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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 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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The Greenhouse Production Manager implements and supervises all plant production activities associated with the greenhouse and outdoor production areas, and schedules staff for production. This position works closely with the Propagation Manager to receive propagules to be grown and finished for research, display and various Mt. Cuba Center needs. We are seeking highly collaborative team members that put our mission first and will help us deliver remarkable experiences.

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Greenhouse Production Manager (Full-time)

We are looking for a passionate and enthusiastic Greenhouse Production Manager to oversee and maintain high quality production programs and effective operation of the greenhouse facilities.

The Greenhouse Production Manager implements and supervises all plant production activities associated with the greenhouse and outdoor production areas, and schedules staff for production. This position works closely with the Propagation Manager to receive propagules to be grown and finished for research, display and various Mt. Cuba Center needs.

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:

Plant Production Management

  • Implement best practices and technologies for effective crop production, including sanitation, watering, potting, media, Integrated Pest Management, and beneficial insect program.
  • Manage the plant shipment process in accordance with necessary protocols. Work with Propagation Manager to produce gifting list.
  • Oversee long-term greenhouse collections.  Manage native display containers in collaboration with Formal Gardens Horticulturist.
  • Process plant orders received from nurseries in collaboration with the Collections Department. Maintain database regarding production records. Produce current plant availability to facilitate garden planting.
  • Support Propagation Manager in plant conservation projects with local and regional colleagues to produce rare species and assist with research as needed.

Effective Greenhouse Operations Management

  • Responsible for overall effective greenhouse operations management including reporting greenhouse building maintenance issues, ordering production supplies, managing the greenhouse budget, and staffing the greenhouse to provide continuous care based on production needs.
  • Lead initiatives and oversee all projects related to modernizing the greenhouse, including practices as well as facilities improvements.
  • Act as primary back-up to the Propagation Manager to support effective propagation operations, including mist system, seedling care, and raised beds. Manage staff in the absence of the Propagation Manager.

General Staff & Organization Management Pertaining to the Greenhouse

  • Provide knowledge and guidance to support guest and organizational initiatives related to profession.
  • Lead, guide, and train employees, interns, and/or volunteers performing related work.
  • Lead the planning and execution of department initiatives and budget in alignment with Mt. Cuba Center’s mission and goals, including effective policy and procedural development.
  • Work cooperatively with the management team on adopting and implementing organization-wide systems, and help guide and execute the strategic goals of the institution to support Mt. Cuba Center’s mission.

Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor of Science degree in horticulture, botany or related plant science field
  • 5 years of greenhouse or nursery production experience, or equivilent combination of education and work experience.
  • Proficient working knowledge of plant identification, plant growth, plant cultural requirements, and disease/pest recognition
  • Skill in all phases of crop production
  • Exceptional managerial and teambuilding skills
  • Demonstrated ability in the production of native plants and general greenhouse management practices
  • Ability to safely and effectively operate and maintain a wide range of hand tools, power tools, vehicles
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and ability to learn and adapt to various software and technology programs to complete work duties
  • Demonstrated ability in organizing, managing and motivating employees, contractors and others
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate with Mt. Cuba Center staff and the public
  • 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/Significant time spent standing and limited reaching, carrying, and 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, 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 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!

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