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SEASONAL EMPLOYMENT

FAIRTIME 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. Although we aren't hiring just yet for the 2020 Iowa State Fair, you can still get a jump on it by filling out the 2020 Seasonal Application form.

2020 Seasonal Employment Application

Employment

Part time security officer

The Iowa State Fair Department of Public Safety / Police Department is accepting applications for Part Time Security Officers.

The applicant primarily must be willing to work a minimum of 8, twelve hour days during the state fair employment period.

Additionally, there may be other opportunities throughout the year for part time security officers to work during major events on the grounds. These duties include, but will not be limited to securing specific locations, gate access, traffic direction, providing event security to 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 Doug Phillips  at dphillips@iowastatefair.org or 515-262-3931.

Iowa State Fair Department of Public Safety Application

2020 Armed Security Officer

The Iowa State Fair Police Department is currently accepting applications for Armed Security Officers to work during the 2020 Iowa State Fair.

The applicant must be willing to work a 9-hour day for the entire 11 day state fair. Rate of pay is $25.00 hr. Housing may be provided for applicants who commit to all 11 days, live more than 50 miles from the Des Moines and are unable to procure housing on their own. The dates for the 2020 Iowa State Fair are August 13th–23rd, 2020. Applicant must be a previous or retired peace officer in good standing. Applicants will also be required to attend some in service training leading up to the state fair and must also shoot and pass the ILEA firearms qualification course for police officers with an Iowa State Fair Police Department firearms instructor. Applicants will also be fingerprinted and a background check will be conducted. Additionally, there may be other opportunities throughout the year for part time work during major events, when necessary, to maintain a safe and secure environment, 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 515-262-3931.

Iowa State Fair Department of Public Safety Application

PART TIME POLICE OFFICER

The Iowa State Fair Police Department is currently accepting applications for Part Time Police Officers to work during the 2020 Iowa State Fair.

The applicant must be willing to work a minimum of 8, twelve hour days during the state fair to be considered. Any applicant must already be an ILEA certified 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 have a background check conducted. This is mandatory per Iowa Administrative Code. If an officer commits to working the entire 11-day event, housing may be available if the officer lives over 50 miles from the greater DM metro area. Finally, there may be other opportunities throughout the year for part time work during major events and to supplement officers when necessary to maintain a safe and secure environment, 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 515-262-3931.

Iowa State Fair Department of Public Safety Application