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At Mt. Cuba Center, we cultivate people as well as plants. We are always looking for talented, enthusiastic professionals we can help develop into tomorrow’s leaders. With competitive compensation and benefits, Mt. Cuba Center is a great place to work. See our current openings below for information on how to apply.

Mt. Cuba Center is seeking highly qualified instructors to teach classes at our botanical garden in Hockessin, DE.

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Mt. Cuba Center is seeking highly qualified instructors to teach classes at our botanical garden in Hockessin, DE. Classes can fall under one or more of the following categories: gardening, horticulture, landscape design, plant conservation, art, or wellness. Instructors with expertise in one of these specific fields and who teach with an ecological perspective are invited to apply online. These are contract positions.

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The Interpretive Specialist develops and implements interpretive content at Mt. Cuba Center with the goal of inspiring an appreciation for the beauty and value of native plants and motivating conservation action. This is an exciting opportunity for someone with a passion for native plants and creative ability to translate broad horticultural knowledge into meaningful interpretive content.

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The Interpretive Specialist develops and implements interpretive content at Mt. Cuba Center with the goal of inspiring an appreciation for the beauty and value of native plants and motivating conservation action. This is an exciting opportunity for someone with a passion for native plants and creative ability to translate broad horticultural knowledge into meaningful interpretive content.

Essential Responsibilities:

The Interpretive Specialist will develop and implement interpretive content for Mt. Cuba Center. This includes developing media, such as signage, brochures, tour content, and also programming for activities, such as guided tours, special events, roving interpretation and presentations.

 

This is a highly collaborative position that will work with key stakeholders in developing content that meets Mt. Cuba Center’s mission and also work to train staff to effectively utilize and deliver interpretive content. Additionally, as a member of the Visitor Experience Team, this position will support the department as needed by providing excellent service to our guests to ensure a remarkable experience!

Qualifications:

A qualified candidate will possess:

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Public Horticulture, Museum Studies, Plant Sciences, Environmental Education or a related field
  • A minimum of 3-5 years of experience in creating original interpretive content is required, preferably in a public garden, museum or related cultural institution
  • Broad horticultural knowledge required; knowledge of plants native to the Eastern United States is strongly preferred
  • Exceptional interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Ability to plan, organize, and manage independent projects simultaneously with great attention to detail
  • Ability to effectively communicate with the staff and the public
  • Ability to multi-task and work effectively in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability and willingness to work flexible hours including evenings, weekends, holidays and special events as needed
  • Willingness to work in a variety of weather conditions
  • Exceptional computer skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite

Work Environment: 

Mt. Cuba Center offers competitive pay commensurate with experience and a generous benefits package including employer-matching 401k, health, dental, vision, life insurance, paid time off, employee discount program, and a balanced work-life environment. We are looking for highly collaborative team members that will help us deliver remarkable experiences to our guests and hold a passionate enthusiasm for their work.

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The Plant Recorder helps manage and enhance Mt. Cuba Center’s living collections. Mt. Cuba Center seeks passionate and enthusiastic candidates for this full-time position. The Plant Recorder provides plant records assistance to the organization. We are seeking highly collaborative team members that put our mission first and will help us deliver remarkable experiences to our guests.

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Plant Recorder (Full-time)

We are looking for a full-time Plant Recorder to help us manage and enhance Mt. Cuba Center’s living collections and hold a passionate enthusiasm for their work!

 

This position provides plant records assistance to staff and ensure proper preservation techniques. This role will guide and assist in the dissemination of plant records information for the organization.

 

We are seeking highly collaborative team members that put our mission first and will help us deliver remarkable experiences to our guests!

