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    Jewel Cave

    National Monument South Dakota

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  • Caution - Roadwork on Highway 16 - Expect Delays

    Construction projects both along highway 16 and the Jewel Cave parking lot are planned during this spring season. The visitor center will be open Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., and closed on weekends through April. No reservations for cave tours. More »

Jobs

  • Employment with the National Park Service (USA Jobs)

This hiring program is open for any interested applicants meeting specific qualifications, regardless of educational background or enrollment standing. Visit www.usajobs.gov for information about a variety of positions within the National Park Service.

The 2014 seasonal positions at Jewel Cave National Monument are typically announced early to mid-February on the USA Jobs website. The Park Guide, Park Ranger, and Visitor Use Assistant positions will close at the end of February or by mid-March. There are full-time and part-time positions available.

Students enrolled in a university or college, and registered for at least half time for the semester following employment may apply through the USA Jobs website as well. Enhance your personal and professional skills through a seasonal position at Jewel Cave National Monument.

Did You Know?

Calcite Spar Crystal/NPS file photo

The “jewels” of Jewel Cave are calcite spar crystals. Calcite, which is about as hard as your fingernail, is too soft to be considered a true jewel.