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Year Round Employment Opportunities

Gate Cashier (Part-time)

Box Office Ticket Taker (Part-time)

To apply for year-round and seasonal employment opportunities, please email, fax, or send your application and resume to:

Human Resources
Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center
1202 E 38th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46205
Fax: 317-927-7552


Looking for a fulfilling and exciting internship or job this summer? Paid summer positions are available at Indiana’s largest multi-day event – The 2021 Indiana State Fair!

To apply, please fill out the application posted here and return it along with your resume to the Human Resources Department. On the application, please write all positions for which you would like to be considered.

Departments and available positions:

Accounting: This Accounting Office Intern is responsible for providing assistance to the Accounting Department in completing daily tasks such as accounts payable, accounts receivable, cash handling, filing, data entry and creating reports for ISFC staff. This position is a good match for those studying Accounting, Finance or Business.

Concessions/Event Services: This position is dedicated to assisting with the day-to-day functions of the Event Services Team and in the coordination of State Fair concessions and campground inquiries. This is an excellent position for a student with an interest in hospitality and tourism, sales, marketing and business.

Contracts: The Contracts Intern performs a variety of administrative procedures in the preparation, full execution and implementation of contracts with outside providers of goods and services. This is an excellent position for students with an interest in legal or paralegal studies.

Education: The Education Internship is an interdisciplinary internship with a focus on the research and implementation of educational programming which will take place before and during the Indiana State Fair. This position is well-suited for students with an academic background in education, agriculture or science.

Emergency Operations Center: EOC interns will be the primary staff for the Indiana State Fairgrounds Emergency Operations Center. Interns will assist with the planning and preparedness phase prior to the Fair, staff training, coordinating public safety resources and more. These positions are active May through August and are excellent for students with backgrounds in law enforcement or public safety.

Entry Department: The position of Entry Department Intern is part of the team that works to coordinate all livestock shows, competitions and 4-H exhibits during the Indiana State Fair. This intern will have a chance to work on several projects including fair exhibitor communications, event preparations, show entry, and event planning for shows and contests. Positions are open to those of all areas of study with an interest in agriculture, show management and the Indiana State Fair.

Human Resources: Interns will help with the enormous task of hiring and processing approximately 1,000 seasonal employees to work the Indiana State Fair. Duties include performing background checks, scheduling and executing employee interviews, processing payroll paperwork and creating credentials for Fair workers. This position is good for students with a background in human resources, business, psychology or any other area of study.

Marketing & Graphic Design: The Marketing Intern assists with the planning and implementation of the Indiana State Fair Marketing Plan, social media, assisting with graphic design projects and more. Preferred areas of study include advertising, communications, graphic design and marketing.

Parking & Traffic: This position provides assistance in planning and implementing Parking Services operations for the Indiana State Fair including training seasonal employees, scheduling and training fundraiser groups and assisting with the physical setup of gates and parking areas for the Fair. The position open to those of all areas of study.

Safety & Security: Safety & Security Interns support the entire operation of the Safety & Security Department during the Indiana State Fair by responding to medical incidents, managing guest screening and conducting hazard assessments as well as other duties required by the Emergency Operations Center. The position is appropriate for undergraduate or graduate students who desire a career in law enforcement, security, fire service, EMS, venue safety/security or emergency management.

Sign Shop: Hires help design and produce signs and banners for all State Fairgrounds events including the State Fair while providing excellent customer service to everyone we serve. Positions are excellent for candidates pursuing a career in graphic design and are available to those of all areas of study.

Technology: The Technology Intern assists with hardware and software functions and works the ‘helpdesk’ assisting various Fairgrounds and Fair staff. Students in all areas of technology study are good candidates for this position.
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