John Muir National Historic Site is seeking applicants for the 2021 Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) summer program to work and learn alongside National Park Service (NPS) rangers. YCC is a paid outdoor work program that provides a safe, educational, and meaningful experience for young adults of all backgrounds and interests.

The purpose of the program is to provide local youth, ages 15-18, an opportunity to gain work experience and skills, learn about their local environment and explore careers in environmental science, conservation, parks and recreation. YCC members will assist with a variety of work projects to help restore and protect the natural and cultural heritage at John Muir NHS and several other NPS sites in the greater San Francisco Bay Area. This experience also includes several educational field trips, such as camping trips to two National Park sites.

The work program is eight weeks long, from June 14th – August 6th, 2021. Work hours are 7:00am – 3:30pm, Monday – Friday, 40 hours per week. YCC members are paid the California State Minimum Wage, $14.00 per hour. Applicants must be able to commit to the entire eight weeks and attend a mandatory orientation on Saturday, June 5th, 2020 from 9:00am – 11:00pm.

To learn more: https://www.nps.gov/jomu/learn/management/youth-conservation-corps.htm

Send all application materials to:

John Muir National Historic Site

YCC Program Manager

4202 Alhambra Ave, Martinez, CA 94553 (open 7 days a week, 10am to 5pm)

Or by email at: kristen_merino@nps.gov

Applications are due by Saturday, April 10th, 2021. For questions about the program, contact Chris Rodriguez at chris_rodriguez@nps.gov.

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