Mammoth Caves

Retail Gift Store
Spelunkers Ice Cream Shop
Sunset Terrace Guest Room

Incomparable encounter with Mother Nature

Mammoth Cave Hotel and Mammoth Cave National Park, will be an experience you’ll remember for a lifetime. Immerse yourself in a multi-faceted story, written over eons, depicting geologic wonders, courageous exploration and unbridled natural beauty, both above and below ground.

There are more than 400 miles of interlinking caves running under Kentucky. Mammoth Cave is 1.5 hours from Louisville, KY or Nashville, TN

About Mammoth Caves

Into caves?  You'll love living, working and exploring Mammoth Cave National Park, Kentucky, which is known for the world's longest cave system spanning more than 400 miles of explored spaces.  Even if you're not into caves, there's plenty more for you to experience and enjoy in this lush paradise.  Biking, boating, hiking, horseback riding, and sightseeing are just a few of the other activities always available to you...this is a place to be explored! 

Oh, and did we mention that the country music capital of the world, Nashville, Tennessee is a short 1.5 hour drive to the south?  Louisville, Kentucky, home to the world-famous Kentucky Derby, is 1.5 hours to the north.

The best part of Mammoth Cave Hotel is experiencing good ole' southern hospitality.  You will meet visitors and fellow employees from around the world and that's just within your first couple of days....the experience will only get better from there.

We offer solid training programs in our retail gift and souvenir stores, restaurants, and lodging operations to ensure your success with a focus on the 'fun factor'.  It's all about enjoying where you work and where you live!

The Employee Experience

The summers are warm and the evenings are cool and activities abound for those wishing for something other than peace and quiet in the tranquil setting of your dorm room. You can engage in one of the many activities that are offered on a regular basis.  From movie and popcorn nights in our newly remodeled employee lounge to employee barbecues and off-property excursions, there is something for everyone.  Weekly trips into the local community for groceries and necessities are always offered and the occasional trips to Nashville are a popular event.

We have a rock-star management and leadership team who want you to enjoy your work-life experience and they understand that having fun is part of the process.  They work hard to ensure that employees are thoroughly trained and supported.  That's one of the reasons why so many employees return from year to year.

Ideal Candidate

We believe that engaged employees are productive employees and happier in their jobs.  Understanding expectations and thorough training sets you up for success and that is our goal.  You will go through an in-depth on-boarding experience and then department training designed to walk you through the necessary processes to ensure you have a good understanding of the company's expectations.

If you want to have a fun and memorable experience with our Company and are willing:

  • to show up to work with a positive attitude and a desire to succeed;
  • to adhere to the work schedules and be on time;
  • to abide by the company's policies and procedures per your training;
  • to learn about the Park and surrounding areas in order to be a valuable resource to the visitors of the Park;
  • to contribute to a team that aspires to provide an extraordinary guest experience to all Park visitors, then will have a great work experience with our Company!

Room and Board

The Mammoth Cave Hotel does provide on-site employee dorm-style housing that includes both a meal and non-meal plan.  You will pay $100 per week for the housing with 3 meals/day plan and you are free to eat in the restaurant from a defined daily menu selection.  Employees electing the non-meal plan may eat in the restaurant and receive a 25% discount off meals and will pay $30/week for housing.

Each dorm room will have two people per room with all new furnishings.  In each room, you will find:

  • 2 twin beds with linens, pillows, and comforters
  • 1 nightstand and 4 drawer dresser
  • 1 large closet
  • 1 full bathroom
  • 1 television (with basic cable)
  • Wifi connectivity
  • Black-out/privacy window blinds

Housing deposits of $100 will be taken out of the first paycheck (can be taken in two installments of $50) and will be returned in full if there is no damage to rooms.

Kitchen and laundry facilities are available on site and no cooking is allowed in the dorm rooms.

Employee Perks

Part of your exploration and memorable experiences will encompass:

  • Opportunities to kayak or canoe the Green River at no cost
  • Ferry boat rides
  • Specialized tours of the cave offered by NPS Park Cave Guides
  • Receiving discounts on retail merchandise to memorialize your Mammoth Cave adventures

Getting Here and Getting Around

Parking is available for your vehicle if you choose to bring it.  If you don't have a car, it's best to fly into Nashville International Airport (BNA) and transportation will be arranged for you to the Mammoth Cave Hotel.  It's important that you communicate your travel plans in a timely manner to the Administrative Office so that you can be picked up at the airport.

Bikes are not necessary to get to work as it's a very close walk to the Hotel.  Visits to nearby towns are usually arranged in groups and the company shuttle may be available for transport.

For Fun

Bike trails abound in the Park both on and off road and if you're an enthusiast, you won't want to miss this experience.  There exists a 9 mile Mammoth Cave Railroad Bike and Hike trail for the adventurous spirit and you may find other employees yearning for the same great adventure.  These trips are always recommended as a group activity.

If you prefer the water, the Park offers fishing, canoeing, and kayaking on one of the most biologically diverse rivers in North America, the Green River.  More than 100 species of fish live in the Green River's waters and there is no shortage of opportunities to try the sport.  The best fishing license or permit is required in the Park.

Of course, the cave is an amazing experience in and of itself and you wouldn't want to miss the opportunity to at least visit the largest cave system in the world!  Explorers are still discovering cave passages and the Park Cave Tour Guides offer a variety of informational tours that delight adventure-seekers.  Two million visitors per year experience the amazing formations and passage-ways that the cave offers.

Trust us, you will not be bored during your Mammoth Cave employment experience!

How to Apply

Click the Apply link below and you will be directed to our online application.  Once completed, we will be notified and will promptly review your information.  

We thank you, in advance, for your interest in our company and remember that Mammoth Cave Hotel is an equal opportunity employer!

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