• Conservation Education • Tour Guide/Interpretation • Visitor Information
Photo Courtesy of NPS
Montezuma Well, a unit of Montezuma Castle, is located 11 miles from the park. Formed long ago by the collapse of a limestone cavern, over one million gallons of water a day flows continuously into the Well. This constant supply of warm, fresh water provides an aquatic habitat like no other in the world, and has served as an oasis for wildlife and humans for thousands of years. An individual in this position will work 27 hours one week and 36 hours the next week, or a couple will work 27 hours each per week as 9 hour days (same days).
Staffing the Contact Station
Opening and closing the site
Assisting visitors with trip planning information
Answering questions in person and by phone
Tasks associated with the Junior Ranger programs
Helping with special events
Staffing the trail
Protecting the site from resource damage
Answering visitor questions
Assisting with school groups or other education group visits
Developing and presenting Interpretive Talks and Tours (optional).
Developing and presenting Informal Demonstrations (optional).
Researching and developing written interpretation (optional).
Volunteer uniform and nametag
Training by resource experts in archeology, geology, and biology
Knowledge of the National Park Service
Friendly and polite
Reliable and punctual
Able to hike a steep ½ mile trail
Able to stand for occasional long periods of time
Interpretive volunteers may spend long periods standing, talking with the general public, and working as a team with park rangers.
Area Information: Arizona's Verde Valley is not only the geographical center of the state, but also the balanced center in elevation and climate. This rural area is home to some of Arizona's most beautiful and historic locations, including Sedona's Red Rock Country, Oak Creek Canyon, Camp Verde, Jerome, and the Prescott and Coconino National Forests. Summer's hottest temperatures can reach 110º F, while winter lows can drop to 10º F. During temperature and weather extremes, work takes place indoors whenever possible. Montezuma Well is located at an elevation of approximately 3,750 feet.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: Trailer/RV pad includes hook-ups to propane, electricity, and water. Trailer/RV pad is located near government housing, which include 2 shared homes and 2 single units.