SULLIVAN’S ISLAND, S.C. — Are you a teenager looking for a challenging summer job? If so, you may be interested in working as a member of the Youth Conservation Corps at Fort Sumter National Monument. The YCC was established by Public Law 93-408 as a summer employment program for young men and women between the ages of 15 and 18 who work, learn and earn together on projects that further the development and conservation of natural and cultural resources.
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. The park will also provide environmental education and field trips to other parks.
Applications are available through April 21, at the Fort Moultrie Visitor Center, 1214 Middle St., Sullivan’s Island, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily or download one from: http://www.nps.gov/guis/parkmgmt/upload/YCC%20Application.pdf. Application cut off will be 4 p.m., April 21. Applications may be submitted in person; mailed to Fort Sumter National Monument, 1214 Middle St., Sullivan’s Island, S.C. 29482; or faxed to (843) 883-3910 to the attention of Megan Valentine.
Five applicants’ names will be randomly drawn to work this summer, 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday, for minimum wage - $7.25 per hour. Applicants must be available for work from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Friday, beginning June 9 and ending on Aug. 1 with no unexcused absences and no vactations.
Applicants must be permanent residents of the United States, have a Social Security card, be willing to work outdoors and have no history of serious crime and anti-social behavior. In addition parents or legal guardians 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.
A mandatory orientation for applicants and parents will be held May 5, at 6:30 p.m. to provide further details.
For more information, call Megan Valentine at (843) 883-3123, ext. 10 or Sandy Pusey at ext. 12.