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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 all proceeds helping to preserve and improve Fair Park; underwrite museum, community, and scholarship programs for inner-city youth and students pursuing agricultural careers; and help improve State Fair operations. The 2018 exposition runs September 28 through October 21 in Fair Park. Visit for more information.

Job Description:

This position will require knowledge of building construction and other structures during SFT set-up and ensure all operations are completed in compliance with SFT standards and regulations; provide construction set up for rides, shows, and SFT sponsored entertainment; assist in maintaining and repairing construction projects including private SFT buildings and grounds.

Work Schedule:

Varies depending on events


Coordinate with other departments in an effort to operationally provide the support necessary for production and construction. Assisting in construction needs both before and during State Fair, including replacement, repair, and deconstruction of the SFT grounds. Able to work outside in various weather conditions.

Required Skills:

Have basic knowledge of principles, practices, methods and techniques of building construction and SFT general practices. SFT building standards, basic understanding of building requirements, and other applicable systems. Basic mathematics as applied to electrical/ construction/inspection work. The ability to read and interpret blueprints, plans, and specifications. Interpret and communicate city codes and ordinances to construction staff in order to properly and safely operate SFT apparatus. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Maintain effective working relationships. Deal tactfully and cost-effectively with contractors. Also must have possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate valid Texas driver’s license.

Additional Jobs Applying For (Limit 2 additional jobs):

  •  Electrician
  •  Fork Lift Driver
  •  Gates – Tram Conductors
  •  Gates – Tram Drivers
  •  Booth Attendant Commercial Vendors
  •  Plumbers/Plumbers Helpers
  •  Gates – Ticket Takers
  •  Games Labor
  •  Security
  •  Food and Beverage

Equal Opportunity

State Fair of Texas (SFT) is an equal opportunity employer and does not unlawfully discriminate against employees or applicants for employment based on race, color, sex, religion, national origin, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability of an otherwise qualified individual, membership or application for membership in a uniformed service, genetic information, engaging in legally protected activity, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law. SFT also provides reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees in accordance with applicable law. Applicants desiring an accommodation to complete this application or participate in the interviewing process should contact SFT Human Resources Department.


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