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.

ASSISTANT SECURITY MANAGER

ASSISTANT SECURITY MANAGER
Salarie: $47,000 annual

Basic schedule: Wed through Friday, 2p to 11p; Sat/Sun 11a to 7:30p

JOB SUMMARY:

Reporting to the Security Services Manager, the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Society’s (DABS) Assistant Security Manager will manage and monitor security needs of the Arboretum during evenings and weekends with key staff to provide for the Arboretum’s unique security needs as a positive interface with the public. Interact with and support Public and Private Event staff related to operational needs.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Assist with overall public and staff security for the garden, to include other properties (such as across Garland Road from the Arboretum) managed by DABS:
    • Assure enforcement of rules and regulations according to established garden and safety guidelines, and garden etiquette for staff, clients, and the public.
    • Perform routine garden/property/parking lot patrol to identify problem areas or potential issues
    • as well as to observe successful security personnel performance.
    • Monitor and respond to incident reports concerning damage or safety concerns to person or
    • property; prepare daily reports identifying issues and corrective actions taken.
    • Assist with maintenance of a database of security/safety issues.
  • Act as a liaison to all departments during public and private events and nighttime garden activities which could include but not be limited to working with facilities and event staff to assist with operational needs:
    • Monitor property during public events for cleanliness of restrooms, property (trash receptacles), and take appropriate action.
    • Respond according to guidelines related to serious weather conditions.
  • Address or assist with any emergency repair issues that occur during evening public or private events; prepare daily reports identifying problems and corrective actions taken
  • Act as “Manager on Duty” to oversee and/or manage security personnel (staff and/or contractual) as well as Dallas Police Officers during evening events and on weekends with high focus on maintaining positive relations with assigned Dallas Police Department
  • Monitor the activity of all security systems [evenings and weekends], including cameras, gate and building accesses. Promptly report any issues or concerns.
  • Work closely with Security Services Manager in establishing, monitoring and enforcing DABS’ security and safety guidelines and compliance with related city or state codes.

SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's degree in an area of study relevant to this position and at least 3 - 5 years of general experience in the field or in a related area desired.
  • Minimum three years policy or high level security experience or police officer experience; minimum one year successful organizational and supervisory experience; basic computer skills
  • Proven ability to deal effectively with the public in emergency situations and to apply these practices to a private organization; strategic orientation with ability to act tactically as required.
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Gardener $10.00/hr

Gardener |$10.00/hr

Seeking talented individuals who love working outside and who love plants/gardens to perform general landscape maintenance and laboring duties in the gardens under the supervision of a crew leader or horticulturist. The gardener needs to be able to physically lift, bend and stoop repetitively to plant, weed, move plant material and use light duty power equipment. Some irrigation knowledge is helpful. Must be able to communicate effectively in English, work in a weekend rotation, interact with garden guests as appropriate and be able to work in extreme weather conditions. 6 months experience desirable.

Send resume to: oestrada@dallasarboretum.org

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Greenhouse Manager

JOB SUMMARY

Responsible for all day to day greenhouse operations related to trials program and garden plantings under the general direction of Director of Horticulture and lend support as an 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 VP of Horticulture Operations: Handle all aspects of propagation, including seed and vegetative. Physically perform greenhouse labor. Duties include records and documentation of all plant material propagated and subsequent labeling.
  • Create fertilization and chemical application schedule and prepare documentation.
  • Data collection of greenhouse trial material.
  • Record keeping for all garden material.
  • Will assist Trials Manager in the trial garden laying out plants and planting.
  • Perform various maintenance duties at the greenhouse per the weekly list.
  • Manage and provide assistance to greenhouse volunteers.
  • Responsible for pulling and loading 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/mist irrigation.
  • Order supplies and material following proper PO process.
  • Train, evaluate, and effectively manage/schedule personnel; complete required personnel documentation in a timely manner.
  • Assist with educational and research projects as required, example: horticultural demonstrations during special events.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 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 apply pesticides and chemicals with training provided; obtain and maintain Texas pesticide license.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including weekends and holidays
  • Driver’s license to operate garden vehicles and box truck
  • Working knowledge of greenhouse systems and equipment and the ability to troubleshoot and repair.
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Horticulture or equivalent greenhouse experience preferred.

Send a resume and letter of interest to cmorrison@dallasarboretum.org to apply.

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Weekend Gardener

Weekend Gardener |$10.00/hr

Seeking talented individuals who love working outside and who love plants/gardens to perform general landscape maintenance and laboring duties in the gardens under the supervision of a crew leader or horticulturist. The gardener needs to be able to physically lift, bend and stoop repetitively to plant, weed, move plant material and use light duty power equipment. Some irrigation knowledge is helpful. Must be able to communicate effectively in English, interact with garden guests as appropriate and be able to work in extreme weather conditions.

This position is for 40 hours a week, 6:30 am – 3:30 pm Thursday-Monday, off Tuesday and Wednesday.
SCHEDULE IS THURSDAY THROUGH MONDAY. 6 months experience desirable.

Send resume to: oestrada@dallasarboretum.org

Duties and Responsibilities

  • 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

  • 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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​Facility Manager, Children’s Garden

Facility Manager, Children’s Garden - $50,000 Annualized

Job Summary:

Responsible for the prompt daily oversight, care, and maintenance of the physical property (non-horticultural areas) of the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden (including Exploration Center, Café, all restrooms and all storage facilities, to include mechanical and electrical rooms, and the parking garage. Assist in other garden areas as requested. Supervise and oversee work activity of supervisory and janitorial staff to provide clean, neat, safe facilities and services to staff and guests visiting the garden. Contribute to the overall team effort.

