Outdoor Adventure Park Jobs in the Beautiful Black Hills
Interested in being a zip line tour guide or aerial adventure park operator? Look no further!
We are located in Keystone, South Dakota 2 miles below Mount Rushmore National Monument.
There's a difference between a typical summer job, and a job experience of lifetime. This distinction begins with Rushmore Tramway Adventures.
Some call it work. We call it fun. As an outdoor adventure park we're committed to creating a lasting experience for both our employees and customers. Whether you're interested in strapping on a harness and operating our zipline and aerial park up in the trees, or cruising down the mountain on our alpine slide, you'll undoubtedly fill your days with excitement. Not to mention, you get paid for this.
We feel very strongly about establishing an environment that our employees will thrive in. Focusing on a relaxed, yet organized atmosphere allows everyone to walk away each day knowing they wouldn't trade a single second.
It's all about being a part of something bigger than yourself. Being surrounded by nature and a diverse group of people all focused on a common goal are the two key ingredients for a summer job experience of a lifetime.
Well you've made it this far, so that means a few things:
1. You're Driven - You've taken the initiative in researching cool job opportunities around the world and found us!
2. You're Outgoing - Obviously you're interested in finding a new and exciting experience. It's probably not your hometown either, which means you're outgoing, adventurous, and up for the challenge!
3.You're Awesome! - That's more of an assumption, but we're optimistic people so you get the benefit of the doubt.
Aside from that, if you have a positive attitude, enjoy working as part of a greater team, and are committed to creating a lasting impression for our customers and yourself, you have 99.5% of what we're looking for. I know you're wondering where that last half percent comes from. No one is perfect, ourselves included so expecting you to be a 100% perfect match is unrealistic. We think 99.5% is still pretty good.
Room and Board
We do offer on-site housing, but it is first come, first served and space is limited. Although space is limited, for $10/day you get to live in an awesome house, cook gourmet meals in a fully furnished kitchen, and cruise the internet. Not to mention, all utilities are included. If that doesn't work for you and you're more rugged, feel free to pitch a tent (almost) anywhere in the beautiful Black Hills.
Working at an outdoor adventure park definitely has its perks. You get to ride all of the attractions for free and enjoy a 50% discount at our Mountain Top Grille. So after you're famished from climbing around the trees, ride the chairlift and refuel all while taking in the sites of Mt. Rushmore. We think that's pretty cool too!
Getting Here and Getting Around
Our operation is located in Keystone, SD, which is approximately 20 miles outside of Rapid City. Most employees live in Rapid City and choose to carpool to work each day. So not only do you save money and mother-nature, but you get to spend quality time with your fellow employees. Whether you choose to bring a car with you or stick to your two feet, you'll be taken care of.
Since we are located just two miles from Mt. Rushmore, there are a lot of historical interests around the area from goldmines to Native American history to exploring vast expanses of cave networks. If you're an outdoorsy person, you couldn't be in a better place. The Black Hills offer countless opportunities for hiking, rock climbing, camping, visiting state parks, and catching some rays at the various lakes in the area.
- Aerial Adventure Park Operator
- Zipline Tour Guide
- Alpine Slide/ Scenic Chairlift Operator
- Mountain-Top Cafe Attendee
- Gift Shop/Ticketing
How to Apply
Our main season is June 1 - August 31. Shoulder season employment may be available May 1 - September 30.
If what you've read sparks that desire within you to travel and create a memorable summer job experience, send us an email or give us a call (605) 574-0424. If we don't answer, we're probably enjoying the outdoors so leave a descriptive, yet cool message and we'll get back to you. We were never big fans of the countless questionnaires and short essays, so we thought we'd spare you the hassle as well.