Live. Work. Explore.
As the primary concessionaire at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and a part of the Xanterra Travel Collection family, we invite you to live, work, and explore in one of the most beautiful places on earth! Our team members are part of a welcoming community who work hard, share a passion for the environment, and enjoy creating memorable experiences for guests. Mount Rushmore National Memorial is located in Keystone, South Dakota. It is surrounded by the lands of the Black Hills National Forest. This national forest is 125 miles long and 65 miles wide. Open grassland parks, flowing streams and lakes, jutting rock formations, unique caves worth exploring, bold canyons, and gulches have long attracted visitors' interest. It offers a unique experience year-round for outdoor adventures, sightseeing, and opportunities to soak up the history that surrounds the area. Mount Rushmore National Memorial symbolizes the ideals of freedom and democracy; it is a tribute to four presidents: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln and their invaluable contributions to the founding, expansion, preservation, and unification of the United States.
Prior experience is not the most important thing and most entry-level positions do not need prior experience. Rather, we are looking for people with outstanding customer service skills and an adventurous spirit.
Working at Mount Rushmore National Memorial allows you to brag that your life is better than a vacation. Employment with gives you opportunities for adventure and life-changing experiences. Not only will you grow professionally, but you will also form lifelong friendships with people from all around the world. For a summer or for a career, working at Rushmore is an inspiring place to live and explore.
Our most successful team members have several things in common: An adventurous nature One of the bragging rights of working with us is that you get to say “I live where you vacation!” Through your many adventures, you’ll develop pride in being an ambassador of Mount Rushmore National Memorial. A desire for community You’ll find a sense of belonging living in a community and make lifelong friendships. Your friends, co-workers, and neighbors come from diverse backgrounds and cultures. Be prepared to have a roommate in a dorm and eat in a cafeteria-style setting. A strong work ethic From Memorial Day through Labor Day, the number of visitors and tour groups increases dramatically. Be ready to work in a fast-paced environment. A positive, contagious attitude Able to embrace life without constant phone and internet connectivity Access to the internet is extremely slow due to limited bandwidth
Each housing option varies across locations, some are new, others historic. The most common option is a dorm with 1-2 residents per room. Affordable room and board costs are payroll deducted.
Mount Rushmore National Memorial offers many possibilities for adventure! Our employees have the opportunity to take advantage of a number of different perks we offer at Mount Rushmore National Memorial but oftentimes the most valuable perk is the experience itself. You’ll get to live, work and explore in one of the most beautiful places in America.
Included in room and board. The Employee Dining Room (EDR) serves cafeteria-style meals that include a hot entrée and side dishes, sandwiches, salads, fruits, cereals and beverages. Your room and board includes three meals a day in the EDR.