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Wisconsin State Fair is accepting applications for 2024 Agriculture Department Summer Assistants (June – August, 2024). Summer Assistants will be responsible for supporting the Agriculture Department in Fair preparation, helping with livestock shows, and implementing agriculture education initiatives all while gaining unique, hands-on experience in the fair industry.

Summer Assistants will work both independently and as part of a team. They must be able to work July 28-30 for final Fair set-up, August 1 -11 for the duration of Wisconsin State Fair, and August 12-14 for tear down.

Job Duties:

  • Assist with data entry, exhibitor communication and customer service
  • Set up and maintain the Compeer Financial Discovery Barnyard, “Neigh”borhood Corral, livestock barns and Case IH Coliseum
  • Develop agriculture education learning activities
  • Work with WSF staff to organize and run the WSF Dairy Products competition
  • Assist with set up and facilitation of livestock shows and agriculture events during Wisconsin State Fair as needed
  • Help with livestock changeovers, including closing barns, directing fairgoers and exhibitors, and
    directing livestock trailers


  • Strong written and verbal communication
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Suite
  • Organization
  • Attention to detail
  • Professionalism
  • Problem solving
  • Able to adapt to unexpected circumstances in a fast-paced environment

Those interested should email a cover letter and resume to