Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

Fairtime Employment:

The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, Division of the State Fair, is now seeking individuals who are interested in hundreds of temporary employment positions during the 13-day run of this year's annual New York State Fair, August 21 – September 2, 2024.

The inability to work all the days of the State Fair will limit available assignments. The work hours, rate of pay, and duration of employment varies by assignment. Certain positions are needed in advance of the first day of the State Fair. Applicants may be subject to background investigation/criminal history checks. Positions do not include parking or cleaning.

The Department of Agriculture and Markets does not directly employ any of the outside food vendors or concessionaires.

How to Apply:

Candidates interested in being considered for these positions must complete our online Fair Time Employment Application.

Please only apply once and only choose one position.

If you have any questions, please email Human Resources at HarvestYourPotential@agriculture.ny.gov.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at info@oer.ny.gov.


Fairtime Grounds & Restroom Cleaning Employment:

Seeking individuals who are interested in grounds/restroom cleaning employment for this year's annual New York State Fair. Positions available for a variety of different roles, including bathrooms, grounds & buildings cleaning. Daytime, evening and overnight shifts available.

Employment dates run from August 17 through September 6, 2024.

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Fair Time Parking Services Employment:


PLEASE NOTE – The New York State Fair does not hire for any concessionaire or food vendors

If you are interested in working at a stand or booth at the Fair, please reach out to the individual concessionaire or vendor directly