Employment Opportunities

We are currently hiring at Cave of the Mounds for the following positions listed below.

Submit an online application and we will be in touch. 

Photo of our Gift Shop in the Cave Entrance Building

(Ages 14 and Up)

General Responsibilities 

Provide our guests with an entertaining and educational experience both above and below ground through excellent customer service, exhibits, activities, facilities and interpretation while conserving our natural resources.

Duties:

  • Greet the public with a smile and provide helpful information.
  • Assist in staffing our rock & fossil shop and receiving/ merchandising products.
  • Help to maintain neat, clean and safe buildings and grounds through typical tasks and chores such as sweeping, mopping, trash removal, cleaning restrooms, dusting, raking, etc.
  • Assist guests in cracking open geodes
  • Assist guests in purchasing mining rough or fossil dig items
  • Assist with souvenir photos, reprints and saving to a USB drive as needed.

Qualified Candidates will have:

  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills and a friendly manner.
  • A desire for interaction with the general public.
  • Interest in the natural environment, nature appreciation, nature education.
  • Good conflict resolution skills and desire to work as a team member.
  • The desire to do a wide variety of tasks in the course of a workday.

Benefits:

  • Get paid to spend time in a beautiful cave!
  • Reciprocity with many awesome Wisconsin tourist attractions.
  • Fun staff events such as potlucks, fossil hunts, and more! 
  • Paid training and annual wage review.
  • The “coolest” job EVER!  (The cave is 50°F year-round!)

Photo of tour guide in cave

(Ages 14 and Up)

General Responsibilities

Provide our guests with an entertaining and educational experience both above and below ground through excellent customer service, exhibits, activities, facilities and interpretation while conserving our natural resources.

Duties:

  • Tell the story of the Cave – its formation, growth, discovery, development, and protection – throughout all aspects of time
  • Greet the public with a smile and provide helpful information.
  • Interact with guests as they travel through the cave in a safe, fun, and educational manner.
  • Assist in receiving and merchandising products as well as staffing our rock & fossil shop.
  • Assist with the maintenance and cleanliness of the buildings and grounds

Qualified Candidates will have:

  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills and a friendly manner.
  • A desire for interaction with the general public and public speaking.
  • Interest in the natural environment, nature appreciation, nature education.
  • Good conflict resolution skills and desire to work as a team member.
  • The desire to do a wide variety of tasks in the course of a workday.

Benefits:

  • Get paid to spend time in a beautiful cave!
  • Reciprocity with many awesome Wisconsin tourist attractions.
  • Fun staff events such as potlucks, fossil hunts, and more!
  • Paid training and annual wage review.
  • The “coolest” job EVER!  (The cave is 50°F year-round!)

The Assistant Head Gardener assists the Head Gardener with all tasks listed below and is a hard-working individual who loves working outdoors with our park gardens and grounds maintenance team. This position is full time, year-round and you will be part of the Cave of the Mounds Core Team which includes those benefits and responsibilities associated with that status. The Assistant Head Gardener will participate in daily operations during the winter season.  Duties and responsibilities are listed below.

 

Gardens/Grounds Duties:

 

 Garden Maintenance:

        • Reports to and works directly with the Head Gardener

        • General maintenance of gardens and grounds to include planting, pruning, weeding, raking, sweeping and watering as needed

        • Identify and learn habitat of all perennial plants in our gardens

        • General maintenance of grounds and gardens as needed

        • Identify invasive plants and insects and implement methods of control

        • Monitor plants for diseases and insects

        • Use chemicals or sprays for weed and pest control as needed

        • Communicate with guests to provide information as requested

        • Performs other tasks as assigned by supervisor/manager

Tool Usage:

        • Properly and safely use all power tools to include brush cutters, weed whackers, blowers, mowers and other small engine tools

        • Properly and safely use all hand tools as required for specific job

        • Maintain a clean and well-organized garden shed, including all tools, equipment and UTV

 

Leadership: 

      • Hire seasonal garden crew

      • Provide mentoring, coaching, constructive feedback and training of crew members

      • Identify and deal effectively with issues as they arise

      • Set standards to provide direction and daily delegation of tasks to crew members

      • Interact with guests in a friendly, helpful manner and model behavior to staff

 

 Operations, Retail, and Special Events:

      • Provide excellent customer service to guests of all ages from around the world

      • Learn the science and history of the Cave to interact with guests who visit our attraction 

      • Share with guests the geography and geology of Karst terrain and our gardens

      • Work with events staff to coordinate and implement special events

      • Assist in keeping buildings and grounds clean and safe for guests

      • Assist with preparation of items for sale in garden retail areas

      • Keep gift shop garden retail areas stocked and organized

      • Research and provide information on new retail items

 

Please fill out our online application

Anti-discrimination policy  

Cave of the Mounds, National Natural Landmark believes that equal opportunity is important for the continuing success of our organization. In accordance with state, federal, and municipal laws, this foundation intends to comply with these laws which preclude negative discrimination because of race, disability, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, military status, or any other protected classification.