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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 our home, Fair Park; underwrite museums, community initiatives, and scholarship programs to support students throughout the Lone Star State pursuing higher education; and help improve State Fair operations. The 2019 exposition runs September 27 through October 20 in Fair Park. Visit BigTex.com for more information.


Ensure all electrical operations are completed in compliance with all applicable safety codes and SFT standards and regulations; maintain and repair all electrical equipment including SFT buildings and grounds.


Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Essential Functions:

Assist in obtain electrical permits for all SFT activities, including, but not limited to rides, shows, tents, stables, stands, and any daily electrical needs of the SFT grounds.

  • Support inspection of premises and buildings for the maintenance of existing electrical systems and when necessary upgrade those systems to maintain compliance with state and local electrical codes and ordinances.
  • Under the direction of the Chief Electrician, install new electrical operations for SFT exhibits including all booths, stages, exhibits, and tents.
  • Trouble and maintain electrical on grounds.
  • Assist with the dismantling of electrical services after fair.

Marginal Functions:

  • Perform additional related duties as required.


  • Reports to Chief Electrician


Knowledge of:

  • Principles, practices, methods and techniques of electrical inspection and code enforcement.
  • Electrical codes and standards, basic understanding of building requirements, and other applicable systems.
  • Building construction techniques and processes.
  • Industry standards and specifications for public service construction projects.
  • Accepted safety standards and methods of construction and electrical activities.
  • Basic mathematics as applied to electrical/construction/inspection work.
  • Pertinent Federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations affecting health and safety.
  • Electrical controllers.
  • Basic Computer skills.

Ability to:

  • Observe and take remedial action on non-compliance with city, SFT, or industry construction standards and specifications for electrical production or usage.
  • Read and interpret blueprints, plans and specifications.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Maintain effective working relationships.


Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Preferred Education and/or Experience:

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent required. Three to five years of electrical experience required.  Specialized training in electrical installation and maintenance required.

License or Certificate:

  • Journeyman License
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate valid Texas driver’s license.


Environmental Conditions:

  • Office and field environment; exposure to all weather; exposure to conditions associated with construction and development projects.

Physical Conditions:

  • Conducting field inspections; exposure to electrical currents; required to bend, stoop, reach, push, pull, climb, crawl, and kneel, stand; require use of both legs, visual acuity to inspect; ability to operate a vehicle, inspect in confined spaces, and lift moderately heavy objects.

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  •  Public Relations Assistant – Hispanic Market
  •  Media Relations Coordinator
  •  Guest Services Information Specialist
  •  Cash Collectors
  •  Gates – Parking Lot Attendants
  •  Gates – Tram Conductors
  •  Plumbers/Plumbers Helpers
  •  EXHIBITS – Building Manager
  •  Coupon Sales Bank Money Counter
  •  Coupon Sales Courier
  •  Coupon Sales Data Entry Clerk
  •  Coupon Sales Office Kiosk Support
  •  Coupon Redemption Clerk
  •  Payroll Admin Asst
  •  Fork Lift Driver
  •  Journeyman Electriction
  •  Security – (Independent Contractor)
  •  Gates – Ticket Takers
  •  Food and Beverage – (Independent Contractors)
  •  Clean Team – (Independent Contractor)
  •  Maintenance
  •  Coupon Sales Cashier

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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Covid-19 Vaccination

Please note: In order to host a safe event for everyone, all seasonal employees currently working or joining the State Fair in the foreseeable future must show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination to HR before we complete the hiring process. Your proof of vaccination will be kept secure and confidential. The COVID-19 vaccine is essential for us to host an event this fall, which serves as our largest fundraiser and main source of revenue for the year, and we need to ensure that our employees, vendors, and guests are kept safe and healthy.