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.

Please download this application for employment form and include it in your email to apply to any of the jobs below.

2019 Job Fair - Tuesday January 29

Join us on January 29 for interviews on the spot for the following positions.


Temporary staff are needed during the beautiful Spring Blooms festival from late February to mid-April. Join us for the excitement!

From 10:00am to noon, we will interview for:

Janitorial | $10.50

  • Clean/restrooms, public areas, empty trash—must be able to bend/stoop and lift up to 30 lbs.
  • Schedule: 8:00am-5:00pm including weekend needs

Parking lot Attendants | $10

  • Direct vehicles to parking spaces; politely interact with guests; ability to stand throughout shift outside in the parking lot.
  • Schedule: 8:30am-6:00pm, including weekend needs

From 1:00-3:00pm, we will interview for:

Teacher Facilitator (Gallery Facilitator) | $11

  • Use your teaching skills to engage the visitors in the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden; personable, good communication, able to stand for extended periods—potential to work through December.
  • Science interest is plus.
  • Schedule: 9:00am-5:00pm, including weekends

Gift Shop Cashiers | $10

  • Positive personality needed to sell fun and fascinating items on carts outside in the garden, may also work inside Gift Store. Cash handling experience; ability to stand for extended periods for gift cart position
  • Schedule: Weekdays/weekends between 8:30am-5:00pm

Ticket Sales | $10

  • Pleasant personality to sell tickets and direct guests into the garden, sit for extended periods of time in ticket booth. Cash handling and point of sale system experience is a plus but not required.
  • Schedule: Weekdays and weekends from 8:30am – 5:00pm, some extra night-time hours

Data Processing | $10

  • Accurately and efficiently input data into a database, sit for extended periods of time, work independently.
  • Basic computer experience needed.
  • Schedule: weekdays 8:30am – 5:00pm

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Criminal background checks will be conducted plus credit checks for cash handling positions

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Digital Content Manager

Under the general direction of the VP of Marketing, the Digital Manager maintains the Dallas Arboretum website, manages day-to-day execution of social media strategy, manages email campaigns for various departments, updates and creates new content as necessary including preparing web ready images and graphics, supports development of weekly blog content, supports online Gift Store, and works with database administrator, public and private events managers and customer service team to ensure our online calendar, cart and reservation system, and copy on the website are consistent and accurate. Collects monthly analytics data to be compiled for monthly reports. Submits tickets to our web development company for technical assistance as needed.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Ensure that descriptions on the website are accurate and up-to-date on a daily basis
  • Work with every department to optimize their web copy and images and ensure their events are entered into the calendar correctly
  • Work with department managers and the Head of Digital and VP of Marketing to prioritize departments’ needs for promotion on the website, social media and in emails
  • Maintain positive, effective relationships with vendors for website development and technical management, SEO and search marketing, and digital advertising
  • Prepare web-ready images and graphics for the website, email and social media
  • Support the Online Gift Store site by keeping images up to date.
  • Write and design marketing and donor/member emails
  • Work with VP of Marketing to develop social media calendar, schedule and post content in accordance with content strategy, and adapt calendar as necessary to respond to events and news
  • Assist in the creation, execution and managing/optimization of social media ads
  • Answer comments and questions from followers and potential customers via social media
  • Shoot and edit video for YouTube for departments when requested, with provided software and hardware
  • Collect and compile analytics for all digital marketing efforts

SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS

  • Excellent verbal skills and written communication skills using correct grammatical and professional writing techniques
  • College degree and some website and social media management experience preferred.
  • Two years’ relevant work experience.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products; Familiar with basic HTML and web management
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and competing priorities

KEY COMPETENCIES

  • Problem analysis and problem solving skills
  • Good independent judgment skills
  • Tactful and professional
  • Proactive versus reactive skills
  • Organized, detail-oriented and deadline driven.
  • Customer Service driven

Submit resumes to: tlendecker@dallasarboretum.org

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Horticulture Manager

HORTICULTURE MANAGER, A TASTEFUL PLACE - Salary: $46,000

This is a great opportunity for a professional and dedicated Horticulture Manager to oversee designated landscape areas and the Dallas Arboretum's newest venue - A Tasteful Place - an exciting vegetable display and production garden. 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.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED

  • Oversee general landscape maintenance for specific garden area, including planting, mowing, weeding, spraying, irrigation, pruning, pest control, and trimming, according to written maintenance standards with specific attention to vegetable display and production for the public.
  • Directly supervise landscape maintenance crew, volunteers, interns, etc. assigned to area for efficient productivity and successful garden maintenance.
  • 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 area.
  • Assure that all equipment is secured at the end of the day; submit supply requests.
  • Assists with educational and research projects as required, example: horticultural demonstrations during special events
  • Provides technical assistance when required. Supervise all garden staff on rotating weekends.
  • Respond to informational requests by garden visitors as needed.
  • 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 maintenance

SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Horticulture or related field (may accept Associate’s degree and four years related experience)
  • Three years experience in landscape maintenance experience; supervisory experience
  • Lifting of up to 50 pounds when necessary; repetitively bend/stoop, move across property and knowledge or work safety compliance.
  • Knowledge of irrigation systems and other water feature equipment desirable.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills; basic computer skills (working knowledge of Excel, MS Office, Outlook, etc.)
  • Ability to apply pesticides and chemicals with training provided; obtain and maintain Texas pesticide license
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including nights and weekends and in all weather conditions.
  • Driver’s license to drive garden vehicles.
  • KEY COMPETENCIES:
  • Manage multiple tasks with attention to detail and accuracy; professional work ethic.
  • Problem analysis and problem solving skills; good independent judgment skills.
  • Proactive versus reactive skills with positive problem solution skills
  • Ability to work cooperatively with other departments related to events and logistics within garden area.
  • Effective supervision, delegation and organizational work flow management.

Submit resume to jwegley@dallasarboretum.org

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Part-Time Program Teachers

Part-time Program Teachers, positions available in February 2019

JOB SUMMARY:

A part-time staff educator will teach, coordinate and assist in the refinement of existing educational programming and the development of new programming for the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden under the direction and approval of the Director of Children’s Education. The educator will successfully coordinate and conduct classes with school groups and contribute to team effort.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

  • As assigned, develop, modify and teach education programs both at the Arboretum and at partner sites
  • Assist in the development of new programming as needed
  • Promote and facilitate Arboretum field trips, outreach programs and afterschool programs, to include check-ins and bus parking
  • Assist Program Specialists in the selection and development of materials and supplies related to programs assigned to teach and/or manage
  • Assist Program Specialists in writing curriculum as requested
  • Maintain attendance, ethnicity and testing records for programs taught and/or managed. Report numbers and results in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Train and supervise volunteers assisting with educational programs for which he/she is responsible as needed
  • Distribute and process program evaluations for all applicable programs; review and discuss with supervisor modifications for improvement
  • Assist in developing and implementing educational activities for major events at the Arboretum as needed
  • Develop, modify, supervise and teach spring and summer camps as assigned

SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in natural sciences
  • Two years teaching experience in formal classroom and/or informal science institution
  • Proficiency in use of computer software
  • Clear written and oral communication of science literacy

KEY COMPETENCIES:

  • Manage multiple tasks with attention to detail and accuracy
  • Problem analysis and problem solving skills; good independent judgment
  • Punctually and physically coordinate, set up, train and/or conduct workshops/classes on Dallas Arboretum property or at offsite locations
  • Work flexible hours, including nights/weekends and school holidays as needed
  • Enthusiasm, energy and practical knowledge of best teaching practices

Submit resume to Dmiller@dallasarboretum.org

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Weekend Public Programs Coordinator

Weekend Public Programs Coordinator
$15 / hr
Part time Schedule: Friday–Tuesday, approximately 7 hours/day

JOB SUMMARY:

Assist Public Programs Manager in the oversight, coordination and presentation of public programs for the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden (CG) to create a successful and educational public visitor experience. Oversee and train/monitor the Gallery Facilitators. Contribute to team effort. The Coordinator is expected to be an effective “manager on duty” when Public Programs Manager is offsite.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Confirm that CG galleries are ready for opening and staffed; assure every key/sensitive area is staffed with a trained individual.
    • Instruct Gallery Facilitators and other CG program staff in the approved children’s program instructional methods and activities; maintain up to date training materials.
    • Coordinate with Volunteer Coordinator, regarding volunteer training, gallery and program needs.
    • Assist with daily Public Programs operations, such as printing resources and program preparation and training of Gallery Facilitators in new or modified gallery programs.

  • Proactively engage the public in the specific gallery to which assigned.
  • Report any issues, i.e. cleanliness, operational exhibits/computers, volunteer needs, etc. for appropriate resolution following established guidelines.
  • Respond to public issues/concerns/inquiries in a professional manner.
  • Appropriately respond to safety issues within CG, Lost Child, Emergencies, etc. according to established protocol. Research and assist with program development or other assigned projects.

SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Good verbal and written communication skills; good computer skills.
  • Work flexible hours, including nights as needed. Saturdays and Sundays required.
  • Walk/stand frequently and repeatedly in the garden to oversee staff and engage/monitor public in a successful manner.
  • Degree in education, preferably children’s education desirable; heavy science experience desired. Teaching certificate is helpful.
  • Two+ years in responsible positions; educational or public related experience preferred
  • KEY COMPETENCIES:
  • Manage multiple tasks with attention to detail and accuracy
  • Problem analysis and problem solving skills
  • Coaching staff; conduct/coordinate educational activities related to nature and science
  • Engaging with strong public and leadership interaction skills
  • Work with limited supervision

Submit resumes to bkamin@dallasarboretum.org

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WEEKEND FACILITY SUPERVISOR, CHILDREN’S GARDEN

Assist Director of Facility Operations and Weekend Operations Manager in coordination/oversight of Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden (RMCAG) daily functions related to public activities by following protocol and staffing guides; perform as weekend supervisory oversight for successful operations and public enjoyment. Thursday through Monday schedule. Contributes to team effort.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Under general direction, assure that RMCAG is ready for opening and all relevant areas are operational as well as appropriately close and secure the RMCAG at day’s end.
  • Troubleshoot any issues, i.e. cleanliness, operational exhibits/computers, safety issues, volunteer needs, etc. for appropriate resolution following established guidelines.
  • Appropriately respond to issues within RMCAG, Lost Child, Emergencies, etc. according to established protocol.
  • Assist with volunteer training as needed and monitor volunteer engagement for successful interaction with the public; work with Children’s Garden Public Events Manager to assure appropriate coverage in sensitive gallery areas.
  • Respond to public issues/concerns/inquiries in a professional manner.
  • Personally interact with visitors at RMCAG and in other approved events when requested.
  • During weekends act as the primary point person for oversight of the Children’s Garden general operations.
  • Assist Facility Manager with inventory maintenance.
  • Manage uniform ordering process for RMCAG operations, facilities, and exhibit staff.
  • Maintain and restock first aid kits and emergency buckets at RMCAG.

SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Some college desirable
  • Two+ years in responsible positions; educational or public related experience helpful
  • Good verbal skills and written communication skills; good computer skills.

KEY COMPETENCIES:

  • Manage multiple tasks with attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Frequently and repeatedly walk garden to monitor and engage/monitor public and volunteers in a successful manner.
  • Problem analysis and problem solving skills.
  • Work flexible hours, including nights/weekends as needed.
  • Engaging with strong public interaction skills.

Submit resume to Nswanson@dallasarboretum.org

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WEEKEND FACILITY SUPERVISOR, MAIN GARDEN

Responsible for oversight of the daily care and maintenance of the physical property (main garden) under limited direction of the Operations Manager-Main Garden. Oversee custodial staff as assigned and assure that custodial/general maintenance needs are monitorial and maintained property. Monitor budgetary expenses for appropriate supply needs and invoice payment authorizations. Thursday through Monday schedule.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Directly oversee weekend main garden operations and custodial staff, as well as during weekdays as assigned.
  • Daily walk through buildings and property: morning, afternoon and at close:
  • Unlock buildings and houses, turn off alarms.
  • Make note of areas that need attention or restocking.
  • Maintain great attention to cleanliness, signage, structural damage or needed repairs
  • Promptly report any safety concerns or repairs that may need immediate attention.
  • Monitor and maintain Facility Service equipment in proper working order
  • Report and schedule significant repairs after approval from Manager; make minor repairs as needed.
  • Oversee and monitor custodial staff for timely cleaning and project assignment completion on weekends and during weekdays as assigned.
  • Assure janitorial supplies are always available and restock as necessary
  • Oversee special projects, such as window cleaning, banquet chair cleaning/repair, carpet cleaning, painting, etc. to maximize productivity and minimize disruption to the public/DABS’ daily operations as directed.
  • Respond to emergency situations, i.e. weather, power outages, plumbing or electrical issues in an appropriate and timely manner; repair/resolve minor problems.
  • Enforce public rules and regulations according to established guidelines and garden etiquette for both staff and the public.
  • Promptly and appropriately address public needs/emergencies.
  • Prepare a weekend report of significant activity for review and appropriate follow up.
  • Oversee Set Up Crew activity on weekends and trouble shoot as necessary.
  • Conduct weekly safety meetings.
  • Assure that Facility staff are trained upon hire and periodically as needed.
  • Document training and retrain as needed.
  • Train, evaluate and effectively manage/schedule personnel; complete required personnel documentation in a timely manner.

SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Some College desirable
  • Good written and oral communications; basic computer skills
  • 3-5 years transferable custodial/general repair experience; 1 year supervisory experience preferred.
  • Proficient in workplace safety measures
  • Ability to work flexible hours as needed, including weekends and evenings.
  • Ability to lift 30# and to physically and repeatedly walk the property for janitorial/equipment oversight and support in all weather conditions.
  • Driver’s license to drive garden vehicles.
  • Background experience in basic mechanical, plumbing, and electrical repair preferred.

KEY COMPETENCIES:

  • Good eye for detail
  • Manage multiple tasks with attention to detail and accuracy; professional work ethic.
  • Problem analysis and problem solving skills; good independent judgment skills.
  • Effective and positive leadership skills; work with limited supervision.
  • Proactive versus reactive skills with positive problem solutions.
  • Tenacious, organized, and customer service driven.

Submit resume to Nswanson@dallasarboretum.org

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Public Events Manager

Public Events Manager $45,000

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 weekend public activities, Dallas Blooms and Autumn at the Arboretum festivals, Artscape annual fair, seasonal and federal holiday events, music and entertainment, food, beverage, and floral demonstrations and classes 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. Budgeting experience and generating ideas for revenue streams for the Arboretum. Moving and working in a fast-paced environment and working outside in all-weather climates and scenarios.

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 events 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.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • This position will have normal operating hours of Wednesday through Sunday.
  • 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 walk the property for execution and oversight in all weather conditions.
  • Ability to monitor, oversee, and physically direct activities related to the event on DABS’ property from beginning to end.
  • Culinary or food & wine knowledge a plus
  • Musical background and/or experience booking bands/speakers and/or working with talent agents a plus
  • Knowledge or art and/or planning and executing outdoor art and public events and festivals preferred
  • College degree preferred
  • 3-4 years related public event/hospitality experience/outdoor venue management preferred.
  • Driver’s license to drive golf carts.

KEY COMPETENCIES

  • Manage multiple tasks with attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Professional work ethic.
  • 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
  • Ability to work cooperatively with other departments related to events and logistics.
  • Tenacious, organized, detail-oriented, and customer service driven.
  • Able to meet deadlines
  • Have a strong sense of urgency
  • Able to work well with many different personality types

Submit resume and cover letter to Ktrail@dallasarboretum.org

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Group Sales Coordinator

GROUP SALES COORDINATOR, $17/HR

Part Time Position, Monday - Friday, 10:00am-3:00pm

This is a great opportunity for individuals with dynamic and engaging phone skills!

JOB SUMMARY:

Support the admissions effort by actively soliciting and coordinating group ticket sales to achieve revenue goals. Friendly phone skills and ability to sell and meet monthly/weekly/daily sales quota, a must. Accurately and timely process related accounting documentation. Arrange group luncheon reservations and work directly with on-site caterers for delivery and implementation of lunches.

SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High school diploma; some college desirable.
  • Two+ years sales highly desirable or three years in successful sales/promotion activities.
  • Persuasive, engaging communication skills; good grammar/written skills and computer skills.
  • Sit for extended periods of time for extensive phone usage; walk across property to greet or tour guests.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including nights/weekends as needed.
  • Driver’s license to drive golf cart.

Submit resume to: mwhisler@dallasarboretum.org

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Sign Engraver

SIGN ENGRAVER, $10.50/HR

Part Time Position, Monday - Friday, 8:00am-3:00pm

The Dallas Arboretum is seeking a Sign Engraver for the accurate and timely preparation of garden signage, storage, inventory, and maintenance. If you enjoy working with your hands and in a beautiful garden setting, this is the job for you!

SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Some college helpful
  • 1 year related engraving experience preferred
  • Competency with a PC, including but not limited to Corel Draw, and Microsoft Suite.
  • Ability to learn to use the Epilog laser system.
  • Skill with small power tools to attach signs to stakes, repair metal holders, etc.
  • Work flexible hours, including nights as needed.
  • Walk/stand/stoop/bend frequently and repeatedly in sign production and in the garden to oversee and place signage; ability to lift up to 50 lbs and work in all weather conditions
  • Driver’s license required to operate garden vehicles if necessary

Submit resume to: mfalcone@dallasarboretum.org

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Outdoor Gallery Facilitators

$11/HR

Part Time Position

The exciting Rory Meyer's Children's Garden at the Dallas Arboretum is looking for Gallery Facilitators to engage with and guide the public through outdoor galleries and educational exhibits to provide exceptional visitor interaction.

Stand/stoop/bend for extended periods of time, work in all weather conditions. Enthusiastic communication skills. Science and/or education background desired with some teaching experience helpful.

(Flexibility and weekends required: 9am – 5pm--about 25 - 30 hours/week)

Submit resume to: bkamin@dallasarboretum.org

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