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.

- Teacher Aides ($11/hr)

GALLERY FACILITATORS - Teacher Aides ($11/hr)

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! Part Time, on-going position.

Qualifications:

  • Teaching certificates, or experience with early childhood teaching/ instruction, is desirable.
  • Background in science or science education is helpful but not necessary.
  • 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.

Criminal background checks will be conducted.

Submit resumes to kcarter@dallasarboretum.org NOW!

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Part-time Science Teaching Staff Position

Part-time Science Teaching Staff Position $17/hr

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 at the end of August.

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

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 resumes to amarbut@dallasarboretum.org NOW

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Temporary Needs

The Dallas Arboretum is currently looking for motivated individuals to start as soon as possible and begin training for our exciting fall festival starting in late September. Flexible hours during training with two days per week, hours to increase after July 31st. This temporary need may extend to December.

-Ticket Sales Associate | $10
Pleasant personality to sell tickets and direct guests into the garden, sit for extended periods of time in ticket booth. Cash handling and point of sale system experience is a plus but not required. (weekdays and weekends from 8:30am – 5pm--also some extra night time hours)

-Customer Service Agent | $10
Pleasantly answer phones and assist guests with their questions, sit for extended periods of time. Basic computer experience needed. (weekdays and weekends from 8:45am – 5pm)

-Data Processing Associate | $10
Accurately and efficiently input data into a database, sit for extended periods of time, work independently. Basic computer experience needed. (weekdays 8:30am – 5pm)

Criminal and credit checks will be conducted.

Submit resumes NOW to mgomez@dallasarboretum.org

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Weekend Public Programs Coordinator

Weekend Public Programs Coordinator – Part Time $15/hr

Assist Public Programs Manager in the oversight, coordination and presentation of public programs for the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden (CG) to create a successful and educational public visitor experience. Oversee and train/monitor the Gallery Facilitators. Contribute to team effort.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Confirm that CG galleries are ready for opening and staffed; assure every key/sensitive area is staffed with a trained individual.
    • Gallery Facilitators and other CG program staff in the approved children’s program instructional methods and activities; maintain up to date training materials.
    • Assist with daily Public Programs operations, such as printing resources and program preparation and training of Gallery Facilitators in new or modified gallery programs.
    • Coordinate with Volunteer Coordinator, regarding volunteer training, gallery and program needs.
  • Proactively engage the public in the specific gallery to which assigned.
    • Report any issues, i.e. cleanliness, operational exhibits/computers, volunteer needs, etc. for appropriate resolution following established guidelines.
    • Respond to public issues/concerns/inquiries in a professional manner.
  • Appropriately respond to safety issues within CG, Lost Child, Emergencies, etc. according to established protocol. Research and assist with program development or other assigned projects.

SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Good verbal and written communication skills; good computer skills.
  • Work flexible hours, including nights as needed. Saturdays and Sundays required.
  • Walk/stand frequently and repeatedly in the garden to oversee staff and engage/monitor public in a successful manner.
  • Degree in education, preferably children’s education desirable; heavy science experience desired. Teaching certificate is helpful.
  • Two+ years in responsible positions; educational or public related experience preferred

KEY COMPETENCIES:

  • Manage multiple tasks with attention to detail and accuracy
  • Problem analysis and problem solving skills
  • Coaching staff; conduct/coordinate educational activities related to nature and science
  • Engaging with strong public and leadership interaction skills
  • Work with limited supervision
  • Strong customer service

Schedule: Thursday through Monday (can flex but must work weekends); health insurance benefits available

Submit resumes to: kcarter@dallasarboretum.org

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Horticulture Supervisor – Children's Adventure Garden

SUMMARY $17/HR FULL Time

Perform various general landscape maintenance and labor duties in the gardens under the supervision of the Horticulture Manager in the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden. Perform general maintenance and repairs to water features and irrigation. Physically perform garden labor, including operation of loud equipment and transporting work materials/equipment in all weather conditions. Conduct water testing as needed and apply chemical treatments in accordance with industry standards and departmental policies.Contribute to team effort.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

Perform routine maintenance and inspections to water features, according to written guidelines. This includes vacuuming pools, checking and cleaning filters, backwashing sand filters, monitoring pumps, skimming pools, removing debris such as leaves, algae, money, and other objects from water features, etc. Fix minor issues to water feature systems. Notify supervisor of urgent and long-term repair needs, as well as safety issues.

