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Employment Opportunities

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.

Job Fair August 31 Click for More

Come to the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden 2016 Job Fair

For on-the-spot interviews for several temporary positions we need to fill during the upcoming Fall Festival, from mid-September to November.

Wednesday, August 31, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Rosine Hall, Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden

8525 Garland Road, Dallas, TX 75218


We are interviewing for the following positions:

  • Janitors/Housekeepers: $9/hr
    • Clean/restrooms, public areas, empty trash—must be able to bend/stoop and lift up to 30 lbs.
    • Schedule: 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., including weekends.
  • Gate Attendant: $10/hr
    • Monitor Camp Gate access, politely interact with guests. Requires ability to stand throughout shift
    • Schedule: 8am to 6pm
  • Parking Lot Attendant: $10/hr
    • direct vehicles to parking spaces; must be able to stand/politely engage with public.
    • Schedule: 9am to 4pm, including weekends
  • Teacher Facilitator (Gallery Facilitator): $11/hr
    • Use your teaching skill and experience to interact with and engage the visitors in the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden.
    • Personable, a good communicator, able to stand for extended periods
    • Science interest/experience.
    • Schedule: 9am to 5pm, including weekends
  • Gift Cart Sales: $10/hr
    • Set up and sell gift cart items in the garden
    • Personable, cash handling experience, ability to stand for extended periods
    • Schedule: 9am until 3pm or 5pm depending upon location, including weekends
  • Ticket booth sales: $10/hr
    • Smile while interacting with our guests
    • Sell admission tickets, accurately handle sales, sit for extended periods of time
    • Schedule: weekdays and weekends from 8:30am to 5pm with some night time hours
  • Customer Service: $10/hr
    • Pleasantly answer phones and assist guests with their questions, sit for extended periods of time
    • Schedule: weekdays and weekends from 8:45am to 5pm
  • Data Processing: $10/hr
    • Accurately and efficiently input data into a database
    • Sit for extended periods of time, work independently
    • Schedule: Monday to Friday there are two shifts: 7am-1pm and 1pm-7pm
    • Training provided


The Dallas Arboretum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Criminal background checks and credit checks will be conducted for cash handling positions.

Greenhouse Supervisor Click for More

GREENHOUSE SUPERVISOR

JOB SUMMARY

Responsible for performing all day-to-day greenhouse operations as directed by Greenhouse Manager and as adjunct member of Plant Research area staff. Contribute to team effort.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Under the management of the Greenhouse Manager, physically perform all aspects of propagation and growing, including seed and vegetative, as well as documentation of all plant material propagated and accurate labeling
  • Under the management of the Greenhouse Manager implement the fertilization schedules and prepare documentation
  • Record keeping and inventory of all garden material
  • Assist Research Manager with laying out plants and planting in the trial garden
  • Perform various maintenance duties at the greenhouse per the weekly list
  • Provide assistance and manage greenhouse volunteers
  • Secure all equipment at the end of the day and notifying supervisor of any supply needs
  • Pull and load material to be delivered to DABS
  • Work on special projects for large garden displays
  • Ability to drive a box truck to multiple locations for work duties
  • Ability to install, maintain, and repair drip irrigation
  • Application and record keeping of pesticides

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Ability to apply pesticides and chemicals with training provided; obtain and maintain Texas pesticide license.
  • Lifting of up to 50 pounds and when necessary repetitively bend/stoop, move across property and work in all weather conditions, and follow approved safety guidelines
  • Good verbal and written communication skills; basic computer skills (working knowledge of Excel, MS Office, Outlook, etc.)
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks through use of effective organizational and time-management skills.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including nights, weekends, and holidays
  • Driver’s license to operate garden vehicles and box truck
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Horticulture or equivalent greenhouse experience preferred

Custodian Click for More

CUSTODIAN $9/HR 

Great full time opportunity at the beautiful Dallas Arboretum. Clean and stock public and staff restrooms, food service areas, and collect trash from offices.

Good benefits, vacation/sick pay, holidays, insurance and uniforms provided.

