Compensation Type: Hourly wages
Job Type:
Full Time
Part Time

Pay Range: $15
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. And Tracy Aviary Conservation invites you to protect birds and their habitats through community science.
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 by becoming a steward for the natural world while inspiring curiosity and caring for birds and nature through education and conservation. The Horticulture Technician is responsible for general oversight of a portion of grounds, irrigation, lawn care, supervision of volunteers, and horticulture education. 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.
Primary Responsibilities: - Maintain Tracy Aviary plants, trees, shrubs, and gardens by use of appropriate pruning, planting, transplanting, propagation, irrigation, and IPM
- Weeding, watering, fertilization, deadheading, raking, and mulching.
- Outreach to guests, community, Tracy Aviary education camps, etc. including tours and guest experiences
- Lawn care primary
- Assist Aviary staff in dealing with facilities problems or emergencies
- Other tasks related to Tracy Aviary’s Operation Department

Please note this position does not involve any direct contact with animals.
Desired Qualifications: - College degree in a related field is preferred
- Experience in horticulture, agriculture, or a related field
- Demonstrated interest for a career in the field of horticulture
- This position involves working in all weather conditions, lifting heavy supplies, the use of various hand and motorized tools, and following policy and procedures.
- 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

Additional and Preferred Qualifications:
- Proficiency in Google Workspace
- Familiarity with power tools and their safety requirements
- Knowledge of and commitment to justice, equity, accessibility, and inclusion in the community and workplace
Benefits / Why Work With Us: Tracy Aviary is committed to inspiring curiosity and caring for birds and nature through education and conservation. As the largest and oldest of only two free-standing aviaries in the nation and accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, Tracy Aviary has grown and evolved over our more than 80-year history to become a cultural landmark, public garden, and leader in environmental education and conservation.
How to Apply: Applications are being accepted immediately. Positions are open until filled. No telephone calls please. Send a cover letter which connects your life experience to your interest and qualifications for this job, resume, and contact information for three references 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