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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 an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, creed, color, religion, alienage or national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, disability or handicap, sex, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, arrest record, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

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 Greenhouse Assistant is responsible for the care and maintenance of a diverse collection of native plants in our greenhouse and outdoor nursery growing areas. Emphasis is placed on data collection and organization of plant records in all phases of production. The Greenhouse Assistant works efficiently on detailed oriented tasks to ensure plants are maintained to the high standard of Mt. Cuba Center.

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The Greenhouse Assistant is responsible for the care and maintenance of a diverse collection of native plants in our greenhouse and outdoor nursery growing areas. Emphasis is placed on data collection and organization of plant records in all phases of production. The Greenhouse Assistant works efficiently on detailed oriented tasks to ensure plants are maintained to the high standard of Mt. Cuba Center.

Essential Functions: 

Assistance for Greenhouse Activities

  • Assist propagation and production efforts for all greenhouse plants and crops through plant care and maintenance activities, including watering, general plant maintenance, weeding, fertilizing, mixing soil, staking, pruning, and potting. Effective management of greenhouse ventilation, temperature, and humidity systems controls
  • Support management team by assisting with data entry and inventory

Support Guest and Organizational Programs related 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
  • Carry out other such duties as may be assigned or requested. Contribute to MCC activities as required. Actively participate as a member of Mt. Cuba Center’s community.

Qualifications:

  • Strong interest in greenhouse maintenance or related field
  • Ability to learn about culture and production of a wide range of crops
  • Ability to safely and effectively operate and maintain a wide range of tools
  • 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

Please note this is a part time, non-exempt positions. Candidates must be able to work two – 8 hour shifts during the weekday (scheduled on a Monday, Tuesday and/or Wednesday) as well as every 3rd weekend.

Having trouble applying? Please email careers@mtcubacenter.org for help.

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The Accounting Assistant supports the organization’s daily financial operations by maintaining financial records, processing accounts payable/receivables, and completing clerical work for the business operations department.

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The Accounting Assistant supports the organization’s daily financial operations by maintaining financial records, processing accounts payable/receivables, and completing clerical work for the business operations department.

Essential Functions

Process Accounts Payable and Receivables 

  • Process incoming invoices and outgoing checks using online accounting program
  • Deposit cash and checks at area bank on a weekly basis
  • Process credit card payments

Maintain Financial Records

  • Monitor account balances, reconciliation processes, and related financial activities
  • Generate financial reports on a regular basis (weekly, monthly, annually)

Complete Clerical Duties for the Business Operations Department

  • Assist Director of Finance in completing financial audits and budget maintenance
  • Maintain the certificates of liability insurance for the organization
  • Support Human Resources in assisting with clerical work and filing

Carry out other such duties as may be assigned or requested. Contribute to MCC activities as required. Actively participate as a member of Mt. Cuba Center’s community

 

Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Ability to learn and adapt to various software and technology programs to complete work duties
  • Must demonstrate confidentiality and hold a high level of attention to detail
  • Self-motivated, organized, attentive to details, and the ability to manage time and effectively function without close supervision
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate with Mt. Cuba Center staff and the public
  • Ability and willingness to work flexible hours including evenings, weekends, holidays and special events as needed

Please note this is a part time, non exempt position working under 1,000 hours per year.

Having trouble applying? Please email careers@mtcubacenter.org for help.

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