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.

Gardener $11.00/hr

Gardener | $11.00/hr

Seeking talented individuals who love working outside and who love plants/gardens 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. 6 months experience desirable.

Send resume to: oestrada@dallasarboretum.org

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Weekend Gardener

Weekend Gardener | $11.00/hr

Seeking talented individuals who love working outside and who love plants/gardens 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, interact with garden guests as appropriate and be able to work in extreme weather conditions.

This position is for 40 hours a week, 6:30 am – 3:30 pm Thursday-Monday, off Tuesday and Wednesday.
SCHEDULE IS THURSDAY THROUGH MONDAY. 6 months experience desirable.

Send resume to: oestrada@dallasarboretum.org

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform routine maintenance with limited supervision of garden area according to set standards, including mowing, weeding, trimming, planting, raking, fertilizing, pruning, mulching, etc.
  • Safely operate and be responsible for routine maintenance of landscape maintenance equipment i.e. push mowers, backpack blowers, rototiller, tractor, edgers, gas hedge shears, utility truck, etc.
  • Assist supervisor with monitoring irrigation system and pump systems (where applicable) and report malfunctions.
  • Assist with special projects as required.


  • Basic communication skills, bilingual a plus.
  • 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.
  • One year experience desirable.
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
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Janitors | $10.50

Full time opportunity to stock and clean outside public restrooms, collect and empty trash, vacuum and clean buildings and office restrooms, perform other miscellaneous janitorial functions. Must be able to work outside, walk across the property, and bend/stoop and lift up to 30 lbs.

Uniforms provided and good benefits. Hours are primarily days, including weekends, with some nighttime hours.

Submit resume to mgomez@dallasarboretum.org or apply in person at 8525 Garland Road, Dallas - 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Monday - Friday.

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Horticulture Coordinator

Horticulture Coordinator – full time | $17.00


Responsible for budget preparation and daily monitoring of expenditures for the department. Handle daily data entry of purchase orders and invoice processing for timely and accurate accounting of horticulture business transactions. Produce correspondence, expense records, and prepare related materials as needed. Accurately maintain hourly paid time off records and documentation. Provides reception back up and administrative assistance to the President and VP of Horticulture Operations as required. Manage multiple tasks through use of effective organizational and time-management skills. Contribute team efforts.


  • Maintain and assist with the development of the annual horticulture budget; monitor the departmental operating and capital budget for each fiscal year.
  • Enter purchase orders and appropriately code invoices for payment in a timely manner, preparing variance reports and obtaining appropriate authorizations as necessary.
  • Prepare all necessary correspondence, files and documentation in an orderly and timely manner.
  • Coordinate all required committee meetings, including scheduling the date and location notification, distributing relevant materials, taking and transcribing minutes of the meetings, and assuring that all necessary follow up is completed.
  • Provide translation of official documents, conferences, evaluations, etc.
  • Coordinate all community service activity, including submitting a monthly report to the pertinent agency.
  • Coordinate Temps from the temp agency, including tracking and submitting the weekly time sheets.
  • Maintain current files of invoices, reimbursements and employee folders
  • Document, monitor and report Employees Time Record consisting of the established DABS benefits (vacation, floating holiday, sick, bereavement)
  • Payroll assistance provided when necessary on as needed basis.
  • Work with the department to assure that the horticultural goals are met by assisting with documentation, follow up reports, timelines, planning calendars, etc.
  • Assist as the Human Resources liaison when necessary. Provide documentation from horticulture employees for items such as applications, personal data packet, insurance enrollments, re-enrollments & tax information.
  • Assist with online job postings on websites; receiving resumes and applications and distribute them to managers; submit applications of new hires to HR
  • Manage the inventory and purchasing of office supplies
  • Oversee purchasing of safety/first aid supplies; assist with staff injuries
  • Assist in seasonal uniform order; by gathering sizes from the department and submit to appointed personal
  • Provide Spanish translation of official documents, conferences, evaluations, etc.
  • Coordinating department luncheons, confirming room reservations, room layout, ordering food, etc.
  • Assist with Field Day including, but not limited to the issuance of event orders, coordinating caterers, registrations and name tags.
  • Assist as requested the VP of Horticulture Operations and the President; assist Executive Assistant with executive duties as instructed and relieve as needed.


  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Good computer skills (great proficiency in MS platform and specific computer software as needed)
  • Ability to manage 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.
  • Bilingual in Spanish.
  • Driver’s license to drive garden vehicles.
  • Two-three years related experience.
  • High school diploma; some college desirable.

Submit resume to JWegley@dallasarboretum.org.

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Gallery Facilitators

Gallery Facilitators | $11 per hour

Our Gallery Facilitators at the Rory Meyers Children's Adventure Garden at the beautiful Dallas Arboretum excite and assist children and families in the various activities and exhibits in the 8-acre Children’s Adventure Garden. This garden is designed to provide an exciting educational experience related to nature and life science. 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!

Responsibilities and Duties

Gallery Facilitators work in our outdoor gallery areas and interact with the visitors to provide basic information related to the specific activity/educational focus in that gallery.

Part Time, on-going position-- the Children's Garden is closed most of January and February.

