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.

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.


  • 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!

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    Gardener Click for More

    Gardener - $10.00 /hr


    Perform various general landscape maintenance and labor duties in the gardens under the supervision of a Sr. 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.

    This position is for 40 hours a week, 6:30 am – 3:30 pm Monday through Friday, with rotating weekend shifts. Uniforms are provided.


    • 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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    Horticulture Supervisor Click for More

    Horticulture Supervisor $17.00/hr full time, limited weekends


    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.


    • 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.


    • 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).

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    Temporary: Telemarketer Click for More

    Telemarketers, part time $10/hr

    This temporary position requires a great sales voice and personality! You will telephone lapsed members to encourage renewals and upgrades.

    Calls will be made from the Arboretum.

    Prior phone sales experience helpful; basic computer skills.

    Shifts and hours (potential need to the end of December):

    Monday through Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.; 1:30p.m. to 5:00 p.m.; 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

    Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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    Security Manager Click for More

    Security Manager


    To develop and manage the overall security needs of the Arboretum. Work with key staff to create policies/guidelines related to the Arboretum’s unique security needs and positive public interface. Recommend security staffing schedules, keeping in mind appropriate cost efficiency and relevancy. Monitor security practices and incidents for appropriate recommendations and follow up. Contribute to team effort.


    • Develop and recommend overall public security procedures and regulations for the garden, to include other properties (such as across Garland Road from the Arboretum) managed by DABS.
    • Act as a liaison to all departments on overall security measures and procedures, and to make recommendations for specific security needs as appropriate, i.e. public and private events and nighttime garden activities.
    • Oversee scheduling of DABS’ security personnel as well as external security guard personnel for effective staffing of security positions (both with security guard agencies as well as Dallas Police Officers).
    • Monitor and respond to incident reports concerning damage to person or property; maintain a database of security/safety issues and any corresponding follow up and timely comply with external reporting requirements.
    • Monitor the activity of all security systems monthly, including cameras, gate and building accesses. Identify and recommend surveillance and related security equipment, fixtures and facilities.
    • Develop and maintain positive relations with assigned Dallas Police Department
    • Conduct Security meetings with appropriate staff. Participate in Safety meetings.
    • Perform weekly routine garden/property patrol to identify problem areas or potential issues as well as to observe successful security personnel performance.
    • Effectively train, manage, schedule and evaluate DABS’ security staff, and assure that relevant contract staff understand DABS’ security practices and guest relations practices.


    • Bachelor's degree in an area of study relevant to this position and at least 5+ years of general experience in the field or in a related area; 10 years preferred.
    • Minimum three years policy or high level security experience or police officer experience; minimum one year successful organizational and supervisory experience.
    • Proven ability to deal effectively with the public in emergency situations and to apply these practices to a private organization.
    • State Security Officer certification, Certified Protection Professional [CCP] or Police Officer designation preferred.
    • Strategic orientation with ability to act tactically as required.
    • Able to interact at all levels of the organization and sensitive to divisional organizational management issues.


    • Ability to physically patrol property and to respond to situations in a timely and appropriate manner as required; ability to work nights and weekends, including during major festival weekends as requested.
    • Attention to detail, accuracy, and sensitivity.
    • Good verbal and written communication skills
    • Problem analysis and problem solving skills.

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