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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.

Internship Opportunities

COMPETITIVE EVENTS INTERNSHIPS

The Iowa State Fair Authority is seeking several qualified candidates to fill Competitive Events Internships for 2020. Interns will assist in preparation and execution of Iowa Family Living and Livestock competitions during the Iowa State Fair.

Job Description

To apply, applicants must submit a cover letter and resume by mail or email to Jen Cannon by November 15, 2019.

Jen Cannon
Director of Competitive Events
Iowa State Fair
P.O. Box 57130
Des Moines, IA 50317
jcannon@iowastatefair.org

MARKETING CONTENT INTERNSHIP

The Iowa State Fair Authority will begin the process of filling the following position of Marketing Content Intern. The applicant must be a Junior or Senior in Journalism, Marketing, Communications, Public Relations or related field.  Previous writing experience preferred.

Job Description

Please submit a current resume, cover letter and previous writing samples no later than November 15, 2019 to Mindy Williamson, Marketing Director.

Mindy Williamson
Marketing Director
Iowa State Fair 
P.O. Box 57130
Des Moines, IA 50317
mwilliamson@iowastatefair.org

Social media and GRAPHICS INTERNSHIP

The Iowa State Fair Authority will begin the process of filling the following position of Social Media and Graphic Design Intern. The applicant must be a Junior or Senior in Marketing, Advertising, Graphic Design, Communications or related field.  Previous internship experience is a plus.

Job Description

Please submit a current resume, cover letter, and any previous project samples by mail or email no later than November 15, 2019 to Mindy Williamson, Marketing Director.

Mindy Williamson
Marketing Director
Iowa State Fair 
P.O. Box 57130
Des Moines, IA 50317
mwilliamson@iowastatefair.org

Employment

FULL TIME POLICE OFFICER

The Iowa State Fair Department of Public Safety is accepting applications for a Full Time Police Officer. Applicant must be ILEA certfied 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.

Job Description

Iowa State Fair Department of Public Safety Application

Applications must be submitted online, or postmarked, no later than midnight, November 17, 2019.

Applications will be accepted by email or mail and should be sent to:

Commander Doug Phillips
Iowa State Fair Police Department
PO Box 57130
Des Moines, IA  50317-0003
dphillips@iowastatefair.org

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. The dates for the 2020 Iowa State Fair are August 13–23, 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 employment period which, for public safety, runs August 13–23, 2020. 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 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