Our dedicated employees and generous volunteers have helped the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden become one of the most outstanding display gardens in the United States.
Below is a list of all current job openings at the Dallas Arboretum. Full-time positions offer benefit options including health, dental and disability coverage as well as vacation, holiday and sick pay. We also have excellent opportunities in various departments for those desiring a hands-on internship experience. Unless otherwise noted, you may apply for a listed position by faxing your resume and cover letter to 866.341.6878. Please indicate which position you are applying for in your cover letter. The Arboretum conducts criminal checks, as well as physicals/drug screens and credit checks for certain positions.
The Dallas Arboretum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The Education Department of the Dallas Arboretum has been recognized locally and nationally for outstanding programming in nature and life sciences. In 2013, we opened the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden, an 8-acre garden with numerous interactive educational outdoor exhibits for public and private learning experiences for children of all ages, plus an indoor facility with a lab demonstration area, computer learning stations and the amazing OmniGlobe Theater.
We are seeking talented and dedicated educators for full time and part-time openings, as well as a Temporary need from August to October.
The Temporary and Full Time educators are 40 hours/week and conduct classes at the Arboretum and in after-school programs. The Part Time educator primarily works at the Arboretum, averaging 20-30 hours/week.
Full Time pay ranges from $45,000 to $50,000 and Part Time and Temporary pay is $16/hour.
Applicants are encouraged to apply at firstname.lastname@example.org
A staff educator will teach, coordinate and assist in the refinement of existing educational programming and the development of new programming for the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden under the direction and approval of the Vice President of Education, Children’s Program Manager, and Science Enrichment Manager. The educator will successfully coordinate and conduct classes with school groups and contribute to team effort.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
- Develop, modify and teach education programs both at the
Arboretum and at partner sites
- Assist in the development of new programming as needed
- Promote and facilitate Arboretum field trips, outreach
programs and after school programs
- Select and develop materials and supplies related to
programs assigned to teach and/or manage
- Maintain attendance, ethnicity and testing records for
programs taught and/or managed. Report numbers and results in an accurate and
- Train and supervise volunteers assisting with educational
programs for which he/she is responsible as needed
- Distribute and process program evaluations for all programs;
review and discuss with supervisor modifications for improvement
- Maintain expenses within the budget throughout the year,
obtaining necessary approvals for purchases
- Assist in developing and implementing educational activities
for major events at the Arboretum as needed Assist in writing curriculum as
- Develop, modify, supervise and teach summer camps as
- Bachelor’s degree in natural or environmental science
- Two years teaching experience in formal classroom and/or
informal science institution
- Proficiency in use of computer software and technology to
include: APP usage, presentation skills, Probeware
- Experience with writing curriculum helpful.
- Clear written and oral communication of science literacy
- Manage multiple tasks with attention to detail and accuracy
- Problem analysis and problem solving skills; good
- Punctually and physically coordinate, set up, train and/or
conduct workshops/classes on Dallas Arboretum property or at offsite locations
- Work flexible hours, including nights/weekends as needed
- Familiarity with current STEM and science inquiry teaching
- Enthusiasm, energy and practical knowledge of best teaching
The Dallas Arboretum and
Botanical Garden is seeking a talented individual to work directly with the
President. Primary responsibilities include assisting the President with donor
contacts for future gifts for endowment and estate planning. The
candidate will actively and successfully present funding opportunities to
identified individuals to achieve targeted fundraising goals. .
MAJOR DUTIES INCLUDE:
- Under the direction of the
President, solicit and secure donations through efficient and compelling
written, verbal and in-person prospect contacts:
- Initiate contact by phone and/or
by handwritten notes with current donors or other identified individuals to
create interest in supporting the Arboretum funding needs via endowment or
- Actively solicit
and schedule appointments with donor prospects to present
specific contribution avenues of opportunity.
- Coordinate the meetings to be
conducted personally or by the President as appropriate.
- Prepare for all appointments by
collecting or developing relevant materials to create the most positive and
informative presentation possible.
- Follow up timely with
correspondence by hand-written notes or typed correspondence.
- Initiate contact by phone and/or by handwritten notes with current donors or other identified individuals to create interest in supporting the Arboretum funding needs via endowment or estate planning.
- Maintain detailed call logs
and appointment schedules.
- Timely enter and update donor
records and contact notes in Raiser’s Edge database.
- Assist with other follow up
appointments, garden tours, or activities to foster a continued on-going donor
relationship for future or other solicitation efforts.
- Assist other key staff as
directed in various donor solicitation and data preparation.
- College degree highly preferred.
- Two years experience with
fundraising drives desirable.
- Familiarity with using a database
for prospect research and reporting; Raiser’s Edge a plus.
