8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas 75218

Employment Opportunities

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, driving checks, as well as physicals/drug screens and credit checks for certain positions.

  • The Dallas Arboretum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Printable Application:

Feel free to download our general Application for Employment, print and fill it out, and bring it with you to apply in person.

Electronic Application:

Operations Supervisor

Full Time 


Schedule is Friday through Tuesday


Responsible for oversight of the daily care and maintenance of the physical property (Main Garden or Children’s Garden) under limited direction of the Operations Manager. Oversee custodial staff as assigned and assure that custodial/general maintenance needs are monitored and maintained properly. Monitor budgetary expenses for appropriate supply needs and invoice payment authorizations. 


·        Directly oversee assigned weekday and weekend garden operations and custodial staff for timely cleaning and project assignment completion 

·        Assist Exhibit Technician with repairs as needed 

·        Conduct daily opening and closing procedures for exhibits 

·        Perform daily walk through buildings and property according to schedule 

·        Unlock buildings and houses, turn off alarms, turn on lights 

·        Turn on fireplaces when appropriate 

·        Maintain great attention to cleanliness, signage, structural damage or needed repairs; note of areas that need attention or restocking for appropriate follow-through 

·        Promptly report any safety concerns or repairs that may need immediate attention 

·        Assure janitorial supplies are always available and restock as necessary 

·        Report significant repairs to Manager; make minor repairs as needed 

·        Evaluate and maintain inventory for janitorial supplies utilizing par levels. Make recommendations for change if warranted. Place monthly order 

·        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 

·        Monitor and maintain Facility Service equipment in proper working order 

·        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 

·        Conduct and document monthly safety meetings 

·        Train, evaluate and effectively manage/schedule personnel; complete required personnel documentation in a timely manner 


·        Some College desirable 

·        3-5 years transferable custodial/general repair experience; 1 year supervisory experience preferred. 

·        Background experience in basic mechanical, plumbing, and electrical repair preferred. 

·        Good written and oral communications; basic computer skills 

·        Proficient in workplace safety measures 

·        Ability to work flexible hours as needed, including weekends and evenings. 

·        Ability to lift 30# and to walk/stand/bend/stoop 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. 

 Submit resume NOW to:             jgenuardi@dallasarboretum.org

Horticulture Supervisor – Full Time, $17/hr


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.


  • 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 desired.  May accept Associate’s Degree and/or three years related experience.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills; basic computer skills
  • Ability to work flexible hours as needed, including nights, weekends and Holidays.
  • Ability to lift up to 30 lbs; repetitively bend/stoop, move across property and work in all weather conditions
  • Texas driver’s license required to operate garden vehicles.


  • Ability to effectively organize work flow for timely completion and efficiency and use of effective organizational and time-management skills.
  • Effectively oversee crew for task completion and to manage multiple tasks successfully.
  • Work independently following accepted horticulture and Arboretum practices for plant care and maintenance while maintaining budget controls.
  • Great eye for detail to assure manicured displays and seasonal plantings.
  • Positive cooperation with staff in group projects; maintain professional work ethic.

Submit resume to: mproska@dallasarboretum.org

Cashiers, Gift Cart /$11 Temporary

Positive personality needed to sell fun and fascinating items on carts outside in the garden. Cash handling experience; ability to stand for extended periods for gift cart position (weekdays/weekends between 8:30am – 5pm; with some potential night hours / temporary potentially to the end of December 2019.)

Positions needed NOW!    Interviews available asap – please call 214-515-6516  or  email resume to mgomez@dallasarboretum.org      

** Criminal background checks will be conducted as well as credit checks**

Greenhouse Manager – Full Time


Under the management of the VP of Horticulture Operations, handle all aspects of propagation, including seed and vegetative. Duties include records and documentation of all plant material propagated and subsequent labeling, responsibility for all day to day greenhouse operations related to trials and garden plantings. Work on special projects for large garden displays. Manage and supervise staff and volunteers for appropriate plant propagation techniques, assure products are thriving and ready for transportation to the Arboretum for planting.


