University of Utah Classroom Assistant in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 05/19/2017

Requisition Number PRN06845N

Job Title Classroom Assistant

Working Title Weekend Education Assistant

Job Grade A

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Care Job Code? No

Type Non Benefited Staff / Student

Temporary? No

Standard Hours per Week 15-19

Full Time or Part Time? Part Time

Shift Weekend

Work Schedule Summary

Mostly weekend work required

Is this a work study job? No

VP Area President

Department 00340 - Red Butte Garden & Arboretum

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $10.00 to $12.00 an hour

Close Date

NOTE: May close at anytime.

Job Summary

Red Butte Garden is seeking a part-time Weekend Education Assistant. Join a great team and gain valuable experience planning and teaching weekend programs for children at the Garden. This is a part-time, non-benefitted, year-round position. Work schedule is 15-19 hours per week, with mostly weekend (Friday and Saturday) work required.


Job duties include but are not limited to:

•Planning and teaching: Garden Adventure classes, Sprout House Workshops, and other weekend youth programs

•Preparing Sprout House for classes and other programs, welcoming participants, leading activities with other staff, Sprout House cleanup, and insuring guest satisfaction

•Assisting with daily operations by maintaining supplies, facilities, and equipment

•Assisting the Youth Programs Coordinator and the Youth & Family Programs Manager with other activities and events as needed

Minimum Qualifications

This is an entry-level position. Training will be provided. Must demonstrate an interest in learning about child development and guidance; a willingness to take direction from the assigned teacher; willing to obtain a food handlers permit, TB test, Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) background check, first aid training are required. Demonstrated human relation and effective human relations skills are also required.


•Excellent customer service skills

•An interest in plants demonstrated either by education or previous employment

•Self-directed, punctual, enthusiastic, highly organized, and trustworthy

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to applicants, consistent with University policy and Utah state law. To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801) 581-7447.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.