- Excellent verbal and written
communication skills; good handwriting and computer skills
- Driver’s license to drive golf
- Manage multiple tasks with
attention to detail and accuracy; good listening skills to quickly identify
donor areas of interest
- Professional appearance and phone
voice; upbeat demeanor
- Sit for extended periods with
extensive phone solicitation and data entry/writing duties
- Work flexible hours, including
nights/weekends as needed
- Tenacious; self-motivated
The position may be full time or 30 hours/week. Salary is commensurate with experience. Please send cover letter with desired salary and resume to email@example.com
SECURITY SERVICES MANAGER
To develop and manage the overall security needs of the Arboretum. Work with key staff to create policies/guidelines related to the Arboretum’s unique security needs and positive public interface. Recommend security staffing schedules, keeping in mind appropriate cost efficiently and relevancy. Monitor security practices and incidents for appropriate reommendations and follow up. Contribute to team effort.
Duties Include but Are Not Limited To
- Develop and recommend overall public security procedures and regulations for the garden, to include other properties (such as across Garland Road from the Arboretum) managed by DABS.
- Act as a liaison to all departments on overall security measures and procedures, and to make recommendations for specific security needs as appropriate, i.e. public and private events and nighttime garden activities.
- Oversee scheduling of DABS’ security personnel as well as external security guard personnel for effective staffing of security positions (both with security guard agencies as well as Dallas Police Officers).
- Monitor and respond to incident reports concerning damage to person or property; maintain a database of security/safety issues and any corresponding follow up and timely comply with external reporting requirements.
- Monitor the activity of all security systems monthly, including cameras, gate and building accesses. Identify and recommend surveillance and related security equipment, fixtures and facilities.
- Develop and maintain positive relations with assigned Dallas Police Department
- Conduct Security meetings with appropriate staff. Participate in Safety meetings.
- Perform weekly routine garden/property patrol to identify problem areas or potential issues as well as to observe successful security personnel performance.
- Bachelor's degree in an area of study relevant to this position and at least 5+ years of general experience in the field or in a related area; 10 years preferred.
- Minimum three years policy or high level security experience or police officer experience; minimum one year successful organizational and supervisory experience.
- Proven ability to deal effectively with the public in emergency situations and to apply these practices to a private organization.
- State Security Officer certification, Certified Protection Professional [CCP] or Police Officer designation preferred.
- Strategic orientation with ability to act tactically as required.
- Able to interact at all levels of the organization and sensitive to divisional organizational management issues.
- Ability to physically patrol property and to respond to situations in a timely and appropriate manner as required; ability to work nights and weekends, including during major festival weekends as requested.
- Attention to detail, accuracy, and sensitivity.
- Good verbal and written communication skills
- Problem analysis and problem solving skills.
Submit resume with salary requirements to Charlotte Morrison at firstname.lastname@example.org
Under limited supervision, responsible for overall landscape maintenance and supervision of staff for specific garden area. Oversee efficient productivity and timely completion of duties in assigned areas. Physically perform garden labor. Work in all weather conditions. Contribute to team effort.
and Responsibilities included but are not limited to:
perform general landscape maintenance for specific garden area, including
planting, mowing, weeding, watering, fertilizing, spraying, doing minor
irrigation repairs, pruning, pest control, trash removal, and trimming,
according to written maintenance and safety standards.
garden crew, volunteers, and interns assigned to area. Contribute to team
and meet garden project completion schedules on a daily, weekly, and monthly
basis under the guidance of the Senior Horticulture Manager.
and develop gardeners and landscape assistants in garden area to increase their
knowledge of plant materials and landscape maintenance.
evaluate, and effectively manage/schedule personnel; complete required
personnel documentation in a timely manner.
with plant record keeping and labeling for assigned garden area.
technical assistance when required.
for securing all equipment at the end of the day and notifying supervisor of
any supply needs.
pesticides (when trained) using appropriate safety procedures as provided and
according to departmental policies and procedures; supervision provided.
irrigation system and pump systems (where applicable), repair minor problems,
and report malfunctions.
in group and special projects as required.
with educational and research projects as required, example: horticultural
demonstrations during special events.
verbal and written communication skills.
to manage multiple tasks through use of effective organizational and
to work flexible hours as needed, including nights, weekends and Holidays.
to effectively organize work flow for timely completion and develop staff to
work as a team; maintain professional work ethic.
to lift up to 50 lbs; repetitively bend/stoop, move across property and work in
all weather conditions and follow approved safety guidelines.
driver’s license required to operate garden vehicles.
year related garden/landscaping experience and experience with or knowledge of
Texas perennials preferred; knowledge of irrigation systems and other water
features desirable. Supervisory experience desirable. Texas Certified
Pesticide Applicators license preferred.
of Science in Horticulture or related field (may accept Associate’s Degree and
three years related experience).
Submit resumes to email@example.com
GARDENER | $9.50/hour
We are currently seeking experienced gardeners to perform general landscape maintenance and laboring duties in the gardens under the supervision of a crew leader or horticulturist.
- Ability to physically lift, bend and stoop repetitively to plant, weed and move plant material.
- Capable of operating light duty power equipment.
- Some irrigation knowledge is helpful.
- Must be able to communicate effectively in English.
- Availability to work in a weekend rotation.
- Ability to interact with garden guests as appropriate.
- Must be able to work in extreme weather conditions.
- A minimum 6 months relevant experience is desirable.
Please submit a resume to firstname.lastname@example.org