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Aug. 22 – Labor Day, Sept. 2, 2019

34 Days 21 Hours 33 Mins

Employment Opportunities

Join Us!

Be part of Minnesota’s greatest celebration!

The Minnesota State Fair employs more than 80 year-round full-time staff members, 450 seasonal staff in the summer and more than 2,300 fair-time staff members. Working at the Minnesota State Fair is an opportunity to be part of welcoming more than 2 million people to celebrate the best Minnesota has to offer in our state’s most storied end of summer tradition. Benefits include free fair admission, valuable experience, making great friends and so much more. Learn more about the opportunities below!

The Minnesota State Fair is an equal opportunity employer. Any applicant who needs assistance with completing the application process should contact the employment department at or 651-288-4475.

Full-Time Employment (year-round), Summer Jobs and Internships (May – September)

The Minnesota State Fair posts full-time employment, summer jobs and internships to this page when available. To view available positions, please view and apply via the Minnesota State Fair’s career portal below.

If you have worked for the Minnesota State Fair previously and have any issues logging into the career portal, please contact

Career Portal

Fair-Time Employment (Aug. 22 – Labor Day, Sept. 2, 2019)

The Minnesota State Fair operates an Employment Center during the months of June through August for applicants who are interested in applying to work the 12 days of the fair.

Below is a partial list of possible job openings. We will work with you to find the perfect position that matches your interests, availability and job experience!

  • Ticket Selling
  • Ticket Taking
  • Parking Attendant
  • Retail Sales
  • Custodial
  • Food Service
  • Public Safety
  • Rides and Games
  • Sanitation
  • Barn Attendant
  • And more!

Applicant Requirements

  • Must be 16 years of age or older
  • Must be available to work all 12 days of the fair, Aug. 22 through Sept. 2, 2019
  • Must visit the Employment Center to activate registration and meet with a screener

How to Apply

Begin Registration Here!

Please note, if you have completed the registration for employment or worked at the State Fair before, there is no need to re-register. Simply visit the Employment Center to reactivate your registration for 2019!

Register Online

Employment Center Hours

Address: 1640 Como Ave., St. Paul, MN 55108

June 17–Aug. 2
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
(Closed June 21 & July 4) (Closed July 10 at 3 p.m.)

Aug. 5-16
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Aug. 17
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Aug. 19-21
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Aug. 22 & 23
Thursday, Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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