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.

Water Feature Technician Assistant $10.00

Water Feature Technician Assistant

$10.00/hour Full Time

JOB SUMMARY

Responsible for physically performing general and specialized maintenance and minor repairs to Arboretum water features, including fountains, pumps, ponds with fish and aquatic plants, and other related systems. Conduct water testing as needed and apply chemical treatments in accordance with industry standards and departmental policies. Maintain and properly store related equipment and supplies. Work in all weather conditions.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Perform routine maintenance, inspections, and repairs to water features, according to written guidelines. This includes vacuuming pools, checking and cleaning filters, backwashing sand filters, monitoring pumps, skimming pools, applying chemical treatments, changing UV light bulbs as recommended, removing debris such as leaves, money, and other objects from water features, etc.
  • Maintain Toad Corners fountains to Arboretum, city, and state standards, including daily water testing with a chemical kit, adjusting recommended water chemical balance by adding chemicals as needed, keeping track of daily written log for water testing, checking filters and pumps on a consistent basis, etc.
  • Apply chemical treatments using appropriate safety procedures and according to departmental policies and procedures. Update written records after application.
  • Feed fish according to industry standards. Maintain pH, chlorine, nitrate, and other necessary levels to sustain aquatic life and apply chemicals as needed.
  • Troubleshoot water feature system maintenance needs, including potential safety hazards, and notify supervisor of urgent and long-term needs. Fix minor issues or assist with coordinating vendors on maintenance and repairs to water features.
  • Complete and keep track of written records for monitoring maintenance and supply needs.
  • Submit maintenance request forms in a timely manner and follow up on requests as necessary.
  • Assist with ordering maintenance supplies as necessary, including researching and pricing supplies, working with vendors to find suitable supplies, filling out purchase request forms and submitting to appropriate supervisor, etc.
  • Secure equipment and supplies, especially chemicals, throughout the work shift and at the end of the workday, according to departmental policies and procedures.
  • Follow safety procedures in completion of job duties, according to departmental policies and procedures.
  • Work with garden supervisors to maintain cleanliness, safety, and security of pump vaults, mechanical rooms, and storage facilities.
  • Provide technical assistance as needed and assist with training of personnel to conduct minor maintenance and repairs of water features.
  • Contribute to team effort.
  • Assist with Horticulture maintenance projects, special event set-ups, and other related departmental activities as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Lifting of up to 50 pounds; ability to repetitively bend/stoop, move across property, work in all weather conditions, and follow approved safety guidelines.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills; basic computer skills (working knowledge of MS Office, etc.) preferred.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks through use of effective organizational and time-management skills.
  • Ability to work independently, with minimal supervision, and efficiently complete assigned tasks in a timely manner, according to written maintenance standards.
  • Ability to work with garden supervisors and senior manager to effectively complete work flow within a schedule and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to read and understand maintenance user manuals, blueprints, and other written related documents.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including nights, weekends, and holidays.
  • Ability to read an electrical diagram.
  • Ability to reroute plumbing lines
  • Basic electrical problem solving skills involving suction pumps.
  • One year experience in pool and/or water feature maintenance.
  • City of Dallas Manager of Pool Operations certificate, or ability to successfully obtain and maintain certificate, according to city standards.
  • Driver’s license to drive garden vehicles.


To apply, email resume to oestrada@dallasarboretum.org.

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Horticulture Supervisor $17.00/hr

Horticulture Supervisor |$17.00/hr

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).

Send resume to: oestrada@dallasarboretum.org

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Gardener $10.00/hr

Gardener |$10.00/hr

Seeking experienced gardeners 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. A minimum 3 years relevant experience is required.

Send resume to: oestrada@dallasarboretum.org

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DEPARTMENT COORDINATOR - $15/HR

DEPARTMENT COORDINATOR - $15/HR

Great part time opportunity for a detailed individual. Approximately 20-25 hours/week

Responsible for daily monitoring of expenditures for the department. Handle daily data entry of purchase orders and invoice processing for timely and accurate accounting of Operations business transactions. Produce correspondence, expense records, meeting notes, and prepare related materials as needed. Accurately maintain hourly paid time off records and documentation.

DUTIES AND REPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Maintain and assist with the development of the annual operations budget; monitor the departmental operating and capital budget for each fiscal year and immediately address any potential problems with the mangers.
  • Enter invoices and appropriately code invoices for payment in a timely manner, preparing variance reports and obtaining appropriate authorizations as necessary.
  • Maintain current files of invoices, reimbursements
  • Order supplies, uniforms, etc. as directed.
  • Work with the managers to assure that the operations goals are met by assisting with documentation, follow up reports, time lines, planning calendars, etc. as requested
  • Prepare all necessary correspondence, files and documentation in an orderly and timely manner.
  • Document, monitor and report Employees Time Records in compliance with the establish DABS paid time off benefits and other miscellaneous office support projects as assigned.

SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Good office and computer skills (great proficiency in MS platform and specific computer software as needed)
  • Ability to mange 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.
  • Two-three years related experience.
  • High school diploma; some college desirable.

KEY COMPETENCIES:

  • Great attention to detail; self-starter
  • Manage assigned tasks competently and accurately.
  • Cooperative and dependable

Submit resume to jobs@dallasarboretum.org

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Trials Supervisor

Trials Supervisor $17.00/hr

JOB SUMMARY

Responsible for day to day maintenance of research/trials gardens under the direction of the Trials Manager. Contribute to team effort.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Physically perform general landscape maintenance including layout, planting, weeding, watering, fertilizing, spraying, doing minor irrigation repairs, pruning, pest control, and trimming, according to written maintenance and safety standards.
  • Supervise garden crew, volunteers, and interns assigned to area. Contribute to team effort.
  • Perform data collection including: rating, mapping, labeling, and photographs
  • Under the direction of the Trials Manager implement fertilization schedules and prepare documentation.
  • Train, evaluate, and effectively manage/schedule personnel; complete required personnel documentation in a timely manner.
  • Responsible for securing all equipment at the end of the day and notifying supervisor of any supply needs
  • Handle weekly maintenance of interior plants; reports status to the Trials Manager
  • Responsible for unloading trucks, inventory, upkeep, and watering of garden material
  • Work on special projects for large garden displays
  • Assist Greenhouse Manager with specific propagation tasks at the greenhouse location
  • Ability to drive to multiple locations for work duties
  • Ability to install, maintain, and repair drip irrigation

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Good verbal and written communication skills; basic computer skills (working knowledge of Excel, MS Word, Outlook, etc.)
  • 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.
  • Ability to apply pesticides and chemicals with training provided
  • Prior research or trialing experience and good photography skills preferred.
  • Texas driver’s license required to operate garden vehicles.
  • Bachelor of Science in Horticulture or related field (may accept Associate’s Degree and three years related experience).

Applicants should submit a resume and short personal introduction to oestrada@dallasarboretum.org.

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Special Event Facilitator

Special Event Facilitator, part time $14

This is a great opportunity for those in the hospitality/catering world to assist our Event Managers in the logistics and execution of weddings, receptions, corporate meetings, etc. at the beautiful and much in demand, Dallas Arboretum. You will assist in areas such as overseeing set ups, vendor accessibility, interaction with the client and guests, and close out of event. Professional, positive, courteous, and customer oriented individuals needed. Must be physically able to walk extensively, stand, and apply Arboretum guidelines as needed. Schedule will vary based on booked events.

Submit resume to jobs@dallasarboretum.org now! We're looking to fill this very quickly.

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Group Sales Coordinator

$15/hour full time & Great benefits

JOB SUMMARY

Support the admissions effort by actively soliciting and coordinating group ticket sales to achieve revenue goals. Friendly phone skills and ability to sell and meet monthly/weekly/daily sales quota, a must. Accurately and timely process related accounting documentation. Arrange with Sales and Special Event Department group luncheon reservations and accountability. Contributes to team effort.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Conduct research for targeted group markets, i.e. churches, business or social associations, homeowners associations, corporations, retiree groups, etc.
  • Call targeted groups and actively promote DABS’ various group admission packages; document calls and results in a Call Log; follow up with relevant emails and collateral material.
  • Promptly and courteously respond to incoming phone calls and email requests for information and record follow up or new activity in Call Log.
  • Check for availability and book all non-luncheon group reservations appropriately (self-guided, guided tours, etc.) and process confirmations timely. Be aware of activities and master calendar schedule to effectively schedule a group.
    • Coordinate with Restaurant or Sales and Special Events all luncheon reservations
    • Coordinate with the Volunteer Department guided tour needs.
    • Meet arriving groups where possible or schedule a volunteer to greet the group; inform Switchboard, front gate staff, and Information Booth of anticipated group arrivals for smooth entry into the garden.

  • Accurately process all accounting documentation related to non-luncheon all group sale reservations in a timely manner.

SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Two+ years event sales highly desirable or three years in successful sales/promotion activities.
  • High school diploma; some college desirable.
  • Good verbal skills and good written communication skills.
  • Good computer skills (great proficiency in MS platform and specific computer software as needed).
  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time for extensive phone usage and also to move inside café/outside locations to greet guests and to manage/ oversee reservations.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including nights/weekends as needed.
  • Driver’s license to drive golf cart.

KEY COMPETENCIES

  • Manage multiple tasks with attention to detail and accuracy; professional work ethic.
  • Tenacious, organized, and goal driven.
  • Committed to good customer service and goal attainment.

