Visitor Center Rennovations
April, May, & June 2014 are scheduled for major electrical and heating/cooling system rennovation. The Visitor Center will be closed but restrooms, movie auditorium, historic ruins area, and picnic area will remain open (no fees during rennovation).
Working at Casa Grande Ruins
The staff at Casa Grande Ruins National Monument is rather small and tends to remain constant. We currently have 8 permanent full-time employees (and 1 permanent less-than-full-time) and we supplement that staff with volunteers, interns, and temporary hires as needed.
For information on federal employment and to seach for available jobs please visit the USAjobs website.
You can find general information about employment with the National Park Service on the nps.gov website. Information about student internships with the National Park Service is also on nps.gov including restrictions and qualifications details. There are many fine partner organizations you may want to consider as well. Feel free to contact the park in which you are most interested to get more details.
For information on the Student Conservation Association, its internships, and other work programs please visit their website directly. These internships include positions with public contact duties and with resource study and protection assignments. There is no age or educational limits for their advertized programs, please don't let the name of the organization mislead you- all are welcome.
For information on volunteering at Casa Grande Ruins National Monument please visit our Volunteer pages. You can find many volunteer opportunites at volunteer.gov as well.
Did You Know?
Father Kino, in 1694, was the first European to call this structure Casa Grande. It is a Spanish word that means 'great house.' The Casa Grande is a 4-story, 11-room structure which was built about 700 years ago.