We just learned late yesterday via an email from Laura at the Mt. Rushmore Historical Society that she has hired replacements for us. We were so hoping they would be able to hold our positions until we could arrive but this was not the case. She had indicated early on she would do her best to accommodate us but I understand they have a business to run and need the help. We are disappointed that we are within 10 days of leaving here and now have no where to go. :-(
I searched through the "hot line" listings through Work Camper News and came across a couple of possibilities so I sent them a resume'. One of them actually called us late last evening and offered us a job as camp hosts for a National Forest Campground inside Custer State Park in SD. Does anyone have any experience (or know of someone) working for Forest Recreation Management? The pay is lower then we would have made at Mt. Rushmore and the camp host hours can be a bit "odd" since you live on site but the work seems interesting and the location is where we would like to be.
I also applied for positions with the Grand Teton Association. This job looks to be similar to the Mt Rushmore job but is farther West meaning a longer trip out there and more fuel $$. I would love to explore that area though.
If anyone knows of a paying gig out there for a couple of beat up work campers please let me know! We don't have to make a ton of money but minimum wage would be nice. :-) I'll keep you posted.