Compensation Type: Hourly wages
Job Type:
Full Time

Pay Range: $16-$17
Organization's Mission: Tracy Aviary provides three unique opportunities to support our mission of inspiring curiosity and caring for birds. Our Liberty Park campus showcases birds from around the world in curated botanical gardens. Our Jordan River Nature Center is a natural local wildlife oasis along Salt Lake's Jordan River.
Organization's Race, Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Statement and Work: At Tracy Aviary, we value the beauty and diversity of birds and nature. In the same spirit, we are committed to providing a haven for all people to engage, learn, and connect with nature at our facilities and through our programs. We strive to be respectful and responsive to everyone in the community and partner with groups and organizations that share this goal to create opportunities for people to connect with nature and each other.

Diversity, accessibility, inclusion, and justice are requisites for our institutional excellence. We strive to create an environment for our staff, guests, partners, and volunteers that is supportive, encourages personal growth, and ensures everyone feels valued.
Position Summary: Join the rest of the Tracy Aviary staff and become a steward for the natural world. Inspire curiosity and caring for birds and nature through education and conservation. The Volunteer Coordinator/ Horticulture Engagement Specialist is responsible for managing the volunteer program and general oversight of a portion of grounds. They will have a deep understanding through accumulated experience and education of appropriate horticultural practices for the Intermountain West and be able to consider bird species and exhibit planning. They possess a drive to educate and inspire peers, volunteers, and interns through problem solving, creativity of design, and organization.

Position Details:
Schedule: 40 hr/wk, 7:30am-4pm, Tuesday-Saturday
Primary Responsibilities: - Manage and grow the volunteer program through effective recruitment, retention, and record keeping
- Oversee the staff-led Volunteer Committee and create program progress reports to all Aviary staff
- Maintain Tracy Aviary plants, trees, shrubs, and gardens by use of appropriate pruning, planting, transplanting, propagation, weeding, and irrigation
- Assist Aviary staff in dealing with facilities problems or emergencies
Manage the volunteer budget
- Outreach to guests, community, Tracy Aviary education camps, etc. including tours and guest experiences
- Snow removal crew member
Desired Qualifications: - College degree in a related field is preferred
- Experience managing volunteers in a nonprofit setting
- An earnest, inviting, lifelong learner’s attitude is essential
- Effective in working well collaboratively and managing time efficiently
- Highly motivated and innovative, well organized, eager to take on new tasks and meet commitments
- Comfortable speaking in front of and organizing varied groups of people
- Ability to work full-time, Tuesday through Saturday, year round
Benefits / Why Work With Us: -Health, Dental, Vision insurance
-403b retirement plan
-Life insurance
-Sick Leave
How to Apply: Applications are being accepted immediately. Positions are open until filled. No telephone calls please. Send a resume, contact information for three references, and a cover letter which connects your life experience, your interest, and your qualifications for this job to Marina Miller (she/ her), Horticulture Manager, at Visit for more information about Tracy Aviary.
Location: Liberty Park and Jordan River Nature Center


Organization Website: Visit website
Contact: Marina Miller
Phone: (801) 596-8500