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    Jewel Cave

    National Monument South Dakota

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  • Caution - Roadwork on Highway 16

    Construction projects both along highway 16 and the Jewel Cave parking lot are in progress. The Jewel Cave Visitor Center is open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with tours scheduled throughout the day. No reservations for cave tours.

  • Highway 16 construction near Jewel Cave entrance

    Construction of Highway 16 through Jewel Cave National Monument is progressing on schedule. Motorists should use caution while traveling through the construction zone. Visitors to Jewel Cave should plan extra travel time and come early in the day. More »

  • The parking lot at Jewel Cave takes shape

    Jewel Cave's parking lot project is on schedule for completion this fall. The stairs and wheelchair ramp to the visitor center are under construction. Signage along a service road and staff assistance will help guide visitors to the visitor center. 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?

Cavers at camp site deep in Jewel Cave/NPS file photo

From the elevator entrance, it takes over 11 hours for explorers to reach unexplored sections at the end of Jewel Cave. Some survey trips require cavers to remain underground for up to 4 days.