Employment Opportunities

Full-Time

Personal Assistant

The Fair is hiring a full-time Personal Assistant to our General Manager/CEO. Click below for the job description and requirements. 

Interested candidates should submit their résumé and completed application to:

Gary Slater
CEO/Manager
Iowa State Fair
PO Box 57130
Des Moines, IA 50317

Applications will be accepted through Friday, April 3.

Sponsorship Director

The Iowa State Fair Blue Ribbon Foundation is hiring a new full-time Sponsorship Director. Click below for the job description and requirements. 

Interested candidates should submit their résumé and completed application to:

Peter Cownie
Executive Director
Iowa State Fair Blue Ribbon Foundation
PO Box 57130
Des Moines, IA 50317

Applications will be accepted through Friday, April 10.

Seasonal

The Fair hires staff for the following seasonal 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

During the Fair, there are also job opportunities available with food vendors, commercial exhibitors and the Midway. Applications for this type of work will be handled by Iowa Workforce Development starting in the summer. The schedule of when they will be accepting applications will be posted as soon as it is available.