Mount Helena

Visitor Surveyor

University of Montana
Job Description
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 and recreation surveys (25 variable hours per week). Ideal start date will be June 1, 2023. This candidate will live in the Great Falls or Helena area and be able to travel to either Great Falls or Helena and also to Lewistown and surrounding communities. One overnight trip to Helena (or Great Falls depending on where candidate resides) each month required with lodging paid.

The position involves: 1) talking to both nonresidents and
 Montana residents about their travel experiences and recording the data on an iPad (provided); 2) surveying nonresidents at the Great Falls and Helena airports (requires passing a background check); 3) collecting proportion counts of passengers boarding flights at the airports; 4) uploading data after each shift; 5) mailing airport counts to ITRR on a bi-weekly basis; 6) providing a twice weekly status of activities to ITRR via telephone; 7) submitting hours worked and miles traveled via e-mail (experience with Excel preferred); 8) being able to work independently with little direct supervision. 

Reimbursement for miles driven will be at the state rate (currently $0.655/mile). Salary is $20-22/hour, depending on experience.

Applicants must have a valid driver’s license, access to a reliable vehicle, and be willing to drive within the duty area. Internet access (wireless preferred) is required for bi-weekly paperwork submission and uploading of data after each shift.  Applicants must be willing to work 3 days per week (up to 8-10 hrs./day) with work days and hours alternating each week. While the position is technically part-time and temporary, data collection does occur year-round. Individuals must be willing to work outside in all types of weather.

Please submit a letter of interest, resume, and three professional references to

Phone calls about the position are OK (406-243-6454)
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