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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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Expand your skills and knowledge in natural lands restoration and preservation tactics by working with Mt. Cuba Center's Natural Lands team.

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Expand your skills and knowledge in natural lands restoration and preservation tactics by working with Mt. Cuba Center’s Natural Lands team. The Seasonal Natural Lands Assistant supports our Natural Lands Division to promote the health and function of the 1,000+ acres owned by Mt. Cuba Center, the habitats they contain, and the larger systems to which they are connected

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The Arborist Assistant supports Mt. Cuba Center's arboriculture team in the long-term care of all trees on Mt. Cuba Center’s property.

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The Arborist Assistant supports Mt. Cuba Center’s arboriculture team in the long-term care of all trees on Mt. Cuba Center’s property. This position will receive on-the-job training to perform arboricultural procedures necessary for maintaining the trees to Mt. Cuba’s standards in the areas of safety, health, function, and aesthetics. The ideal candidate will have some tree care experience and possess enthusiasm for trees and ecology.

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Internships are Mt. Cuba Center’s greatest investment in the future. Our goal is to inspire students who have an appreciation for the beauty and value of native plants and a desire to protect the environments that sustain them to become future public garden leaders.

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Internships are Mt. Cuba Center’s greatest investment in the future. Our goal is to inspire students who have an appreciation for the beauty and value of native plants and a desire to protect the environments that sustain them to become future public garden leaders. Mt. Cuba Center offers 12-week summer internships and one-year internships.

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Our Visitor Experience Assistants greet and assist visitors to Mt. Cuba Center and provide administrative support to the Visitor Experience Department.

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Our Visitor Experience Assistants greet and assist visitors to Mt. Cuba Center and provide administrative support to the Visitor Experience Department. This position will greet guests at the front desk and orientation tent, sell tickets and merchandise, support the clerical needs of the department, and attend to guest needs to ensure a remarkable experience while visiting Mt. Cuba Center.

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The Public Safety Officer provides an exceptional visitor experience by maintaining a safe and secure environment for Mt. Cuba Center visitors and employees.

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The Public Safety Officer provides an exceptional visitor experience by maintaining a safe and secure environment for Mt. Cuba Center visitors and employees.  Using excellent customer service skills, the Public Safety Officer circulates throughout the site, responds to visitor and staff concerns as they arise, and assists in the daily operations of the Visitor Experience Department by providing parking and setup/breakdown support.

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The Visitor Experience Supervisor oversees department operations and staff on general admission days. They ensure a remarkable guest experience by utilizing excellent interpersonal and project management skills and supporting department programs and initiatives.

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The Visitor Experience Supervisor oversees department operations and staff on general admission days. They ensure a remarkable guest experience by utilizing excellent interpersonal and project management skills and supporting department programs and initiatives. Responsibilities include staff supervision, operational oversight, guest services, designated supervisor-on-duty authority, and organizational support.

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The Seasonal Horticulturists’ Assistant is responsible for a broad range of garden maintenance activities in support of the Horticultural Team for the continued development and refinement of the gardens at Mt. Cuba Center.

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The Seasonal Horticulturists’ Assistant is responsible for a broad range of garden maintenance activities in support of the Horticultural Team for the continued development and refinement of the gardens at Mt. Cuba Center. This position will assist the Horticultural Team in maintaining the health and care of living plant collections by performing a variety of horticultural tasks including, but not limited to: site/soil preparation, planting, transplanting, mulching, weeding, watering, fertilizing, herbicide/pesticide application, and pruning. Additionally, they will assist other divisions with horticultural projects and activities.

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The Assistant Horticulturist is responsible for a broad range of garden maintenance activities for the continued development and refinement of the gardens at Mt. Cuba Center. This position provides ongoing support to the Gardens Team.

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The Assistant Horticulturist is responsible for a broad range of garden maintenance activities for the continued development and refinement of the gardens at Mt. Cuba Center. This position provides ongoing support to the Gardens Team. This position will assist with horticultural design development as needed in support of the Gardens Team. Additionally they will assist the Gardens Team in maintaining the health and care of Mt. Cuba Center’s living plant collections by performing a variety of horticultural maintenance activities including, but not limited to, site/soil preparation, planting, transplanting, mulching, weeding, watering, implementing plant health care practices, monitoring for pests and disease, herbicide/pesticide application as appropriate, and pruning.

 

A qualified candidate will possess an associate’s degree in horticulture or plant science from an accredited college, university (or recognized certificate in horticulture) and 2 years’ experience working in a public garden setting or equivalent experience.

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