Last Updated on May 26, 2016 by cassnetwork
INDIANAPOLIS—With over 250 acres of grounds and nearly one million visitors annually, the Indiana State Fair requires a village to operate. The Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center is looking for hardworking, dedicated, and enthusiastic people to fill more than 600 seasonal positions for the 2016 State Fair. To help identify potential candidates, the 8th annual Indiana State Fair Job Fair will take place on Wednesday, June 1 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Farm Bureau Building for applicants ages 14 and up. The line will start forming at 2:00 p.m., and everyone in line before 6:00 p.m. will be able to fully participate.
Whether the first person in line, or the last, all Job Fair attendees will have an equal opportunity to fill out an application for employment and receive an initial interview onsite. A resume is not required but will be accepted. Of the approximately 600 positions that were filled in 2015, nearly 80% were filled by Job Fair attendees.
“How many seasonal jobs get you into the State Fair every day, where people come to have fun,” asked Mark Anderson, Human Resources Director. “Many of the Fairgrounds’ 200 plus year round event, part-time and full-time employees began as seasonal employees working at the State Fair,” Anderson added.
Available positions include: ticket sellers, gate supervisors, security personnel, parking attendants, parking supervisors, facility operations staff, tractor shuttle staff, information booth staff, livestock staff and educational exhibit staff. Depending on the department, a shift can be between 6 and 12 hours long, but the work is vital to maintaining the atmosphere of the Fair. Customer service is of the utmost importance as many seasonal employees are the first face that fairgoers will see upon entering the Fairgrounds and will set the tone for the Fair experience as a whole.
For more information on the Job Fair and the 2016 Indiana State Fair, August 5-21, please visit www.indianastatefair.com.
SOURCE: News release from Indiana State Fair