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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.

A tram driver volunteer driving a golf cart

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

Member Relations Representative – Seasonal

We are looking for a motivated Member Service Representative to assist us during our upcoming festival, Autumn at the Arboretum. This person will serve as the first point of contact for all membership-related questions, requests, and concerns. The Member Service Representative’s responsibilities include answering and directing phone calls, assisting with membership related issues, resolving complaints, and processing transactions. This position will also be responsible for making calls to current and lapsed members in order to renew and upgrade their membership. 

Volunteers

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

Children’s Garden Lab Specialist – Full time

The Lab Specialist is responsible for creating, teaching, and demonstrating Discovery Labs related to STEM topics in the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden (RMCAG). Monitors public program exhibits to assure the exhibits are ready the public usage. As part of the Public Programs department, the Lab Specialist ensures a viable educational and an engaging guest experience. Contribute to team effort.

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

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

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.

 

Greenhouse Supervisor – Full time

Responsible for day to day greenhouse operations as directed by manager and as adjunct member of Plant Research area staff.

Horticulture Manager – Full time

Responsible for overall landscape maintenance of specific garden area under the general direction of the Director of Horticulture Operations.   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. Additional duties as assigned.

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

Data Processing – Part time, seasonal

Accurately and efficiently input data into a database, sit for extended periods of time, work independently.

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

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

Direct vehicles to parking spaces /monitor gate; politely interact with guests; ability to stand throughout shift.

House Custodian – Full time

Under the supervision of the Facility Manager, organize and perform cleaning duties for assigned areas (both public and staff areas) with primary attention to the Historic homes. Assist with general and special cleaning projects. Contribute to overall team effort.

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.

Lead, Janitorial – Full Time

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, offices and working in all weather conditions.

Janitor – Seasonal

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.