The Minnesota State Fair and its vendors are hosting a State Fair Job Fair coming up on Tuesday, July 17,  from 4- 8 pm at the Progress Center on the fairgrounds. They will be hiring for more than 500 fair-time positions!

The applicant line will begin forming at 3 p.m. outside the Progress Center, and anyone in line by 7:45 p.m. will have the chance to participate. Applicants will first meet with a State Fair representative and, if their skills and experience match an open position, a fair department or vendor will interview them. Positions available could include:

  • ticket selling,
  • ticket taking,
  • parking and Park & Ride attendants,
  • food service,
  • rides & games,
  • barn attendants,
  • retail sales,
  • custodians and more.

Pay ranges from $9.65 to $11 per hour and if hired, employees will receive free State Fair admission! Job seekers are encouraged to register online before coming to the Job Fair in order to accelerate the process. Applicants must be at least 16 years old and available to work all 12 days of the fair, Aug. 23rd –  Sept. 3rd, 2018. Depending on the position, shifts are typically six to 12 hours long. Resumes are not required.

Those attending the Job Fair can enter the fairgrounds through the main gate (#5) off Snelling Avenue and head north on Cosgrove Street to the Progress Center (1621 Randall Ave.), which sits north of Randall Avenue at Cosgrove Street. Free parking is available on the surrounding fairgrounds streets or in the lot on the west side of the Progress Center. Visit for details on catching a bus to the fairgrounds.

Throughout the summer, the State Fair will hire approximately 2,700 employees to work at the 2018 Great Minnesota Get-Together! See you there!


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