PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Tourism is now accepting applications to fill seasonal positions for Travel Counselors and Supervisors at five Welcome Center locations along interstates 29 and 90.

Travel Counselors are needed from May through October (or September, depending on location) to assist visitors with travel needs, answer questions and promote South Dakota’s travel opportunities. Applicants must be high school graduates, possess knowledge of South Dakota’s history and visitor attractions, and have 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 Wilmot, Vermillion, Chamberlain and Spearfish. Travel Counselors will also be 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 Vermillion, 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 National Historic Site Visitor Center will also be staffed with Travel Counselors through mid-October. The Wilmot Welcome Center will close in mid-September.

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

The application deadline is Friday, Feb. 1, 2019. Contact Nate Johnson with the South Dakota Department of Tourism at 1-800-952-3625 with questions.

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.



Katlyn Richter, Global Media & Public Relations Director
South Dakota Department of Tourism
Phone: 605-773-3301
Email: [email protected]