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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. Most employment offers are made pending criminal and drug screens, as well as physicals and credit checks for certain positions.

The Dallas Arboretum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Full-Time Openings Click for More

CORPORATE SPONSORSHIP MANAGER  ($50,000/year)

JOB SUMMARY

The primary responsibility is to raise funds and achieve revenue goals through corporate and corporate foundations, for the Dallas Arboretum. This position will be heavy prospecting for new business, will manage a portfolio of donors at a $10,000 level and support the fundraising effort as directed by VP of Sales & Development. Candidate needs to be an effective writer with great attention to detail. Excellent communication and relationship building skills are required. Will work closely with the Major Gifts Director and will contribute to group effort.

  • Excellent verbal and good written communication skills, using correct grammatical and professional writing techniques.
  • Good computer skills (proficient in Excel, MS Office, Outlook etc.) and ability to learn donor database system.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks through use of effective communication skills and time- management skills; professional work ethic and attire.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including weekends/evenings as needed.
  • Three years related fundraising or successful sales/promotion experience.
  • College degree or related experience.

Submit resume NOW to ssmith@dallasarboretum.org

Position starts early January


CHILDREN'S GARDEN FACILITY SUPERVISOR ($34,000/year)

JOB SUMMARY

Responsible for the prompt care and maintenance of the physical property (non-horticultural areas) including Exploration Center, all restrooms and all storage facilities, including mechanical and electrical rooms in the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden area. Assist in other garden areas as requested. Oversees work activity of janitorial staff. Primary focus is to provide clean, neat, safe facilities and services to staff and guests visiting the garden.


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Schedule and oversee janitorial staff to ensure cleanliness of all restrooms and building structures related to the Children’s Garden as well as grounds within this area.
  • Perform a daily walkthrough in early morning of all areas and buildings: outside restrooms, ticket booth, all exhibits and entrance gates to assure cleanliness; perform a second walkthrough of all outside restrooms and buildings in the afternoon. Assess and address any concerns or needs related to cleanliness, structural soundness and safety hazards with staff for appropriate and timely repair/ resolution to ensure the best possible guest experience.
  • Maintain all janitorial closets, storage areas and exhibits ensuring all of DABS property is safe and organized. Create and maintain janitorial supply inventory. Recommend supply purchases to Facility Manager.
  • Work with Exhibit Technician as needed to update/perform repairs. As directed, work HVAC water filter cleaning, mister cleaning and operations, fire panel calls and HVAC air filter changes.
  • Coordinate completion of work orders for items arising from visual inspections performed during daily walkthroughs or as assigned by supervisor.
  • Work closely with Education Department, Public Programs, and Volunteer Department on issues involving work orders based on approval from Facility Manager. Schedule work order completion as directed and keep supervisor or relevant staff person informed of progress/issues.
  • Enter relevant maintenance/repair projects so log repair history is readily available.


QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks through use of effective organizational and time-management skills; professional work ethic.
  • Ability to physically oversee and direct all facility service functions within scope of authority.
  • Ability to successfully lead staff in a positive and productive manner.
  • Ability to work with audio-visual and information technology a plus.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including nights/weekends—schedule does include Saturday and Sunday.
  • Three + years in facility services preferred. One year supervisory management desired.
  • Bachelor’s degree desired.


Submit resume NOW to jobs@dallasarboretum.org


CHILDREN'S PROGRAM MANAGER  ($60,000/year)

Job Summary

The Dallas Arboretum is seeking a Children’s Program Manager to supervise teachers and manage science programming for Pre-K through Middle School Students, Programs are off-site as well as at the beautiful Arboretum and in the world-acclaimed Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden. The manager is responsible for planning, scheduling and carrying out existing science programs and assisting in developing new programs and summer camps. The ability to work outdoors and some evenings and weekends is necessary. 


Qualifications

A college degree in elementary education, experience as an educator and administrator, proven ability to manage staff and work with budgets is required.

Interested candidates please send a resume and cover letter to ​MBruce@dallasarboretum.org​.


Horticulture Opportunities

Please submit a resume indicating desired position to oestrada@dallasarboretum.org, unless otherwise noted.


GARDENER | $9.50/hour

We are currently seeking experienced gardeners to perform general landscape maintenance and laboring duties in the gardens under the supervision of a crew leader or horticulturist.


Qualifications:

  • Ability to physically lift, bend and stoop repetitively to plant, weed and move plant material.
  • Capable of operating light duty power equipment.
  • Some irrigation knowledge is helpful.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively in English.
  • Availability to work in a weekend rotation.
  • Ability to interact with garden guests as appropriate.
  • Must be able to work in extreme weather conditions.
  • A minimum three years relevant experience is required.

