Are you interested in history, archaeology, geology, geography – or a little bit of everything? The Churchill County Museum and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) are seeking volunteer as-needed Hidden Cave tour guides. No experience is necessary; comprehensive training will be provided.
Volunteer Hidden Cave Tour Guides:
- must be at least 18 years old
- must be able to walk a moderate one-mile hike on uneven terrain during various weather conditions.
- must be able to adapt to the harmless pungent ammonia smell remaining from earlier bat guano deposits.
- must be able to operate a gas-operated generator (instructions will be provided) and lift gas can weighing approximately 20 pounds or less.
- must have their own transportation.
Hidden Cave is a prehistoric archaeological site within the Grimes Point Archaeological Area that reveals thousands of years of geologic and human history. Volunteer Hidden Cave tour guides will direct classes, clubs or organizations to various sites along an established path. Once at Hidden Cave, guides will offer a short discourse on the archaeological site; they will also be responsible for unlocking/locking the cave doors and providing power to the cave via a generator. Visitors are charged a small fee ($2 per person) which guides might also be required to collect. A tour from start to finish usually lasts between 1.5 – 2 hours.
BLM Volunteer Applications are available at the front desk of the Churchill County Museum or can be downloaded (click here). Please turn in completed applications to the Churchill County Museum. Selected applicants will be contacted for an interview by the BLM; the next training will be scheduled in March. The Churchill County Museum oversees the scheduling of available trained tour guides on an as-needed, on-going basis.