Face coverings are required for all indoor spaces due to Dallas County executive order. Garden reservations required for members and non-members.

8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas 75218

Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

The Dallas Arboretum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

About

Below is a list of 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. Part-time and Seasonal staff have limited benefits. We also have excellent opportunities in various departments for those desiring a hands-on internship experience. The Arboretum conducts criminal checks, driving checks, as well as physicals/drug screens and credit checks for certain positions.

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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.

To Apply

Unless otherwise noted, to be considered for a listed position you must visit DABSJOBSAPPLY for more detailed information about any position and to submit a resume for consideration.

Available Jobs

Development

Development Coordinator – Part time

Primary responsibilities include maintaining donor database integrity: generating the department’s daily financial report and monthly financial tracking and reporting for development and membership gift acknowledgements. Provides support for other fundraisers/staff in department as needed

Education

Program Teacher – Out of school time/Part time

Teach, coordinate and assist in the refinement of existing educational programming for the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden under the direction and approval the Education Management Team. Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden educational programming includes Elementary TEKS aligned STEM programs designed to cultivate a connection to nature and inspire environmental stewardship through garden-based experiences. The Program Teacher will successfully coordinate and conduct classes with elementary students and contribute to the education team’s efforts. 

Volunteers

Senior Manager, Volunteer Department – Full time

Responsibilities include implementing and maintaining an exemplary volunteer program to assist in the delivery of the organization’s programs and services. Assures that active volunteer recruitment, placement and training are coordinated and conducted successfully. Directly oversee Volunteer Services staff to promote courteous engagement with volunteers and to meet Arboretum needs for volunteer support.

Volunteer Manager – Full time

Overall responsible for recruiting, managing, and maintaining the volunteers daily. The Volunteer Manager will encompass both recruitment and coordination of daily tasks to ensure success of the volunteer office daily.

Sunday Volunteer Coordinator – Part time

Support the Volunteer Services effort by coordinating and overseeing the volunteer needs in the various volunteer functions in the Main Garden on Sundays.  Assure that volunteer positions are staffed; promptly and courteously assist volunteers with any issues that arise.

Children’s Adventure Garden

Public Program Manager – Full time

The Public Program Manager will be responsible for the direct oversight and execution of public programming in the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden (CAG) to create a successful and educational visitor experience. Will be responsible for the creation of education content in the galleries and the Exploration Center Labs, Discovery Carts, etc. Will be expected to use approved methods for educational interpretation in order to make the garden exciting and to assure that every key area is staffed with a trained individual. Contribute to team effort.

Gallery Facilitator – Part time, seasonal

Interact with the public within the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden providing educational experiences and positive public experiences. This position is part-time (16-32 hours/week) and reports to the Public Programs Manager. Weekend availability is preferred but not required. Please note that the RMCAG is closed for routine maintenance from January through mid-February yearly.

Public Events

Public Event Facilitator – Seasonal

We are looking for a motivated and high-energy Event Facilitator to be the professional liaison for the Public Events team during various Dallas Arboretum garden events. The ideal candidate will have the opportunity to use your hospitality skills during our special events, concerts, and elegant dinners & receptions, amongst other public events. This position will be under the direction of the Director of Public Events and the Public Events Managers. The ideal candidate will perform as staff liaison for satisfactory execution of each event, including overseeing all aspects related to the event and monitoring use and care of Dallas Arboretum property as well as ensuring successful guest relations.

Sales & Special Events

Special Events Administrative Assistant – Full time

Promptly answers all inquiries for Proposals and VIP/Bridal room reservations professional and timely manner. Maximize revenues by communicating with the DOS/Senior DOS on availability and status of revenues weekly. Assist with smaller social inquires as needed. Maintain all marketing collateral. Assist with the day-to-day calendar inquiry and entering all internal meetings/festivals/special events/private events and garden wide notices.

Wedding Sales Coordinator – Full time

Support the overall rental effort by responding to wedding inquiries, and as needed social inquires, and booking rentals to achieve revenue goals. Schedule sales tours with Tour Guides and coordinate communication for all clients, responds to inquiries and successfully book business. Process paperwork related to the requests for rentals/tours. Become familiar with all facets/venue sites for the Rental Department.

