The South Dakota Department of Tourism Announces Openings at Interstate Information Centers

 

January 4, 2018

PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Tourism is now accepting applications to fill seasonal positions for travel counselors and supervisors at six Welcome Center locations along interstates 29 and 90.

Travel counselors are needed from May through September (or October, depending on location) to assist visitors with travel needs, answer questions and promote South Dakota’s travel opportunities. Applicants must be high school graduates and possess knowledge of South Dakota’s history and visitor attractions, basic computer skills, and excellent communication skills.

The Welcome Centers are open seven days a week from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., and are located along interstates 29 and 90 near New Effington, Salem, Chamberlain, Vivian and Spearfish. There will also be travel counselors stationed within the Minuteman Missile National Historic Site Visitor Center at I-90 Exit 131, which is located about 20 miles east of Wall, S.D.

The centers near Chamberlain and Spearfish will remain open until mid-October to accommodate out-of-state hunters and increased numbers of travelers during the fall season. The Minuteman Missile Site Visitor Center will also be staffed with travel counselors through mid-October. All other centers will close in mid-September.

Seasonal applications may be obtained from South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation offices, or by visiting www.SDVisit.com.

The application deadline is Feb. 2, 2018. Contact Nate Johnson with the South Dakota Department of Tourism at 1-800-952-3625 with questions. The employment announcement and the job description can be found at this Dropbox link: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/zg0uim2g51n43y1/AAADxk4R3lHJl7vz64yOm0HVa?dl=0.

The South Dakota Department of Tourism is comprised of Tourism and the South Dakota Arts Council. The Department is led by Secretary James D. Hagen.

Library Of Congress Opens Applications for Teacher-in-Residence

March 10, 2017

WASHINGTON, DC – The Library of Congress is seeking applications from current world history or world geography teachers for a Teacher-in-Residence position within its Educational Outreach division during the 2017-18 school year.

The program description and application details for the position can be found at loc.gov/teachers/newsevents/teacher-in-residence/. Applications are due Monday, April 17.

The Educational Outreach division develops and delivers teaching materials and programs to make the Library’s unparalleled collections of primary sources visible, accessible and easy for K-12 teachers to integrate into the classroom.

The Library of Congress Teacher-in-Residence program is designed to give the selected educator a unique professional development experience—a year at the Library in Washington, D.C., working side-by-side with staff, contributing to K-12 education programs and materials, advising on outreach to teachers and helping to uncover and make visible primary sources in the Library’s collections.

The Teacher-in-Residence program has been in place since 2000, but this is the first year the Library has specifically recruited a world history or world geography teacher.

In addition to assisting Library of Congress staff, the teacher-in-residence will undertake a project using Library primary sources to benefit his or her home school, district or institution, to be implemented during the following academic year. This project could be a workshop on teaching with primary sources for fellow teachers, a district-wide social media campaign to promote teaching with the Library’s primary sources, the design of a new collaborative curriculum unit, or some other product or activity.

The Library of Congress is the world’s largest library, offering access to the creative record of the United States—and extensive materials from around the world—both on site and online. It is the main research arm of the U.S. Congress and the home of the U.S. Copyright Office. Explore collections, reference services and other programs and plan a visit at loc.gov, access the official site for U.S. federal legislative information at congress.gov, and register creative works of authorship at copyright.gov.