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Public Engagement Coordinator
Category: Manager


Mt. Cuba Center
Hockessin, Delaware

Posted: Monday, January 27, 2014

Public Engagement Coordinator

Mt. Cuba Center

 
 
Classification: Full Time, Non-Exempt
Location: Hockessin, Delaware
 
Mt. Cuba Center seeks an enthusiastic Public Engagement Coordinator who will provide excellent skills and services in support of the Public Engagement  Team. Mt. Cuba Center is a non-profit horticultural organization dedicated to the study, conservation, and appreciation of plants of the Eastern United States, with a particular emphasis on the Piedmont region. 
 
Description:
The Public Engagement Coordinator is responsible for providing support in the areas of program development, marketing, interpretation, and public outreach for Mt. Cuba Center.  He/she works collaboratively with other staff to develop and execute public programs and marketing tasks under the direction of the Manager of Public Engagement.
 
Responsibilities:
  • Researches, develops, trains staff, delivers and evaluates public programs, including monthly self-guided tours, discovery stations, what’s in bloom, gallery and other programs that support MCC’s mission.
  • Works with Manager of Visitor Experience in the smooth delivery of public programs through the docent program.
  • Works with Manager of Visitor Experience and the Manager Public Engagement to build and implement Mt. Cuba Center’s interpretive plan, including signage, print materials, and programming.
  • Creates, delivers and evaluates interpretation material that is centered on Mt Cuba Center’s interpretive plan.
  • With the guidance and approval of the Manager of Public Engagement, plans annual budget and strategies for program execution.
  • Provides content development assistance to the Manager of Public Engagement by writing/editing news articles, public releases, social media postings, other collateral and web content.
  • Provides administrative support to the Manager of Public Engagement by coordinating aspects of the Volunteer program and neighbor Program.
  • Provides weekend and off hour oversight on a regular basis.
  • Actively participates in like-minded organizations and professional associations to further visitor experience goals.
  • Participates in first response team.
 
Education, Skills, Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree or higher in horticulture, ecology or related field, or equivalent experience.
  • Ability to complete tasks independently and exhibit good decision making are critical.
  • Demonstrated self-motivation, problem solving skills, and attention to detail are necessary.
  • Ability to act as a leader and interact well with others in a team environment with a positive attitude.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate with the staff and the public.
  • Certified Interpreter training and accreditation preferred.
  • Broad horticultural or ecology knowledge preferred and practical work experience in a public garden or tourism/hospitality setting.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Adobe Suite preferred. 
  • Ability and willingness to work weekends, holidays and special events as needed.
  • Consistently high demonstration of Mt. Cuba Center’s core values.
Valid driver’s license.
 
Date Available:  Immediately
 
Compensation:  Salary is commensurate with experience.  Mt. Cuba Center provides excellent benefits which include health and dental insurance, generous paid vacation, sick, personal, and holiday time off, and a pension plan.
 
How to Apply:   Please email a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to:  careers@mtcubacenter.org
 
Closing Date:   This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is hired.
 

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