Fort Sumter to Hire Youth for Summer Jobs

Two YCC members carry a cut tree.

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News Release Date: March 15, 2016

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 age 15 to 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.

Applications will be available 9:00-5:00 daily at the Fort Sumter Visitor Education Center at Liberty Square in Charleston and the Fort Moultrie Visitor Center on Sullivan's Island from March 10—May 6. You can request one by email. The deadline for accepting applications will be 3:30 p.m. on May 6, 2016. Applicants may return applications to the park in person, 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 Will Salisbury.

The park will randomly draw the names of at least four 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 13th and ending on August 5th 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. An orientation will be held Monday May 16th at 6:30pm to provide further details.

For more information please call Will Salisbury at (843) 883-3123 ext. 210.

This year, 2016, marks the Centennial of the National Park Service's establishment. To celebrate, the National Park Service is working on new ways to help connect visitors to parks and help them find their parks. Come find yours today!

Last updated: October 26, 2017

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