• Currier & Ives lithograph depicting the bombardment of Fort Sumter

    Fort Sumter

    National Monument South Carolina

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  • No Elevator Serivce at Fort Sumter

    The museum, restrooms, bookstore, and top level of Fort Sumter are only accessible by climbing stairs. For more information, visit the link below or please call (843) 883-3123. More »

  • No Water or Restrooms at Fort Sumter

    Due to a break in the Charleston water line supplying Fort Sumter, restrooms and drinking water are not available at the fort. Please bring drinking water with you if you plan to visit. Water and restrooms are available aboard the ferries.

2008 Summer Employment

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Date: March 28, 2008
Contact: Pamela Cook, (843) 883-3123 x 42
Contact: Sherry Webster, (843) 883-3123 x 12

The National Park Service is looking for several highly motivated and responsible students age 18 and up and in good academic standing for summer seasonal Visitor Use Assistant and Maintenance Worker positions at Fort Sumter National Monument and Charles Pinckney National Historic Site.

Duties for Visitor Use Assistants include interpretive tours, talks and programs for groups of up to 400 visitors, operating visitor centers, audiovisual equipment and cash registers. A uniform is required. Duties for Maintenance Workers will include preservation work, landscaping, painting and other outdoor maintenance work. These positions are 40 hours per week with weekend and holiday work required. The rate of pay is $12.50 to $13.00 per hour. Applicants will be responsible for transportation to one of three duty stations each day at Fort Moultrie on Sullivan’s Island, Liberty Square in Charleston or Charles Pinckney NHS is Mount Pleasant. Duty stations may vary from day to day. The park boat transports employees to Fort Sumter from Sullivan’s Island.

Applicants must be current students age 18 or older. Applicants must provide proof of acceptance or pre-registration from a college for the Fall 2008 semester; a recent school transcript; a letter indicating the applicant’s good academic standing from the current school; and a resume. Applications must be received or postmarked no later than May 3, 2008 in order to be considered. Failure to include all required documentation will result in non-consideration for employment.

Applicants should send their paperwork to the Personnel Office by fax to (843) 883-3910 or mail to:

Fort Sumter National Monument
Attn: Personnel
1214 Middle Street
Sullivan’s Island, SC  29482

For more information, please call Pamela Cook or Sherry Webster at (843) 883-3123.

Did You Know?

The 33-star United States flag flown atop Fort Sumter during the opening bombardment of the Civil War in 1861, on exhibit at Fort Sumter

The first human death of the Civil War occurred on April 14, 1861, the day after the battle of Fort Sumter ended. Private Daniel Hough died when the cannon he was loading (for the Union's 100-gun salute to the U.S. flag) discharged prematurely. Fort Sumter National Monument, SC