The Indiana State Fair Commission is looking to fill more than 500 seasonal positions at its job fair next week. Lieutenant Governor Sue Ellspermann is expected to interview a few potential candidates for positions including ticket sellers, parking supervisors and security personnel.

May 20, 2015

News Release

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Indiana State Fair Commission will be hosting the seventh annual Job Fair where it hopes to hire more than 500 seasonal positions, Thursday, May 28 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds Ag/Hort Building from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann will attend the event and interview a few lucky candidates.

“The Indiana State Fair requires a large temporary workforce to provide the best Hoosier Hospitality to thousands of Fair visitors each year. This job fair is an excellent outreach to the fairgrounds neighbors. These positions allow them to help host this great event and even begin a career at the Fair,” Lt. Governor Ellspermann said.

Each year the Indiana State Fair hires about 1400 seasonal employees. Of the 218 current year-round employees, 130 started as a seasonal or summer employee.

Job Fair attendees will have the opportunity to fill out an application for employment and receive an initial interview. Applicants should be at least 14 years of age and dress is informal. A resume is not required but if the candidate has one available it will be considered. The line for the Job Fair begins forming at 2 p.m. All candidates have the same opportunity for hire regardless of when they arrive at the event as long as they arrive before 6:00 p.m. and participate in an interview. Available positions include but are not limited to: ticket sellers, gate supervisors, parking attendants, parking supervisors, facility maintenance personnel, security personnel, tractor shuttle staff, information booth staff, livestock barn staff and educational exhibit staff.

For more information on the job fair and the Indiana State Fair, please visit

About Indiana State Fair Commission

The Indiana State Fair Commission is a quasi-governmental agency that oversees year-round management of the fairgrounds. The Commission operates as an eight member body that is governor appointed and hires an executive director to implement the policies of the Commission. Established in 1892, the fairgrounds is a modern public event facility that annually hosts more than 300 meetings, shows, sports and agriculture events, including the Indiana State Fair. The Indiana State Fair was first held in 1852 and is the state’s largest multi-day event celebrating the Hoosier spirit and agricultural heritage. The fairgrounds is one of Indiana’s top tourist destinations annually attracting 2 million visitors to its 250-acre campus in Indianapolis’ Midtown district and adding $124 million to the local economy. The Commission’s mission is to preserve and enhance the Indiana State Fairgrounds and the annual Indiana State Fair for the benefit of all citizens of Indiana. Additional information is available at

Source: Indiana State Fair Commission

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