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08/16/2018
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Employment

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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Mt. Cuba Center's Natural Lands division seeks a qualified and enthusiastic seasonal Natural Lands Assistant. The Seasonal Natural Lands Assistant is responsible for a broad range of activities in support of the Natural Lands Division 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.

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Mt. Cuba Center’s Natural Lands division seeks a qualified and enthusiastic seasonal Natural Lands Assistant. The Seasonal Natural Lands Assistant is responsible for a broad range of activities in support of the Natural Lands Division 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. This is an exciting hands-on opportunity to expand skills and knowledge in natural lands restoration and preservation tactics! The Seasonal Natural Lands Assistant is responsible for a broad range of activities in support of the Natural Lands Division 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. This position will assist the Natural Lands team with the monitoring and removal of invasive plant species using mechanical and chemical control methods; this can include use of bladed trimmers, hand loppers, and backpack herbicide applications. The position will assist with a variety of maintenance, preservation, and restoration duties as well as contribute to team projects that support our land management plans. More info at the application link.

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The Trial Garden Assistant is responsible for supporting work in the Trial Garden and other research areas at Mt. Cuba Center. This individual works under the daily supervision of the Research Horticulturist. Duties include garden maintenance, data collection, research assistance and other duties as assigned. 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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The Trial Garden Assistant is responsible for supporting work in the Trial Garden and other research areas at Mt. Cuba Center. This individual works under the daily supervision of the Research Horticulturist. Duties include garden maintenance, data collection, research assistance and other duties as assigned. We are seeking highly collaborative team members that put our mission first and will help us deliver remarkable experiences to our guests.

Schedule: Generally 16-24 hours per week scheduled over 3-5 days. We can work with the availability & preference of qualified candidates to set a mutually beneficial schedule.

What you’ll do:

Gardenin Maintenance Activities

  • Maintain the Trial Garden and research nursery area through a variety of gardening activities, including watering, fertilizing, dead-heading, planting, weeding, pruning and mulching

 Research Support

  • Support planning, data collection, and data entry for trials and research
  • Assist with record keeping of research plants in support of the Living Collections Policy
  • Assist in the production of Trial Garden publications and web content

 Assistance in Executing Projects & Events

  • Assist in executing projects that support the Trial Garden and Research initiatives through assigned tasks and special event support

Qualifications:

  • Basic gardening skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and ability to learn and adapt to various software and technology programs to complete work duties
  • Strong interest and enthusiasm for gardening
  • Ability to safely and effectively operate and maintain a wide range of hand tools, power tools, vehicles and small and large equipment and vehicles
  • Ability and willingness to work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions
  • 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 30 pounds

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Mt. Cuba Center seeks a Human Resources Assistant to support general HR and recruitment functions. This position reports to the Director of HR. This role has a primary focus on the recruitment and onboarding process to support successful talent acquisition and development for the organization. This role will also perform a wide variety of administrative duties to support benefits administration, record-keeping, HRIS management, payroll maintenance, and compliance support. The ideal candidate will have a background or vested interest in recruitment and onboarding; take the initiative to suggest process improvements; possess a take-charge attitude; have strong interpersonal skills; and be people and service-oriented. This position can work a flexible schedule working 16-20 hours per week, Monday-Friday.

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Mt. Cuba Center seeks a Human Resources Assistant to support general HR and recruitment functions. This position reports to the Director of HR. This role has a primary focus on the recruitment and onboarding process to support successful talent acquisition and development for the organization. This role will also perform a wide variety of administrative duties to support benefits administration, record-keeping, HRIS management, payroll maintenance, and compliance support. The ideal candidate will have a background or vested interest in recruitment and onboarding; take the initiative to suggest process improvements; possess a take-charge attitude; have strong interpersonal skills; and be people and service-oriented. This position can work a flexible schedule working 16-20 hours per week, Monday-Friday.

What You’ll Do:

  • Act as point person for the recruitment process for open positions. This includes creating job requisitions, advertising and networking to source diverse candidate pools, assisting in the selection procedures, and supporting the management team in the hiring process.
  • Manage the onboarding and orientation processes for new hires.
  • Complete administrative support duties for the HR function such as filing, HRIS and payroll maintenance, audits, employment verifications, and benefits administration.
  • Manage the uniform ordering process for Mt. Cuba Center.
  • Support the Director of HR in carrying out generalist duties as needed.
  • General support for the Business Operations team, as assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, HR, Communications, or related field
  • One year of recruitment experience is highly preferred
  • Exceptional attention to detail with a high degree of accuracy in work is critical
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate with coworkers
  • Experience with ADP Workforce Now or other talent acquisition platforms is preferred
  • Ability to learn and adapt to various software and technology programs to complete work duties
  • Strong writing and communication skills
  • Self-motivated, organized, attentive to details, and able to manage time and effectively function without close supervision
  • Ability and willingness to work flexible hours as needed
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