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.


Feel free to download our general Application for Employment, print and fill it out, and bring it with you to apply in person.

Gardener $11.00/hr

Gardener | $11.00/hr

Seeking talented individuals who love working outside and who love plants/gardens to perform general landscape maintenance and laboring duties in the gardens under the supervision of a crew leader or horticulturist. The gardener needs to be able to physically lift, bend and stoop repetitively to plant, weed, move plant material and use light duty power equipment. Some irrigation knowledge is helpful. Must be able to communicate effectively in English, work in a weekend rotation, interact with garden guests as appropriate and be able to work in extreme weather conditions. 6 months experience desirable.

Send resume to: oestrada@dallasarboretum.org

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Weekend Gardener

Weekend Gardener | $11.00/hr

Seeking talented individuals who love working outside and who love plants/gardens to perform general landscape maintenance and laboring duties in the gardens under the supervision of a crew leader or horticulturist. The gardener needs to be able to physically lift, bend and stoop repetitively to plant, weed, move plant material and use light duty power equipment. Some irrigation knowledge is helpful. Must be able to communicate effectively in English, interact with garden guests as appropriate and be able to work in extreme weather conditions.

This position is for 40 hours a week, 6:30 am – 3:30 pm Thursday-Monday, off Tuesday and Wednesday.
SCHEDULE IS THURSDAY THROUGH MONDAY. 6 months experience desirable.

Send resume to: oestrada@dallasarboretum.org

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform routine maintenance with limited supervision of garden area according to set standards, including mowing, weeding, trimming, planting, raking, fertilizing, pruning, mulching, etc.
  • Safely operate and be responsible for routine maintenance of landscape maintenance equipment i.e. push mowers, backpack blowers, rototiller, tractor, edgers, gas hedge shears, utility truck, etc.
  • Assist supervisor with monitoring irrigation system and pump systems (where applicable) and report malfunctions.
  • Assist with special projects as required.

Qualifications

  • Basic communication skills, bilingual a plus.
  • Ability 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 if necessary.
  • One year experience desirable.
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
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Janitor

Janitors | $10.50

Full time opportunity to stock and clean outside public restrooms, collect and empty trash, vacuum and clean buildings and office restrooms, perform other miscellaneous janitorial functions. Must be able to work outside, walk across the property, and bend/stoop and lift up to 30 lbs.

Uniforms provided and good benefits. Hours are primarily days, including weekends, with some nighttime hours.

Submit resume to mgomez@dallasarboretum.org or apply in person at 8525 Garland Road, Dallas - 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Monday - Friday.

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Public Relations & Digital Marketing Internship

The mission of the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden is to build and maintain a public garden that promotes the art, enjoyment, and knowledge of horticulture, while providing opportunities for education and research.

The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens Public Relations and Marketing team is looking for a part-time intern to help us achieve a number of goals this season and secure excellence in media relations and digital marketing as we promote our spring and summer programming.

Depending on skills and interests, interns may assist with PR outreach and marketing, inbound digital marketing and communications campaigns (email, social media), analytics, and/or writing. This makes the position an ideal opportunity for undergraduate students who want “on-the-ground” marketing and communications experience across a variety of media in a high-profile, fun work environment.

Projects

  • Organize and maintain press coverage archive
  • Serve as media liaison during Cool Thursdays Concerts (assist with radio station appearances, social photographers, tv crews, etc.)
  • Respond to information requests from media & community organizations
  • Proofread ads, newsletters and other collateral material
  • Help draft email, press release, and social media copy
  • Help upload and schedule web & social media content
  • Create basic graphics for social media
  • Pull together analytics data and assist in the creation of reports

Qualifications

  • Interest in publicity and promotions
  • Organized, detail-oriented, able to take an assignment and carry it through to completion
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Proficiency with MS Office including PowerPoint, Word and Excel
  • Ability to work professionally with colleagues, reporters, leadership, senior donors, etc.
  • Able to take direction and complete assignments efficiently

Time Frame & Compensation

The ideal candidate would be able to commit for the summer, for a minimum of 15 hours a week. This is an unpaid internship but college credit is available if offered by your college or university.

