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

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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Plant Lab Educator

Plant Lab Educator | Part-time $15/hr

This individual is responsible for creating, teaching, and demonstrating Plant Labs related to educational topics in the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden (CG) at the beautiful Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden. Monitors public program exhibits to assure the exhibits are ready the public usage. As part of the Public Programs department, the Lab Educator ensures a viable educational and an engaging guest experience. Contribute to team effort.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Research and create fun, new labs, subject for approval of the Public Programs Manager, Children’s Garden.
    • Change labs periodically throughout the year with a new lab every 6-8 weeks.
    • Prepare special labs for holidays and demonstration lab presentations for galleries.
    • Teach plant labs at the pre-scheduled times for guests.
    • Meet educational goals and conduct scientific presentations relevant to all age groups.
    • Maintain, document, and report Plant Lab attendance.
    • Coordinate and maintain multiple inventories including plant lab and public program supplies to assure sufficient and appropriate supplies are readily available; request needed supplies in a timely manner.

  • Create entertaining promotional and educational videos, specific to educational goals of the garden.
  • Maintain Public Program exhibits, including discovery carts, touch screens, soil boxes, decomposer bins, house plants, to ensure they are stocked and to assure a safe, educational experience for all guests.
  • Assist in galleries when additional facilitation is needed (operating discovery carts, exhibit activities)
  • Respond to any public incident according to the relevant guidelines to ensure safety and a successful visitor experience.

SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Background in science or science education is necessary.
  • Teaching certificates, or experience with upper elementary and middle school teaching/ instruction, is desirable.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills; strong computer skills, including video editing and computer programming are desirable (including Adobe).
  • Walk/stand/bend and move about garden frequently to engage and to instruct the public.
  • Work flexible hours, including nights as needed. Saturdays and Sundays are required.

KEY COMPETENCIES:

  • Strong in public interaction and engagement skills
  • Manage multiple tasks with attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to create and present educational topics/labs in a clear, entertaining and informative manner.
  • Work with limited supervision
  • Committed to excellent and engaging customer service

Submit resumes to kcarter@dallasarboretum.org.

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Horticulture Supervisor – Plant Trials

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.

·Oversee garden crew, volunteers, and interns assigned to area. .

·Perform data collection including: rating, mapping, labeling, and photographs

·Under the direction of the Trials Manager implement fertilization schedules and prepare documentation.

·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

·Install, maintain, and repair drip irrigation

·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

SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS:

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

·One year horticulture experience preferred; prior research or trialing experience and good photography skills preferred

·Good verbal and written communication skills; basic computer skills (working knowledge of Excel, MS Word, Outlook, etc.)

·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.

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

·Ability to work flexible hours as needed, including nights, weekends and Holidays.

KEY COMPONENTS:

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

·Great attention to detail

·Self-starter.

·Professional work ethic.

Full time - $19/hr

Submit resume to svasquez@dallasarboretum.org

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Public Events Manager

Manager, Public Events $45,000

Work schedule is Thursday through Monday

JOB SUMMARY

Successfully develop, implement and oversee public events and programs for the main garden of the Dallas Arboretum to achieve front gate revenue and attendance goals according to public event areas assigned. This includes but not limited to activities such as concerts, weekend public activities, festivals, and other events in the garden and associated venues as assigned by the Director. Responsible to assure that events are garden appropriate, vendor/performer contracts are accurately and timely completed with relevant approvals and invoices are processed for accuracy and timely payments.Contribute to team effort.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

·Proactively and creatively develop new concepts for activities/festival themes for appropriate approvals to promote interest, engagement and enjoyment of the public to achieve revenue goals.

Oversee/execute the logistics related to new or repeat activities and vendors/performers on the property to assure smooth facilitation of logistics/locations in the garden.

Work closely with Advertising and Promotions to ensure events are marketed in the best way for maximum exposure:

Monitor website for accurate placement and descriptions of all events.

Create promotions for approvals to drive attendance.

Assure that courteous customer service standards are maintained in public interaction and response to guest issues.

Effectively participate in subcommittees relating to the specific events·Prepare annual budget for approval by Director.

Monitor and assure that expenses/invoices within budget.

Assure invoices/expense are reviewed and timely processed for payment.

Oversee and/or train, evaluate, and effectively manage/schedule personnel;

Complete required personnel documentation/wrap-up reports in a timely manner.

SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS

·College degree desired and 2-3 years related public event/hospitality experience preferred.

·Excellent communication skills and good written communication skills.

·Good computer skills – proficient in Microsoft Office products email needs;

·Ability to work flexible hours as needed, including weekends, holidays and evenings.

Ability to physically and repeatedly monitor, oversee, and physically direct activities related to the event on DABS’ property from beginning to end for execution oversight in all weather conditions.

Culinary or food & wine knowledge a plus

Musical background and/or experience booking bands/speakers and/or working with talent agents preferred.

Driver’s license to drive golf carts.

KEY COMPETENCIES

·Manage multiple tasks with attention to detail and accuracy.

·Professional work ethic ; deadline driven.

·Creativity in developing and executing activities/themes, etc. to promote and increase attendance.

·Problem analysis and problem solving skills; good independent judgment skills.

