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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 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 Technology Support Specialist provides exceptional customer service to the organization through various technology services. This position provides first and second tier software, hardware, A/V, telephone, and network support, and is responsible for technical and how-to support on a wide range of applications including MS office, Adobe Creative Suite, GIS applications, and content management systems.

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The Technology Support Specialist provides exceptional customer service to the organization through various technology services. This position provides first and second tier software, hardware, A/V, telephone, and network support. This position is responsible for technical and how-to support on a wide range of applications including MS office, Adobe Creative Suite, GIS applications, and content management systems.

 

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:

  • Act as first point of contact for technology support requests throughout the organization
  • Field requests for service via phone, email, and in person and determines nature and extent of support needed
  • Utilize troubleshooting and analytical skills to resolve software errors and hardware malfunctions in a timely manner
  • Maintain ownership of the service ticket through to completion and maintain all components that support the help desk and ticketing processes
  • Deliver training continuously to users in startup, basic, and advanced use of technical resources
  • Create user-based job aids for routine technical tasks
  • Install, configure, maintain, and troubleshoot a wide range of hardware, software, A/V equipment, and telephone equipment used throughout Mt. Cuba Center operations
  • Perform hardware/software upgrades to existing computer equipment as needed, outside of standard business hours
  • Perform administrative tasks on behalf of the tech services department including, but not limited to, ordering and keeping inventory of supplies and equipment, scheduling training rooms, and organizing meetings with vendors

 

Qualifications:

  • 2+ years’ experience in computer science or related field
  • Knowledge in software and network support for multiple users with basic skills pertaining to various web and virtualization technology including Terminal Server, Hyper V, HTLML, and CSS
  • Advanced understanding of computer and server operating systems, including usage of Microsoft Office Suite, Windows Server, and Adobe Creative Suite products
  • Basic understanding of installation, configuration, and troubleshooting process for software, hardware, networking, TC/IP, and accessory equipment
  • Troubleshooting skills of PBX and VOIP phone systems.
  • Knowledge of assembly/disassembly of computer and server components
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively and persuasively communicate with the staff and the public
  • Ability to learn and adapt to various software and technology programs to complete work duties
  • 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

Requires moderate physical work; Frequent standing, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, reaching, carrying, lifting, pushing, or pulling of objects up to 50 pounds

 

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, and a balanced work-life environment.

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