The Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research (ITRR) at the University of Montana is currently looking for an individual to conduct nonresident visitor surveys and resident travel & recreation surveys 25-29 hours per week. Ideal candidate will live in the Missoula area with surveying area including: Missoula, Lolo, Hamilton, Bonner, St. Regis, Superior, and Thompson Falls. A UM vehicle is provided for travel outside of the Missoula area.
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The position involves: 1) talking to both visitors and Montana residents about their travel/ recreation experiences and recording the data on an iPad (provided); 2) collecting proportion counts along highway entry points into the state; 3) uploading data after each shift; 4) delivering airport and/or highway counts to ITRR on a bi-weekly basis; 5) providing a twice weekly status of activities to ITRR; 6) submitting hours worked and miles traveled; 7) being able to work independently with little direct supervision; 8) some surveying and counting of nonresidents at the Missoula airport (requires ability to pass background security check).
Ideal start date is March 1, 2024. Salary is $20-22/hour depending on experience.
Applicants must have a valid driver’s license and be willing to drive within the duty area. Travel as well as working outdoors in a variety of weather conditions applies. Internet access (wireless preferred) is required for daily uploading of data and bi-weekly paperwork submission. Applicants must be flexible and willing to work alternating days and hours each week. When schedule allows, a shift may be up to 10 hours in one day including weekends. This position is technically part-time (up to 29 hours/week) and temporary; however, data collection does occur year-round.
Please reply to this ad with a letter of interest, resume, and three professional references. A confirmation email will be sent once application materials are received.