MANZANAR RECRUITING YOUTH CONSERVATION CORPS MEMBERS
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 August 8, 2015.
YCC team members will work June 15, 2015 through August 7, 2015, earning the Federal minimum wage of $9.00 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 8:15 to 4:45 p.m. Those selected will need to provide their own transportation to work and will need to have their own checking or savings account before they begin. A background investigation may be required prior to employment.
“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 Bishop, Big Pine and Lone Pine, so I’m looking forward to seeing this year’s applications.”
The YCC team will focus on the preservation of resources associated with the internment of Japanese American during World War II, the Manzanar orchard community and the Owens Valley 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.
Applications may be obtained 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 Thursday, April 30, 2015 to:
Manzanar National Historic Site
Attn: Human Resources
PO Box 426
Independence, CA 93526
The participants and alternates for the 2015 program will be notified by May 11, 2015. For more information, please contact Facility Manager Troy Strawn at 760-878-2194 ext. 3337.