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.


Salarie: $47,000 annual

Basic schedule: Wed through Friday, 2p to 11p; Sat/Sun 11a to 7:30p


Reporting to the Security Services Manager, the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Society’s (DABS) Assistant Security Manager will manage and monitor security needs of the Arboretum during evenings and weekends with key staff to provide for the Arboretum’s unique security needs as a positive interface with the public. Interact with and support Public and Private Event staff related to operational needs.


  • Assist with overall public and staff security for the garden, to include other properties (such as across Garland Road from the Arboretum) managed by DABS:
    • Assure enforcement of rules and regulations according to established garden and safety guidelines, and garden etiquette for staff, clients, and the public.
    • Perform routine garden/property/parking lot patrol to identify problem areas or potential issues
    • as well as to observe successful security personnel performance.
    • Monitor and respond to incident reports concerning damage or safety concerns to person or
    • property; prepare daily reports identifying issues and corrective actions taken.
    • Assist with maintenance of a database of security/safety issues.

  • Act as a liaison to all departments during public and private events and nighttime garden activities which could include but not be limited to working with facilities and event staff to assist with operational needs:
    • Monitor property during public events for cleanliness of restrooms, property (trash receptacles), and take appropriate action.
    • Respond according to guidelines related to serious weather conditions.

  • Address or assist with any emergency repair issues that occur during evening public or private events; prepare daily reports identifying problems and corrective actions taken
  • Act as “Manager on Duty” to oversee and/or manage security personnel (staff and/or contractual) as well as Dallas Police Officers during evening events and on weekends with high focus on maintaining positive relations with assigned Dallas Police Department
  • Monitor the activity of all security systems [evenings and weekends], including cameras, gate and building accesses. Promptly report any issues or concerns.
  • Work closely with Security Services Manager in establishing, monitoring and enforcing DABS’ security and safety guidelines and compliance with related city or state codes.


  • Bachelor's degree in an area of study relevant to this position and at least 3 - 5 years of general experience in the field or in a related area desired.
  • Minimum three years policy or high level security experience or police officer experience; minimum one year successful organizational and supervisory experience; basic computer skills
  • Proven ability to deal effectively with the public in emergency situations and to apply these practices to a private organization; strategic orientation with ability to act tactically as required.
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Gardener $10.00/hr

Gardener |$10.00/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 |$10.50/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.


  • 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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​Facility Manager, Children’s Garden

Facility Manager, Children’s Garden - $50,000 Annualized

Job Summary:

Responsible for the prompt daily oversight, care, and maintenance of the physical property (non-horticultural areas) of the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden (including Exploration Center, Café, all restrooms and all storage facilities, to include mechanical and electrical rooms, and the parking garage. Assist in other garden areas as requested. Supervise and oversee work activity of supervisory and janitorial staff to provide clean, neat, safe facilities and services to staff and guests visiting the garden. Contribute to the overall team effort.

Essential Duties And Responsibilities Include But Are Not Limited To:

  • Directly supervise personnel to assure the successful maintenance, cleanliness, and security of the Children’s Garden, the Café, the Parking Garage, and proximity:
    • Assure that a daily walkthrough is conducted according to schedule of all areas and buildings to assure cleanliness and readiness for the day; perform a weekly walkthrough of all storage rooms and exhibits to assure that the Arboretum’s property is safely maintained and storage areas organized.
    • Periodically visually inspect the areas for cleanliness, structural soundness and safety hazards with the goal being the guest experience; issue and coordinate completion of work orders for items arising from visual inspections or as assigned by director.
    • Monitor and schedule all routine facility maintenance, including PM contracts, according to budget and with approval from supervisor; coordinate special projects and contractors and services as directed.
    • Timely review and log all facility maintenance, keeping records for tracking and appropriate account coding and expense control as well as inventory controls.

