The State Fair is currently hiring for the following:

SD State Fair Wine Pavilion Superintendent
Manage and oversee the operations of the SD State Fair Wine Pavilion during the SD State Fair including hiring and training of staff, coordinating product with wineries, set-up and cleanup of Wine Pavilion, financial reconciliation, follow safety and security protocols, abide laws, and ensure a positive customer experience. Hours vary (staring in June). Starting wage $15/hr. For more information and to apply, call 605-353-7340 or stop at the State Fair Administration Office.

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 are ideal. Candidate must have good communication skills, complete tasks in a timely manner, have the ability to 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 benefit package. To apply, go to https://sodakprod-lm01.cloud.infor.com:1443/lmghr/xmlhttp/shorturl.do?key=M4W  job position number is #22990 or stop at the SD Dept. of Labor and Regulation Office at 1000 18th Street SW in Huron. 

Seasonal Maintenance Worker – Hiring Immediately!
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.

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 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.