Essential Duties And Responsibilities Include But Are Not Limited To:

  • Directly supervise personnel to assure the successful maintenance, cleanliness, and security of the Children’s Garden, the Café, the Parking Garage, and proximity:
    • Assure that a daily walkthrough is conducted according to schedule of all areas and buildings to assure cleanliness and readiness for the day; perform a weekly walkthrough of all storage rooms and exhibits to assure that the Arboretum’s property is safely maintained and storage areas organized.
    • Periodically visually inspect the areas for cleanliness, structural soundness and safety hazards with the goal being the guest experience; issue and coordinate completion of work orders for items arising from visual inspections or as assigned by director.
    • Monitor and schedule all routine facility maintenance, including PM contracts, according to budget and with approval from supervisor; coordinate special projects and contractors and services as directed.
    • Timely review and log all facility maintenance, keeping records for tracking and appropriate account coding and expense control as well as inventory controls.

  • Respond to emergency situations, i.e. weather, power outages, plumbing or electrical issues in an appropriate and timely manner; resolve minor problems.
  • Ensure that public rules and regulations are enforced according to established guidelines and garden etiquette for both staff and the public; promptly and appropriately address public needs/emergencies.
  • Work with director in budget preparation; timely process invoices with appropriate expense coding.
  • Maintain positive relationship with Education, Volunteer, Horticulture and Public Program staff working within the Children’s Garden
  • Act as Manager on Duty when needed to assure the Arboretum is ready for the public and appropriately respond as needed to public; prepare a weekend report of significant activity for review and appropriate follow up.
  • During major events assist with the execution of the event as needed.
  • Effectively evaluate/ manage/schedule personnel; complete required personnel documentation in a timely manner; train staff and actively participate in and conduct staff and guest safety and security practices.

Skills/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree desired.
  • 4+ years in facility management preferred, with 2 years supervisory experience and janitorial oversight helpful.
  • 2 years’ experience in mechanical, plumbing, and electrical repair desirable.
  • Good verbal and good written communication skills; good computer skills
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including nights/weekends as needed and ability to respond to emergencies at any point.
  • Lift up to 30 pounds, climb ladders and stairs; walk, bend, twist and stand as needed throughout the day.
  • Driver’s license to drive garden vehicles.

Key Competencies:

  • Organized with ability to multitask successfully
  • Good judgement skills with successful problem analysis and problem solving skills
  • Team member with ability to engage staff , volunteers and the public
  • Flexible, responsive, tenacious and self-motivated

Submit resume to enelson@dallasarboretum.org

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Engraver $10.50

Engraver: Part Time, $10.50

32 hours a week with limited benefits

Job Summary
This position is responsible for the storage, inventory, maintenance and production of garden signage.

Responsibilities

  • Print signs for all departments, including horticulture, marketing, and operations.
  • Position all signs in the garden and monitor their condition.
  • Organize and inventory signs taken from the garden and placed into storage.
  • Aid project manager with bed measurements in the garden.
  • Assist with 3rd party sign vendors in the Children’s Garden.
  • Create and maintain signage templates
  • Monitor and inventory tree & bench dedication signage.
  • Preserve a clean and organized office. This includes keeping an updated inventory of engraving materials and upholding weekly maintenance with Laser Engraver.
  • Walk garden on weekly basis to review dedication signs and unlabeled materials.
  • Create and maintain inventory of trees on property and other significant collections.

Qualifications

  • Competency with a PC, including but not limited to Corel Draw, and Microsoft Suite.
  • Ability to learn to use the Epilog laser system.
  • Be able to work with small power tools to attach signs to stakes, repair metal holders, etc.
  • Familiarity with various small tools, i.e. Rivet gun, drill, etc.
  • Ability to multi-task and be strongly self motivated and organized.
  • Ability to work weekdays.
  • 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.

Submit resumes to cmorrison@dallasarboretum.org

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Janitor

Janitors $9.50

Full time opportunity to stock and clean outside public restrooms, collect and empty trash, vacuum and clean buildings and office restrooms, perform other miscellaneous janitorial functions. Must be able to work outside, walk across the property, and bend/stoop and lift up to 30 lbs.

Uniforms provided and good benefits. Hours are primarily days, including weekends, with some nighttime hours.

Submit resume to jobs@dallasarboretum.org or apply in person at 8525 Garland Road, Dallas - 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Monday - Friday.

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Special Event Manager

SPECIAL EVENT MANAGER: $40,000

Use your successful hospitality or catering experience to interact with clients, process contracts and payments, schedule and coordinate logistics, and execute memorable weddings, corporate meetings, receptions, workshops, etc. in one of the most beautiful environments in Dallas--Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden.

Professional communication skills, enthusiasm and attention to detail are essential to success. Must be able to walk property extensively, good computer skills, and ability to work nights and weekends in the execution of the events with many events held outside on the beautiful grounds.

Great benefits and a great team to work with.

Bachelors' degree desirable. Minimum one year related experience preferred.

Submit resumes to arollins@dallasarboretum.org.

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