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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.

Positions for the 2019 Iowa State Fair have been filled. The Iowa State Fair does not hire for vendors or concessions.

Employment

Part Time Security Officers

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

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

Additionally, there will 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 515-262-3111, ext. 327.

Iowa State Fair Department of Public Safety Application

Part Time Police Officers

The Iowa State Fair Police Department is accepting applications for Part Time 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. 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 515-262-3111, ext. 327.

Iowa State Fair Department of Public Safety Application