These are seasonal positions, ranging in duration from 2 to 4 months, and encompassing the dates of May through September 2013. Preference will be given to those applicants who will be available for full-time employment through early September 2013.
Conducts guided tours through Lewis & Clark Caverns, interpreting the scientific and historical aspects of the Cave in an educational and entertaining manner as well as being responsible for the safety and comfort of the group while in the Cave. Conducts other interpretive programs as needed. Communicates with all ages of people, from all walks of life, and occasionally from non-English speaking countries. Staffs an information booth where Park visitors are provided information on Cave safety and
also disseminates information on additional recreation facilities and opportunities in the State and surrounding area. Assists in the maintenance of Park buildings and grounds to provide an attractive and safe area for the recreational user by cleaning windows, displays, and restrooms, mowing lawns, cutting and hand pulling weeds. Makes minor repairs to worn or damaged facilities to insure safe and attractive facilities. Repairs may include installation of light bulbs, painting, picnic table repair and other tasks as assigned. Assists in construction of facilities to improve the Park. Assists in selling Caverns tour tickets, making change and keeping ticket sales record. Successful applicants will be subject to both early and late shift scheduling with days off during the week rather than weekends. Living quarters are not provided, but are the responsibility of the employee.
Must have completed some course work in public speaking and be able to communicate effectively with others, employing excellent diction and enunciation. The employee must have some knowledge of geology and have current CPR and First Aid certificates. Must be physically able to perform routine maintenance activities such as sweeping, scrubbing, shoveling, painting, garbage pick-up and all other general repairs. Must be capable of walking the 2-mile tour 3 times daily and stand or walk for 2-hour periods.
The knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the duties of these positions are typically acquired through high school graduation or equivalent. Please note any pertinent class work on your application. Some college course work in recreation, public speaking and geology is preferred, as is previous experience with serving the public. Must possess a valid Montana driver’s license.
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