Employment Opportunities

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.

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The beautiful Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden is seeking an experienced grant writer. Responsibilities are writing proposals for both unrestricted operating revenue and restricted projects and for submitting timely and accurate reports for all existing grant funded projects. Perform the full range of activities required to research, identify, prepare, submit, and manage grant and sponsorship proposals to foundations, corporations, and other sources for the Development office and to assist other departments as directed in fundraising efforts through proposal writing for successful annual funding goal attainment.

Please submit your resume with your salary requirements to ​​.



Responsible for the prompt care and maintenance of the physical property (non-horticultural areas) including Exploration Center, all restrooms and all storage facilities, including mechanical and electrical rooms in the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden area. Assist in other garden areas as requested. Oversees work activity of janitorial staff. Primary focus is to provide clean, neat, safe facilities and services to staff and guests visiting the garden.


  • Schedule and oversee janitorial staff to ensure cleanliness of all restrooms and building structures related to the Children’s Garden as well as grounds within this area.
  • Perform a daily walkthrough in early morning of all areas and buildings: outside restrooms, ticket booth, all exhibits and entrance gates to assure cleanliness; perform a second walkthrough of all outside restrooms and buildings in the afternoon. Assess and address any concerns or needs related to cleanliness, structural soundness and safety hazards with staff for appropriate and timely repair/ resolution to ensure the best possible guest experience.
  • Maintain all janitorial closets, storage areas and exhibits ensuring all of DABS property is safe and organized. Create and maintain janitorial supply inventory. Recommend supply purchases to Facility Manager.
  • Work with Exhibit Technician as needed to update/perform repairs. As directed, work HVAC water filter cleaning, mister cleaning and operations, fire panel calls and HVAC air filter changes.
  • Coordinate completion of work orders for items arising from visual inspections performed during daily walkthroughs or as assigned by supervisor.
  • Work closely with Education Department, Public Programs, and Volunteer Department on issues involving work orders based on approval from Facility Manager. Schedule work order completion as directed and keep supervisor or relevant staff person informed of progress/issues.
  • Enter relevant maintenance/repair projects so log repair history is readily available.


  • Ability to manage multiple tasks through use of effective organizational and time-management skills; professional work ethic.
  • Ability to physically oversee and direct all facility service functions within scope of authority.
  • Ability to successfully lead staff in a positive and productive manner.
  • Ability to work with audio-visual and information technology a plus.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including nights/weekends—schedule does include Saturday and Sunday.
  • Three + years in facility services preferred. One year supervisory management desired.
  • Bachelor’s degree desired.

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CHILDREN'S PROGRAM MANAGER  (starting mid $60's)

Job Summary

The Dallas Arboretum is seeking a Children’s Program Manager to supervise teachers and manage science programming for Pre-K through Middle School Students, Programs are off-site as well as at the beautiful Arboretum and in the world-acclaimed Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden. The manager is responsible for planning, scheduling and carrying out existing science programs and assisting in developing new programs and summer camps. The ability to work outdoors and some evenings and weekends is necessary. 


A college degree in elementary education, experience as an educator and administrator, proven ability to manage staff and work with budgets is required.

Interested candidates please send a resume and cover letter to ​​.

Horticulture Opportunities

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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.​ 

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Part-time fundraiser for Dallas Arboretum. 16 hours/week during the mornings. Work includes prospecting, calls, and donor cultivation. Reports to Capital Campaign Director. Requires two years experience working successfully with donors and volunteers, or compatible background in sales. Familiarity with using a database for prospect research and reporting; Raiser’s Edge a plus. College degree highly preferred. Email resume and cover letter to ​​ by February 16.

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.


  • 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.

Submit resumes to ​​.

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Dallas Blooms still needs great personalities to help until mid-April.

Parking Attendants ($10/hour)

Weekday and weekend needs; 9 a.m. to 5 or 6 p.m.; must be able to stand for extended periods of time.

Crossing Guards ($9/hour)

Monitor car crossing near ticket booth for safe pedestrian traffic; 9 a.m. to 5 or 6 p.m.; must be able to stand for extended periods of time.

Janitors/Housekeepers ($9/hour)

Maintain restrooms and keep public areas clean; empty trash and take to Dumpster; must be able to bend/stop repeatedly, work outside and lift up to 30 lbs.

Interview dates: March 6, 12 and 13

Surveyors ($10/hour)

Position runs March 16 - 22

Proactively interact with guests to obtain survey data; must be personable with good communication skills; stand for extended periods outside in the garden.

Interview dates: March 9 and 10 

Call 214-515-6516 now for more information on these positions. 

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Summer Education Internship

June 1 – Aug 14

30 hours per week at $11 per hour

If you are currently a college student and enjoy working with children, then this is the summer opportunity you have been waiting for. Our Summer Education Interns will work in our fun and exciting children’s summer camps. They will participate in field trips, weekly meetings and presentations by experts from local non-profit organizations.

Eligible students must have completed at least one year of college. Experience working with children is a plus.

Applications will be accepted from March 1 to April 10.

To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to Marisol Rodriguez at ​​ or call 214- 515- 6542.

Please indicate availability for onsite interview on cover letter.

Dallas Arboretum
and Botanical Garden

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