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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 Event Services Attendant is responsible for supporting internal and public Mt. Cuba Center events by participating in event planning, providing event preparation and set up, food and beverage service, customer service and light custodial duties. We seek highly collaborative team members who put our mission first and will help us deliver remarkable experiences to our guests. This is a part-time position.

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The Event Services Attendant is responsible for supporting internal and public Mt. Cuba Center events by participating in event planning, providing event preparation and set up, food and beverage service, customer service and light custodial duties.

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

Schedule: Generally 16-20 hours per week scheduled over 2-4 days (Wednesday-Saturday). The “normal” shift occurs 10:30 am – 2:30 pm, but we require someone with flexibility to accommodate programs/events outside of those hours as they are booked. We can work with the availability & preference of qualified candidates to set a mutually beneficial schedule.

Responsibilities:

Event & Guest Support

  • Support internal and public events by providing event staffing, providing excellent customer service and maintaining a high standard for the display and appearance of all event activities

Food and Beverage Service

  • Prepare for events by purchasing food and beverage items and preparing food and beverage displays for events
  • Provide food and beverage service during events as required

Event Set Up and Break Down

  • Set up tables, chairs, linens, place settings, food and beverage service, and/or décor per event specifications
  • Conduct post-event clean up/break down

Light Custodial Duties

  • Maintain high standard of cleanliness for all facilities. Assist with cleaning, dusting, and wiping furniture; vacuuming floors; emptying trash and recycling; refill restroom dispensers; laundering of towels, tablecloths, etc. and maintain any areas assigned
  • Launder linens as required

Qualifications:

  • Delaware Alcoholic Beverage Server Certification (may be obtained upon hire)
  • 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.

HAVING TROUBLE APPLYING? PLEASE EMAIL CAREERS@MTCUBACENTER.ORG FOR HELP!

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The Facilities Maintenance Technician is responsible for performing maintenance, event support and custodial duties for the Main House and supports the facilities of Mt. Cuba Center. This position will provide general maintenance and repairs utilizing basic plumbing, electrical, and carpentry skills. We seek highly collaborative team members who put our mission first and will help us deliver remarkable experiences to our guests. This is a part-time position.

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The Facilities Maintenance Technician is responsible for performing maintenance, event support and custodial duties for the Main House and supports the facilities of Mt. Cuba Center. This position will provide general maintenance and repairs utilizing basic plumbing, electrical, and carpentry skills. We seek highly collaborative team members that put our mission first and will help us deliver remarkable experiences to our guests. This is a part-time position.

Schedule: Generally 16-20 hours per week scheduled over 3-4 days. We can work with the availability & preference of qualified candidates to set a mutual beneficial schedule.

Responsibilities:

Facilities Maintenance & Operational Support

  • Perform routine maintenance and repairs on buildings and systems such as minor carpentry, painting, gutter cleaning, equipment cleaning, changing light bulbs, seasonal adjustments, routine checks and utility readings
  • Support facilities operations by conducting utility mapping and onsite recycling management
  • Attend to plumbing, electrical, and carpentry repair and maintenance needs; Coordinate with and oversee outside vendors for extensive repairs

Event and Custodial Support

  • Perform set up and break down for events, including tables, chairs, tents, etc.
  • Perform light custodial duties as needed
  • Maintain a high standard of cleanliness and appearance of Mt. Cuba Center facilities at all times

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • 3+ years’ experience in facilities maintenance or related field
  • Knowledge in methods and principles of general building maintenance
  • Carpentry, plumbing, and electrical skills and general knowledge base
  • Ability to safely and effectively operate and maintain a wide range of hand tools, power tools, vehicles and equipment
  • 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 to meet or exceed the company’s attendance and punctuality standards
  • 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.

HAVING TROUBLE APPLYING? PLEASE EMAIL CAREERS@MTCUBACENTER.ORG FOR HELP!

Apply Online

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