Description

Compensation Type: Hourly wages
Job Type:
Part Time
Temporary/Seasonal

Pay Range: $15.00 - $16.00
Organization's Mission: To connect people with plants and the beauty of living landscapes.
https://redbuttegarden.org/about-us/
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.

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: The Horticulture Department at Red Butte Garden is seeking seasonal gardeners to provide care for our outdoor gardens and Natural Areas. Do you enjoy working outdoors, learning about turf care, irrigation, and equipment maintenance, while working with people who are passionate about what they do? We strongly prefer people who are committed to the role of a Botanical Garden within the community, and want to be a part of a great team!
Primary Responsibilities: - Providing excellent care for our outdoor Gardens.
- 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, including some moderate to heavy lifting.
- Acts as a steward for the Garden to greeting and answering questions from garden guests.
Desired Qualifications: Nine months professional work experience with the responsibility for five or more acres of grounds, or equivalency (one year of education can be substituted for two years of related work experience); a valid Utah vehicle operator’s license required; and demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills required.

*For this seasonal, non-benefitted position, prior experience is preferred, not required; a Pesticide Applicators license will not be required.

Preferences
- A passion for gardening and working outdoors. Prior experience in landscaping, horticulture, farming, habitat management or botany strongly preferred.
- A basic knowledge of horticulture, gardening, or botany, and a desire to learn more.
- Able to work effectively individually and in teams, and the willingness and ability to work cooperatively with a variety of people.
- At least 18 years of age, have a valid driver’s license, proof of insurability, and able to safely and proficiently operate equipment common to the trade.
- Able to safely and effectively perform all physical tasks essential to the position and understand the physical commitment required for gardening.
- Able to work safely in all climatic conditions, including full sun, heat, cold, precipitation, etc.
- Ability to identify problems, develop possible solutions and take appropriate course of action. Skills include active listening, analysis, research, creativity, communication, decision making and team-building.
- Proven written and spoken communication skills, a commitment to provide excellent customer service.
- Able to commit to working 16-29 hrs./week beginning in early March, with shifts predominately during regular business hours, from mornings to mid-afternoons.
Benefits / Why Work With Us: Perks of working at the Garden, a department of the University of Utah:
- UTA pass while actively employed at the U of U.
- Discounts for campus events and the campus store, as well as campus library privileges.
- Staff receive a half-price discount on Garden classes, an employee discount in our gift shop, advance registration opportunities for kids camps and concerts, and two free concert tickets for our Outdoor Concert series.
- Staff are provided work shirts and gloves, and on-the-job training.
- A variety of work schedule options, coordinated with supervisor upon hire.
How to Apply: https://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/143819
Location: Salt Lake City

Information

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Contact: Susie Kohler
Email: susie.kohler@redbutte.utah.edu
Phone: 801-587-9740