Job fair to be held July 12 and 13 to fill positions for the 2019 Great New York State Fair

The Great New York State Fair will hold a two-day Job Fair to assist people in applying for short-term positions related to the operation of the Fair. The Job Fair will take place July 12 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. and July 13 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Martha Eddy Room of the Art & Home Center at the Fairgrounds.

Positions available include general labor, maintenance, restrooms, parking attendants and cashiers, as well as safety staff. Interviews may take place at the event for those who bring two forms of unexpired identification. A list of acceptable documents is here. Veterans must bring their DD-214, and applicants under age 18 must bring valid working papers. Positions for those under 18 are limited to parking attendants. An online job application form can be found here.

“The Fair becomes one of the state’s largest cities for 13 days and it takes hundreds of people to make our city work,” said Troy Waffner, Fair Director. “Many people come back to these jobs year after year because they enjoy being part of one of America’s greatest state fairs.”

Most jobs last 13 days, though a few begin before the first day of the Fair. People unable to work all 13 days of the Fair will find more limited employment opportunities. Work hours, rates of pay and duration vary by assignment. Applications may be subject to a background investigation or criminal history check.

People seeking work at food or merchandise stands must contact those vendors directly. The Fair does not employ vendors or concessionaires.

Founded in 1841, the Great New York State Fair is America’s third largest state fair. The Fair showcases the best of New York agriculture, provides top-quality entertainment and is a key piece of Governor Cuomo’s CNY Rising strategy of growing the Central New York economy through tourism. 1.27 million people attended the Fair in 2018. Attendance is up more than 40% since 2015, which marked the beginning of more than $120 million in investments to renovate the Fairgrounds. The 2019 Fair runs from August 21 to September 2. Information about the Fair can be found here.

The New York State Fairgrounds is a 375-acre exhibit and entertainment complex that operates all year. A year-round schedule of events is available here. Find the Great New York State Fair on Facebook, follow @NYSFair on Twitter, on Snapchat at nysfair and enjoy photos from the Fair on Flickr. Also, New Yorkers are invited to send their ideas for the Great New York State Fair at statefairideas@agriculture.ny.gov.

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