  • Determine rates of fertilizers, herbicides, pesticides and fungicides as required by the crops and applies and/or directs the application of them.
  • Calculate figures amounts, proportions, percentages and volume in relation to the application of fertilizers, chemicals and water using the principles of algebra and geometry for applications of such procedures.
  • Maintain comprehensive records of essential growing procedures and techniques, attributes and results.
  • Reviews records and reports to identify trends and to forecast future space and production needs.
  • Plan for space allocation based on production reports and sowing schedules.
  • Identify, define and solve problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions necessary to identify a wide variety of conditions such as plant diseases, existence of insects, etc
  • Monitors growing conditions and oversees changes in humidity, moisture and temperature and cultivation procedures to ensure conformance with quality control standards.
  • Develops growing procedures for new species in product line and new cultivation techniques.
  • Maintains inventory of needed growing supplies such as fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides and fungicides.
  • Order supplies and material following proper PO process.
  • Accurately collects greenhouse trail material data/information and seasonally reports data to Trials Manager
  • Maintain accurate and current crop schedules for all garden materials grown.
  • Timely prepare plant material for pulling and loading to be delivered to DABS for efficiently for timely planting.
  • Effectively present information and respond to questions from management and from employees related to growing practices, plant materials, and greenhouse operations.
  • Assist with educational and research projects as required. Example: horticultural demonstrations during special events.
  • Train greenhouse staff in pesticide and safety and maintenance of records as required by Federal or State regulations.
  • Train, evaluate, and effectively manage/schedule personnel; complete required personnel documentation in a timely manner; including volunteers.


  • Bachelor of Science degree in Horticulture or equivalent greenhouse experience preferred; three years directly related successful growing experience
  • Good verbal and written communication skills; basic computer skills (working knowledge of Excel, MS Office, Outlook, etc.)
  • Working knowledge of greenhouse systems and equipment and the ability to troubleshoot and repair highly.
  • Knowledge and ability to identify major plant groups and awareness of their culture and growth traits.
  • Lifting of up to 30 pounds when necessary and repetitively bend, stoop, and lift within greenhouse facilities as well as across DABS’ property; work in all weather conditions
  • Ability to apply pesticides and chemicals; have and maintain Texas pesticide license.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including weekends and holidays
  • Driver’s license to operate garden vehicles and to safely drive a box truck.


  • Ability to manage multiple tasks through use of effective organizational and time-management skills and to multi‐task successfully.
  • A team player and collaborator with ability to work independently.
  • Foster positive working relationships and ability to lead and to work with both team members and volunteers; commitment to following safety guidelines.
  • Attention to detail and ability to react quickly to avoid serious plant or greenhouse issues.

Submit resume with salary requirements to: jwegley@dallasarboretum.org

 Engraver, $11/hr

Part Time Position, Monday – Friday, 8:00am-3:00pm (can flex hours some—need 32 hours/week); health insurance available

The Dallas Arboretum is seeking a Sign Engraver for the accurate and timely preparation of garden signage, storage, inventory, and maintenance. Great for retirees/semi-retired


  • 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:  echristman@dallasarboretum.org

Data Supervisor – Full Time

Maintain the data integrity of the organization’s operational systems (NCR CounterPoint, Blackbaud’s Raisers’s Edge NXT,  and Outbound) as well as supervise the productivity and progress of the Data Processing team. Manage and monitor user needs in accordance with established standard operating procedures and provide training as appropriate. Perform data extraction as needed to facilitate management report generation and targeted customer communications. Assist with the identification and resolution of duplicate records within the applications. Perform other duties as required.




  • Supervise a team of Data Processers
  • Review, edit and approve standard operating procedures and other documentation related to the correct entry and storage of data in the systems
  • Seek out process improvements that produce cleaner / faster / more efficient ways of using systems
  • Analyze business and user requirements and make recommendations regarding design, development, and functioning of web-based e-commerce and reservation website applications.
  • Organize and apply updates required within the online reservation system (Outbound) for external customer facing events & classes, as requested by internal departments, which in-turn affect the local point of sale system database
  • Provide internal end user support related to assigned systems
  • Perform account creations, credentials generation and password resets for internal end users.
  • Create and maintain documentation for data extraction methods and report generation and ensure that staff have access and training to run reports on demand where appropriate.
  • Ensure reports than cannot be generated on demand by staff are scheduled for on-time reporting to business managers.





  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Business Administration, Information Sciences, or related discipline is preferred
  • Three + years of previous 3rd party application support experience including use of data reporting / data visualization tools.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent analysis skills and ability to successfully coordinate the workflow of data processing, data cleanup and on-going support.
  • General understanding of reservation systems and point of sale transaction processing involving 3rd party credit card clearing house services
  • Working experience with Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge.
  • Physical ability to sit for extended periods and to perform extensive data generation and maintenance; ability to train staff as needed
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including nights and weekends
  • Valid driver’s license to drive carts


  • Extremely detail oriented with ability to successfully multitask.
  • Good judgment and problem solving skills; ability to teach functional processes to staff
  • Ability to understand, visualize and articulate the process flow & interrelationships between various systems as it relates to database records data
  • Flexible, responsive and self-motivated

Send resumes to Veisele@dallasarboretum.org


Gardener / Landscaping Staff


Full Time Position

Perform various general landscape maintenance and labor duties in the gardens under supervision.   Physically perform garden labor, including operation of loud equipment and transporting work materials/equipment in all weather conditions.  Contribute to team effort.


