Employment

You can work at the Fair! The Missouri State Fair hires hundreds of adults and young people each year to play important roles in helping Missouri residents and tourists enjoy summer fun.

Applications will be available from the Personnel Office around June 2018. Please check back then for more information.

Missouri State Fair Internships

You can work at the Fair! The Missouri State Fair hires college interns each year to play important roles in helping Missouri residents and tourist enjoy summer fun. Applications for the Missouri State Fair Marketing Department and Youth in Agriculture internships are available now!

WHY APPLY

If you are a student pursuing a major in communications, public relations, agriculture, advertising or journalism and are looking for real-life experience, then the Missouri State Fair Marketing Internship or the Youth in Agriculture Internship may be for you! The ideal candidate is one who is passionate about creative communications, is detailed oriented, thrives under pressure and finds the opportunity in every challenge.

SKILLS NEEDED

– PowerPoint
– Publisher
– Word
– Excel
– Positive Attitude
– Motivation to Learn
– Work Independently
– Valid Driver’s License

TO APPLY

Please visit the Missouri Department of Agriculture website.

Questions?

Contact Kari Mergen, Marketing Director: 660.530.5611 or Kari.Mergen@mda.mo.gov

Deadline

– All materials must be submitted by December 31, 2017
– Qualified applicants will be asked to participate in an interview on the fairgrounds and complete a writing and design exercise, as well as submit a portfolio of work

See below for more information about each internship’s pay, benefits and what you’ll be doing for the Missouri State Fair during the internship.

Apply for a Marketing Internship Here

PAY AND BENEFITS

Beyond working on planning the Missouri’s Largest Agriculture Expo and developing an exceptional portfolio, our compensation package includes:
– This is an entry level position that pays minimum wage, currently $7.70/hour.
– Average of 32 hours a week & 40+ hours a week during the 11-day Fair. The Internship will begin June 1, 2018 and end August 19, 2018.
– Free housing can be included, which consists of one bedroom and bathroom.
– Limited meals may be provided during the 11-day Fair.

WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING

Duties may include:
– Media relations
– Special event planning
– Public relations activities including press release and e-blast writing
– Social media
– Communication with multiple publics including telephone, e-mail and direct mail correspondence
– Promotion materials design
– Distribution of promotional materials
– General office work
– Other duties as assigned

Apply for a Youth in Agriculture Internship Here

PAY AND BENEFITS

Beyond working on planning the Missouri’s Largest Agriculture Expo and developing an exceptional portfolio, our compensation package includes:
– This position pays $1,000.00
– Lodging in MSF Youth Dormitory is available
– The internship will begin August 6, 2018 and end August 19, 2018
– Having experience in livestock showing is a plus

WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING

Duties may include:
– Meet with each Grand & Reserve Grand Champion winners to interview and get essential information
– Write press releases
– Contact local media and schedule interviews with exhibitors
– Assist exhibitors with calls to hometown supporters
– Keep an accurate accounting of all hometown support pledged and/or paid
– Assist with youth dance
– Assist with coordinating program for the Sale of Champions
– Develop Sale of Champion program
– Assist in writing script for auctioneer & master of ceremonies
– Must be able to attend early summer committee meeting
– Other duties as assigned