Research Assistant (s) - Tourism Research Centre - School of Business

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Staff Position
Closing Date: 
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Date of Posting: 
September 5, 2012
Tourism Research Centre - School of Business
Research Assistant (s)
Part-time Term Position
Hours of Work: 

Vary – up to 20 hours per week

$13.00 per hour (vacation pay included), CUPE 1870 (grant funded)

September to December 2012 (Term may be reduced or extended depending on performance, available funding and departmental requirements.)

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. Throughout the fall/winter 2012, the TRC requires vibrant individuals who will, under the supervision of the Research Manager, serve as Research Assistants.
The Research Assistants will be primarily involved in field work distributing and collecting surveys onsite at various festivals and events across PEI. The schedule is not consistent from week to week, but you will be required to work some weekends and evenings throughout September. From mid-September to December, shifts will be available during weekdays, early evenings and weekends, typically in the Charlottetown area. The successful candidates must be extremely comfortable approaching strangers, reliable, and have strong verbal communication skills. Conversational French would be an asset. The employee(s) will be expected to provide his or her own transportation although car pooling opportunities will be available. You will be paid for driving time. If you are driving for a particular shift, you will be paid mileage.
• Field work collecting data/circulating surveys
• Administrative duties as required, including data entry
• Comfortable working with the public and approaching strangers
• Ability to work with minimal supervision
• Communication skills
• Conversational French would be an asset

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 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.

Successful Candidate(s): 

T. Cameron
K. McAlduff
C. Johnston
R. Livingston
D. Rajagopal

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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