University of Utah Gardener in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 01/05/2017

Requisition Number PRN06436N

Job Title Gardener

Working Title Gardener

Job Grade B

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Care Job Code?

Type Non Benefited Staff / Student

Temporary? Yes

Standard Hours per Week 16-29

Full Time or Part Time? Part Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Must be able to commit to working 16-29 hrs/per week beginning March 1st. Exact schedule will be coordinated with supervisor upon hire. May require a weekend shift and/or occasional evening shift. Season typically runs through mid/late November.

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 10.50-11.25

Close Date

NOTE: May close at anytime.

Job Summary

The Horticulture Department at Red Butte Garden is seeking seasonal gardeners who want to work with and learn more about plants and gardening. Do you like nature or being outdoors? Would you enjoy learning more about gardening, and working with people who are passionate about plants and nature? We strongly prefer people who are committed to the role of a Botanical Garden and want to be a part of a great team!


Exact duties vary depending upon assigned team.

Outdoor Garden: planting, weeding, mulching, deadheading, pruning, watering, fertilization, pest control, trash removal, sweeping, event support, etc.

Entrance & Natural Areas: same as above and including trail maintenance and noxious weed removal, etc.

Irrigation/Lawns/Equipment: push mowing, weed-eating, irrigation system repairs, trash removal, sweeping, event support, etc.

Minimum Qualifications

A valid Utah vehicle operator’s license required; and demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills required.


Nine months professional work experience with the responsibility for five or more acres of grounds, or equivalency.

People who enjoy gardening and working with plants and/or a desire to learn more, and are able to work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions and temperature extremes.

Must commit to working 16-29 hrs/wk beginning early March, have proven written and oral communication skills, a commitment to provide excellent customer service and ability to work cooperatively with others, and understand the physical commitment required for gardening.

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.