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.
Responsible for overall landscape maintenance of specific garden area under the general direction of the Senior Director of Gardens. Oversee efficient productivity and timely completion of duties and staff in assigned areas. Physically perform garden labor, including operation of loud equipment and transport work materials/equipment as needed. Work in all weather conditions. Perform as Weekend Manager on Duty as assigned. Contribute to team effort.
Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Oversee general landscape maintenance for specific garden
area, including planting, mowing, weeding, spraying, irrigation, pruning, pest
control, and trimming, according to written maintenance standards
- Directly supervise landscape maintenance crew, volunteers,
interns, etc. assigned to area for efficient productivity and successful garden
- Create, implement, and maintain project schedules on a
daily, weekly, and monthly basis to maintain expected level of maintenance.
- Assist with plant record keeping and labeling for garden
- Assure that all equipment is secured at the end of the day;
- Submit supply requests with proper PO process.
- Assist with educational and research projects as required,
example: horticultural demonstrations during special events
- Provide technical assistance when required.
- Supervise RMCAG garden staff on rotating weekends.
- Respond to informational requests by garden visitors as
- Evaluate and effectively manage/schedule personnel; complete
required personnel documentation in a timely manner. Train and develop staff in
garden area to increase their knowledge of plant materials and landscape
- Assist education staff related to educational programming.
- Responsible for purchasing and management of RMCAG budget as
- Assure that seasonal color display planting is timely and
efficiently conducted, including edibles
- Provide technical assistance and training on plant diseases
and assure that staff complies with appropriate chemical application safety
- Assure that all equipment is inventoried, accounted for and
- Coordinate and conduct safety and procedural training for
- Conduct required safety training and document staff
participation; maintain all regulatory documentation.
- Assure compliance with applicable City water restrictions.
- Over site of water features, including proper records
collection in regard to interactive features.
- Coordinate with both Operations staff and Educational staff
of any garden updates that can affect classes or the general public.
- Lifting of up to 50 pounds 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 delegate and organize work flow.
- Ability to apply pesticides and chemicals with training
provided; obtain and maintain Texas pesticide license
- Ability to work flexible hours, including nights and
weekends as needed.
- Driver’s license to drive garden vehicles.
- Knowledge of irrigation systems desirable.
- AFO and/or CPO certification desirable.
- Three years experience in landscape maintenance experience;
- Bachelor of Science degree in Horticulture or related field
(may accept Associate’s degree and four years related experience.)
Please submit resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org
Responsible for physically performing general and specialized maintenance and minor repairs to Arboretum water features, including fountains, pumps, ponds with fish and aquatic plants, and other related systems. Conduct water testing as needed and apply chemical treatments in accordance with industry standards and departmental policies. Maintain and properly store related equipment and supplies. Work in all weather conditions. $10/hour, plus uniform and tools.
Duties and responsibilities include by are not limited to:
routine maintenance, inspections, and repairs to water features, according to
written guidelines. This includes vacuuming pools, checking and cleaning
filters, backwashing sand filters, monitoring pumps, skimming pools, applying
chemical treatments, changing UV light bulbs as recommended, removing debris
such as leaves, money, and other objects from water features, etc.
interactive features to Arboretum, city, and state standards, including daily
water testing with a chemical kit, adjusting recommended water chemical balance
by adding chemicals as needed, keeping track of daily written log for water
testing, checking filters and pumps on a consistent basis, etc.
chemical treatments using appropriate safety procedures and according to
departmental policies and procedures. Update written records after application.
fish according to industry standards. Maintain pH, chlorine, nitrate, and other
necessary levels to sustain aquatic life and apply chemicals as needed.
water feature system maintenance needs, including potential safety hazards, and
notify supervisor of urgent and long-term needs. Fix minor issues or assist
with coordinating vendors on maintenance and repairs to water features.
and keep track of written records for monitoring maintenance and supply needs.
maintenance request forms in a timely manner and follow up on requests as
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.
equipment and supplies, especially chemicals, throughout the work shift and at
the end of the workday, according to departmental policies and procedures.
safety procedures in completion of job duties, according to departmental
policies and procedures.
with garden supervisors to maintain cleanliness, safety, and security of pump
vaults, mechanical rooms, and storage facilities.
technical assistance as needed and assist with training of personnel to conduct
minor maintenance and repairs of water features.
with Horticulture maintenance projects, special event set-ups, and other
related departmental activities as needed.
of up to 50 pounds; ability to repetitively bend/stoop, move across property,
work in all weather conditions, climb ladders in and out of vaults, and follow
approved safety guidelines.
verbal and written communication skills; basic computer skills (working
knowledge of MS Office, etc.) preferred.
to manage multiple tasks through use of effective organizational and time-management
to work independently, with minimal supervision, and efficiently complete
assigned tasks in a timely manner, according to written maintenance standards.
to work with garden supervisors and senior manager to effectively complete work
flow within a schedule and meet deadlines.
to read and understand maintenance user manuals, blueprints, and other written
to work flexible hours, including nights, weekends, and holidays.
year experience in pool and/or water feature maintenance.
of Dallas Manager of Pool Operations certificate, or ability to successfully
obtain and maintain certificate, according to city standards.
license to drive garden vehicles.
