Fort Sumter to Hire Youths for Summer Work

Fort Sumter YCC participate in 2012 Carolina Day event
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YCC team at Carolina Day event 2012.

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News Release Date: March 11, 2015

Contact: Bill Martin, (843) 883-3123 x211

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.

Application packages may be picked up at the Fort Moultrie Visitor Center, located at 1214 Middle Street, Sullivan's Island from March 16-April 17. You may also download the application form and the medical history form (both are required). The deadline for accepting applications is 4:00 p.m. April 17, 2015. Applicants may return applications in person or by mail to Fort Sumter National Monument, 1214 Middle Street, Sullivan's Island, SC 29482, or fax them to (843) 883-3910 to the attention of Megan Valentine.

The park will randomly draw the names of five young people to work this summer, 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday, paid at minimum wage of $7.25 per hour. Applicants MUST be available for work from 7:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday, 40 hours per week beginning on June 8th and ending on July 31st 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 a parent or legal guardian must consent to the work and be able to provide the proper type of work clothing such as long sleeved shirts, jeans, and work boots. A mandatory orientation for applicants and parents will be held Thursday, May 7th at 6:30 p.m. to provide further details.

For more information please call Megan Valentine at (843) 883-3123 ext. 210, or Scott Mapes at (843) 883-3392. 

Last updated: April 14, 2015

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