HORTICULTURIST SUPERVISOR 

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.


Job Summary

  • Duties and Responsibilities included 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 Senior 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.


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).

PLANT TRIALS SUPERVISOR

Responsible for day to day maintenance of research/trials gardens under the direction of the Plant Trials Manager

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
  • Assist with data collection including: mapping, labeling and photographs
  • Under the direction of the Plant 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; report status to the Plant 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 Office, 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; obtain and maintain Texas pesticide license
  • 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)

HORTICULTURE PROJECT COORDINATOR - $16/hour

JOB SUMMARY

Assist the Senior Project Manager in designing, bidding, coordinating and scheduling horticulture design, special events and development as directed.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Oversee all signage engraving, inventory and budget
  • Manage the Signage Technician who is responsible for engraving and placing all signs in the garden and their condition
  • Oversee and record dedication signage
  • Keep an updated inventory of engraving materials and uphold weekly maintenance with laser engraver
  • Organize and maintain signage office and storage
  • Walk garden on weekly basis to review plant and dedication signage
  • Assist with plant vendor and contractor relations, questions and scheduling
  • Keep an updated site inventory of container maps and bed dimensions
  • Aid in the planning, tracking and ordering of all garden design transitions
  • Aid in creating bids, handling PO requests and preparing budget analysis
  • Aid in the creation of landscape “As-Built’s” and site analysis
  • Aid in the maintenance and updates of irrigation maps and garden bed plans
  • Aid in the mapping and monitoring of landscape lighting
  • Aid in the management of new project development
  • Aid in the maintenance, scanning and organization of historic landscape plans
  • Create and maintain inventory of trees and other significant collections

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Fluent in Microsoft Excel and CorelDraw
  • Ability to multi-task and be strongly self motivated and organized
  • Ability to delegate and organize work flow
  • Ability to work weekdays, 8am to 5pm
  • Willing and able to work outside in all types of weather
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • 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.
  • Preferred experience with AutoCAD and Adobe Photoshop

Submit resume NOW to cmorrison@dallasarboretum.org

Part-Time Openings Click for More

​No part-time positions are available at this time. 

Temporary Jobs Click for More

Part-time Temporary Teacher 

Position details:

This position requires a teacher / outdoor educator to teach science based educational programs on site at the Arboretum to students from pre-k – 6th grade during the day and then travel to area schools to teach after school programs, three days per week.


This position is also responsible for developing and teaching scout programs, camps and workshops and will involve occasional weekend work.


Job duties:

  • Teach and implement hands-on science after school classes at local elementary schools
  • Teach active hands-on science lessons in an outdoor setting at the Arboretumfor several hours at a time in all weather conditions
  • Develop and teach scout programs, camps and workshops
  • Own transportation and ability to drive to area schools required
  • Ability to implement pre-written lesson plan, maintain accurate records and pick up and return supplies to the Arboretum in a timely manner
  • Prompt and timely arrival to schools essential
  • Ability to stand and walk for extended periods of time
  • Ability to work outdoors year-round in varying weather conditions


Qualifications:

Degree in elementary education or related field required. Certification preferred. Experience with scouts preferred.


Hours:

9 a.m. – 3 p.m., four days per week.


Pay rate:

$16 per hour for 24 hours per week plus mileage reimbursement


Dates:

This temporary part-time position starts immediately and finishes May 29th 2015...

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to: ​mconroy@dallasarboretum.org​

Job Fair: Tuesday, February 3 Click for More

“Interviews on the spot”

10 a.m - noon & 2 - 4 p.m.| Rosine Hall


We are seeking talented individuals to fill temporary needs during Dallas Blooms from the end of February to mid-April 2015. We are conducting two different Job Fairs.


Most positions are available Monday-Friday, plus weekends, between 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.; however we do have some weeknight needs. Criminal background checks will be conducted as well as credit checks for cash-handling positions.    


10 a.m. - noon

Interviewing for position:


Ticketing/Data Entry ($10/hour)

Sell admission tickets/enter membership info—prior cash handling preferred, good data entry skills, with good communication skills; able to sit for extended periods and process sales quickly


2 - 4 p.m.

Interviewing for positions:


Janitors/Housekeepers ($9/hour)

Clean/restrooms, public areas, empty trash and take to dumpster—must be able to bend/stop repeatedly, work outside and lift up to 30 lbs.


Crossing Guard ($9/hour)

Direct traffic in parking lot—must be able to stand for extended hours


Gate Attendant ($10/hour)

Monitor gate access; politely interact with guests and direct; ability to stand throughout shift


Parking Lot Attendant ($10/hour)

Interact with guests entering parking lot; direct traffic within parking lots; must be able to stand/politely engage with public; assist in loading strollers, etc.

Dallas Arboretum
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