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 $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.

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 $10.00

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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Horticulture Coordinator

Horticulture Coordinator – full time $17.00

JOB SUMMARY

Responsible for budget preparation and daily monitoring of expenditures for the department. Handle daily data entry of purchase orders and invoice processing for timely and accurate accounting of horticulture business transactions. Produce correspondence, expense records, and prepare related materials as needed. Accurately maintain hourly paid time off records and documentation. Provides reception back up and administrative assistance to the President and VP of Horticulture Operations as required. Manage multiple tasks through use of effective organizational and time-management skills. Contribute team efforts.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Maintain and assist with the development of the annual horticulture budget; monitor the departmental operating and capital budget for each fiscal year.
  • Enter purchase orders and appropriately code invoices for payment in a timely manner, preparing variance reports and obtaining appropriate authorizations as necessary.
  • Prepare all necessary correspondence, files and documentation in an orderly and timely manner.
  • Coordinate all required committee meetings, including scheduling the date and location notification, distributing relevant materials, taking and transcribing minutes of the meetings, and assuring that all necessary follow up is completed.
  • Provide translation of official documents, conferences, evaluations, etc.
  • Coordinate all community service activity, including submitting a monthly report to the pertinent agency.
  • Coordinate Temps from the temp agency, including tracking and submitting the weekly time sheets.
  • Maintain current files of invoices, reimbursements and employee folders
  • Document, monitor and report Employees Time Record consisting of the established DABS benefits (vacation, floating holiday, sick, bereavement)
  • Payroll assistance provided when necessary on as needed basis.
  • Work with the department to assure that the horticultural goals are met by assisting with documentation, follow up reports, time lines, planning calendars, etc.
  • Assist as the Human Resources liaison when necessary. Provide documentation from horticulture employees for items such as applications, personal data packet, insurance enrollments, re-enrollments & tax information.
  • Assist with online job postings on websites; receiving resumes and applications and distribute them to managers; submit applications of new hires to HR
  • Manage the inventory and purchasing of office supplies
  • Oversee purchasing of safety/first aid supplies; assist with staff injuries
  • Assist in seasonal uniform order; by gathering sizes from the department and submit to appointed personal
  • Provide Spanish translation of official documents, conferences, evaluations, etc.
  • Coordinating department luncheons, confirming room reservations, room layout, ordering food, etc.
  • Assist with Field Day including, but not limited to the issuance of event orders, coordinating caterers, registrations and name tags.
  • Assist as requested the VP of Horticulture Operations and the President; assist Executive Assistant with executive duties as instructed and relieve as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Good computer skills (great proficiency in MS platform and specific computer software as needed)
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks through use of effective organizational and time-management skills; professional work ethic
  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time and perform data entry/telephone or office.
  • Bi-lingual in Spanish.
  • Driver’s license to drive garden vehicles.
  • Two-three years related experience.
  • High school diploma; some college desirable.

Submit resume to JWegley@dallasarboretum.org.

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Horticulture Supervisor

Horticulture Supervisor – full time $17.00

JOB SUMMARY

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.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Physically 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.
  • Supervise garden crew, volunteers, and interns assigned to area. Contribute to team effort.
  • Establish and meet garden project completion schedules on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis under the guidance of the Horticulture Manager.
  • Train and develop gardeners and landscape assistants in garden area to increase their knowledge of plant materials and landscape maintenance.
  • Train, evaluate, and effectively manage/schedule personnel; complete required personnel documentation in a timely manner.
  • Assist with plant record keeping and labeling for assigned garden area.
  • Provide technical assistance when required.
  • Responsible for securing all equipment at the end of the day and notifying supervisor of any supply needs.
  • Apply pesticides (when trained) using appropriate safety procedures as provided and according to departmental policies and procedures; supervision provided.
  • Monitor irrigation system and pump systems (where applicable), repair minor problems, and report malfunctions.
  • Assist in group and special projects as required.
  • Assist with educational and research projects as required, example: horticultural demonstrations during special events.
  • Act as Manager on Duty in weekend rotation to supervise weekend horticulture activity.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks through use of effective organizational and time-management skills
  • Ability to work flexible hours as needed, including nights, weekends and Holidays.
  • Ability to effectively organize work flow for timely completion and develop staff to work as a team; maintain professional work ethic.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs; repetitively bend/stoop, move across property and work in all weather conditions and follow approved safety guidelines.
  • Texas driver’s license required to operate garden vehicles.
  • One 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.
  • Bachelor of Science in Horticulture or related field (may accept Associate’s Degree and three years related experience).

Submit resume to oestrada@dallasarboretum.org

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MEMBER RELATIONS LEAD

$11/HR FULL TIME WITH GREAT BENEFITS

*Uncommon Schedule: Monday to Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

JOB SUMMARY

Provides telemarketing services in order to renew and upgrade current and lapsed members of the Arboretum. Train and assist Membership team in training and challenges of entering all call data into Raisors Edge. Aide Supervisor in assuring that appropriate calling lists are utilized by Member Relations Assistant (and relevant temporaries) and that establish call volume is maintained. Assure that call documentation is maintained in database and appropriate information is submitted to Data Processing in a timely manner.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Work with the Vice President and Supervisor to craft appropriate call scripts to promote a desired minimum of 75% membership renewals each month; lead team by example and maintain personal call volume
    • Organize the call volume/lists of the telemarketing team and assist in monitoring calls to maintain required volume of daily calls:
    • Promote membership upgrades and renewals
    • Consistently solicit member feedback and accurately update donor data base profile with member information
    • Provide relevant data to Data Processing in a timely manner

  • Monitor and assist with staff scheduling for evening calls/weekend calls; maintain productivity
  • Assist at express entry and membership table during events, as needed; assure the Membership Table is appropriately stocked, both weekdays and weekends
  • Conduct volunteer training in order to assure that membership enrollments are handled accurately and confidentially, in keeping with approved Arboretum procedures
  • Process gift memberships accurately and in a timely manner to assure prompt donor acknowledgement and mailing of membership packets

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Two years telemarketing experience preferred; one year supervisory or oversight experience preferred
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Ability to sit for extended periods to perform calling and also to stand/sit at membership table and walk across the property as needed
  • Excellent verbal and good written communication skills; ability to interact with public over the phone and in person in a prompt, courteous and clear manner; strong leadership skills
  • Basic computer skills (working knowledge of MS platform and ability to learn basics of donor database systems)
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends and holidays

KEY COMPETENCIES:

  • Positive, professional and engaging communication and leadership skills
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully coach, train and lead Member Relations staff as well as volunteers
  • Detailed oriented
  • Goal and results oriented

Submit resume to jobs@dallasarboretum.org.

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GALLERY FACILITATORS

$11 per hour

Our Gallery Facilitators at the Rory Meyers Children's Adventure Garden at the beautiful Dallas Arboretum excite and assist children and families in the various activities and exhibits in the 8-acre Children’s Adventure Garden. This garden is designed to provide an exciting educational experience related to nature and life science. 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!

Responsibilities and Duties

Gallery Facilitators work in our outdoor gallery areas and interact with the visitors to provide basic information related to the specific activity/educational focus in that gallery.

Part Time, on-going position-- the Children's Garden is closed most of January and February.

20-32 hours/week potential

Position starts February 18

Qualifications and Skills

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

Submit resume to kcarter@dallasarboretum.org.

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