YCC Summer Employment

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park is looking for energetic 15 through 18 year old male and female students of all social, economic, ethnic and racial backgrounds to enjoy a summer working in the park through participation in the Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) program.

Maintenance, Interpretation, and Natural Resources positions are available for work in this 8-week program from June 14 through August 8. Actual work schedules of 7 ½-hour to 8-hour work days will vary according to job assignment. Salary is $8.00 per hour.

Positions available include:

Maintenance/Grounds, Roads and Trails: Monday-Friday 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Students work on several manual labor projects using simple hand tools to assist maintenance staff in performing improvement projects on park grounds, trails, walks and buildings.

Interpretation/Living History: Wednesday-Sunday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Students wear 19th century period clothing and work directly with the living history staff in park exhibits and programs telling visitors about the park's history.

Interpretation/Visitor Services: Wednesday-Sunday or Friday-Tuesday 8 a.m to 5 p.m (hours may change to 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.). Students assist the Visitor Services staff with information and orientation for visitors, answering telephones, handling book sales and providing written information and handouts as requested.

Natural Resources: Monday-Thursday or Monday-Friday (35-40 hrs/wk) Hours still to be determined. Students assist Natural Resources Specialist and Interns with projects such as wildlife monitoring, invasive vegetation removal, and citizen science projects.

(See application attachment below for complete descriptions of duties)

To qualify, each student must be a U.S. citizen, have a social security card and have no history of serious criminal or anti-social behavior. He/she must have transportation and be able to work the assigned schedule for the program in which he/she is interested. Each student must also be able to work at least 7 of the 8 weeks.

Applications must be received by 4:00 p.m. April 10, 2015 and are available here (as a PDF) or by contacting Samantha Zurbuch at Harpers Ferry NHP - 304-535-5017.

Applications are to be mailed to:
Harpers Ferry NHP
Attn: YCC Coordinator
P.O. Box 65,
Harpers Ferry, WV 25425

Application may be emailed to: Samantha_Zurbuch@nps.gov

Application may be faxed to: YCC Coordinator, 304-535-6039.

Selection and notification will be made by April 24, 2015.

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