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Seasonal Employment

Ticket Office Seasonal position

The Iowa State Fair Ticket Office is accepting applications for seasonal help. Applicants should have excellent customer service, money handling skills, be detail-oriented, and can efficiently use a computer and its programs. This position would be 40 hours per week from July 8 – August 18.  Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Selling Ticket Office products at the ticket window using E-tix: advanced admission tickets, food tickets, grandstand tickets, family fun packs, and ride wristbands
  • Responding to Ticket Office emails
  • Answering phone calls and assisting customers with their questions regarding the Fair or their ticket purchases
  • Taking company orders over the phone and prepare their ticket packages
  • Scan and upload office documents
  • Other miscellaneous office tasks as directed by the manager

To apply,email or mail your application to:

ndemoss@iowastatefair.org or

Iowa State Fair
Attn: Nicole DeMoss
PO Box 57130
Des Moines, IA 50317-0003

Seasonal Application*Download (save as) the seasonal application in order to fill in the editable .pdf.

Maintenance Seasonal Staff

The Iowa State Fair Maintenance department is accepting applications for seasonal work in 2019. For more information, contact Clinton Wallace at cwallace@iowastatefair.org or 515-401-1558. 

To apply, return the seasonal application by May 1, 2019 to

Iowa State Fair
Attention: Clinton Wallace
PO Box 57130
Des Moines, IA 50317

Seasonal Application

Employment

Part time security officers

The Iowa State Fair Department of Public Safety / Police Department are accepting applications for Part Time Security 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 complete an application, be fingerprinted and a background check will be conducted. Additionally, there may be other opportunities throughout the year for part time security officer 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 515-401-1599.

Iowa State Fair 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 515-401-1599.

Iowa State Fair Police Application

Part time dispatcher

Accepting applications for part time dispatcher for the Iowa State Fair Police Dept to work during the 2019 Iowa State Fair.   Applicant must be available to work a minimum of 8, twelve hour days during the Iowa State Fair employment period, which is August 4–Aug 19, 2019.  Applicant must be NCIC certified, able to pass background check and will be fingerprinted.  Additionally there may be opportunities throughout the year for part time work during 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 515-401-1599.

Iowa State Fair Public Safety Application