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Research Assistants - Tourism Research Centre - School of Business (Multiple Part Time Positions) (Reposted - extended closing)

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Student Position
Closing Date: 
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Date of Posting: 
December 10, 2013
Tourism Research Centre - School of Business (Multiple Part Time Positions)(Reposted - extended closing)
Research Assistants(Reposted - extended closing)
Hours of Work: 

Up to 15 hours per week (may include evenings and weekends)

$11.51 per hour (vacation pay included)

December 2013 to April 2014

 The Tourism Research Centre (TRC), housed in the School of Business Administration on the UPEI campus, is an independent body providing timely, accurate and professional research on the tourism industry. From December 2013 to April 2014, the TRC requires vibrant individuals who will serve as Research Assistants. RESPONSIBILITIES: The Research Assistants will be primarily involved in field work collecting attendee contact information onsite at events that are part of the PEI 2014 celebrations (New Year’s Eve celebration and East Coast Music Association Awards). Research Assistants may also assist with the distribution of the PEI visitor exit survey. The schedule is not consistent from week to week, but work will be available evenings and weekends during the two events mentioned above, as well as other potential work. The successful candidates must be extremely comfortable approaching strangers, reliable, and have strong verbal communication skills. Conversational French would be an asset. The student(s) will be expected to provide his or her own transportation though car pooling opportunities will be available. You will be paid for driving time. If you are the driving for a particular shift, you will be paid mileage. QUALIFICATIONS: • Comfortable working with the public and approaching strangers • Must have a valid driver’s license • Ability to work with minimal supervision • Communication skills • Conversational French would be an asset Priority to University of Prince Edward Island students in accordance with Recruitment, Selection, Hiring and Employment Policies and Procedures manual.

Application Instructions: 

Please submit electronically a cover letter, quoting the competition number, a resume and references to be received no later than the closing date to employment@upei.ca. Please ensure that your first and last name and the competition number are included in the email subject line. You can also apply in person to the Human Resources Department, Kelley Building, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4P3, Fax Number (902) 894-2895.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.  The University of Prince Edward Island is committed to gender equity in employment.

Only those applicants who are invited to an interview will be acknowledged.

UPEI encourages all qualified applicants to apply for job openings; however, in keeping with the terms and provisions of the university’s various employment and collective agreements, first priority will be given to internal candidates.
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