Seasonal Employment

Admissions

Ticket Sellers: This position is responsible for the selling of gate admissions or parking. Applicants must be 16 years of age or older.

Ticket Takers: This position is responsible for collection of Fair admission and verification of appropriate vehicular mirror hanger. Applicants must be 16 years of age or older.

Barksdale's State Fair Cookies

Cookie Production: This position will assist in the manufacturing process of making cookies, utilizing commercial baking equipment and following food safety guidelines. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older.

Cashier: This position will handle all order transactions on a cash register and be responsible for balancing their cash drawer daily. Applicants must be 16 years of age or older.

Thrill Parks Cashier

Cashier: This position is responsible for the selling of Thrill Park wristbands and passes. Applicants must be 16 years of age or older.

Giant Slide Worker

Cashier: This position is responsible for the selling of Giant Slide tickets. Applicants must be 16 years of age or older.

Giant Slide Worker: This position is responsible for helping customers safely ride the slide. Applicants must be 14 years of age or older.

Maintenance

Seasonal Maintenance: This position is responsible for maintaining the grounds (mowing, string trimming, pulling garbage, etc.), setting up the grounds for summer events and the Fair, and barn clean outs. Applicants must be 16 years of age or older.

Parking

Parking Attendant: This position is responsible for directing vehicles to open spots in parking lots. Applicants must be 14 years of age or older.

Communications

Communications Assistant: The Communications Department is responsible for the set up and maintenance of the Iowa State Fair’s communication processes which include telephones, internet, and public address systems all year round. Hours: 7:00-3:30 p.m. Hours may vary. NOTE: This is an all summer position.

Specific duties include, but are not limited to, assisting with the set-up/installation of phones; assisting with the set up/installation of network equipment; assisting with minor phone and networking repairs; assisting with the installation and maintenance of public address systems; answering calls for communications needs efficiently; assisting with maintaining accurate records of orders; other duties as assigned; have proper dress, grooming, and appearance; have knowledge of and enforce the Iowa State Fair and Admissions policies; be responsible and uphold the Iowa State Fair brand and image; provide exceptional customer service to all Fair staff and attendees.

Requirements: 18 years or older; willing to learn new skills; good customer service; ability to listen and communicate effectively; ability to work in various weather conditions including rain and heat; have reliable transportation.

Campgrounds

Cashier: This position is responsible for camping payment transactions. Applicants must be 16 years or older.

Parking Attendant: This position is responsible for the selling of parking spots. in the campground parking lot. This position may also be responsible for assisting campground guests in finding parking spots. Applicants must be 16 years or older.

Lane Attendant: This position is responsible for monitoring the out-going lane at the campground office. This position may also be responsible in handling money from guests who may owe for late departures. Applicants must be 16 years or older.

Seasonal Employment Application Form

Select department desired. For multiple departments desired, please select "Any/Other."
Example: Admissions Ticket Seller, Admissions Ticket Taker, Barksdale's State Fair Cookie Production, Barksdale's State Fair Cookies Cashier, Thrill Parks Cashier, Giant Slide Cashier, Giant Slide Worker, Seasonal Maintenance, Parking Attendant, Communications Assistant, Campgrounds Cashier, Campgrounds Parking Attendant, Campgrounds Lane Attendant
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EMPLOYMENT

Please provide accurate, complete full-time and part-time employment record. Start with your present or most recent employer.

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REFERENCES
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READ THE FOLLOWING BEFORE SIGNING

To the best of my knowledge all of the information I have submitted on this application is true and complete. I understand that any omission or falsification of information will be sufficient cause for disqualification from further consideration for employment with the Iowa State Fair Authority or for dismissal. I understand that background investigations may be conducted as a part of this application for employment. These include, but are not limited to, inquiries relating to driving records for jobs requiring travel, inquiries about convictions where job-related, and any other investigations deemed necessary and relevant by the employer. I understand employee benefits, terms and conditions of employment and the policies, procedures and work rules of the Iowa State Fair Authority may be determined, changed and modified from time to time by this organization without limitation or agreement. I also understand any employment handbook or manuals that may be distributed to me by the Iowa State Fair shall not be construed as a contract. By signing the application for employment with the Iowa State Fair Authority, I am consenting to any reasonable inquiry that may be necessary to verify the information I have provided on this form or that may otherwise provide in conjunction with my application for employment.

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