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Cave Tour Guide / Naturalist, Spring 2020 Season -

Out of State Applicants: Crystal Cave has a limited number of fully furnished, non-smoking rooms available for staff housing! If you require housing please contact us for more information and availability.

Crystal Cave is located in Spring Valley, a rural town located between River Falls Wisconsin and Menomonie Wisconsin and only 1 hour from Minneapolis / St. Paul Minnesota.

The Team Members of Crystal Cave are an group of dedicated, hardworking people hailing from all backgrounds.

Overall Responsibilities: Lead (scripted) tours of Crystal Cave; To assist with general maintenance of the cave, gift shop and grounds as necessary. Multiple full time and part time positions, with flexible start dates, available,

Primary Duties:
1. To conduct informative, educational, and entertaining (scripted) walking tours of Crystal Cave. Hour long tours provide our visitors with current, scientifically accepted facts of geology, biology, and conservation, history of the cave, and occasional anecdotes. You will be trained on leading tours, previous geology background is not required.
2. To assist in teaching and facilitating non-tour educational programs.
3. To work with visitors by broadening their general knowledge of caves and nature.
4. To serve as an ambassador for Crystal Cave

Secondary Duties:
1. Assist visitors in the gift shop, picnic area, etc.
2. Assist in the general maintenance and upkeep of the grounds, gift shop and cave.

1. Enjoy working with the general public and school groups.
2. Have an enthusiastic interest in nature and caves
3. Have the ability to communicate with visitors in a pleasant, confident and engaging manner
3. Must be able to work independently, make decisions and multi-task.
4. Communicate effectively with large groups of people of various ages, educational, ethnic and economic backgrounds.
4. Must be in good physical condition to be able to descend and ascend several flights of stairs and ramps several times each day, stand for extended periods of time, lift a minimum of 30 pounds, push a lawn mower.
5. Comfortable underground with the dark and with bats.
6. Able to learn and understand basic geology, biology, and conservation of caves.
7. Available daily (including weekends and holidays) for Crystal Cave’s entire summer season.
8. Must be able to pass criminal background check.

Directions for Applying:
To apply for employment at Crystal Cave, please send a completed application and your resume by mail, fax or email. It is recommended that submission of application material be sent as soon as possible due to the limited number of positions available. If you have any questions concerning the application or employment feel free to contact us.

Downloadable Employment Application