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8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas 75218

Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

The Dallas Arboretum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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

Public Events

Public Events Manager – Full time

Successfully develop, implement and oversee public events and programs for our newest garden “A Tasteful Place.” ATP, as it is commonly referred to, is a 3.5-acre herb, vegetable and fruit garden. A creative, highly motivated, task driven, organized and great at execution; to plan year-round activities in ATP of the Dallas Arboretum to achieve front gate revenue and attendance goals according to public event areas assigned.


Volunteer Coordinator – Full time

Support the Volunteer Services effort by coordinating and overseeing the volunteer needs in the various volunteer functions in the Main Garden and the Children’s Garden under the direction of the Volunteer Manager. Assure that volunteer positions are staffed; promptly and courteously assist volunteers with any issues that arise.


Member Relations Representative – Seasonal

We are looking for a motivated Member Service Representative to 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.  


Education and Enrichment Manager – Full time

Develop innovative programming and materials for K-6 curriculum current with trends in science/STEM education, TEKS and NGSS. The Education and Enrichment Manager (EEM) will oversee and manage on- and off-site educational curriculum materials to include classroom labs, including Jonesville Pathway to Science Education, homeschool, summer camp and outreach programs. The EEM will also manage the logistics of all summer school partnerships. Utilize the latest trends in technology. Maintain budgetary accountability. Contribute to team effort and manage teaching personnel and programming.

Children’s Adventure Garden

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

Meeting Services Coordinator – Full time

This position is responsible for planning, organizing, and coordinating functions for assigned group accounts, in accordance with DABS policies and quality standards, to ensure customer satisfaction, maximize profitability and generate return business.

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.


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.

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.

Customer Service

Gift Store Sales – Part time

Talented individuals are needed to fill seasonal positions during our festivals. Positive personality needed to sell fun and fascinating items. Cash handling experience; ability to stand for extended periods and work on all weather conditions.(Must be available weekends).

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)


Evening/Night Manager – Seasonal

This position works in a temporary position in the facility operations department, serving as the Manager on Duty for Holiday at the Arboretum. The job begins on Tuesday, November 9, and continues five nights per week through December 30, 2021. The hours are 4:30 pm to 9:30 or 10:30 pm, depending upon the day of the week. The exceptions are the nights that the Arboretum is closed – Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.  

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.  

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.


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.