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.
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. $10/hour, plus uniform and tools.
Duties and responsibilities include by are not limited to:
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.
interactive features 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.
chemical treatments using appropriate safety procedures and according to
departmental policies and procedures. Update written records after application.
fish according to industry standards. Maintain pH, chlorine, nitrate, and other
necessary levels to sustain aquatic life and apply chemicals as needed.
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.
and keep track of written records for monitoring maintenance and supply needs.
maintenance request forms in a timely manner and follow up on requests as
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.
equipment and supplies, especially chemicals, throughout the work shift and at
the end of the workday, according to departmental policies and procedures.
safety procedures in completion of job duties, according to departmental
policies and procedures.
with garden supervisors to maintain cleanliness, safety, and security of pump
vaults, mechanical rooms, and storage facilities.
technical assistance as needed and assist with training of personnel to conduct
minor maintenance and repairs of water features.
with Horticulture maintenance projects, special event set-ups, and other
related departmental activities as needed.
of up to 50 pounds; ability to repetitively bend/stoop, move across property,
work in all weather conditions, climb ladders in and out of vaults, and follow
approved safety guidelines.
verbal and written communication skills; basic computer skills (working
knowledge of MS Office, etc.) preferred.
to manage multiple tasks through use of effective organizational and time-management
to work independently, with minimal supervision, and efficiently complete
assigned tasks in a timely manner, according to written maintenance standards.
to work with garden supervisors and senior manager to effectively complete work
flow within a schedule and meet deadlines.
to read and understand maintenance user manuals, blueprints, and other written
to work flexible hours, including nights, weekends, and holidays.
year experience in pool and/or water feature maintenance.
of Dallas Manager of Pool Operations certificate, or ability to successfully
obtain and maintain certificate, according to city standards.
license to drive garden vehicles.
Please submit resume to Oestrada@dallasarboretum.org
Responsible for the prompt care and maintenance of the physical property (non-horticultural areas) including both homes, VEP, parking lots, restrooms (public and private) and all storage facilities. Directs and supervises work activity of janitorial staff and addresses routine repair and maintenance and preventative maintenance for the main garden. Primary focus is providing clean, neat, safe facilities/services to staff and the public. Perform basic maintenance functions. $40,000 starting salary.
- High school education or equivalent; some college desired
- Good written and verbal communication skills
- Basic computer skills
- Three+ years in facility services preferred. Facilities
supervisory experience preferred.
- Work flexible hours, including nights/weekends as needed
- Lift up to 30 pounds, climb ladders and stairs, walk,
bend and stand for continuous periods of time in all weather conditions.
- Drivers license.
- Good problem analysis and problem solving skills.
- Ability to independently assess and address janitorial
and other facility needs to assure a safe and clean environment for guests and
- Self motivated; able to work with minimum supervision.
- Work cooperatively with staff throughout property to meet
janitorial/basic repair and maintenance needs of physical property.
- Ability to support Facility Managers throughout garden as
need arises, and act as Manager on Duty (MOD) in absence of Facility Manager in
a positive, professional manner.
Please submit resumes to email@example.com
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).
Submit resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Please submit a resume to email@example.com
Support the weekend volunteer activity by coordinating and overseeing the volunteer needs in the various volunteer functions in the main garden. Assure that volunteer positions are staffed; promptly and courteously assist volunteers with any issues. $12/hour. (Sundays only: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. or to 7 p.m. during night festivals)
Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Check in volunteers at the
beginning of each shift; assure that volunteer positions are adequately
- Monitor volunteers to answer any
questions and provide breaks when needed.
- Provide assistance when necessary
if a volunteer brings an issue to attention and contact the proper department;
document action taken.
- Periodically visit each volunteer
staff area to develop rapport with volunteers as well as to assure areas are
- Train and manage new or one-time
volunteers; restock and maintain up to date volunteer training materials as
well as public information materials.
- Maintain up-to-date knowledge on
the Dallas Arboretum and current programs/activities.
- Assist with updating volunteer
computer database profiles.
- High school education or
- Good verbal and written
communication skills; basic office and computer skills
- Work flexible hours, including
nights, if needed
- Ability to sit and also to walk
across property for extended periods as needed.
- Driver’s license to drive garden
- Good decision making and problem-solving
- Good customer service and
- Handle multiple issues positively, professionally and quickly.
Please submit resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Please submit resumes to email@example.com
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.
Ticket Booth Sales ($10/hour)
Smile while interacting with our guests; sell admission tickets; accurately handle sales; sit for extended periods of time, (ever day of the week, including weekends, from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., with some night time hours).
Please apply in person Monday-Friday 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.