Interstate Welcome Centers

2020 Welcome Center Seasonal Job Openings

The South Dakota Department of Tourism will begin accepting applications to fill the seasonal positions of Welcome Center Supervisors and Travel Counselors on Monday, January 6, 2020. Job locations include the Wilmot, Vermillion, Valley Springs, Chamberlain and Spearfish Interstate Welcome Centers, along with the Minuteman Missile National Historic Site Visitor Center. Information and an application may be obtained via the links below, or from any South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation Job Service Office.

2020 Welcome Center Job Announcement (PDF) - available January 2020

2020 Welcome Center Job Application (PDF) - available January 2020

2020 Deadline:  Friday, March 20, 2020

 


 

The South Dakota Interstate Welcome Centers are an important part of South Dakota Tourism. More than 250,000 people from all over the world visit the Welcome Centers each summer. Our centers are often the first stop visitors make as they enter the state, so we make sure to always greet them with a friendly South Dakota smile and provide all the travel information they need. From rock climbing to fine dining, we've got it all in South Dakota; and we’ve got information about it all at our Interstate Welcome Centers.

2020 Interstate Welcome Center Hours

All Interstate Welcome Centers opened Monday, May 20, and will remain open seven days per week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

The Wilmot location will close for the season on Sunday, September 13. The Valley Springs, Vermillion, Chamberlain and Spearfish locations will remain open through Sunday, October 27.

 

Publication Program

South Dakota visitor industry members may display their publications at any of the four Interstate Welcome Centers. All industry members interested in displaying their publication at a Welcome Center must first review the Publication Program requirements and then submit the online Publication Program registration. The requirements (2020) will be strictly enforced, and any business whose application has not been submitted by the deadline will not be allowed to display their publication at the Welcome Centers during the 2020 season.

Publications will be displayed at the discretion of the Interstate Welcome Center staff. Any concerns regarding how your publication is being displayed should be directed to the Department of Tourism’s Welcome Center Manager (see below). Industry members are responsible for delivering or shipping copies of their materials to the center(s).

There is no fee for participating in the Interstate Welcome Centers Publication Program, but you are required to register each year.

2020 Price:  Free

2020 Deadline:  Friday, May 8, 2020

PLEASE READ: 2020 Publication Program requirements (PDF)

Publication Program online registration form

 

Available Welcome Centers

  1. Wilmot (one center: I-29 northbound/southbound)
  2. Valley Springs (one center: I-90 eastbound/westbound)
  3. Vermillion (one center: I-29 northbound/southbound)
  4. Chamberlain (one center: I-90 eastbound/westbound)
  5. Spearfish (one center: I-90 eastbound)

South Dakota Interstate Welcome Centers map

 

2021 Welcome Center Seasonal Job Openings

The South Dakota Department of Tourism will begin accepting applications to fill the seasonal positions of Welcome Center Supervisors and Travel Counselors in January 2021. Job locations include the Wilmot, Vermillion, Valley Springs, Chamberlain and Spearfish Interstate Welcome Centers, along with the Minuteman Missile National Historic Site Visitor Center. Information and an application may be obtained via the links below, or from any South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation Job Service Office.

2021 Welcome Center Job Announcement (PDF) - available January 2021

2021 Welcome Center Job Application (PDF) - available January 2021

2021 Deadline:  Friday, March 19, 2021 (tentative)

 

FOR INFORMATION

Please contact Nate Johnson, Welcome Center Manager, for more information at 605-773-3301 or [email protected].