March 21, 2012
Contact: Bill Martin
, (843) 883-3123 x 11
A YCC youth works on grounds maintenance.
Are you a teenager looking for a challenging summer job? If so, you may be interested in working for the National Park Service as a member of the Youth Conservation Corps at Fort Sumter National Monument. The Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) was established by Public Law 93-408. It is a summer employment program for young men and women between the ages of 15-18 who work, learn and earn together on projects that further the development and conservation of the natural and cultural resources of the United States.
This job entails physical work outdoors in temperatures sometimes above 90°. The work this summer will be helping to maintain several historic sites within the park. In addition to these tasks, the park will provide environmental education and field trips to other parks.
Fort Sumter National Monument will have applications available in the Visitor Center from March 21-April 21 or you may download one here. Cut off for accepting applications will be 3:30 p.m. April 15, 2012. Applicants may return applications to the park, mail them to Fort Sumter National Monument, 1214 Middle Street, Sullivan's Island, SC 29482, or fax them to (843) 883-3910 to the attention of Glenda Manigault.
The park will randomly draw the names of at least five young people to work this summer, 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday, paid at minimum wage of $7.25 per hour. Applicants may pick up an application at the park Visitor Center from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. seven days a week. Applicants MUST be available for work from 7:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday, 40 hours per week beginning on June4th and ending on July 27th with no unexcused absences and NO VACATIONS.
Applicants must be a permanent resident of the United States, have a Social Security card, have a desire and willingness to work outdoors and have no history of serious crime or anti-social behavior that might create safety problems. In addition your parent or legal guardian must consent to your working and be able to provide the proper type of work clothing such as long sleeved shirts, jeans and work boots.
For more information please call the Glenda Manigault at (843) 883-3123, ext. 10.