Manzanar National Historic Site Recruiting Youth Conservation Corps Members for Summer

PRESS RELEASE
Manzanar National Historic Site will sponsor an 8-week long Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) program this summer. Youths 15 to 18 are encouraged to apply, provided they do not reach their 19th birthday before July 31, 2020.

YCC team members will work June 8, 2020, through July 31, 2020, earning the California minimum wage of $13.00 per hour. The YCC team will work at Manzanar National Historic Site under the supervision of National Park Service (NPS) staff Monday to Friday from 7:00 to 3:30p.m.

You will need to provide your own transportation to work and must have your own checking or savings account for payroll direct deposit before they begin.

“We have had YCC crews since 2002 and have given local youth an opportunity to learn about American history and to participate in preserving resources associated with this part of the Owens Valley,” said Superintendent Bernadette Johnson. “Last summer, the crew included members from Big Pine, Keeler and Independence, so we look forward to seeing this year’s applications.”

The YCC team will focus on the preservation of resources associated with the confinement of Japanese Americans during World War II, the Manzanar orchard community and the local Paiute. The crew will have opportunities to visit other historically significant areas in the valley, to gain a more complete understanding of Owens Valley history and the issues facing the protection of these resources in the future.

Pick up an application from the Manzanar National Historic Site Visitor Center, 5001 Highway 395, six miles South of Independence.

The completed application must be received at Manzanar no later than Friday, April 3, 2020 to:
Manzanar National Historic Site
Attn: Human Resources
PO Box 426
Independence, CA 93526

The participants and alternates for the 2020 program will be notified by April 20, 2020.
For more information, please contact Facility Manager Jim Baker at 760-878-2194 ext. 3337.

 

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