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Mt. Cuba Center is a premier botanic garden that inspires an appreciation for the beauty and value of native plants and a commitment to protect the habitats that sustain them.
The Educator is responsible for providing a remarkable experience for students and guests by enthusiastically generating interest, understanding, and appreciation of native plants, naturalistic gardening, and the history of Mt. Cuba Center. The Educator inspires guests to become conservators of natural habitats through the delivery of personal interpretation and relevant public programming.
- Support on-, off-site, and virtual events and programming (including but not limited to classes, group tours, special events, outreach, speaking engagements) to deliver informational and inspiring content
- Support the transport, set up, and break down of programming and events supplies
- Deliver engaging and educational tours and activities in accordance with interpretive and visitor guidelines
- Engage with guests in a friendly and enthusiastic way, answer questions, and attend to guest needs to ensure a positive experience while visiting Mt. Cuba Center
- Deliver eco-gardening consultations
- Support organizational diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion efforts
- Provide knowledge and guidance to support guest and organizational initiatives related to profession
- Support departmental evaluation and surveying efforts
- Lead, guide, and train employees, interns, and/or volunteers performing related work
- Must possess strong enthusiasm and interest in ecological gardening and the ability to learn plant identification and horticultural principles; existing familiarity with or knowledge of native plants preferred
- Must communicate in a positive, engaging, and enthusiastic way
- Ability and willingness to regularly access scheduling and training materials electronically
- Ability and willingness to work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions
- Ability and willingness to engage with a variety of audiences, including children
- Ability to learn and adapt to various software and technology programs to complete work duties
- Ability and willingness to work up to 20 hours a week with flexible hours including evenings, weekends, holidays, and special events as needed
- Multilingual applicants preferred
- Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate with the staff and the public
- Ability to stand independently for extended periods of time in a variety of weather conditions
- Ability to walk extensively, including up and down hills and on uneven terrain
- Ability to lift equipment up to 25lbs
Mt. Cuba Center is committed to diversity and inclusivity and encourages qualified candidates from all cultures and communities to apply.
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.
Mt. Cuba Center
Contact Name: Courtney Davis
Website: Apply Online