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Manager of Public Enagagement

Mt. Cuba Center


Mt. Cuba Center is seeking an experienced public garden and/or museum education program manager to provide oversight with developing, guiding, assessing, and delivering superior public engagement programs. This individual will administer all educational and interpretive activities and guide all staff to produce meaningful programs that inspire the use of native plants and a commitment to conservation. The successful candidate will have experience with formal and informal environmental education programming, possess strong managerial skills and work cooperatively with management to execute strategic initiatives that align with our core values of mission above self, collaboration, remarkable experiences, respect for the individual, curiosity and creative license, and responsible stewardship.




Oversee Public Engagement Program:

Develop, implement, and evaluate public engagement programs for all audiences including but not limited to, adult education, public programs, community outreach, onsite interpretation, and internships. Create program pricing models, work with staff to develop curricula and thematic programming aligned with our mission and commitment to conservation. Manage the production process for the bi-annual program guide and oversee distance learning and learning management system platforms.


Provide Strategic Initiative Oversight:

Collaborate with the Director of Education & Guest Experience to develop growth strategies. Identify and pursue annual programming, engagement, and revenue goals. Diversify program offerings and develop Mt. Cuba Center’s overall audience. Design and evaluate programmatic undertakings for their capacity to further our organization’s mission.


Staff and Project Leadership:

Supervise, coach, and inspire full and part-time education and programming team members. Successfully plan and execute department initiatives and budget in alignment with the core objectives of our organization’s mission and goals.




  • Demonstrate exceptional interpersonal, managerial, team building, public speaking, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to effectively listen and communicate with staff, and the public
  • Self -motivated, organized, attentive to details
  • Ability to manage time and effectively function without close supervision
  • Willingness to learn and adapt to various software and technology programs to complete work duties
  • Willing to occasionally work flexible hours including evenings, weekends, holidays, and special events to support mission-related programs.

Minimum qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in education, environmental/plant science, public administration, or related field or 2 years’ experience in managing a public garden or museum education program or similar role.


To Apply

Deadline to Apply: June 25, 2021. Apply online at

This is a full-time, benefits-eligible position. Please provide your resume, letter of interest, and contact information for at least three professional employment references including a current email address for each.

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