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MOTT seeking Research Director
31 January 2024
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"Manage and present research and data pertaining to the Massachusetts Travel and Tourism industry"

MOTT seeking Research Director

The Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism has announced a job opening for a Research Director (Administrator IV grade) located in Boston.

Job in a nutshell:

  • Manage and present MA tourism research and data
  • Prepare reports and briefings


  • Manage MOTT research including data analysis, interpretation, reporting, vendor oversight
  • Develop and manage trackable research for domestic marketing programs
  • Support development of a marketing strategy
  • Interpret market research data for MOTT and EOED managers
  • Manage regional tourism grant funds
  • Track key data and report monthly
  • Manage research and data vendor contracts


  • Bachelor's degree required, Master's degree preferred (But see below)-
  • Knowledge of data collection
  • Able to prepare technical and statistical reports
  • Able to analyze and interpret statistical data
  • Knowledge of market research techniques
  • Able to understand (etc.) how MOTT works
  • Able to write understandable reports
  • Able to make presentations
  • Able to supervise people and run an office
  • Proficiency in MS Excel

"Preferred" qualifications (i.e., extra credit):

  • 2 years full-time market research experience
  • Proficiency in MS PowerPoint
  • Knowledge of tourism industry data sources like STR, Omnitrack, Tourism Economics

"Minimum" qualifications:

  • 4 years full-time (or equivalent) of professional, administrative, supervisory or managerial experience in business administration, business management, public administration, etc., etc.; OR
  • Any "equivalent combination" of Certificates, Associate's Degrees, Bachelor's Degrees, Graduate Degrees or Doctorate Degrees - according to a complicated formula (See the Announcement.)

Salary: $75K - $90K per annum

Reporting location: 1 Ashburton Place, Boston (McCormack Building, near Government Center T)

Job was inittalliy posted 3 January 2024. Announcement does not state closing date, so presumably open until filled. See the announcement for how to apply.

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