  • Respond to emergency situations, i.e. weather, power outages, plumbing or electrical issues in an appropriate and timely manner; resolve minor problems.
  • Ensure that public rules and regulations are enforced according to established guidelines and garden etiquette for both staff and the public; promptly and appropriately address public needs/emergencies.
  • Work with director in budget preparation; timely process invoices with appropriate expense coding.
  • Maintain positive relationship with Education, Volunteer, Horticulture and Public Program staff working within the Children’s Garden
  • Act as Manager on Duty when needed to assure the Arboretum is ready for the public and appropriately respond as needed to public; prepare a weekend report of significant activity for review and appropriate follow up.
  • During major events assist with the execution of the event as needed.
  • Effectively evaluate/ manage/schedule personnel; complete required personnel documentation in a timely manner; train staff and actively participate in and conduct staff and guest safety and security practices.


  • Bachelor’s degree desired.
  • 4+ years in facility management preferred, with 2 years supervisory experience and janitorial oversight helpful.
  • 2 years’ experience in mechanical, plumbing, and electrical repair desirable.
  • Good verbal and good written communication skills; good computer skills
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including nights/weekends as needed and ability to respond to emergencies at any point.
  • Lift up to 30 pounds, climb ladders and stairs; walk, bend, twist and stand as needed throughout the day.
  • Driver’s license to drive garden vehicles.

Key Competencies:

  • Organized with ability to multitask successfully
  • Good judgement skills with successful problem analysis and problem solving skills
  • Team member with ability to engage staff , volunteers and the public
  • Flexible, responsive, tenacious and self-motivated

Submit resume to enelson@dallasarboretum.org

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Janitors $10.00

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 Event Facilitators

Public Event Facilitators $14/hr, part time

Great opportunity for those who enjoy working in the fast paced public event area. Your skills, talent and energy are needed to assist in event execution (loading in bands, entertainment, activity set up, etc.) and general oversight as assigned to professionally engage with the public and appropriately apply garden guidelines/etiquette.

Great for those desiring work in the public event field to gain event execution oversight experience or for those who desire extra income and enjoy interacting with people.

Hours are varied and not guaranteed, but evening/weekend availability are a must. Must be able to work outside in all temperatures and physically walk across property and assist in set ups.

Submit resume to jobs@dallasarboretum.org

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Data Processing

Data Processing – Ticketing (Temporary needs potential through December) $10/hr

Data Processing needs fast and accurate computer data entry skills: Mon through Friday 8:30a to 5p

Ticketing needs quick ticketing sales and cash handling experience preferred: Sat/Sun 8:30a to 5p

Must be able to work in a fast paced environment.

Criminal background and credit checks will be conducted.

Earn extra money for the holidays....great for students, retirees, etc.

Submit resume NOW to: mgomez@dallasarboretum.org

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Responsible for Development Department support in the areas of database and statistical tracking, Raiser’s Edge and other report generation, grant opportunity research and preparation, monitoring development revenue streams, and proposal and newsletter content preparation. Contribute to team efforts.


  • Research sources related to grant opportunities for desired need and identify:
    • Timelines for applications
    • Supporting data requirement needs
    • Decision makers
  • Prepare grant proposals as directed using compelling writing skills
  • Assist with foundation (and corporate) monthly tracking for both revenue and stewardship requirements.
  • Prepare relevant daily, weekly, or monthly statistical reports for Camp stat tracking, Raiser’s Edge reports or other database/record collection needs.
  • Write content for newsletter as directed.
  • Budget tracking for both revenue and expenses.
  • Perform other miscellaneous office support duties as required.


  • Some college plus three years responsible office support duties; experience in a non-profit organization desired.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills using correct grammatical and professional writing techniques.
  • Ability to sit for extended periods preparing and assembling documents; ability to tour prospective donors by walking across property or on golf cart (must have current driver’s license) as requested.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including weekends/evenings as needed.

This position plays a key role in the acquisition of new accounts and the development and ongoing management of account relationships. Looking for an engaging and results-driven individual.

Submit resume to jobs@dallasarboretum.org

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