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concessions, exhibits and thrill parks internships

The Iowa State Fair is seeking applicants for the Concessions, Exhibits and Thrill Parks internship for 2020. This internship will involve working with the department in managing exhibits, concessions and midway operations; assisting with supervision in midway ticket office operations; and performing other duties assigned by the Concessions/Exhibit/Midway Director. Applicants must be a junior or senior in Finance, Accounting, Math or related field; previous internship experience is a plus.

Concessions, Exhibits and Thrill Parks Internship

Please submit a current resume and cover letter to Mike Nye by Friday, January 31 via mail or email.

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

Employment

CARPENTER II

The Iowa State Fair is currently accepting applications for the full-time Carpenter II position. Salary includes a competitive salary and benefit package.  Hours are 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday; will include seasonal evening and weekend work with extended work hours. Minimum qualification requirements are the following: must have five (5) years combined experience in either, rough carpentry, finish carpentry and/or cabinetmaking; must have have a high school diploma or G.E.D. or equivalent; must provide a portfolio illustrating applicant's work projects; must possess a valid State of Iowa Driver's License. 

Please submit a current resume and application to Frank Robey no later than Friday, January 24, 2020.

Job Description

Iowa State Fair Application

Frank Robey
Iowa State Fair
PO Box 57130
Des Moines, IA 50317

NURSErY WORKER II

The Iowa State Fair is currently accepting applications for the full-time Nursery Worker II position. Salary includes a competitive salary and benefit package.  Hours are 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday; will include seasonal evening and weekend work with extended work hours. Minimum qualification requirements are the following: must have five years of experience (can be a combination of work or education in Horticulture, Dendrology or in Landscape Design/Architecture); must have, or be able to obtain, an Applicator's Certification for Commerican, Noncommercial and Public Pesticide Application; must be able to provide examples of work upon request; must posses a valid State of Iowa Driver's License.

Please submit a current resume and application to Frank Robey no later than Friday, January 24, 2020.

Job Description

Iowa State Fair Application

Frank Robey
Iowa State Fair
PO Box 57130
Des Moines, IA 50317

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

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.