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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.

Group Sales / Public Events Coordinator (Full Time) Click for More

The Dallas Arboretum is seeking an individual with great phone personality and sales skills to solicit and book group tours (ticket sales of 15+) of our beautiful garden and to sell Consignment Tickets to meet annual consignment goals and group sales goals. Also promote and sell group packages which include meals and guided tours. Engagingly greet organized tour groups upon arrival at the Arboretum. Schedule and maintain accurate group sales logs.


Assist Director of Public Events, as requested.


Prior solicitation/sales experience desired; office experience and attention to detail; personality a plus; and ability to physically greet tours and direct them within the property as needed. $15/hour


Submit resumes to ​jobs@dallasarboretum.org​

Public Events Coordinator (Full Time) Click for More

This is a temporary to full-time position. Through the end of the year, the position is expected to work 25-30 hours in research, vendor coordinating, invoicing, contracts and to assist in event execution. Schedule will vary and will include nights and weekends. $20/hour


The purpose of this position ultimately is to assist in the planning, management and execution of Arboretum Public Events and festivals; assure satisfactory execution of events, including overseeing all aspects related to event and monitoring use and care of the Arboretum’s property; and handling contracts, invoicing, vendor/entertainer oversight, etc.


Physical Aspects of Position

  • Monitor and direct activities related to the event on DABS property from beginning to end.
  • Safely drive carts and stand/walk across property.


Qualifications

  • College degree or related experience (2 years).
  • Event planning/execution.
  • Professional appearance and conduct.
  • Good written, office and verbal skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks through use of effective communication skills; professional work ethic.


Submit resumes to jobs@dallasarboretum.org

Horticulture Supervisor (Full Time) Click for More

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. 6:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. weekdays with rotating weekends.


Job Summary

  • Duties and Responsibilities included 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 Senior 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.


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 resumes to ​oestrada@dallasarboretum.org​

Gardener (Full Time) Click for More

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. 6:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. weekdays with rotating weekends.


Qualifications:

  • 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 ​oestrada@dallasarboretum.org

Gallery Facilitators – Teachers Aides (Part Time) Click for More

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. This position is a part-time, on-going position. $11/hour


Qualifications:

  • Teaching certificates, or experience with early childhood teaching/ instruction, 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.


Please submit resumes to ​mgomez@dallasarboretum.org​

Dallas Arboretum
and Botanical Garden


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Administrative Office Open Monday Through Friday, 8:30am - 5pm

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