·Work with garden supervisors and water feature technician to maintain cleanliness, safety, and security of pump vaults, mechanical rooms, and storage facilities.

·Apply pesticides and chemical treatments using appropriate safety procedures and according to departmental policies and procedures. Update written records after application, including daily water feature maintenance log.

·Safely operate and be responsible for landscape maintenance equipment i.e. push mowers, backpack blowers, rototiller, tractor, edgers, gas hedge shears, utility truck, etc.

·Establish and meet garden project completion schedules on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis under the guidance of the Horticulture Manager.

·Act as Manager on Duty in weekend rotation to supervise weekend horticulture activity and water feature operation.

·Feed fish according to industry standards. Maintain pH, chlorine, nitrate, and other necessary levels to sustain aquatic life and apply chemicals as needed.

·Submit maintenance request forms in a timely manner and follow up on requests as necessary.

·Secure equipment and supplies, especially chemicals, throughout the work shift and at the end of the workday, according to departmental policies and procedures.

·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.

·Assist with Horticulture maintenance projects, special event set-ups, and other related departmental activities as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS:

·Good verbal and written communication skills, bilingual a plus.

·Ability to lift up to 50 lbs; repetitively bend/stoop, move across property, climb ladders into and out of pump vaults, and work in all weather conditions, following approved safety guidelines

·Ability to work both independently or with a team, with minimal supervision, and efficiently complete assigned tasks and meet scheduled deadlines.

·Ability to manage multiple tasks through use of effective organizational and time-management skills

·Ability to read and understand maintenance user manuals, blueprints, and other related documents.

·Ability to work flexible hours, including nights, weekends, and holidays—schedule will include rotating weekend coverage (about every fourth weekend).

·City of Dallas Manager of Pool Operations certificate, or ability to successfully obtain and maintain certificate, according to city standards.

·Basic knowledge or ability to learn about electricity and hydraulics related to irrigation systems, water feature pump systems, and system controllers.

·Basic working knowledge of Microsoft Office is preferred

·Texas driver’s license required to operate garden vehicles if necessary.

·Two years related irrigation maintenance and installation experience preferred; knowledge of water feature pump systems desirable.

·Bachelor of Science in Horticulture or related field (may accept Associate’s Degree and three years related experience).

Submit resumes to Svasquez@dallasarboretum.org.

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Horticulture Supervisor

JOB SUMMARY-$17/hr FT

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).

Submit resume to svasquez@dallasarboretum.org

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Gardener

JOB SUMMARY $11/hr Full Time

Perform various general landscape maintenance and labor duties in the gardens under the supervision of a Senior Gardener or Horticulture Supervisor. Physically perform garden labor, including operation of loud equipment and transporting work materials/equipment in all weather conditions. Contribute to team effort.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

·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.

QUALIFICATIONS:

·High school education or equivalent desired.

·One year related experience desirable.

·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

·Ability to work flexible hours, including nights, weekends, and holidays.

·Driver’s license required to operate garden vehicles if necessary.

KEY COMPONENTS:

·Dependable

·Ability to follow instructions successfully

·Cooperative

Submit resume to svasquez@dallasarboretum.org

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SPECIAL EVENT FACILITATORS

SPECIAL EVENT FACILITATORS - $14/HR | PART TIME

The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, one of the premier wedding and special event sites in Dallas, is seeking individuals to work on a part time, as needed, basis to assist the Special Events staff in the execution of these special occasions. Hours will vary and include weekends and nights with many events outside in the gardens.

Use your exceptional skills and love of helping create a wonderful venue experience to assist our professional staff in logistic coordination, event oversight, and conclusion of the event with the goal being a successful and memorable event.

Prior experience in catering, hospitality, etc. desirable. Submit resume to arollins@dallasarboretum.org

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