Must be able to walk repeatedly across work zone area and bend/reach and lift up to 30 lbs.

Apply NOW at 8525 Garland Road, Dallas, between 9am to 4pm.

Trials Supervisor Click for More

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).








Teacher Facilitators Click for More

Teacher Facilitators 

Part time - $11/hour

The Rory Meyers Children's Adventure Garden at the Dallas Arboretum is exciting, educational, and a MUST SEE outdoor learning garden at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden located on the shores of White Rock Lake in East Dallas.


Our Teacher Facilitators excite and assist children and families in the various activities and exhibits in our eight-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 is a part-time, on-going position.


Qualifications:

  • Teaching certificates or experience with early childhood teaching/ instruction 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.
  • Work hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m with flexible week-day work days; however, you MUST be able to work Saturday and Sunday.

  • This garden is open from late February through December.


    Great for college students, high school seniors, retired-semi retired, or those with a love of nature and kids!

    Submit resume to ​jobs@dallasarboretum.org

    Weekend Operations Supervisor Click for More

    Work Schedule is Thursday to Monday: Salary is $42,000 Annual


    JOB SUMMARY:

    Responsible for oversight of the daily care and maintenance of the physical property (main garden) under limited direction of the Facility Services Manager-Main Garden. Oversee custodial staff as assigned and assure that custodial/general maintenance needs are monitorial and maintained property. Monitor budgetary expenses for appropriate supply needs and invoice payment authorizations.


    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

    • Directly oversee weekend main garden operations and custodial staff, as well as during weekdays as assigned.
    • Daily walk through buildings and property: morning, afternoon and at close:
      • Unlock buildings and houses, turn off alarms.
      • Make note of areas that need attention or restocking.
      • Maintain great attention to cleanliness, signage, structural damage or needed repairs
      • Promptly report any safety concerns or repairs that may need immediate attention.
      • Monitor and maintain Facility Service equipment in proper working order
      • Report and schedule significant repairs after approval from Manager; make minor repairs as needed
    • Oversee and monitor custodial staff for timely cleaning and project assignment completion on weekends and during weekdays as assigned.
      • Assure janitorial supplies are always available and restock as necessary
      • Oversee special projects, such as window cleaning, banquet chair cleaning/repair, carpet cleaning, painting, etc. to maximize productivity and minimize disruption to the public/DABS’ daily operations as directed.
    • Respond to emergency situations, i.e. weather, power outages, plumbing or electrical issues in an appropriate and timely manner; repair/resolve minor problems..
      • Enforce public rules and regulations according to established guidelines and garden etiquette for both staff and the public. Promptly and appropriately address public needs/emergencies.
      • Prepare a weekend report of significant activity for review and appropriate follow up.
    • Oversee Set Up Crew activity on weekends and trouble shoot as necessary.
    • Conduct weekly safety meetings
      • Assure that Facility staff are trained upon hire and periodically as needed
      • Document training and retrain as needed
    • Train, evaluate and effectively manage/schedule personnel; complete required personnel documentation in a timely manner.

    SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Some College desirable
    • Good written and oral communications; basic computer skills
    • 3-5 years transferable custodial/general repair experience; 1 year supervisory experience preferred.
    • Proficient in workplace safety measures
    • Ability to work flexible hours as needed, including weekends and evenings.
    • Ability to lift 30# and to physically and repeatedly walk the property for janitorial/equipment oversight and support in all weather conditions.
    • Driver’s license to drive garden vehicles.
    • Background experience in basic mechanical, plumbing, and electrical repair preferred.


    Key Competencies:

    • Good eye for detail
    • Manage multiple tasks with attention to detail and accuracy; professional work ethic.
    • Problem analysis and problem solving skills; good independent judgment skills.
    • Effective and positive leadership skills; work with limited supervision.
    • Proactive versus reactive skills with positive problem solutions.
    • Tenacious, organized, and customer service driven.


    Submit Resume NOW to ​jobs@dallasarboretum.org