  • Perform routine maintenance of assigned garden area according to set standards and safety guidelines in the areas of:
    • Mowing
    • Weeding
    • Trimming
    • Planting
    • Raking
    • Fertilizing
    • Pruning
    • Mulching
  • Safely operate and be accountable for routine maintenance of landscape maintenance equipment i.e. push mowers, backpack blowers, rototiller, tractor, edgers, gas hedge shears, utility truck, etc.
    • Assure all equipment, tools, etc. are not left out in the garden when not in use and are cleaned and properly stored at the end of the work day.
  • Assist supervisor with monitoring irrigation system and pump systems (where applicable) and report malfunctions.
  • Assist with special projects as required.


  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Six months to one year related experience desirable.
  • Basic communication skills, bilingual a plus.
  • Ability to work flexible hours as needed, including nights, weekends and holidays.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs; walk/stand/stoop/bend frequently and repeatedly in the garden in all weather conditions.
  • Driver’s license required to operate garden vehicles if necessary.

Submit resume to: mproska@dallasarboretum.org or call 214-515-6585 for more information

Janitorial-Custodial – Temporary, $11/hr

Dallas Arboretum has started its amazing fall pumpkin festival and has temp opportunities during the fall festival and potentially into December

Janitors/Custodians to stock/check public and private restrooms, empty trash, etc. – Stand, lift up to 30#, bend, walk across garden -$11/hr

Several shifts available, five days a week, some including weekends, 7:30 am to 4:40 pm OR 8:30 am to 5:30 pm. Some evening work may be available.

Contact Maria at 214-515-6516 for more information.

Corporate Sales Coordinator – Full Time, $24/hr


Timely responds to inquiries and secures rental bookings via telephone, on site tours or at businesses, for corporate, social and convention business.  Actively participate in developing a yearly corporate sales plan with the Senior Director to achieve the corporate revenue sales goal. Coordinate and conduct tours of property and to solicit business and meet revenue goals.


  • Promptly and courteously respond to incoming phone calls and return calls in a timely manner.
  • Assure established call logs are completed and maintained for future referrals.
  • Secure corporate, convention and social rental bookings; accurately complete initial contract paperwork and collect deposits
  • Secure Site Inspections weekly for tours of the venue.
  • Refer booking to appropriate Sales and Special events staff person for follow up and execution of event.
  • Maintain desired level of successful phone contacts per day
  • Actively solicit new business, as well as repeat business, with time lines for target marketing of cold calls via phone and email.
  • Research, solicit and develop relationships with corporate and other social contacts to promote the Arboretum for banquets, conferences, employee group events, receptions, etc.
  • Develop attractive meeting venues/packages for approval to promote to corporate clients.
  • Maintain current, updated supply of brochures for departmental use.
  • Frequently interact with Convention Bureau for upcoming conventions and actively solicit convention contacts to promote the Arboretum for spousal tours, participant excursions/dinners/receptions, etc.   
  • Prepare and execute corporate sales plan to increase corporate revenue.
  • Distribute materials in a timely manner to appropriate corporation/convention contact and follow up to secure rental.
  • Maintain active database of corporate and convention contacts, future interest, etc. and diligently work the database to secure current or future rentals.
  • Accurately maintain and monitor Master Calendar with Rental Office Coordinator on a daily basis to avoid double booking or inappropriate booking of facilities/grounds.
  • Assist Special Event Managers as needed.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality, Marketing, and Public Relations preferred.
  • Two + years successful sales experience highly desired; hospitality industry desired.
  • Experience writing proposals, contracts, and building presentations in PowerPoint.
  • Excellent verbal skills and good written/grammatical communication skills. 
  • Good computer skills (great proficiency in MS platform and specific computer software as needed).
  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time and perform data entry/telephone or office functions, physically tour clients on property, physically drive to corporations or other locations as needed.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including nights/weekends as needed.
  • Driver’s license to drive garden vehicles and to drive off site.



  • Manage multiple tasks with attention to detail and accuracy; professional work ethic. 
  • Tenacious, organized, and goal driven.  
  • Committed to good customer service and goal attainment.


Submit resume to:   mgutierrez@dallasarboretum.org

Interested in Applying?

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