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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.

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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.

General & Administrative

RFP for Executive Search Firm

The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Society (DABS) seeks proposals for the services of an Executive Search Firm (ESF) to assist the board of directors in the recruitment of a President/CEO. The current President/CEO has served DABS for 26 years and plans to retire when the next President/CEO is hired.

The RFP outlines the expectations and timeline for the scope of work. The selected firm will possess capacity and competencies on a full range of services, including experience with conducting successful executive searches for similar-sized nonprofit organizations, implementing equitable and inclusive recruiting and hiring processes.

We look forward to working with the firm to attract a qualified
and diverse set of candidates to hire our next President/CEO.

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Staff Accountant

A dynamic member of the Finance and Accounting team. Must possess an excellent understanding of accounts receivable, pledges receivable, general ledger, and GAAP. Assists the finance department in day-to-day activities, account receivable management and month-end close.

Public Events

Public Events Manager

Successfully develop, implement and oversee public events and programs that leverage programming partners throughout the garden, including food and garden programming in A Tasteful Place.

We are looking for a creative individual with business booking and/or cold calling experience, that is highly motivated, task driven, organized and great at execution; to plan year-round activities food and entertainment activities in the Dallas Arboretum to achieve front gate revenue and attendance goals according to public event areas assigned. This includes, but not limited to, booking free musical entertainment, maintaining and developing an active booking registry, activities such as cooking classes and demonstrations in our food network style kitchen, floral vendors for free and paid classes, recruit vendors to come and demonstrate their products, give out samples and sell their products to our garden guests. This individual is responsible for managing all vendor relationships related to free entertainment and free and paid food programming in the garden.

This position is a salaried position but will NOT be a Monday through Friday work schedule, as the Arboretum is open 7 days/week, 362 days/year. Weekend and evening work will be required frequently of this position. You will work closely with our marketing, operations, horticulture, volunteers and special events departments.

This is a revenue stream for both Public Events and the Dallas Arboretum. You are responsible to assure that events are garden appropriate, contracts are accurately and timely completed with relevant approvals, necessary forms are filled out for online registration classes and website execution, and invoices are processed for accuracy and timely payments.

Competitive benefits package.

Education

Reservationist

Schedule and promote DABS Children Education classes; complete paperwork and processes field trips.  Greet and check in school groups.  Contribute to the overall team effort.

Children’s Adventure Garden

Gallery Facilitator

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.

Gift Store

Gift Cart Sales Associate

Talented individuals are needed to fill temporary positions during our festival. A positive personality is needed to sell fun and fascinating items on carts outside in the garden. Cash handling experience; ability to stand for extended periods and work in all weather conditions.

Operations

Seasonal Evening/Night Manager

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 9th, and continues five nights per week through December 30th. 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.

Set Up Crew – Seasonal/Temporary

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.

Custodial Supervisor

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 and assure that general maintenance needs are met. Follow budgetary guidelines when preparing supply order recommendations.

Horticulture

Horticulture Supervisor

Oversee efficient productivity and timely completion of duties in assigned areas.  Physically perform garden labor.  Work in all weather conditions.  Contribute to the team effort. Work week is a Monday-Friday schedule; holiday and weekend schedules do apply.

Children’s Garden Horticulture Supervisor

Perform various general landscape maintenance and labor duties in the gardens under the supervision of the Horticulture Manager in the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden. Perform general maintenance and repairs to water features and irrigation. Physically perform garden labor, including operation of loud equipment and transporting work materials/equipment in all weather conditions. Conduct water testing as needed and apply chemical treatments in accordance with industry standards and departmental policies. Contribute to team effort.

Horticulture Coordinator

Responsible for budget preparation and daily monitoring of expenditures for the department. Handle daily data entry of purchase orders and invoice processing for timely and accurate accounting of horticulture business transactions. Produce correspondence, expense records, and prepare related materials as needed. Manage multiple tasks through use of effective organizational and time-management skills. Contribute team efforts.

Gardener

Perform various general landscape maintenance and labor duties in the gardens under the supervision of a Crew Leader or Horticulturist supervisor.   Physically perform garden labor, including operation of loud equipment and transporting work materials/equipment in all weather conditions.  Contribute to team effort. This position is for 40 hours a week, 6:30 am – 3:30 pm Monday through Friday, with rotating weekend shifts and some holiday shifts. 

Irrigation Assistant

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

Water Features Technician

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.

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.