PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Office of Tourism is now accepting applications for travel counselors and supervisors at 10 Information Centers along Interstate 29 and 90.
Travel counselors are needed May through September to greet visitors, suggest travel routes and promote South Dakota’s "Great Faces. Great Places." The Interstate Information Centers open May 17 and operate 10 hours per day, seven days a week. Four Interstate Information Centers are open from May through October to better serve our shoulder season visitors; those include Chamberlain, Valley Springs, Vermillion and Spearfish.
Applicants must be high school graduates and available to participate in training May 1-7. Applicants must be able to work into September or until classes resume for counselors who attend college. Counselors must possess knowledge of South Dakota history, visitor attractions and excellent communication skills.
Positions are available at the following Interstate Information Centers: Chamberlain, New Effington, Salem, Spearfish, Tilford, Valley Springs, Vermillion, Vivian, Wasta and Wilmont.
Seasonal applications are available online at www.state.sd.us/bop/jobs/seasonal/home.htm or may be obtained from South Dakota Career Centers. Online applications must be sent as an attachment and can be emailed to Natasha.Bothun@state.sd.us or mailed to the Office of Tourism, 711 E. Wells Ave., Pierre, SD 57501-3369. Applications must be submitted by Feb. 8. Applicants must indicate the position and location desired.
The Interstate Information Center program is a part of Goal 1 of the 2010 initiative to double visitor spending in South Dakota. The Office of Tourism serves under the direction of Richard Benda, Secretary of the Department of Tourism and State Development.