The State Fair is currently hiring for the following:

Senior Building Maintenance Position - Full Time

The SD State Fair is seeking a skilled individual for a full-time Senior Building Maintenance position. Knowledge of the methods and practices of general building and facility maintenance is ideal. Candidate must have good communication skills, complete tasks promptly, can lift 50 lbs or more, and successfully direct the activities of others. A valid driver's license is required. Work occasional evenings and weekends and extended work hours pre-State Fair, during, and post-State Fair will be expected. Rate of pay will range from $16.26 to $20.32 depending on skills and experience. Excellent benefits package: 

• Health Insurance (Low & High Deductible Single and Family Plans)

• Well-Being Program

• Employee Assistance Program

• Dental Insurance

• Vision Insurance

• Health Savings Account

• Basic Life Insurance Coverage (free to employee)

• Membership in South Dakota Retirement System

• Leave:

• Vacation Leave (15 paid vacation days per year)

• Sick Leave (14 paid sick days)

• Paid Family Leave (40 hours per week for 12 weeks for birth or adoption of a child)

• Military Leave (15 paid days per calendar year)

• 11 Paid Holidays

To apply go to: https://sodakprod-lm01.cloud.infor.com:1443/lmghr/xmlhttp/shorturl.do?key=PBU Job position number is #26634 or stop at the SD Dept. of Labor and Regulation Office at 1000 18th Street SW in Huron. 


Be part of the SD State Fair Grandstand ticket sales team! 
The State Fair is seeking seasonal ticket sellers from June through State Fair, or late August through the State Fair.  Ticket sellers will be trained and must learn the State Fair ticketing sales program.  General computer skills are necessary, as well as excellent customer service skills.  Assisting in State Fair office as necessary is also part of the fun. Starting wage $13.39/hr.  To apply, or for more information call 605-353-7340 or stop by the State Fair Office.

Seasonal Maintenance Worker 
The SD State Fair is seeking seasonal Maintenance Workers to provide physical labor on a variety of routine building and grounds maintenance projects including:
- General maintenance and repairs of State Fair facilities, grounds, and equipment
- Preparation of grounds and facilities for special events, including set-ups and teardowns
- Manure disposal including cleaning of stalls and livestock pens
- Garbage detail and emptying of trash barrels
- Use of power tools, skid loader, forklifts, etc.

A valid driver's license is preferred but not required. This position is from May through October generally Monday-Friday, 7am-4pm but does require some weekends with extended work hours before, during, and after the annual State Fair. $14 per hour.

To apply, fill out an application, or stop at the SD State Fair Office, 1060 3rd St. SW.  For more information, call 605.353.7340.

Seasonal positions
Put some extra cash in your pocket! Be a part of a time-honored tradition and be instrumental in the success of the annual State Fair.   The SD State Fair hires for special events and fair week; position availability varies! Open positions include: Maintenance, gate, beer, restroom and building attendants, shuttle crew, and security (civilian and uniform). Hours vary, pay rate varies. For an application or for more information, stop by the Administration office at 1060 3rd St SW, call the fair office at 353-7340 or email robin.baarts@state.sd.us.

It takes a big team to make sure the State Fair goes off without a hitch. Each year the State Fair hires people for the following seasonal positions:

  • Restroom Attendants
  • Beer Garden Attendants
  • Building Attendants
  • Camping Attendants
  • Gate Admission Attendants
  • Shuttle Drivers
  • Certified Police Officers
  • Civilian Positions for Security
  • Maintenance Crew Leader

 Seasonal Employee Brochure  

Seasonal Employee Application

For more information, or for an application, contact Robin Baarts at (605) 353-7342 or by email.
If you are interested in a seasonal position, you can also download the application above and return it to the State Fair Office, located in the Nordby Exhibit Hall near the corner of 3rd Street and Lincoln Avenue.