and evaluates the performance of staff and volunteers; assures activities do not impact Garden or private events, and coordinates special projects with appropriate personnel and departments as needed.
Primary Responsibilities: This working supervisory position is responsible for the management and care of an assigned area within Red Butte Garden, including the living plant collections held within. Responsible for identifying, prioritizing and implementing required maintenance needs, including the training and supervision of seasonal staff and volunteers in performing necessary maintenance.

Duties include: plant installation, all aspects of landscape maintenance and preservation care for assigned areas and their living plant collections, including but not limited to weed management, pruning, pesticide applications as necessary, bed design, snow removal, decorative fountain maintenance, event support and all other duties as required to support the mission of Red Butte Garden.

Assures that maintenance activities do not impact scheduled private and/or Garden events. Hires, trains and supervises seasonal employees; provides performance feedback and discipline as necessary. Assures gardening practices are water wise and resource efficient. Ensures safe practices and safe operation of equipment.

Participates in various committees including the Design & Maintenance Committee, Collections Committees, and responds to public inquiries about plants and gardening.
Desired Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Horticulture, Biology, or a related field, or equivalency, and two years of experience in horticulture. Strong knowledge and understanding of plant culture and best practices for ornamental and/or native plant care.

Additional license requirements as determined by the hiring department.
This position is not responsible for providing patient care.
Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.

Advanced degree in Horticulture, related field or equivalent plus three years of experience in horticulture with focus on ornamental plant care, specifically culinary herbs and medicinal plants;

Ability to identify major plant genera, knowledge of latin plant names, and characteristics of a wide range of ornamental plants;

Able to identify a wide variety of horticultural weeds, insects and diseases (including beneficial insects) and determine the best course of action for necessary treatment;

A pesticide applicators license is required or the ability to obtain one within 6 months; additional certification in Vertebrate and/or Aquatic/Surface water control is preferred;

Three years experience in supervising others, including training, performance evaluation, and discipline;

A commitment to provide excellent customer service;

Demonstrated human relations skills, including effective written and oral communication skills;

Familiarity with personal computers and the Microsoft office suite.
Benefits / Why Work With Us: As a preeminent research and teaching university with national and global reach, the University of Utah provides a wide range of opportunities for personal and professional growth in educational, research, and clinical environments.
How to Apply:
Location: Salt Lake City


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Contact: Dion Duffin
Phone: 801-585-5985