Campus Residence Project
The Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation is moving forward on a new education initiative to construct a campus residence on the grounds of the Memorial. The primary purpose of the facility is to advance the education component of the Foundation’s mission by providing enhanced educational opportunities for students. This will be accomplished by providing life learning skill courses and college credit classes as part of a summer curriculum for seasonal employees. As part of their summer program, students will work at the Memorial in jobs that augment their classroom instruction. The facility will also be a valuable asset in helping to grow small group activities such as workshops, seminars and retreats during the off-season by providing modest but attractive lodging and meeting accommodations.
As a major tourism destination that attracts over 1 million visitors annually, Crazy Horse has a wide variety of summer employment needs that provide the opportunity to earn a competitive wage and gain valuable experience. Opportunities range from front line service positions to behind the scenes support roles. A partial list includes ticket office attendant, welcome center greeter, information desk attendant, interpretive guide, office assistant, library assistant, maintenance worker and program intern.
Although not limited to American Indians, the focus of this initiative will be on the recruitment and retention of American Indian youth. This project, with its priority emphasis on education and the chance to learn job skills and a fair wage, provides a unique opportunity to have a positive impact on the lives of these young people who are faced with many obstacles and challenges in reaching for their dream.