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Xanterra Travel Collection: Mount Rushmore National Memorial

  • 13000 South Dakota 244 , Keystone, SD
  • https://www.xanterrajobs.com/mount-rushmore-explore/jobs

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Food & Beverage Attendant – Mount Rushmore, SD

Mount Rushmore National Memorial symbolizes the ideals of freedom and democracy; it is a tribute to four presidents: Washington, Jefferson, Roosevelt, and Lincoln, and their invaluable contributions to the founding, expansion, preservation, and unification of the United States. Each year, more than 3 million visitors from all over the world come to visit our nation’s Shrine of Democracy.
Mt Rushmore is located in the Black Hills National Forest of western South Dakota. Above dense forests and pristine streams, the Mount Rushmore National Memorial represents a national treasure.

About Mount Rushmore National Memorial

While here, you'll become closer to the wilderness, closer to different people and closer to yourself. When you leave you take the spirit of the Memorial with you; not just photographs, souvenirs, and addresses, but something of far greater value - a special awareness about yourself, the United States, and your future. Xanterra is the concessionaire in charge of operating the public, non-government guest services at the Memorial. The hospitality services we provide include: a cafeteria, ice cream and fudge shops and a world-class gift shop. As Mount Rushmore receives millions of visitors each summer, you can imagine the need for many employees; each working with one goal in mind; to make sure every visitor enjoys their stay. Not all the jobs are glamorous and, make no mistake about it, they all require work. But, a summer living and working in the Black Hills can provide memories and friendships that will last a lifetime. We encourage you to continue reading, and discover how you can become a part of Mount Rushmore history! As an employee of Xanterra, you will be able to enjoy your days off to spend as you choose in the magnificent Black Hills. Your "Mount Rushmore experience" will provide you with an unparalleled opportunity to meet a wide cross-section of visitors and fellow employees from all over the world. For some, a summer at Mount Rushmore is a step on the road to other careers and different places; for others, it is the first step in a career in the hospitality industry.

Ideal Candidate

We expect that you will work hard when you are scheduled to work. Each of us at Xanterra is committed to providing first-class service for the more than three million people who visit Mount Rushmore each year. In order to accomplish this, employees  who are willing to make a similar commitment to excellence in their own personal standards and work habits are needed. We are looking for employees, who are willing to work hard, who enjoy working with and for others, and who take pride in a job well done.

Room and Board

Your Home in the Hills! Housing at Mount Rushmore is one of the best employee accommodations in the National Parks. The dormitory-style residence, Kay Riordan-Steuerwald Hall, offers housing for more than 120 employees. Completely carpeted, furnished with a desk secretary and bed, each room has a private bath/shower and secure closets. Check out this video of our dorms! Wi-fi and laundry facilities are also provided. In addition to these amenities, shuttle services is provided during peak season to transport employees to work or meals. Employees are responsible for personal conduct and cleanliness in assigned residences. The dormitory is a SMOKE-FREE building. Employee meals are served in the Employee Dining Room. Please note that because of the number of employees that are fed each day, restricted diets, including strict vegetarian diets, are very difficult to accommodate. Lodging and meals are provided at a cost of $106.00 per week which is deducted from each paycheck. Dormitory housing for married couples is available only when the Company employs both, with limited availability. Xanterra is not able to provide housing for families with children, and no guests or family members may be accommodated in employee quarters. RV sites are available at a cost of $60.00 per week, which includes water, sewer, and electricity. Units must be fully self-contained and no older than 1980. Please contact us if you have any questions.

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salary range

$10.95 - $10.95 / hour

Additional Job Details

International Applicants Allowed?
Work Visa Sponsoring Available

Job Overview

Join our Food and Beverage team at Mount Rushmore National Memorial! Are you enthusiastic about crafting unforgettable dining experiences? Located in the beautiful Black Hills region of South Dakota, the destination draws more than 3 million tourists per year. Mount Rushmore Memorial operates a variety dining outlets serving convenient grab-and-go meals, coffee and desserts. We offer opportunities to share your passion for hospitality by greeting and serving guests front of house or by working back of house, where you will be assisting in the kitchen by cleaning dishes or prepping our guest’s top notch meals.

As our employee, you receive extremely affordable employee housing, discounted meals, employee discounts to explore other Xanterra properties and a generous benefits program for eligible employees. By working with Xanterra Travel Collection amongst the beauty of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, this is your chance to Live, Work, and Explore in one of the most beautiful places on Earth!


Positions start in May or June, and extend until September or October 2021.


  • Assist customers in a courteous and knowledgeable manner.
  • Operate cash register and tender payment accurately.
  • Prepare some food items and serve food and beverages to guests while complying with ServSafe protocol.
  • Bus tables as needed, clearing and sanitizing tables between guests.
  • Ensure dirty dishes are taken to kitchen.
  • Ensure dining room is fully stocked with linens, silverware, glassware, dishes, and condiments.
  • Assist in keeping dining room and work area clean and sanitized.


  • Previous food & beverage experience; fast food experience preferred.
  • Public contact experience with a willingness to courteously interact with a broad cross-section of customers in a high-volume seasonal food service operation.
  • Ability to properly handle and secure cash and credit cards; basic math skills and ability to make change.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to stand/walk continuously for eight to ten hours.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Special Benefits


  • Competitive compensation
  • Dormitory-style housing for $106 per week; includes 3 meals per day
  • Limited full-hookup RV sites still available for $60 per week
  • Employee discounts on retail merchandise
  • The experience of living in the Black Hills of South Dakota
  • Make friends that can last a lifetime
  • Xanterra Transfer/Promotional opportunities to work at other National Parks!

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