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 BigTex.com for more information.
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.
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.
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.
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.