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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

Administration

Executive Assistant – Full time

Provide detailed and confidential administrative support to the President.  Process invoices accurately and timely and maintain President’s schedule.  Interact actively with board directors, city personnel and relevant departmental Vice Presidents/CAO to assure documents, reports, mailings, and access are administered according to the President’s directions.

Marketing

Graphic Designer – Full time

Maintain consistent, accurate graphic image and DABS branding and standards for all print, TV, and collateral information produced by DABS. Adhere to production timeframes for all print and collateral needs. Interact with vendors for printing materials/pricing/print dates. Contributes to team effort.

Education

Summer Camp Internship – $12/hr

A Summer Camp Intern will teach, co-teach, coordinate and/or assist in the preparation and delivery of summer camp programming under the direction of the Education Manager.  The staff member will successfully coordinate and conduct classes with summer camp groups and contribute to the team effort.

Children’s Adventure Garden

Public Programs Coordinator – Full time

Assist in the oversight, coordination, and presentation of public programs for the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden (CG) to create engaging and educational public visitor experiences. Act as “Manager-on-Duty” (MOD) in absence of the Public Programs Manager, which includes working weekend days of Saturday and Sunday. This position is full-time, hourly and reports to the Public Programs Manager position.

Gallery Facilitator Children’s Garden

Interact with the public within the outdoor galleries of the Children’s Garden to ensure that a successful public experience and effective gallery interpretation/engagement occurs. Contribute to team effort.

Operations

Ticket Sales Leadership – Full time

The Ticket Sales Lead role is to maintain a productive and efficient work team, by coordinating staff in the appropriate positions to check in guests according to the Arboretum’s policies.

Facility Technician, Supervisor – Full time

Responsible for performing routine building maintenance tasks, with certifications in one or more fields (e.g. carpentry, electrical, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC), plumbing, etc.).  Visually inspects  areas for mechanical operation, structural soundness and safety hazards; issues reports and coordinates completion of operation or facility requests or for items arising from visual inspections.  Take a hands-on approach to facility needs, proactively addressing repair issues that can be handled in-house and utilizing outside contractors when needed for larger repairs or those requiring certifications.

Set Up Associate – seasonal, part time

Will possess the ability to perform physical setup and tear down 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.

Janitorial – $14/hr

Performs routine janitorial maintenance as specified by Supervisor including cleaning/stocking restrooms, emptying trash cans, cleaning offices, monitoring property for trash on ground, etc.

Customer Service Representative – 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.

Ticket Sales Associate, Ticket Booth – Seasonal

Pleasantly greet and interact with guests in a timely manner to acquire necessary information and to process purchases for tickets and memberships.  Assist with various office tasks during times of slow attendance.  Contribute to team effort.

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

Horticulture Supervisor – Full time

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.