Please submit resume to Oestrada@dallasarboretum.org
This position is responsible for creating, teaching, and demonstrating our Plant Labs related to educational topics in the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden from March to December. The Lab Specialist is also responsible for maintaining Exploration Center exhibits as they relate to Public Programs. As part of the Public Programs department, the Science Education Specialist ensures a viable educational and an engaging guest experience. Great position for science/science education students and others to combine their science background with designing and presenting entertaining demonstrations. $15/hour.
RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
·Research and create fun, new labs at the beginning of each year, subject to approval of the Director of Public Events..
oChange labs periodically throughout the year with a new lab every 6-8 weeks.
oPrepare special labs for holidays.
oTeach plant labs at the pre-scheduled times for guests
oMeet educational goals and conduct scientific presentations relevant to all age groups.
·Coordinate and maintain multiple inventories including plant lab and public program supplies to assure sufficient and appropriate supplies are readily available.
·Collect, document, and communicate Plant Lab attendance.
·Maintain Exploration Center exhibits, including touch screens, soil boxes, decomposer bins, house plants to ensure a safe, educational experience for all guests.
·Create entertaining promotional and educational videos, specific to educational goals of the garden.
·Assist in galleries when additional facilitation is needed (operating discovery carts, exhibit activities)
·Efficiently communicate Plant Lab, exhibit, and supply needs with the Public Event Manager or appropriate operations staff.
·Background in science or science education is necessary.
·Excellent communication skills and presentation experience is necessary.
·Experience with upper elementary and middle school teaching/ instruction is desirable.
·Strong computer skills, including video editing and computer programming is desirable.
·Ability to create entertaining, educational computer content desirable.
·Walk/stand frequently to engage and to instruct the public.
·Work flexible hours, including nights/weekends as needed.
·Strong in public interaction and engagement skills
·Successful ability to present topics/labs in a clear, entertaining and informative manner.
·Experience creating documents and videos using Adobe software.
·Manage multiple tasks with attention to detail and accuracy
·Work with limited supervision
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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. 6:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. weekdays with rotating weekends. $17/hour.
and Responsibilities included but are not limited to:
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.
garden crew, volunteers, and interns assigned to area. Contribute to team
and meet garden project completion schedules on a daily, weekly, and monthly
basis under the guidance of the Senior Horticulture Manager.
and develop gardeners and landscape assistants in garden area to increase their
knowledge of plant materials and landscape maintenance.
evaluate, and effectively manage/schedule personnel; complete required
personnel documentation in a timely manner.
with plant record keeping and labeling for assigned garden area.
technical assistance when required.
for securing all equipment at the end of the day and notifying supervisor of
any supply needs.
pesticides (when trained) using appropriate safety procedures as provided and
according to departmental policies and procedures; supervision provided.
irrigation system and pump systems (where applicable), repair minor problems,
and report malfunctions.
in group and special projects as required.
with educational and research projects as required, example: horticultural
demonstrations during special events.
verbal and written communication skills.
to manage multiple tasks through use of effective organizational and
to work flexible hours as needed, including nights, weekends and Holidays.
to effectively organize work flow for timely completion and develop staff to
work as a team; maintain professional work ethic.
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.
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.
of Science in Horticulture or related field (may accept Associate’s Degree and
three years related experience).
Submit resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org
Teacher Facilitator (Gallery Facilitator) $11/Hr Part time March - December
Interact with the public within the galleries of the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden CG) to ensure that a successful public experience and effective gallery interpretation/ engagement occurs.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
• Proactively engage the public in the specific gallery to which assigned.
• Assure that gallery exhibit is ready for public interaction and report any issues/broken exhibits to appropriate personnel in a timely manner.
• Respond to any public incident according to the relevant guidelines to ensure safety and a successful visitor experience.
• Monitor and encourage appropriate public behavior to promote a positive learning experience for all guests.
• Teaching certificates, or experience with early childhood teaching/ instruction, is desirable.
• Background in science or science education is desirable.
• Good verbal and written communication skills.
• Manage assigned tasks competently.
• Frequently and repeatedly walk/stand in the garden to engage and monitor public to facilitate a successful experience.
• Work flexible hours, including nights/weekends as needed.
• Strong public interaction skills.
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Capital Campaign Director - Full Time
Position open to lead Dallas Arboretum’s calls on major donors for future capital needs.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
Part time secretarial support is available but individual must be a self starter that is well organized and can articulate the need in print and word, work with senior management and board members and make calls with others or individually. Experience in donor cultivation and major gift procurement necessary. Salary commensurate with experience.
Submit resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
Summer Education Internship
June 1st - Aug 12th
35 hours per week at $11 per hour
If you are a college student and enjoy working with children, then this is the summer opportunity for you. Our Summer Education Interns will work in our fun and exciting children’s summer camps and participate in field trips, weekly meetings and presentations by experts from local not-for-profits. Eligible students are those who have completed at least one year of college. Experience working with children is a plus.
Applications will be accepted between March 1 - April 10.
To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to email@example.com or call 214 515 6542.