Job Information

University of Utah BOOtanical Event Staff in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date 07/14/2021

Requisition Number PRN11386N

Job Title Seasonal (6 month)

Working Title BOOtanical Event Staff

Job Grade UGR

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code?

Type Non Benefited Staff / Student

Temporary? Yes

Standard Hours per Week 29

Full Time or Part Time? Part Time

Shift Variable

Work Schedule Summary

Work schedule is approximately 29 hours per week, Monday through Friday during regular business hours, with event coverage (October 14-31 from 4 PM – 10 PM) 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 12.00-13.00

Close Date

Job Summary

Reporting to the Youth & Family Programs Manager, the BOOtanical Event Staff help plan, develop, and run Red Butte Garden’s annual Halloween event, BOOtanical. This is a part-time, non-benefitted, seasonal position. Work schedule is approximately 29 hours per week, Monday through Friday during regular business hours, with event coverage (October 14-31 from 4 PM – 10 PM) required. Position runs from August 16, 2021 through November 5, 2021.

This position requires successful completion of a criminal background check.


Job duties include but are not limited to:

  • Designing and creating event displays and decorations within strict timeline, budget, and thematic restraints
  • Assisting in the planning, developing, fabricating, installing, maintaining, and removing of event displays and decorations
  • Assisting with event execution and calmly attending to unexpected event incidents

· Providing direction, leadership, and feedback to event volunteers

  • Effectively communicating with guests, coworkers, vendors, and volunteers
  • Engaging with large crowds of guests and assisting in crowd management
  • Providing excellent customer service and ensuring guest satisfaction before, after, and during the event
  • Ensuring the well-being of event guests by following all safety and security rules, procedures, and guidelines
  • Assisting with daily operations by maintaining supplies, facilities, and equipment
  • Taking direction from and communicating effectively with supervisor and other Youth & Family Programs staff
  • Performing any other departmental duties as directed by the Youth & Family Programs Manager

Minimum Qualifications

This is a seasonal, temporary, non-benefited position that can be used for positions six months or less.

Seasonal work generally means work that by its very nature can only be performed during certain times of the year.


  • Proven written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be proactive, flexible, and able to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Self-directed, punctual, enthusiastic, and highly organized
  • Experience crafting or creating backgrounds, sets, props, or other decorative elements
  • Previous experience working festivals or special events

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

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.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

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. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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For more information:

To inquire about this posting, email: ( or call 801-581-2300.

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

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