Submit resume to jobs@dallasarboretum.org

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PROGRAM SPECIALIST EDUCATOR

PROGRAM SPECIALIST EDUCATOR
FULL TIME, $50,000 ANNUALIZED

JOB SUMMARY:

A staff educator will teach, coordinate and assist in the refinement of existing educational programming and the development of new programming for the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden under the direction and approval of the Vice President of Education, Director of Education, Academic Programs Manager and Science Enrichment Manager. The educator will successfully coordinate and conduct classes with school groups and contribute to the team effort.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Develop, modify, teach and manage, as assigned, education programs both at the Arboretum and at partner sites
  • Assist in creating and/or writing educational programming and curriculum, as requested, and work with grant writer, as assigned, to grow new programs and activities
  • Ensure programming and curriculum stays current with the state and NGSS standards
  • Promote and facilitate Arboretum field trips, outreach programs and after school programs
  • Select, develop and maintain digital and print materials, teacher tools, communications and supplies related to programs assigned to teach and/or manage
  • Attend teacher training and professional development to stay current with trends in education
  • Maintain attendance, ethnicity and testing records for programs taught and/or managed; Report numbers and results to Education Office Coordinator in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Train and supervise staff and volunteers assisting with educational programs for which he/she is responsible as needed
  • Distribute and process program evaluations for all programs as assisgned; review and discuss with supervisor modifications for improvement
  • Maintain expenses within the budget throughout the year, obtaining necessary approvals for purchases
  • Assist in developing and implementing educational activities for major events at the Arboretum as needed
  • Develop, modify, supervise and teach summer camps, as assigned
  • Assist in field trip entrance and bus parking, as assigned

SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in natural sciences (biology, horticulture, earth, environmental)
  • Two years teaching experience in formal classroom and/or informal science teaching
  • Proficiency in use of computer software (Microsoft Office)
  • Clear written and oral communication of science literacy
  • Work flexible hours, including nights/weekends as needed
  • Punctually and physically coordinate, set up, train and/or conduct workshops/classes on Dallas Arboretum property or at offsite locations
  • Teaching certification preferred
  • Bilingual preferred

KEY COMPETENCIES:

  • Strong science content background current with trends in STEM and science education
  • Manage multiple tasks with attention to detail and accuracy; organized
  • Problem analysis and problem solving skills; good independent judgment
  • Enthusiasm, energy and practical knowledge of best teaching practices

Submit resumes NOW to jobs@dallasarboretum.org

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Gate Attendant, Children’s Garden

Gate Attendant, Children’s Garden $10/hr

Friendly, personable gate attendant needed Friday, Saturday, Sunday from 9-5 to greet guests entering the amazing Children's Garden at the Dallas Arboretum.

Responsibilities include checking for entrance payments (wrist band), providing brief info about the Garden, and providing handouts.

Position is Outside.

Must be able to stand for extended periods of time and engage the visitors and have a neat appearance.

Submit resume to: mgomez@dallasarboretum.org

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PART TIME STAFF EDUCATOR

PART TIME STAFF EDUCATOR: $17/HR

A staff educator will teach, coordinate and assist in the refinement of existing educational programming and the development of new programming for the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden under the direction and approval of the Vice President of Education, Director of Children’s Education, STEM Curriculum Designer, Partnership Manager and Science Enrichment Manager. The educator will successfully coordinate and conduct classes with school groups and contribute to team effort.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

  • As assigned, develop, modify and teach education programs both at the Arboretum and at partner sites
  • Assist in the development of new programming as needed
  • Promote and facilitate Arboretum field trips, outreach programs and after school programs, to include check-ins and bus parking
  • Assist Program Specialist in the selection and development of materials and supplies related to programs assigned to teach and/or manage
  • Assist Program Specialist in writing curriculum as requested
  • Maintain attendance, ethnicity and testing records for programs taught and/or managed. Report numbers and results in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Train and supervise volunteers assisting with educational programs for which he/she is responsible as needed
  • Distribute and process program evaluations for all applicable programs; review and discuss with supervisor modifications for improvement
  • Assist in developing and implementing educational activities for major events at the Arboretum as needed
  • Develop, modify, supervise and teach spring and summer camps as assigned

SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in natural sciences
  • Two years teaching experience in formal classroom and/or informal science institution
  • Proficiency in use of computer software
  • Clear written and oral communication of science literacy

KEY COMPETENCIES:

  • Manage multiple tasks with attention to detail and accuracy
  • Problem analysis and problem solving skills; good independent judgment
  • Punctually and physically coordinate, set up, train and/or conduct workshops/classes on Dallas Arboretum property or at offsite locations
  • Work flexible hours, including nights/weekends and school holidays as needed
  • Enthusiasm, energy and practical knowledge of best teaching practices

Submit resume to jobs@dallasarboretum.org.

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