Join Big Tex’s Team: State Fair of Texas Seasonal Job Applications Now Available Online!

16_employment_frontgateAre you an outgoing, friendly and energetic person who likes to celebrate all things Texan? Join Big Tex’s team for the 2016 State Fair of Texas! Working at the Fair is just as fun as a visit to the annual event. The State Fair provides more than 6,000 seasonal job opportunities every year, with approximately 1,500 to 1,600 people employed directly by the State Fair of Texas. 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 now be found online, with opportunities available in the following departments: Coupon Sales, Creative Arts, Special Events, Exhibits, Food Service, Gates, Livestock Operations, Maintenance, Midway Games, Security, Ticket Office and Tram Operations.

Apply Today

To apply for a seasonal position at the State Fair of Texas, please visit Don’t have a computer? No problem. Visit your local public library to see if it has computers available for job seekers, or this year the State Fair is partnering with several local computer labs that will allow people to use their facilities to complete the online application process. Please find details on some of the participating locations below:

In partnership with the Wilkinson Center:
Eastfield College, Pleasant Grove Campus
802 S. Buckner Blvd., Room 222
Dallas, TX 75217
Contact: Myra Collins
214.821.6380 x 214

Friday, July 29, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Friday, August 5, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Friday, August 26, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

TR Hoover Community Center
5106 Bexar St.
Dallas, TX 75215

Monday, August 8, 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, August 9, 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, August 10, 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Cornerstone Baptist Church
1819 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75215

Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
(Tuesday & Thursday, open until 6 p.m.)

Details related to future potential locations will be posted as they become available at The 2016 Fair runs from Friday, September 30 through Sunday, October 23.

Apply Today

# # #

About the State Fair of Texas

Since its inception in 1886, the State Fair of Texas has celebrated 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 with proceeds helping to preserve and improve Fair Park and underwrite museum, community and scholarship programs for inner city youth and students pursuing agricultural careers. The 2016 exposition runs September 30 through October 23 in Fair Park. Visit for more information.

Check Also

Urban Gardening with Drew: Growing Citrus Trees in Texas

Growing your own citrus tree can be a rewarding pleasure for a North Texas gardener. …