·Proactive versus reactive skills with positive problem solution skills

·Tenacious, organized, detail-oriented, and customer service driven.

·Work well with many different personality types and with staff related to events and logistics.

Submit resume and cover letter to Ktrail@dallasarboretum.org

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Horticulture Supervisor – Plant Trials

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.

·Oversee garden crew, volunteers, and interns assigned to area. .

·Perform data collection including: rating, mapping, labeling, and photographs

·Under the direction of the Trials Manager implement fertilization schedules and prepare documentation.

·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

·Install, maintain, and repair drip irrigation

·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

SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS:

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

·One year horticulture experience preferred; prior research or trialing experience and good photography skills preferred

·Good verbal and written communication skills; basic computer skills (working knowledge of Excel, MS Word, Outlook, etc.)

·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.

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

·Ability to work flexible hours as needed, including nights, weekends and Holidays.

KEY COMPONENTS:

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

·Great attention to detail

·Self-starter.

·Professional work ethic.

Full time - $19/hr

Submit resume to svasquez@dallasarboretum.org

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Horticulture Supervisor – Plant Trials

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.

·Oversee garden crew, volunteers, and interns assigned to area. .

·Perform data collection including: rating, mapping, labeling, and photographs

·Under the direction of the Trials Manager implement fertilization schedules and prepare documentation.

·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

·Install, maintain, and repair drip irrigation

·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

SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS:

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

·One year horticulture experience preferred; prior research or trialing experience and good photography skills preferred

·Good verbal and written communication skills; basic computer skills (working knowledge of Excel, MS Word, Outlook, etc.)

·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.

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

·Ability to work flexible hours as needed, including nights, weekends and Holidays.

KEY COMPONENTS:

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

·Great attention to detail

·Self-starter.

·Professional work ethic.

Full time - $19/hr

Submit resume to svasquez@dallasarboretum.org

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Project Manager

Project Manager | $50,000

Under limited direction, support the VP of Horticulture Operations in:

  • Designing and maintaining landscape planting bed maps.
  • Coordinating and scheduling plant product deliveries and special festival plant materials or products.
  • Bidding and oversight of garden vendor work production (small landscape installation, minor repairs).
  • Working with the VP related to budgets, inventory and expense controls.
  • Assisting the VP of Property as needed in Development as directed in hardscape construction needs.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Manage and oversee vendor relations, bidding, inquiries, contracts and scheduling of third party horticultural projects and operational projects as directed.
  • Administer bid creation, manage purchase order requests and preparation of budget cost analysis
  • Assure vendors are on track and following directives with minimum interruptions to guests in the garden.
  • Maintain positive vendor and contractor relations, contract compliance, etc.
  • Aid in the creation of landscape ‘As-Builts’ and site analysis
  • Work with the VP of Horticulture Operations in conceptual design to final phase of garden bed/landscape layout via AutoCAD.
  • Oversee and manage the mapping, planning, tracking and ordering of all garden design transitions
  • Maintain up to date bed measurements and calculations with most current garden changes using AutoCAD.
  • Draw bed maps for plantings with feedback from Horticulture Managers; keep design spreadsheets updated with changes and substitutions.
  • Order and track extra festival/event materials and products as directed.
  • Oversee mapping and monitoring of landscape lighting; including maintenance and budget
  • Oversee and monitor garden signage preparation, labeling and inventory.
  • Assure that signage records and inventory are property maintained.
  • Assure a weekly walk through is conducted to review plant and dedication signage for placement, accuracy and condition.
  • Assist with educational and research projects as required for other departmental needs.
  • Work with VP of Horticulture Operations in budget preparation
  • Train, evaluate and effectively manage/schedule personnel; complete required personnel documentation in a timely manner.

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Degree in Landscape Architecture or related field preferred
  • Two years landscape experience STRONGLY PREFERRED; supervisory experience helpful.
  • Lifting of up to 50 pounds; repetitively bend/stoop, move across property and work in all weather conditions and follow approved safety guidelines
  • Good verbal and written communication skills; proficient with digital camera, Excel, MS Office, Outlook; AutoCAD experience required
  • Drawing and artistic ability; plant knowledge a plus
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including nights and weekends.
  • Driver’s license to drive garden vehicles.

KEY COMPETENCIES:

  • Manage multiple tasks with attention to detail and accuracy; professional work ethic.
  • Ability to organize, delegate and oversee work flow; deadline driven
  • Problem analysis and problem solving skills; good independent judgment skills.
  • Flexible, proactive versus reactive skills, with positive problem solution skills
  • Self-starter; Initiative

Submit resume to: jwegley@dallasarboretum.org

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Group Sales Coordinator

GROUP SALES COORDINATOR - $15/HR
TEMPORARY POSITION

We are seeking an engaging phone sales personality to work from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, to call groups/clubs/associations to solicit group visitation to our garden. Will use computer to update database related to call content and outcome. Great personality, computer skills, and goal driven attitude are a must! Prior solicitation, sales call, experience preferred.

Must be able to sit for extended periods of time and actively call throughout shift.

This position is expected to extend to mid December.

Send resumes to jobs@dallasarboretum.org.

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