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.
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
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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
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.
- 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.
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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.
and Responsibilities included but are not limited to:
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.
garden crew, volunteers, and interns assigned to area. Contribute to team
and meet garden project completion schedules on a daily, weekly, and monthly
basis under the guidance of the Senior Horticulture Manager.
and develop gardeners and landscape assistants in garden area to increase their
knowledge of plant materials and landscape maintenance.
evaluate, and effectively manage/schedule personnel; complete required
personnel documentation in a timely manner.
with plant record keeping and labeling for assigned garden area.
technical assistance when required.
for securing all equipment at the end of the day and notifying supervisor of
any supply needs.
pesticides (when trained) using appropriate safety procedures as provided and
according to departmental policies and procedures; supervision provided.
irrigation system and pump systems (where applicable), repair minor problems,
and report malfunctions.
in group and special projects as required.
with educational and research projects as required, example: horticultural
demonstrations during special events.
verbal and written communication skills.
to manage multiple tasks through use of effective organizational and
to work flexible hours as needed, including nights, weekends and Holidays.
to effectively organize work flow for timely completion and develop staff to
work as a team; maintain professional work ethic.
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.
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.
of Science in Horticulture or related field (may accept Associate’s Degree and
three years related experience).
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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. 6:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. weekdays with rotating weekends.
- 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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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
- Teaching certificates, or experience with early childhood
teaching/ instruction, desirable.
- Background in science or science education is helpful, but
- 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.
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individuals are needed to fill temporary positions during the fall and
holiday festivals, from mid-September to potentially the end of the year.
Clean restrooms and public areas; empty trash - must be able to bend/stoop and lift up to 50 lbs.
Gate Attendant ($10/hour)
Monitor Camp Gate access; politely interact with guests; ability to stand throughout shift.
Parking Lot Attendant ($10/hour)
Direct vehicles to parking spaces; must be able to stand/politely engage with public.
Gift Cart Sales ($10/hour)
Set up and sell gift cart items in the garden; personable; cash-handling experience; ability to stand for extended periods.
Pumpkin Village Attendant ($10/hour)
Monitor and maintain pumpkin display; water plants; politely interact with the public.
Ticket Booth Sales ($10/hour)
Smile while interacting with guests; sell admission tickets; accurately handle sales; sit for extended periods of time. (every day of the week, including weekends, from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., with some night time hours).
Customer Service ($10/hour)
Pleasantly answer phones and assist guests with their questions; sit for extended periods of time (every day of the week, including weekends, from 8:45 a.m. – 5 p.m.).
Please apply in person Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday between 12 and 4 p.m. at the Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland Road.
Criminal background checks will be conducted as well as credit checks for cash-handling positions.