Seasonal opportunities for employment will be posted in the spring.  Watch this page for employment postings.

Employment

Part time security officers

The Iowa State Fair Department of Public Safety / Police Department are accepting applications for Part Time Security Officers to work during the 2019 Iowa State Fair. The applicant must be willing to work a minimum of 8, twelve hour days during the state fair employment period, which, for public safety, runs August 4–19, 2019. Applicant must complete an application, be fingerprinted and a background check will be conducted. Additionally, there may be other opportunities throughout the year for part time security officer work for major events on the grounds; however, this is not guaranteed. Applications are available on the state fair website at iowastatefair.org. 

For more information contact Commander Doug Phillips  at dphillips@iowastatefair.org or 515-401-1599.

Iowa State Fair Public Safety Application

Part Time and Reserve Police Officers

The Iowa State Fair Police Department is accepting applications for Part Time and Reserve Police Officers to work during the 2019 Iowa State Fair.  The applicant must be willing to work a minimum of 8, twelve hour days during the state fair employment period, which, for public safety, runs August 4–19, 2019. Applicant must be an ILEA certified peace officer or reserve peace officer. Applicants will also be required to take an MMPI test (if you have not taken one in the past year), be fingerprinted and a background check will be conducted. This is mandatory per Iowa Administrative Code. Additionally, there may be other opportunities throughout the year for part time work for major events on the grounds; however, this is not guaranteed. Applications are available on the state fair website at iowastatefair.org. 

For more information, contact Commander Doug Phillips at dphillips@iowastatefair.org or 515-401-1599.

Iowa State Fair Police Application

Part time dispatcher

Accepting applications for part time dispatcher for the Iowa State Fair Police Dept to work during the 2019 Iowa State Fair.   Applicant must be available to work a minimum of 8, twelve hour days during the Iowa State Fair employment period, which is August 4–Aug 19, 2019.  Applicant must be NCIC certified, able to pass background check and will be fingerprinted.  Additionally there may be opportunities throughout the year for part time work during major events on the grounds; however, this is not guaranteed.   Applications are available on the state fair website at iowastatefair.org  

For more information contact Commander Doug Phillips at dphillips@iowastatefair.org  or 515-401-1599.

Iowa State Fair Public Safety Application

Internships

Human Resources/Admissions Internships

The Iowa State Fair Authority is seeking two qualified candidates to fill Human Resources/Admissions Internships for 2019. This role will assist with HR related responsibilities for the Admissions Department including all aspects of employee hiring, orientation prep and employee management during the Fair. Ideal candidates will be pursuing a Human Resources-related degree and are completing or have completed their second year of college.

Human Resources/Admissions Internship

To apply applicants must submit a resume and cover letter to Shelbie Hill by Monday, February 25 via mail or email.

Shelbie Hill
Admissions and Ticketing Coordinator
Iowa State Fair
P.O. Box 57130
Des Moines, IA 50317
shill@iowastatefair.org

concessions, exhibits & thrill parks internships

The Iowa State Fair Authority is seeking several qualified candidates to fill Concessions, Exhibits & Thrill Parks Internships for 2019.  The intern will be a junior or senior in finance, accounting, math or related field; previous internship experience is a plus. Interns will work with the department in managing exhibits, concessions and midway operations during the Iowa State Fair.

Concessions, Exhibits & Thrill Parks Internship

To apply, applicants must submit a resume and cover letter to Mike Nye by Monday, February 25 via mail or e-mail.

Iowa State Fair
Attention: Mike Nye, Senior Director Concessions & Midway Operations
3000 E Grand Ave
Des Moines, IA 50317
mnye@iowastatefair.org