Event Facilitator – Seasonal

Join the team and use your hospitality skills to act as a professional contact during rental, group, wedding, and Arboretum sponsored or promoted activities according to Event Manual guidelines and directions of the Director of Sales and Special Events. Perform as a staff liaison for satisfactory execution of event, including overseeing all aspects related to event and monitoring use and care of DABS’ property. Assure successful guest relations. Must be able to work a varied schedule—days, weekends, nights according to rental needs. Schedules generally available a week in advance.

Horticulture

Plant Trials Supervisor – Full time

Responsible for day to day maintenance of research/trials gardens under the direction of the Trials Manager. Oversee efficient productivity and timely completion of duties in assigned areas. Physically perform garden labor. Work in all weather conditions. Contribute to team effort. Work week is a Monday-Friday schedule; holiday and weekend schedules do apply.

 

Water Feature Manager – Full time

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. Oversee work flow for efficient productivity and timely completion of duties in assigned areas. Physically operate loud equipment and transport work materials/equipment in all weather conditions.

 

Horticulture Supervisor – Full time

Join our outstanding horticulture team to oversee efficient productivity and timely completion of duties in assigned areas. Physically perform garden labor. Work in all weather conditions. Work week is a Monday-Friday schedule; holiday and weekend schedules do apply.

Gardener – Full time

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

Irrigation Assistant Full-time

Responsible for assisting Irrigation Supervisor in maintaining existing irrigation systems to established standards under limited supervision. Physically operate loud equipment and transport work materials/equipment in all weather conditions

Customer Service

Director, Customer Service and Member Processing – Full time

Primary responsibilities are the oversight, administration and quality of work from the Shared Services team (data processing/ticket booth/customer service) to successfully monitor and manage the flow of guests through multiple ticket booths and entrance areas with the utmost customer service and care, ensure data integrity of online sales and contribution data, maintain the integrity of members’ online profiles, monitor the organization’s membership auto-renewal program, ensure data integrity between the online reservation system and the point of sale system, confirm operating procedures and controls are in place for appropriate cash, credit cards, guests handling, and ensure online reservations are created in a timely manner and are consistent with the Arboretum’s branding standards. Assure cross training procedures are in place between ticket booth, customer service, and data processing staff/managers.  

Quality Assurance Lead – Full time

Collaborate with Ticket Booth Supervisor to maintain a productive and efficient work team; by coaching and training Ticket Booth agents to provide a high level of service to our guests. Assist with various office tasks during times of slow attendance.  

Ticket Sales Associate – Seasonal

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.

Customer Service – Seasonal

Promptly and pleasantly answer phones. Accurately answer questions, sell tickets, and as needed redirect calls to specific departments for special assistance. Assist with various office tasks during times of slow attendance. Contribute to team effort. (Shifts available 6am-12pm, 8am-4pm and 12pm-6pm)

Operations

Facility Operations Weekend Supervisor – Full time

Responsible for oversight of the daily care and maintenance of the physical property under limited direction of the Operations Manager. Create schedules and oversee custodial staff; assure that custodial/general maintenance needs are monitored and maintain property. Adhere to budgetary guidelines when preparing supply order recommendations.

Manager-Facility Services Full-time

Responsible for the prompt daily oversight, care, and maintenance of the physical property (non-horticultural areas) including the built environment of the Main Garden, Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden, and the parking garage. Assist in other garden areas as requested.  

Parking/Gate Lot Attendants

The Gate Attendant performs a variety of tasks to ensure a smooth operation of the parking facility, while delivering service that exceeds our customer/client’s expectations. Depending on the needs of the location the Gate Attendant provides customer service, including helping customers with entry/exit transactions, maintaining parking equipment in operating condition with receipt paper and free of jams. The Gate Attendant works closely with fellow team members, Operations Manager, and/or Shift Supervisor to ensure that cleanliness as well as safety standards are met at all times

Set Up Associate – Temporary (Seasonal)

The Set Up Associate will possess the ability to perform physical setup and teardown of all events. This person will also address maintenance needs as directed. Maintain equipment and keep storage areas orderly. This position will report to the Setup Supervisor.

Janitor

Responsible for assisting with janitorial crew training and overseeing work flow production for efficient productivity and timely completion of duties in assigned areas. Physically perform janitorial labor, including cleaning/stocking restrooms, emptying trash on property and offices, and working in all weather conditions. 

Interested in Applying?

Unless otherwise noted, to be considered for a listed position you must visit DABSJOBSAPPLY for more detailed information about any position and to submit a resume for consideration.