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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Summer PR Internship

Public Relation Internships

The mission of the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden is to build and maintain a public garden that promotes the art, enjoyment, and knowledge of horticulture, while providing opportunities for education and research.

The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens Public Relations and Marketing team is looking for two part-time interns to help us achieve a number of goals this season and secure excellence in media relations and corporate communications as we promote our spring and summer programming.

Preferably, one intern will focus on PR outreach and marketing, while the other will focus on digital marketing and communications. Because we expect both interns to be flexible and help as needs arise, these positions are ideal opportunities for undergraduate students who want “on-the-ground” marketing and communications experience across a variety of media in a fast-paced, fun work environment.

Projects

  • Research/create media lists for travel writers & food/foodie writers, including from Cision
  • Organize and maintain press coverage archive
  • Serve as media liaison during Cool Thursdays Concerts (assist with radio station appearances, social photographers, tv crews, etc.)
  • Attend press/donor parties, and assist with media and photographer
  • Respond to information requests from media & community organizations
  • Proofread ads, newsletters and other collateral material
  • Help draft email, press release, and social media copy
  • Collect and analyze digital advertising analytics, including tracking mentions
  • Help upload and schedule web & social media content
  • Create and edit basic image macros and graphics
  • Serve alongside VP as a public representative for the Arboretum

Qualifications

  • Interest in publicity and promotions
  • Organized, detail-oriented, able to take an assignment and carry it through to completion
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Proficiency with MS Office including PowerPoint, Word and Excel
  • Experience posting and tracking content on any/all of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, & Pinterest
  • Ability to work professionally with colleagues, reporters, leadership, senior donors, etc.
  • Mature and responsible
  • Able to take direction and complete assignments efficiently
  • Energetic

Time Frame & Compensation

The ideal candidate would be able to commit for the spring semester for a minimum of 15 hours a week. This is an unpaid internship but college credit is available if offered by your college or university.

Submit resume with a brief note explaining your qualifications and interest in the position to Jobs@dallasarboretum.org.

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Summer Education Internship

Summer Education Internship
May 30 – Aug 11, 2017

35 hours per week at $11 per hour.

If you are currently a college student and enjoy working with children, then this is the summer opportunity you have been waiting for. Our Summer Education Interns will work in our fun and exciting children’s summer camps. They will participate in field trips, weekly meetings and presentations by experts from local non-profit organizations. Eligible Students must have completed at least one year of college. Experience working with children is a plus. Applications accepted from March 1st- April 14th. To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to Marisol Rodriguez at mrodriguez@dallasarboretum.org or call 214- 515- 6542.

Indicate availability for onsite interview on cover letter.

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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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Part Time-Engraver Project Technician

Part Time-Engraver Project Technician $10.50/hr

This position is responsible for the storage, inventory, maintenance and production of garden signage.

Responsibilities

  • Print signs for all departments, including horticulture, marketing, and operations.
  • Position all signs in the garden and monitor their condition.
  • Organize and inventory signs taken from the garden and placed into storage.
  • Aid project manager with bed measurements in the garden.
  • Assist with 3rd party sign vendors in the Children’s Garden.
  • Create and maintain signage templates
  • Monitor and inventory tree & bench dedication signage.
  • Preserve a clean and organized office. This includes keeping an updated inventory of engraving materials and upholding weekly maintenance with Laser Engraver.
  • Walk garden on weekly basis to review dedication signs and unlabeled materials.
  • Create and maintain inventory of trees on property and other significant collections.

Qualifications

  • Competency with a PC, including but not limited to Corel Draw, and Microsoft Suite.
  • Ability to learn to use the Epilog laser system.
  • Be able to work with small power tools to attach signs to stakes, repair metal holders, etc.
  • Familiarity with various small tools, i.e. Rivet gun, drill, etc.
  • Ability to multi-task and be strongly self motivated and organized.
  • Ability to work weekdays.
  • Ability 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 if necessary.

Applicants should submit a resume and short personal introduction to oestrada@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 Project Coordinator

Special Project Coordinator, Full time, $17/hr

This is a great opportunity for a detailed-oriented individual to assist the President in special projects, document preparation, statistical compilation and database management/reporting.

JOB SUMMARY

Support the overall development efforts specifically in the areas of planned giving and capital campaign fund raising. Assist the President in special projects and compilation of reports and document preparation and historical data collection. Maintain database records in a timely and accurate manner. Support other departments during significant activity needs or to fill in during an employee’s absence. Contribute to team effort.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Maintain data related to donors/donor giving/notation updates in a timely and accurate manner in Raiser’s Edge and become adept in report query and generation.
  • Prepare data reports and analyses upon request.
  • Periodically review and compare database information for accuracy and necessary updates.
  • Promptly and courteously respond to incoming phone calls and email requests for information, appointments and follow up by the appropriate individuals.
  • Update and maintain accurate Board Director information in Raiser’s Edge.
  • Schedule donor appointments as requested and arrange for any refreshments/lunch reservations as needed.
  • Conduct VIP property tours as directed, following appropriate garden routes and provide engaging and informative communication with the donor(s).
  • Process daily deposits for Capital Campaign and Endowment giving according to accounting guidelines.
  • Create, develop and prepare donor related materials, booklets, presentations, and power point documents following appropriate Dallas Arboretum formats, fonts, and logos.
  • Support the President related to special projects, including but not limited to data acquisition and report development, preparation of correspondence, and document updates and retention.
  • Support and provide fill in relief to other departments when the need arises.

SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS:

  • College degree desirable
  • Three years responsible office experience preferred.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; good computer skills to include Excel and spreadsheet applications, database software programs, Power Point, etc.
  • Sit for extended periods and perform data entry/telephone or office functions.
  • Physically tour clients on property via walking or golf cart.
  • Work flexible hours, including nights/weekends as needed .
  • Driver’s license to drive garden vehicles.

KEY COMPETENCIES:

  • Manage multiple tasks with attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Flexibility and positive and engaging communication skills
  • Discretion and Confidentiality.

Submit resume to jobs@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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