NY – March 2017 / Newsmaker Alert / The Great
New York State Fair is now accepting applications for employment during
the 2017 State Fair. The form to apply for jobs available during the 13
days of the Fair can be filled out online and can be found at nysfair.ny.gov/about/employment.
A printable version of the application is also available on the State Fair
Each year, the Fair hires
approximately 1,000 temporary employees. Jobs include ticket takers, parking
lot attendants, customer service representatives, barn and other facility
workers, cleaners, food service staff and more. A complete list of job
descriptions can be found here: nysfair.ny.gov/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/2017-Fairtime-Job-Descriptions.pdf.
“The people who work here
during the Fair provide an invaluable service—they take care of the critical
details so fairgoers can focus on having fun. Many fair time employees
come back year after year because they enjoy being part of one of the nation’s
very best fairs. We’re grateful for their hard work and I encourage anyone
looking for an interesting short-term job to apply,” said Troy Waffner,
Acting Fair Director.
Work hours, hourly pay rate
and length of a given job vary by assignment. Applicants may be subject
to background investigations or criminal history checks. Positions for
applicants under the age of 18 will require working papers and are limited.
The Fair does not hire staff for the hundreds of vendors who operate during
the 13-day run of the Fair.
The Fair will provide reasonable
accommodation for persons with disabilities that prevent them from full
participation in the application or hiring process. For more information,
applicants can contact the NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets Human
Resources office by mail at 10B Airline Drive, Albany, New York 12235 or
by phone at 518-457-3216.
About the Great New York
York State Fair, operated by the New
York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, runs from August
23 to September 4, 2017. The Fair’s mission, reflected in its theme, “Find
Your Great...,” is to showcase the best of New York agriculture while providing
The 375-acre New York State
Fairgrounds is undergoing the most significant transformation since it
first opened its gates in 1890. The $50 million plan, announced by Governor
Andrew M. Cuomo, revitalizes the grounds in many ways, improving the quality
of the fairgoer’s experience and providing greater economic benefits for
the region. Improvements include the dramatic new Main Gate— the arches
of which recall the carriage gate that greeted fairgoers in 1900, a larger,
15-acre Wade Shows Midway that will hold more rides than ever, and the
brand new 315-site Empire RV Park with underground water, sewer and electrical
service. The plan will better position the New York State Fairgrounds as
a premier year-round, multi-use facility that can attract more events and
visitors from across the nation. Renderings can be viewed
A year-round schedule
of events is available on the Fair’s
website. Find The Great New York State Fair on Facebook,
follow @NYSFair on Twitter, and
enjoy photos from the Fair at Flickr.com/photos/nysfair.
Also, New Yorkers are invited to send their ideas for the Great New York
State Fair at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Public Information Officer
NYS Department of Agriculture
New York State Fair
315-487-7711 x 1377