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Hot Springs National Park is recruiting for the 2018 Youth Conservation Corps Program!

Date: June 11 - August 3, 2018 (8 weeks)
Duration: 8 Weeks, Temporary Employment, Non-Residential
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Salary: $8.50 per hour
Eligibility: Youth, 15 through 18 years of age, who are permanent residents of the United States, are eligible for employment without regard to social, economic, racial, or ethnic backgrounds. (Must turn 15 prior to June 11 and not turn 19 before August 3, 2018)

What is the Youth Conservation Corps?

Youth Conservation Corps program is a youth employment and development program based on service-learning principles that engages young people in meaningful work experience in our public lands, while developing an ethic of environment stewardship and civic responsibility. The program is 8 weeks long and participants are paid the minimum wage for a 40-hour work week.

Youth Conservation Corps participants will work in a healthful outdoor setting on a variety of projects including building trails, maintaining fences, cleaning up campgrounds, improving wildlife habitat, environmental education planning and teaching, stream restoration, historic building preservation, and more! You'll also participate in educational field trips where chances are you'll see wildlife or history before your eyes, hike and stand on a mountaintop.

Participants are selected without regard to civil service or classification laws, rules, or regulation. The selection process is conducted in a public forum by the random selection method. Applications can be picked up at your high school counselor’s office, at Hot Springs National Park Administrative Office, or can be downloaded from the National Park website:

Apply: Hot Springs National Park
101 Reserve St.
Hot Springs, AR 71901

For consideration, applications must be submitted to the Administration Office no later than 4 pm on April 27, 2018.

YCC Coordinator: Allison Jordan, 501-620-6720

(Due to the length of the program and work project deadlines, applicants must be able to work the full 8 weeks of the program (40 hours per week). Vacations, summer camps, etc need to be taken into consideration before applying for this summer position. There are a limited number of slots to fill.)

Last updated: April 2, 2018

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Mailing Address:

101 Reserve Street
Hot Springs , AR 71901


(501) 620-6715

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