Stark Caverns Tour Guide

February 11, 2024

Stark Caverns Tour Guide

Let’s Go Caving!

Stark Caverns is now hiring several part-time Tour Guides for the summer/fall season! We are looking for applicants who want to enjoy spending time in our beautiful underground caverns and delighting guests with memorable and educational experiences.

Stark Caverns is Missouri’s Top-Rated cave experience and has been a tourist destination for over 70 years! With just under 400 acres, Stark Caverns offers different cave tours, trail hiking, camping, scenic views, a large visitor center & gift shop, and so much more.

We offer employees a way to express their creativity in their work and an opportunity to learn & study unique cave ecosystems. This position is great for those who enjoy sharing knowledge with guests and are interested in science, history, and education. Why not be proud of what you do and be excited to go to work each day!

Daily responsibilities include:

  • Guiding cave tours through Stark Caverns (approx. 1 Hour)
  • Interacting with guests in the Visitor Center and on the grounds
  • Daily cleaning and upkeep of the Visitor Center and grounds
  • Assisting with special on-site events like fairs, educational programs, parties, concerts, etc.
  • Continuing your education by learning about geology, science, history, and more.

To succeed in this position, we are looking for applicants who have:

  • An enthusiastic interest in nature, caves and conservation as a whole.
  • Experience in hospitality, guiding, & theatre a plus!
  • Ability to learn all types of tours offered & be comfortable leading those tours (Regular Tour, Black Light, Escape Room & Seasonal Special Tours)
  • An ability to learn quickly & present a scripted tour consistently noting history, and educational facts throughout the tour.
  • Ability to be engaging with guests & genuine at all times.
  • An ability to speak in public & control/lead groups of up to 50 people
  • An ability to hike 4 or more hilly miles a day in the 57-degree cave environment
  • Must be able to climb/navigate stairs, stand for long periods of time, carry up to 25lbs occasionally, and be able to maneuver in tight spaces.
  • Must be able to navigate dark or dim areas with the use of a flash light and various lighting conditions.

An ability to keep occupied when not on tours with cleaning and various other tasks that may arise

Applicants must be: 16 years of age or older

  • Able to pass alcohol and drug screening, background check
  • Required to have weekend and holiday availability
  • Have reliable transportation

Preferred candidates will be physically fit (the cave can be a tricky environment for those with physical limitations), enjoy acting and gaming, be confident speakers in front of groups, be hardworking and have strong personal integrity.

Location: 125 Cave Dr. Eldon MO, 65026

Job Type: Off-season near full-time and part-time positions are available immediately. Day and evening shifts available.

We are open to working with many schedules and partner with other businesses around the lake.

Pay: Hourly with Tips & Commissions

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: From $13.00 per hour



  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule




  • 4 hour shift
  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Evening shift
  • Holidays
  • Weekends as needed
  • Weekends only


Supplemental pay types:


  • Commission pay
  • Tips


Ability to commute/relocate:


  • Eldon, MO 65026: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Preferred)


  • Listing ID: 2936
Contact details

125 Cave Drive, Eldon MO 65026Eldon,The Lake of the Ozarks,65026 573-867-2283

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