 

 

What you’ll do:

  • Collaborate with multiple departments to conduct living collection inventories and mapping and oversee the management of those programs to ensure accuracy and integrity in data management
  • Facilitates and supports collaboration with outside organizations in regards to plant records resource sharing
  • Create accession and permanent display labels for the living collections
  • Assigns and oversees the daily work of the Plant Records support staff in a supervisory capacity
  • Interface with other departments, staff, volunteers, and guests to promote our mission and lead initiatives related to field of expertise

 

Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree in horticulture, botany or related plant science field
  • 3+ years’ experience in curatorial or plant records roles or similar duties
  • Good working knowledge of plant identification, nomenclature, and systematics is a requirement
  • Fluency in data management software
  • Exceptional attention to detail and ability to maintain the integrity of our database records
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and current knowledge-sharing technologies
  • Self-motivated, organized, attentive to details, and the ability to manage time and effectively function without close supervision
  • Ability and willingness to work flexible hours including evenings, weekends, holidays and special events as needed

Physical Demands & Working Conditions

This position moderate physical work; Frequent standing, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, reaching, carrying, lifting, pushing, or pulling of objects up to 30 pounds. This position will work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions.

 

About Us:

Mt. Cuba Center, a premier native plant garden, is dedicated to supporting the environment through the practice and promotion of ecological horticulture.  Mt. Cuba Center’s gardens and programs inspire an appreciation for the beauty and value of native plants and commitment to protect the habitats that sustain them.

Benefits:

We offer staff competitive pay, access to our employee discount program, a fun atmosphere, a balanced work-life environment, and an AMAZING benefits package (401k matching up to 8%, health, dental, vision, life insurance, paid parental leave, and generous time off amounts).

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The Natural Lands Steward is responsible for a broad range of activities in support of the Natural Lands Team in order to promote the ecosystem health and function of lands owned by Mt. Cuba Center, the habitats they contain, and the larger systems to which they are connected. Work includes a variety of land management tasks, flora and fauna habitat restoration, and ecological monitoring.

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Natural Lands Steward (Full-time)

We are looking for a passionate and enthusiastic Natural Lands Steward to help us support the restoration and preservation of natural areas.

 

The Natural Lands Steward is responsible for a broad range of activities in support of the Natural Lands Team in order to promote the ecosystem health and function  of lands owned by Mt. Cuba Center, the habitats they contain, and the larger systems to which they are connected. Work includes a variety of land management tasks, flora and fauna habitat restoration, and ecological monitoring.

 

We are seeking highly collaborative team members that put our mission first and will help us deliver remarkable experiences to our guests!

 

 

What you’ll do:

  • Support the restoration and preservation of natural areas
  • Monitor natural areas for invasive plant species and utilize current best management practices to manage and remove them
  • Install and maintain restoration areas to create and promote native ecosystems
  • Monitor and maintain the natural area/public view interface
  • Perform general maintenance of fences, gates, signs, other structures within the natural lands, tools, and equipment
  • Assist with the design and implementation of ecological monitoring projects
  • Work with the Natural Lands Team to execute the goals and objectives of our Natural Lands Management Plan
  • Interface with other departments, staff, volunteers, and guests to promote our mission and lead initiatives related to field of expertise

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental science, conservation biology, natural resource management, related study, or equivalent years of experience
  • Delaware Pesticide Applicator Certification within 6 months of hire
  • Basic Wildland Fire Training “Red Card” within 12 months of hire
  • Knowledge of current trends and practices in conservation and ecological land management
  • General knowledge of regional flora, fauna, and ecological processes
  • Critical thinking and research skills
  • Experience with basic computer programs such as Microsoft Office Suite and ability to learn and adapt to various software and technology programs to complete work duties
  • Ability to safely and effectively operate a wide range of hand tools, power tools, and vehicles
  • Willingness to support a wide range of chemical application and wildlife management activities
  • Self-motivated, organized, attentive to details, and the ability to manage time and effectively function without close supervision
  • Ability and willingness to work flexible hours including evenings, weekends, holidays and special events as needed

Physical Demands & Working Conditions

This position requires strenuous physical work; frequent standing, bending, twisting, and hiking.  Must be able to lift, push, or pull objects over 50 pounds. This position will work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions.

 

About Us:

Mt. Cuba Center, a premier native plant garden, is dedicated to supporting the environment through the practice and promotion of ecological horticulture.  Mt. Cuba Center’s gardens and programs inspire an appreciation for the beauty and value of native plants and commitment to protect the habitats that sustain them.

 

Benefits:

We offer staff competitive pay, access to our employee discount program, a fun atmosphere, a balanced work-life environment, and an AMAZING benefits package (401k matching up to 8%, health, dental, vision, life insurance, paid parental leave, and generous time off amounts).

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