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Aug. 22 – Labor Day, Sept. 2, 2024

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Employment Opportunities

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Be part of Minnesota’s greatest celebration!

The Minnesota State Fair employs full-time, seasonal and fair-time staff members. Working at the Minnesota State Fair is an opportunity to be part of welcoming guests to celebrate the best Minnesota has to offer in our state’s most storied end-of-summer tradition. Benefits include free fair admission, valuable work 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.

2024 Job Fair

The Minnesota State Fair will host a Job Fair on Wednesday, July 24 in the North End Event Center! Join us from 4-7 p.m. for a streamlined State Fair hiring process. State Fair departments will be hiring for a variety of jobs to work all 12 days of this year’s Great Minnesota Get-Together.

At the Job Fair, applicants can register and meet with a State Fair representative. If your interests, availability and experience match an open position, a fair department will interview you on the spot. We recommend that you register online before coming to the Job Fair. If you’ve registered in the past, you do not need to register again.

Here’s What You Need to Know

  • Check out our Job Fair Map for details on how to get to the event.
  • Positions available to interview at the Job Fair include jobs with State Fair departments such as: ticket sellers, ticket takers, parking and park & ride attendants, rides & games ticket takers, barn attendants, custodians and more.
    • To learn more about employment opportunities with specific food or merchandise vendors, visit the fair’s Employment Center at a different time during the summer.
  • The applicant line will begin forming for the Job Fair at 3 p.m. outside the North End Event Center, and anyone in line by 6:45 p.m. will be able to participate.
  • Resumes are not needed. Applicants offered a State Fair position will be asked to complete a background check.
  • Can’t make it July 24? Join us at the Employment Center this summer! See map and hours. Please note: The Employment Center, located at 1640 Como Avenue, will be closed July 24.

Full-Time Employment (year-round), Summer Jobs and Internships (May – September), Post-Fair Clean-Up (September & October)

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

Career Portal

Fair-Time Employment (Aug. 22 – Labor Day, Sept. 2, 2024)

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. To register, please click on the Fair-Time Online Registration link below.

Fair-Time Online Registration

2024 Employment Center Hours of Operation

The Employment Center is located at 1640 Como Ave., St. Paul, MN 55108.

  • June 24 – Aug. 2
    • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
    • 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.: Wednesday
    • July 24: Employment Center closed, Job Fair 4 to 7 p.m. at the North End Event Center
  • Aug. 5–16
    • 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.: Monday, Wednesday
    • 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Aug. 17
    • 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.: Saturday
  • Aug. 19–21
    • 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
  • Aug. 22 & 23
    • 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Thursday & Friday
  • Aug. 24 – Sept. 2
    • By appointment only. Please call ahead to schedule 651-288-4475.

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