Fair Time Employment Opportunities
The Iowa State Fair employs nearly 60 year-round fulltime staff members and 1,600 fair-time staff members. Working at the Iowa State Fair is an opportunity to be part of welcoming over 1 million people from all over the world to Iowa’s great celebration.
Positions available include:
- Admissions Ticket Sellers and Takers
- Barksdale's State Fair Cookie Production, Food & Beverage Servers and Cashiers
- Thrill Parks Cashiers
- Giant Slide Cashiers and Workers
Full-Time Police Officer
The Iowa State Fair is accepting applications for a Full-Time Police Officer at the Iowa State Fairgrounds.
Applications must be submitted online, or postmarked, no later than midnight May 13th, 2021. Applicants must be ILEA certified and have a minimum of 5 years of experience as a law enforcement officer. Supervisory experience is preferred but not mandatory. Qualified applicants must complete an MMPI test, extensive background check, fingerprint records check, drug screen, polygraph examination and an oral review process. A post position offer of employment will require a complete physical exam. Interested candidates should complete an employment application available online at iowastatefair.org. under the employment section. A cover letter and resume should also accompany the application.
Applications will be accepted by email or mail and should be sent to:
Commander Randy Jones
Iowa State Fair Police Department
PO Box 57130 Des Moines, IA 50317-0003
Part-time Public Safety/Security Officer
The Iowa State Fair Police Department is currently accepting applications for Part Time Public Safety/Security Officers. This is a civilian position and does not allow the employee to carry a firearm.
Part time officers have the ability to work year round with emphasis on working during the annual Iowa State Fair. During the 11-day Iowa State Fair, we are asking that the applicant be willing to work a minimum of 6, twelve hour days during the state fair.
Additionally, there will be other opportunities throughout the year for part time public safety/security officers to work during major events on the grounds, however, not guaranteed. These duties may include, but are not limited to securing specific locations, gate access, traffic direction, and providing event security for the event.
Applicant must complete an application and successfully complete a criminal history and background check. When applying, be sure to include any and all training and experience you may have that would benefit you in this type of position. Applications are available on the state fair website at iowastatefair.org. For more information contact Commander Randy Jones at email@example.com or 515-262-3931.
Part-Time Police Officer
The Iowa State Fair Police Department is currently accepting applications for Part Time Police Officers. Part time officers have the ability to work year round with emphasis on working during the annual Iowa State Fair. During the 11-day Iowa State Fair, we are asking that the applicant be willing to work a minimum of 6, twelve hour days during the state fair. Part time officers are regularly used to fill full time officer vacancies due to vacations, sick leave or training. Finally, part time officers are used to supplement several major events that occur the remainder of the year to maintain a safe and secure environment, however, this is not guaranteed. Applicant must be an ILEA certified peace officer. Qualified applicants will be required to take an MMPI test (if you have not taken one in the past year), be fingerprinted and have a background check conducted. This is mandatory per Iowa Administrative Code. If an officer commits to working the entire 11-day Iowa State Fair, housing may be available if the officer lives a nonrealistic distance away for daily travel. Applications are available on the state fair website at iowastatefair.org. For more information contact Commander Randy Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org or 515-262-3931.