Missouri seeks young adults to work in state parks

Monday, February 28, 2011 | 7:02 a.m. CST; updated 10:00 a.m. CST, Monday, February 28, 2011

JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri officials are holding a series of job fairs at state parks seeking young adults for summer employment at the venues.

The state plans to hire several hundred people ages 17 through 21 for temporary jobs in maintenance, restoration, interpretation and social media at the parks. The program is designed to give young adults job skills and encourage them to enjoy the outdoors. Missouri had a similar program last summer.

This week, information sessions are scheduled Tuesday at Roaring River State Park and Saturday at Meramec State Park. Another session is scheduled March 12 at Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park.

The program is funded through federal work force investment money. Applications for this summer are available at the state's website,


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