Submit resume with a brief note explaining your qualifications and interest in the position to kgabbert@dallasarboretum.org.

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Summer Education Internship

$11/hr | Runs May 29-August 10

The Education department at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden is seeking college students for a paid Summer Education Internship. Internship is designed for college students who seek the opportunity to begin developing the skills, content understanding, and confidence needed to work with children in a formal or informal setting. The internship program provides valuable real-world teaching experiences through management of the Arboretum STEM summer camps.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO

  • Attend in-house orientation at the Arboretum
  • Attend training for each summer camp
  • Assist with the preparation of camp materials
  • Assist with logistical arrangements for the summer camps
  • Work with Arboretum staff and other interns to implement each day’s camp sessions
  • Assist with daily camp clean-up
  • Attend educational field trips to other Dallas-area non-profits, as assigned
  • Attend Arboretum meetings, as assigned, for education and training
  • Keep a weekly log of activities

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must have completed freshman year at a college or university
  • Must have been enrolled in the spring semester as a full-time sophomore, junior, or senior student
  • Education or STEM related field mayors preferred
  • Experience working with children preferred

Deadline to apply: April 13th. To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to Marisol Rodriguez at mrodriguez@dallasarboretum.org or call 214- 515- 6542. Indicate availability for onsite interview on cover letter.

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Accounting Intern

The mission of the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden is to build and maintain a public garden that promotes the art, enjoyment, and knowledge of horticulture, while providing opportunities for education and research.

The Accounting Department of Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens is currently seeking dynamic interns to work in our Accounting department. An internship with the Dallas Arboretum will allow aspiring students to apply classroom skills in a stimulating, real-life workplace and to gain insight into the inner workings of accounting and nonprofit organizations.

To qualify, candidates must be enrolled in either a two, or four-year college program. Ideal candidates will be detail oriented and reliable and must have strong organizational and communication skills, the ability to multitask, desire to work hard, and be a team player.

All internships are on a part-time basis and are for college credit only (unpaid). No stipend will be provided. Written verification must be provided from your school that you will receive college credit for this internship. Must be able to pass criminal and credit background checks.

Expected hours are flexible but must occur between the hours of 9 AM and 5 PM for the period of September 1 through December 21st.

Please apply by June 15 to cmorrison@dallasarboretum.org.

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Development Intern Volunteer

Development Intern Volunteer
Part-time; Unpaid
June 1, 2018 to August 1, 2018

The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden’s Development team wants to introduce you to the fast-paced world of fundraising. By the end of this internship, you’ll know some of the basics of what it takes to raise money for a large non-profit. We’ll help you show off your online research savvy skills as you search the internet, newspapers, and articles to identify new corporate sponsorship prospects that have the capacity to give to the Arboretum. You will also learn the basics of calling and representing an organization to potential corporate sponsors, complete with practice in recording your findings into our database. We’d love to show you the basics, especially if you have a collaborative spirit, friendly phone skills, and a hunger to learn fundraising!

This is a part-time internship. No stipend will be provided.

Expected hours are flexible, but must occur between the hours of 9AM and 5PM between June 1 and August 1.

Students, submit your resume and letter of interest to mwhisler@dallasarboretum.org

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Event Sales Intern Volunteer

Event Sales Intern Volunteer
Part-time; Unpaid
June 1, 2018 to August 1, 2018

The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden’s Private Event Sales team wants to introduce you to the fast-paced world of rental sales, representing a world-class venue. By the end of this internship, you’ll have a feel for all the aspects it takes to sell meeting space. We’ll help you develop your online research skills as you search the internet, newspapers, and articles to identify new rental prospects. You will also learn the basics of cold calling and representing an organization, complete with practice in recording your findings into our database. You will have the opportunity to participate with the load in and set up of one large wedding, as well as daytime corporate event. You will learn the behind the scenes work that goes into making events successful at a venue such as the Dallas Arboretum.

This is a part-time internship. No stipend will be provided.

