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September 27 – October 20, 2019

Big Tex is Hiring: State Fair of Texas Seasonal Job Applications Now Available Online

Posted in: Press Releases.

The 2018 State Fair of Texas is just a few months away, and Big Tex is officially looking for job applicants. Seasonal job applications are now available online for a variety of departments and positions. The State Fair is a beloved Texas tradition, so it’s easy to see why working at the Fair is just as fun as attending the annual event.

The Fair provides more than 6,000 seasonal job opportunities every year, with approximately 1,800 people employed directly by the State Fair of Texas. The minimum wage for job openings paid by the State Fair of Texas for 2018 is $10/hour, raised from $8.50/hour in 2017. As the annual event is a collection of small businesses, the remaining seasonal positions report to independent contractors including concessionaires, ride operators, and vendors. Applications for seasonal positions can be found online, with opportunities available in the following areas: Clean Team, Commercial Vendor Booths, Coupon Sales, Creative Arts, Food and Beverage, Games, Gates, Greenhouse, Guest Services, Livestock, Maintenance, Plumbing, Public Relations, Rides, and Security.

To apply for a seasonal position at the State Fair of Texas, please visit In addition to encouraging job seekers who don’t have access to a computer to visit their area public library, the Fair has partnered with several local organizations who will be opening up their computer facilities to those wanting to fill out job applications. Assistance with the application process, resumes, and creating professional email accounts will also be offered at specific locations through the C.A.R.D. Board Project. Please find details on all participating locations below:

Cornerstone Baptist Church
1819 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75215
(214) 426-5468
Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Cornerstone Kitchen (with application assistance in partnership with the C.A.R.D. Board Project)
2815 S. Ervay St., Bldg B.
Dallas, TX 75215
(214) 421-5532
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Frazier House
4600 Spring Ave.
Dallas, TX 75210
(214) 324-4443
Mondays & Wednesdays, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center
2922 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75215
(773) 606-1147
Monday – Saturday, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Library (with application assistance in partnership with the C.A.R.D. Board Project)
2922 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75215
(972) 571-3202
Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Details related to future potential locations will be posted as they become available at The 2018 Fair runs Friday, September 28 through Sunday, October 21.

Mission Statement

The State Fair of Texas celebrates all things Texan by promoting agriculture, education, and community involvement through quality entertainment in a family-friendly environment.

The State Fair of Texas is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.


Mailing Address

P.O. Box 150009
Dallas, TX 75315



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