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Mt. Cuba Center-Assistant Manager of Interpretation -Wed, 08/07/2019 - 1:55pm

Assistant Manager of Interpretation

Company

Mt. Cuba Center
3120 Barley Mill Rd Hockessin
Hockessin , DE 19707
US

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Job Description 

The Assistant Manager of Interpretation develops and implements interpretive content at Mt. Cuba Center. He/she supervises Mt. Cuba Center’s Docents, takes a lead role in executing Mt. Cuba’s interpretive plan, and performs research in ecological gardening concepts and other areas specific to Mt. Cuba Center’s mission of inspiring an appreciation for the beauty and value of native plants and motivating conservation action.

Duties & Responsibilities 

Develop & Implement Interpretive Content for Mt. Cuba Center
- Participate in organizational interpretive planning
- Create interpretive media such as signage, brochures and self-guided tour content
- Develop interpretive programming for guided tours, special events, roving interpretation, and presentations
- Collaborate with key stakeholders in interpretative program development

Provide Training for Interpretive Content
- Train Guest Experience staff and volunteers in the effective delivery of interpretive content; Develop staff training materials

Interpretive Program Evaluation
- Evaluate the success of Mt. Cuba Center’s interpretive programming
- Continually refine interpretive products to best meet the mission of Mt. Cuba Center

Program & Project Administration
- Assist the planning and execution of department initiatives and budget in alignment with Mt. Cuba Center’s mission and goals, including effective policy and procedural development
- Work cooperatively with the management team on adopting and implementing organization-wide systems, and help guide and execute the strategic goals of the institution to support Mt. Cuba Center’s mission

Staff Leadership
- Recruit, lead, motivate and develop Mt. Cuba Center’s team of Docents so that they can effectively deliver interpretive content and successfully achieve their core objectives
Lead Guest and Organizational Programs related to Guest Experience
- 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; including working in a supervisory capacity as needed
- 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

Education and Experience 

- Bachelor’s degree in Public Horticulture, Museum Studies, Plant Sciences, Environmental Education or a related field and 3-5 years of experience in creating original interpretive content, preferably in a public garden, museum or similar cultural institution; 1-3 years of supervisory experience preferred
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, and basic computer skills
- Exceptional interpersonal and customer service skills
- Excellent presentation or training skills
- Broad horticultural knowledge required with emphasis on plants native to the Eastern United States
- Ability to plan, organize, and manage independent projects simultaneously with great attention to detail
- Ability to effectively communicate with the staff and the public
- Ability to organize, manage, and motivate employees, contractors, and others
- Ability to multi-task and work effectively in a fast-paced environment
- Ability and willingness to work flexible hours including evenings, weekends, holidays and special events as needed
- 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 30 pounds
- DOT Driving Certification must be obtained within 3 months of hire as well as ABC certification to serve alcohol.

Application Instructions 

Please apply directly via https://mtcubacenter.org/employment/.

Full Name 
Ashley Barton