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August 22 - September 2, 2019
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We have several positions starting in April/May and during Fairtime. We also have several volunteer opportunities starting before, during and after the Fair, August 22 – September 2, 2019.

Recycling Coordinator, Part-time Seasonal

The Recycling program is a team effort between the Alaska State Fair and Valley Community for Recycling Solutions.

The coordinator secures and schedules volunteers to work during the Fair and work with the Vendor Manager to distribute passes to volunteers. Secure and schedule 2 shift leaders who will oversee the daily operation of gathering and sorting during the Fair, orient the volunteers for their specific roles, and assist at the Fair Recycle area as needed. Must be able to work in all weather conditions and lift up to 30 pounds. Please complete the Online Application or download the Application and mail/deliver to 2075 Glenn Hwy, Palmer Alaska 99645, fax 907.746.2699. Attn: Recycle.

Recycle Shift Leader

Work the entire Fair and a couple of days before and after; 2 shifts available, approximately 10am – 5pm and 3pm – 10pm. Be a support person for the Recycle Coordinator. Make sure the recycle sorting area is running smoothly. Give instruction to volunteers, check the grounds to make sure barrels are positioned properly, and help where needed with collection and sorting. Keep the recycle area clean and organized. Must be able to work in all weather conditions and lift up to 30 pounds. Please complete the Online Application or download the Application and mail/deliver to 2075 Glenn Hwy, Palmer Alaska 99645, fax 907.746.2699. Attn: Recycle.

Exhibits Attendant, Part-Time, Seasonal

Provides information and assistance to the general public in the Hoskins and Irwin Exhibit Areas.

Attendants work in the Exhibit Halls to protect entries and inform the public during the 12-day Fair.  Must be polite, alert, and professional.  Attendants work 6 hour shifts and may be retained for cleaning before and after the fair.  Attendants are representatives of the Fair and will use the Fair Daily Schedule to answer question from the public.  Must perform general cleaning of assigned areas: including dusting, straightening pictures, picking up garbage, etc.  Please complete the Online Application or download the Application and mail/deliver to 2075 Glenn Hwy, Palmer Alaska 99645, fax 907.746.2699. Attn: Exhibits.

Souvenir Salesperson, Part-Time, Seasonal

Clerks will sell Fair themed souvenirs to Fairgoers during the 12-Day Fair.

Clerks will need to maintain a neat inventory, clean booth and help set up displays. Cheerfully greet the public and offer information as requested. Operate the Point-of-Sale system. Must be able to stand for a five hour shift and make change. Please complete the Online Application or download the Application and mail/deliver to 2075 Glenn Hwy, Palmer Alaska 99645, fax 907.746.2699. Attn: Exhibits.

Garden Crew, Full-Time, Seasonal

Seasonal gardener positions open for the 2019 growing season at the Alaska State Fair. 

Qualifications:

  • Must have a keen interest in learning basic gardening skills
  • Be self-motivated
  • Have a high energy level
  • Must be willing and capable of following instructions
  • Must be able to work as part of a group
  • Candidate must also possess a valid driver’s license with acceptable driving record
  • Must be available to work a 40 hour work week with occasional overtime as needed

Duties:

  • Greenhouse duties, transplanting, mowing, pruning, weeding and watering
  • Other duties as assigned
  • This is NOT a landscaping position. This is hands on ornamental horticulture

Physical Requirements:

  • This is a physical labor job! Candidate must be physically able to perform the duties required
  • Must be able to walk, kneel, bend, lift and routinely carry 30 pounds
  • Must be able to work outside for extended periods of time in any and all weather conditions

Start Date:

Limited number of positions begin in early May, the rest begin May 28 and run through the summer.

Please complete the Online Application or download the Application and mail/deliver to 2075 Glenn Hwy, Palmer Alaska 99645, fax 907.746.2699. Attn: Garden.

Grounds Crew, Full-Time, Seasonal

  • Minimum age 18.
  • Ability to lift 75-100 pounds.
  • Willing and able to work in all weather conditions.
  • Must have a valid drivers license with acceptable driving record.
  • Duties include, but are not limited to: Painting, carpentry projects, lawn mowing weed whipping, fence line maintenance and garbage pickup.

Please complete the Online Application or download the Application and mail/deliver to 2075 Glenn Hwy, Palmer Alaska 99645, fax 907.746.2699. Attn: Grounds.

COMMUNITY & CORPORATE PARTNERSHIPS ASSISTANT

Part-time, flexible hours April – June, working towards fulltime hours in July – September, 2019. Must be available 8am -11pm for all 12 days of the Fair. Act as support to the Director of Corporate and Community Partnerships. Duties include editing, writing, data entry, research guest relations, hospitality, working with partners, and sponsor activation. Must have excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills, and be proficient in Microsoft Office: Outlook, Word, and Excel. Must be calm and personable under pressure, maintain a neat, clean, and professional appearance. Would be a great opportunity for a paid internship. MUST BE OVER 21. Please complete the Online Application or download the Application and mail/deliver to 2075 Glenn Hwy, Palmer Alaska 99645, fax 907.746.2699. Attn: Sponsorship

Ticket Seller, Fair-time position

Minimum age 18.  Ability to process large amounts of tickets and money quickly and accurately.  Must be able to make change, process credit card sales, have excellent attention to detail, and provide courteous customer service under stressful conditions.  Must have prior cash handling experience; heavy cash handling experience preferred. Please complete the Online Application or download the Application and mail/deliver to 2075 Glenn Hwy, Palmer Alaska 99645, fax 907.746.2699. Attn: Ticketing

Main Office Receptionist, Seasonal position – July through September

Must have excellent switchboard skills, good interpersonal skills, good verbal communication, and be proficient in Microsoft Office: Outlook, Word, and Excel.  Must be calm and personable under pressure, maintain a neat, clean, and professional appearance.  Please complete the Online Application or download the Application and mail/deliver to 2075 Glenn Hwy, Palmer Alaska 99645, fax 907.746.2699.

Runner, Fair-time position

Duties include distributing daily schedules and programs daily throughout the Fair, running errands to different parts of the fairgrounds and community, and assisting with clerical assignments including answering the switchboard as needed.  Must be able to lift and carry up to 100 pounds, and must have a valid drivers license with an acceptable driving record.  Minimum age 18.  Please complete the Online Application or download the Application and mail/deliver to 2075 Glenn Hwy, Palmer Alaska 99645, fax 907.746.2699.

PARKING AND TRAFFIC

Minimum age 16. Ability to direct vehicles to the appropriate parking area once they have entered the fairgrounds. Work with certified flaggers to assist with keeping traffic flow steady and off the highway. Must
be able to work in all weather conditions, have excellent vision, must be able to work on uneven ground. Must have excellent customer service skills.

Please complete the CMS Online Application

CERTIFIED FLAGGER

Rate is dependent on position, either on the highway or non-highway. Applicants must hold an ADOT Flagger Certification to apply for this position. Must be 18+ years old. Must have the stamina and ability to keeping traffic flow steady and off the highway. Must be able to work in all weather conditions, have excellent vision, must be able to work on uneven ground. Must have excellent customer service skills.

Please complete the CMS Online Application

CROWD MANAGEMENT

Must be 17+ to apply for this positon. Positions vary from monitoring entry/exit gates, performances/shows, overnight positions and roving security. Must be able to stand and walk for entire shift. Must be able to work in all weather conditions, have excellent communication skills, must be able to work on uneven ground or blacktop. Must have excellent customer service skills.

Please complete the CMS Online Application