Expected hours are flexible, but must occur between the hours of 9AM and 5PM between June 1 and August 1. At least one pre-arranged night time / weekend time for wedding event work.

Students, submit your resume and letter of interest to mwhisler@dallasarboretum.org

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Group Sales Intern Volunteer

Group Sales Intern Volunteer
Part-time; Unpaid
June 1, 2018 to August 1, 2018

The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden’s Group Ticket Sales team wants to introduce you to the fast-paced world of tourism. By the end of this internship, you’ll know what it takes to meet revenue goals through the solicitation and coordination of group ticket sales. We’ll help you develop your online research skills as you search the internet, newspapers, and articles to identify new prospects for group sales, such as churches, corporations, civic organizations, and more. You will also learn the basics of cold calling and representing a top tourism destination in the city of Dallas. Participation on group tours and interaction with guests will give you a great idea for the tourism industry. We will also teach you the transactional side of the sale, and internal communication processes through databases and other systems. If you have a collaborative spirit, friendly phone skills, love the outdoor and the public, we would love to have you apply.

This is a part-time internship. No stipend will be provided.

Expected hours are flexible, but must occur between the hours of 9AM and 5PM between June 1 and August 15.

Students, submit your resume and letter of interest to mwhisler@dallasarboretum.org


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Event Sales Intern Volunteer

Event Sales Intern Volunteer
Part-time; Unpaid
June 1, 2018 to August 1, 2018

The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden’s Private Event Sales team wants to introduce you to the fast-paced world of rental sales, representing a world-class venue. By the end of this internship, you’ll have a feel for all the aspects it takes to sell meeting space. We’ll help you develop your online research skills as you search the internet, newspapers, and articles to identify new rental prospects. You will also learn the basics of cold calling and representing an organization, complete with practice in recording your findings into our database. You will have the opportunity to participate with the load in and set up of one large wedding, as well as daytime corporate event. You will learn the behind the scenes work that goes into making events successful at a venue such as the Dallas Arboretum.

This is a part-time internship. No stipend will be provided.

Expected hours are flexible, but must occur between the hours of 9AM and 5PM between June 1 and August 1. At least one pre-arranged night time / weekend time for wedding event work.

Students, submit your resume and letter of interest to mwhisler@dallasarboretum.org

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Group Sales Intern Volunteer

Group Sales Intern Volunteer
Part-time; Unpaid
June 1, 2018 to August 1, 2018

The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden’s Group Ticket Sales team wants to introduce you to the fast-paced world of tourism. By the end of this internship, you’ll know what it takes to meet revenue goals through the solicitation and coordination of group ticket sales. We’ll help you develop your online research skills as you search the internet, newspapers, and articles to identify new prospects for group sales, such as churches, corporations, civic organizations, and more. You will also learn the basics of cold calling and representing a top tourism destination in the city of Dallas. Participation on group tours and interaction with guests will give you a great idea for the tourism industry. We will also teach you the transactional side of the sale, and internal communication processes through databases and other systems. If you have a collaborative spirit, friendly phone skills, love the outdoor and the public, we would love to have you apply.

This is a part-time internship. No stipend will be provided.

Expected hours are flexible, but must occur between the hours of 9AM and 5PM between June 1 and August 15.

Students, submit your resume and letter of interest to mwhisler@dallasarboretum.org


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- Teacher Aides ($11/hr)

GALLERY FACILITATORS - Teacher Aides ($11/hr)

Excite and assist children and families in the various activities and exhibits in the new 8-acre Children’s Adventure Garden. Gallery Facilitators are encouraged to bring creative ideas to the team along with a love of teaching/encouraging others. Help us create an enjoyable learning experience for our guests! Part Time, on-going position.

Qualifications:

  • Teaching certificates, or experience with early childhood teaching/ instruction, is desirable.
  • Background in science or science education is helpful but not necessary.
  • Must be able to stand for extended periods of time outside in the garden.
  • Flexible work days between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.; must be able to work Saturday and Sunday.

Criminal background checks will be conducted.

Submit resumes to kcarter@dallasarboretum.org NOW!

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