Public Programs Assistant

The Public Programs Assistant develops and delivers programming designed to inspire an appreciation for the beauty and value of native plants and a commitment to protect the habitats that sustain them. This position provides support to public programming, community outreach, and education efforts.


Program Development and Delivery

Deliver, implement, and evaluate public programs under the direction of the Assistant Manager of Interpretation. Assist with development and delivery of online, onsite, and offsite education programs as needed. Contribute to interpretive planning projects through the development and production of signage, tours, etc. Train guides in the delivery of new programs and content.


Program Support and Administration

Design digital and print collateral to support MCC’s programming efforts. Support the planning and execution of public programs, special events, and community outreach efforts. Assist with interdepartmental communications such as the biweekly newsletter and monthly meetings. Assist with facilitation of departmental trainings. Provide departmental administrative support.


Support Guest and Organizational Programs related to the Guest Experience

Support organizational diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion efforts. 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.



Minimum qualifications include a high school diploma/GED and minimum one-year experience delivering educational programming. Must have outstanding technical and creative writing skills, proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Creative Suite and the ability to learn and adapt to various software and technology programs to complete work duties, basic horticultural knowledge with emphasis on plants native to Eastern United States. The successful candidate will have exceptional interpersonal (verbal and written) communication skills; communicate effectively with staff at all levels and the public; excellent attention to detail, strong work ethic and self-motivated; organized; manage and prioritize time effectively.


Multilingual applicants preferred but not required.



This is a part-time, year-round position working a maximum of 999 hours per year. Hours may flex up or down depending on the organization’s needs. Interested candidates must have the ability and willingness to work a flexible schedule including evenings, weekends, holidays as needed. Candidate must be willing to work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions. This position requires limited physical work including frequent standing for extended periods of time, frequent walking up and down hills on uneven terrain, and occasional lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling up to 25 pounds.


Mt. Cuba Center is committed to diversity and inclusivity and we encourage qualified candidates from all cultures and communities to apply.


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