Employment Opportunities

Fairtime Employment

During the Fair, there are job opportunities available with food vendors, commercial exhibitors and the Midway. Applications for this type of work are handled by Iowa Workforce Development. Their offices are located at 430 East Grand Avenue in Des Moines and are open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Questions may be directed to them at 515/281-9600. 

Seasonal Employment

The Fair hires seasonal staff for the following positions:

  • Cashier (Ticket Sales)
  • Maintenance
  • Parking and Barricades
  • Public Safety
  • Ticket Takers

Applicants must be at least 16 years old and may apply in person at the Administration Building or download an application and mail it to:

Iowa State Fair
P.O. Box 57130
Des Moines, IA 50317

Full-Time Employment

Custodial Worker

The Fair is hiring a full-time Custodial Worker. Click below for the job description and requirements. 

Interested candidates should submit their résumé and completed application to:

Justin Kendall
Maintenance Supervisor
Iowa State Fair
PO Box 57130
Des Moines, IA 50317
jkendall@iowastatefair.org