Aug. 23 – Labor Day, Sept. 3, 2018

88 Days 5 Hours 49 Mins

Employment Opportunities

Join Us!

Be part of Minnesota’s greatest celebration!

The Minnesota State Fair employs nearly 80 year-round full-time staff members, 400 seasonal staff in the summer and close to 2,700 fair-time staff members. Working at the Minnesota State Fair is an opportunity to be part of welcoming nearly 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 following full-time job opportunity is currently available:

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) 288-4400.

Seasonal Employment (May – September)

Looking for a summer job? Apply today! Submit your resume and cover letter to

Fair-Time Employment (August 23 – Labor Day, September 3, 2018)

Please note: If you’ve applied or worked at the State Fair before, there is no need to re-register. Simply stop by the Employment Center to reactivate your registration.

Below is only a partial list of possible job openings! We’ll work with you to find the perfect position!

  • 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. 23-Sept. 3, 2018
  • Must come to the Employment Center to meet with a screener

How To Apply

Employment Center Location

Opening June 18!

1640 Como Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55108

(Approximately one block west of Snelling Avenue)

See an Employment Center map

Employment Center Hours

(No appointment needed)

June 18 to Aug. 3: (Closed June 22 & July 4)
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday:
10am to 4pm

10am to 6pm

Aug. 6-17:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday:
9am to 5pm

9am to 6pm

Aug. 18:
10am to 4:30pm

Aug. 20-22:
9am to 6pm

Aug. 23 & 24:
8am to 5:30pm

Volunteer Opportunities (August 23 – Labor Day, Sept. 3, 2018)

Volunteers are critical to the Great Minnesota Get-Together! These essential folks are what make many of our exhibits memorable and engaging. No expertise required – just a willingness to help your fellow fair fans make the most of their day! Most shifts are two to three hours, and we’ll show you what to do. Sign up solo or with a group! Each volunteer receives a FREE admission ticket to the fair! Learn more about the various opportunities available.

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Please note, if you’ve applied to or worked at the State Fair before, there is no need to re-register. Simply stop by the Employment Center to reactivate your registration!

Online Registration

(651) 288-4475