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.

Security Services Manager (Full Time) Click for More


Job Summary

To develop and manage the overall security needs of the Arboretum. Work with key staff to create policies/guidelines related to the Arboretum’s unique security needs and positive public interface. Recommend security staffing schedules, keeping in mind appropriate cost efficiently and relevancy. Monitor security practices and incidents for appropriate reommendations and follow up. Contribute to team effort.

Duties Include but Are Not Limited To

  • Develop and recommend overall public security procedures and regulations for the garden, to include other properties (such as across Garland Road from the Arboretum) managed by DABS.
  • Act as a liaison to all departments on overall security measures and procedures, and to make recommendations for specific security needs as appropriate, i.e. public and private events and nighttime garden activities.
  • Oversee scheduling of DABS’ security personnel as well as external security guard personnel for effective staffing of security positions (both with security guard agencies as well as Dallas Police Officers).
  • Monitor and respond to incident reports concerning damage to person or property; maintain a database of security/safety issues and any corresponding follow up and timely comply with external reporting requirements.
  • Monitor the activity of all security systems monthly, including cameras, gate and building accesses. Identify and recommend surveillance and related security equipment, fixtures and facilities.
  • Develop and maintain positive relations with assigned Dallas Police Department
  • Conduct Security meetings with appropriate staff. Participate in Safety meetings.
  • Perform weekly routine garden/property patrol to identify problem areas or potential issues as well as to observe successful security personnel performance.


  • Bachelor's degree in an area of study relevant to this position and at least 5+ years of general experience in the field or in a related area; 10 years preferred.
  • Minimum three years policy or high level security experience or police officer experience; minimum one year successful organizational and supervisory experience.
  • Proven ability to deal effectively with the public in emergency situations and to apply these practices to a private organization.
  • State Security Officer certification, Certified Protection Professional [CCP] or Police Officer designation preferred.
  • Strategic orientation with ability to act tactically as required.
  • Able to interact at all levels of the organization and sensitive to divisional organizational management issues.

Key Competencies

  • Ability to physically patrol property and to respond to situations in a timely and appropriate manner as required; ability to work nights and weekends, including during major festival weekends as requested.
  • Attention to detail, accuracy, and sensitivity.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Problem analysis and problem solving skills.

Submit resume with salary requirements to Charlotte Morrison at

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.

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.


  • 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 ​​

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.


  • 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 ​

Gallery Facilitators - Teacher Aides (Part Time) Click for More

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

Dallas Arboretum
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