Employment Opportunities

Cave of the Mounds is a cave system in the Driftless Region of Wisconsin. At a measured 1,692ft, the cave winds beneath the historic Brigham farmlands that once covered thousands of acres across the East Blue Mound, the second highest point in Southern Wisconsin. Today, with around 100 acres of land, our park boasts restored prairies, views to Illinois and the Capitol building in Madison, and over two miles of trails that wind through woodland and savanna.

Cave of the Mounds is located in Blue Mounds, Wis., approximately five minutes West of the town of Mount Horeb. 

Applications are available both online and in person. Please feel free to contact us with any questions!

Tour Guide/ Cave Eudcator

Part time weekend positions are currently available.

Our Above Ground Team acts as the first point of contact for any and all guests that come to visit us. These team members operate solely on the surface all across the main area of our park grounds and within our Visitor Center and Cave Entrance Building. 

No previous experience is required. All training is provided.

Job Responsibilities include:

  • Facilitating the sale of goods and services in the gift shop 
  • Welcoming visitors to the site and providing information and guidance 
  • General cleaning and maintenance of the gift shop buildings
  • Providing exceptional service to guests across the property at all times

Requirements for This Position include:

  • Ability to be on your feet for extended periods of time 
  • Ability to lift 30lbs 
  • Good level of comfort when speaking or working with guests 
  • At least 14 years of age
  • Ability to pass a standard background check

Working at Cave of the Mounds rewards you not only with unique skills, but also an exclusive reciprocity membership for tourist destinations across the state of Wisconsin. Employees also enjoy a discount across our shops and flexible schedules that work with you.

Part time weekend positions are currently available. 

The main job of Cave Educators is to be stewards of the cave: protecting it, maintaining it, and teaching its wealth of information to our guests. We provide tours to schools, tourist groups, and the general public. 

No prior knowledge of geology is required. All training is provided.

Job Responsibilities include: 

  • Presenting the cave, its science, and its history to the public in the form of either traditionally guided or museum-style tours 
  • Working above ground in the gift shop to facilitate the sale of goods and services
  • General cleaning and maintenance of the gift shop buildings and cave
  • Providing exceptional service to guests across the property at all times 

Requirements for This Position include:

  • Ability to be on your feet for extended periods of time 
  • Good level of comfort when public speaking or serving guests
  • Ability to ascend and descend several sets of stairs over the course of an hour
  • Work a minimum of 2-3 days a week
  • Work a minimum of 4 hours per day
  • Ability to lift 30lbs 
  • At least 16 years of age
  • Ability to pass a standard background check

Working at Cave of the Mounds rewards you not only with unique skills, but also an exclusive reciprocity membership for tourist destinations across the state of Wisconsin. Employees also enjoy a discount across our shops, flexible schedules that work with you, and a 50°F cave all year round.

Garden Team Members

Cave of the Mounds, National Natural Landmark is looking for hard working individuals who love working
outdoors to join our park gardens and grounds maintenance team. This position provides an opportunity to
be part of the team who creates and maintains the beautiful landscape of our park.

Role:

  • Full and/or part-time seasonal positions available
    Work in all weather conditions
  • Shifts vary – we are open seven days a week
  • Work in a team
  • General maintenance of grounds, gardens and buildings

Requirements:

  • Ability to work well in a team
  • Ability to maintain a clean and well organized tool area
  • Neat and clean appearance
  • Ability to identify (or learn to identify) plant species

Experience in the following a plus:

  • Planting, pruning, weeding
  • Weed and pest control
  • Use of brush cutters, blowers, mowers and other small engine tools
  • Use of outdoor hand tools
  • Maintenance of ornamental garden beds
  • Other duties and projects as assigned

This is a limited-term position with hours between March 15 and November 15, as needed. Experience in the following areas is a plus: outdoor grounds/landscaping; public speaking; organization; operation of
outdoor equipment; and/or gardening. You must be an outgoing, motivated, self-starter who can think on your feet and work without direct supervision.

Applications are available online, in person at our ticket desk, or call to have an application mailed to you.  608/437-3038 or www.caveofthemounds.com.

Opportunities are available for part-time positions for seasonal or year-round work with possibilities of full-time employment. A perfect position for an active retiree!

Cave of the Mounds, National Natural Landmark is looking for hard working individuals who can work both independently and as a team to care for our park grounds, buildings, and cave. The Facilities and Grounds team members are responsible for working with our Facilities and Grounds Manager to maintain the lawns, buildings, gardens, prairie and oak savannas, cave and outdoor areas in general. The duties and responsibilities may include, building and equipment maintenance, planting, pruning, weeding, brush cutting, invasive species removal, care of equipment, and lawn care. General knowledge of grounds, building maintenance, plumbing, basic construction, or HVAC is preferred, but not required. Physical requirements include walking, bending, lifting, stairs and kneeling. Must have a valid driver’s license and be 18 or older. Wage and benefits offered will vary depending on the position offered, your availability, and your experience.

Applications are available online, in person at our ticket desk, or call to have an application mailed to you. 608/437-3038 or www.caveofthemounds.com.

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.