Employment

The State Fair is currently hiring for the following:

Beverage Operations Superintendent
Manage and oversee the Beer Garden, Midway Roadhouse, and Grandstand alcohol beverage operations during the South Dakota State Fair as well as overseeing alcoholic beverage operations for non-fair time events ensuring adequate sales staff, proper handling and accounting of money, safety and security protocols and laws are abided by, and promote a positive customer experience. Hours vary. Starting wage $13/hr. To apply, fill out a seasonal employee application below or stop by State Fair Administration Office. For more information, call 605-353-7340 or stop by the State Fair Office.

Grandstand Ticket Seller
Be part of the SD State Fair Grandstand ticket sales team!  The State Fair is seeking a seasonal ticket seller from mid-June through 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.  To apply, fill out a seasonal employee application below or stop by State Fair Administration Office. For more information, call 605-353-7340 or stop by the State Fair Office.

Head Gardener
Do you have a passion for gardening, vibrant flowers, and beautiful landscaping?  Join the SD State Fair team as the head gardener.  Responsibilities include numerous gardening duties, general maintenance and care of flower beds and planters including soil cultivation, bed preparation, planting, weeding, pruning, and watering.  Must have general knowledge of gardening and physically capable of bending, lifting, and working in spring and summer weather conditions.  Seasonal employment starting mid-April and running through September. $12.32/hour with approximately 25 hours a week (generally 7am-12pm, but flexible).  To apply, complete application and return it to the State Fair office, stop by State Fair Office or for questions, call 605-353-7340.

Gardener Attendant
The SD State Fair is seeking an individual to assist with prepping flower beds and overall care of flower beds including planting, weeding, and watering. $10.24/hour; hours will be 7am-12pm, with occasional extended hours. Start early May through August, with some flexibility on start and end date. To apply, complete application and return it to the State Fair office, stop by State Fair Office or for questions, call 605-353-7340.

Correctional Officer - Seasonal Employee
State Fairgrounds, Huron, SD    Salary:  $20.00 per hour. Provide evening and nighttime security and supervision for an inmate work crew staying on the State Fairgrounds.  Work is usually 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday night (3-4 nights per week). Weekends will be worked on occasion when necessary. Work is expected to be from mid-April to mid-November. A criminal background check and drug screening will be completed on the successful candidate.  Training provided.
Please submit a resume to:
MaryAnn Kloucek, Human Resources Office
Mike Durfee State Prison
1412 Wood Street
Springfield, SD 57062
FAX: (605)369-2813   E-mail:  Mary.Kloucek@state.sd.us
For more information call (605) 369-4427
This position will be open until filled.
Equal opportunity employer

Crew Leader - Seasonal
Be a part of a time-honored tradition and be instrumental in the success of the annual State Fair.  The SD State Fair is hiring a crew leader for May-November.  Will supervise and work with inmates doing building and ground maintenance.  Must have a valid driver’s license.  Duties include general maintenance of all types.  Background check conducted.  Will be trained. To apply or for more information, call 353-7340 or stop at the Nordby Exhibit Hall located at 1060 3rd St. SW.


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 is now hiring for special events and fair week! Open positions include: Maintenance crew leaders, 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 linda.traver@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 Leaders

 Seasonal Employee Brochure  

Seasonal Employee Application

For more information, or for an application, contact Linda Traver 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.