20-32 hours/week potential

Position starts February 18

Qualifications and Skills

  • Teaching certificates, or experience with early childhood teaching/ instruction, is desirable
  • Interest in science or science education is helpful but not necessary
  • Must be able to stand for extended periods of time outside in the garden
  • 9 a.m. and 5 p.m with somewhat flexible work days but must be able to work Saturday and Sunday
  • Enthusiasm and excitement

Submit resume to kcarter@dallasarboretum.org.

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Public Relations & Digital Marketing Internship

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 a part-time intern to help us achieve a number of goals this season and secure excellence in media relations and digital marketing as we promote our spring and summer programming.

Depending on skills and interests, interns may assist with PR outreach and marketing, inbound digital marketing and communications campaigns (email, social media), analytics, and/or writing. This makes the position an ideal opportunity for undergraduate students who want “on-the-ground” marketing and communications experience across a variety of media in a high-profile, fun work environment.


  • Organize and maintain press coverage archive
  • Serve as media liaison during Cool Thursdays Concerts (assist with radio station appearances, social photographers, tv crews, etc.)
  • Respond to information requests from media & community organizations
  • Proofread ads, newsletters and other collateral material
  • Help draft email, press release, and social media copy
  • Help upload and schedule web & social media content
  • Create basic graphics for social media
  • Pull together analytics data and assist in the creation of reports


  • 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
  • Ability to work professionally with colleagues, reporters, leadership, senior donors, etc.
  • Able to take direction and complete assignments efficiently

Time Frame & Compensation

The ideal candidate would be able to commit for the spring semester (now through at least April 30) 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 kgabbert@dallasarboretum.org.

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Facility Services Attendant


  • Follow check list for daily and weekly assignments and contact supervisor for questions or difficulty in completing assignments.
  • Effectively communicate with the Public Events Department and the Sales & Special Events Department regarding scheduled activities to coordinate cleaning schedules and event preparation, including unlocking and locking doors as appropriate.
  • Coordinate with the Set Ups division regarding set up details and deadlines for event plans.
  • Maintain frequent checks of restrooms, kitchen, tasting plaza, scenic overlook, service area, gardens, and lagoon to assure cleanliness and sufficient supplies.
    • Assure that public restrooms are routinely cleaned and stocked according to an established routine.
    • Daily perform hand washing and sanitizing of cooking tools, utensils, and other equipment
    • Thoroughly clean all surfaces throughout pavilion and vacuum according to instructions and schedules; empty trash in pavilion, kitchen, garden and lagoon.
    • Conduct area sweeps of grounds, pavilion, tasting plaza and parking area to collect any trash and deliver trash to dumpster area according to schedule.
    • Appropriately increase rotation during daytime rental activities or festivals
  • Perform scheduled cleaning projects in a timely and efficient manner: windows, kitchen deep cleaning, oven cleaning, tasting plaza, pavilion detail work.
  • Safely operate and maintain janitorial equipment, following safety procedures when lifting heavy items/ climbing stairs, and utilizing cleaning supplies, etc.


  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Six – nine months of janitorial experience preferred.
  • Experience working in a restaurant or other food – handling establishment preferred.
  • Basic communication skills.
  • Ability to lift up to 30 lbs; repetitively bend/stoop, move across property and work in all weather conditions
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including nights and weekends.
  • Driver’s license required to operate garden vehicles.


  • Actively following standard cleaning techniques and safe chemical usage.
  • Knowledge of food – handling regulations helpful.
  • Flexible, reliable and able to effectively self-direct under general supervision.

Send resume and cover letter to jobs@dallasarboretum.org to apply.

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Teacher—Earth and Life Sciences

This is a part-time position | $17 / hour

Join an exciting team of educators in providing life and earth science education to K-8 students here at the Dallas Arboretum. Our part-time educators work both on- and off-site in delivering TEKS aligned programming to area students and schools. Teachers have a strong background in science content and work primarily with K-8 grade levels. Potential work hours are 20-32 hours/week at $17 per hour. Position starts ASAP.


  • 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
  • Supervise and teach spring and summer camps as assigned; assist in developing and modifying current programs as requested.


  • 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

Submit resume to: dmiller@dallasarboretum.org

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Summer Education Internship

$11/hr | Runs May 29-August 10

The Education department at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden is seeking college students for a paid Summer Education Internship. Internship is designed for college students who seek the opportunity to begin developing the skills, content understanding, and confidence needed to work with children in a formal or informal setting. The internship program provides valuable real-world teaching experiences through management of the Arboretum STEM summer camps.


  • Attend in-house orientation at the Arboretum
  • Attend training for each summer camp
  • Assist with the preparation of camp materials
  • Assist with logistical arrangements for the summer camps
  • Work with Arboretum staff and other interns to implement each day’s camp sessions
  • Assist with daily camp clean-up
  • Attend educational field trips to other Dallas-area non-profits, as assigned
  • Attend Arboretum meetings, as assigned, for education and training
  • Keep a weekly log of activities


  • Must have completed freshman year at a college or university
  • Must have been enrolled in the spring semester as a full-time sophomore, junior, or senior student
  • Education or STEM related field mayors preferred
  • Experience working with children preferred

Deadline to apply: April 13th. 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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