Educator

Mt. Cuba Center is seeking friendly, engaging native plant lovers to help us further our mission. Our Educators provide a remarkable experience for our guests by enthusiastically generating interest, understanding, and appreciation of native plants, naturalistic gardening, and the history of Mt. Cuba Center. This role provides an opportunity for you to inspire our guests to become conservators of natural habitats, by delivering personal interpretation and relevant public programming.

Responsibilities include supporting on-site, off-site and virtual events and programming such as classes, group tours, special events, and speaking engagements by delivering informational and inspiring content in accordance with interpretive and guest guidelines; engaging with all of our guests in a friendly and enthusiastic way and anticipating and attending to guest needs to ensure a positive experience. Additional responsibilities include delivering eco-gardening consultations; supporting organizational diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion efforts; and leading, guiding and training employees, interns and volunteers.

As an Educator, you will perform these responsibilities in alignment with our core values of mission above self, collaboration, remarkable experiences, respect for the individual, curiosity and creative license, and responsible stewardship. Successful candidates will be strong team players who seek to influence our organization’s diversity and inclusion and positively impact our community.

Minimum qualifications include an enthusiastic interest in ecological gardening, the ability to learn plant identification and horticultural principles, and exemplary interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively communicate with the staff and the public. Must communicate in a positive, engaging, and enthusiastic way. Must have the ability and willingness to engage with a variety of audiences, including children, work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions, access scheduling and training materials electronically on a regular basis, and learn and adapt to various software and technology programs to complete work duties. Successful candidates will be self-motivated, organized, and attentive to details with the ability to manage time and effectively function without close supervision. Current knowledge of native plants and multilingual skills are preferred.

The work schedule for this 20 hours per week position is varied and requires flexible availability to work evenings, weekends, holidays, and special events as needed. 

Mt. Cuba Center is committed to diversity and inclusivity and encourages qualified candidates from all cultures and communities to apply. Please provide a resume, letter of interest and contact information including a current email address for three professional employment references.

Application Deadline: January 7, 2022

The successful candidate must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. An exception to the COVID vaccine requirement may be provided to individuals for religious or medical reasons.

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