High School Students Sought For Full Time Summer Employment

Fort Scott National Historic Site

Fort Scott National Historic Site is looking for area high school students to apply for the United States Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) Crew Member positions for the summer.

Applications must be turned in by April 30 to the FSNHS.

Students must be at least 15 years old at the start of enrollment and not reach age 19 before completion.

“The Fort is looking to hire four high school students full-time, a 40-hour week from Tuesday through Saturday,” Tiffiny Durham, an employee of the fort, told the Fort Scott Chamber of Commerce Thursday at the weekly coffee.

Two males and two females will be hired through the Youth Corps, she said.

“Applications will be thrown into a lottery system,” she said.

The positions will help with different events at the fort.

The start date for the positions is June 18 and will end August 11, according to information provided by Durham. YCC members will be paid minimum wage.

Students will work together as a team to create projects, which will help develop leadership skills, according to the information provided.

In addition to the age restrictions, the following are required:

  • You must be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident.
  • You must be able to obtain a work permit.
  • You must provide a valid Social Security number or apply for one.
  • You must be able to fulfill the functions of the assigned work with or without reasonable accommodation.

For more information contact Durham at 620-223-0310.

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