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Now hiring: Minnesota State Fair looking to bring in more than 1,000 workers

They're looking to fill more than 1,000 positions for the upcoming get-together

The Minnesota State Fair is now hiring.

Fair departments and vendors are looking to bring in more than 1,000 workers for the 2021 Get-Together, which runs Aug. 26 through Labor Day (Sept. 6), the State Fair announced Wednesday. Anyone interested can begin applying now, either online or at the Employment Center on the fairgrounds.

Open positions include:

  • Ticketing (including ticket selling and ticket taking) 
  • Parking and Park & Ride attendants 
  • Public safety employees
  • Food service
  • Rides and games 
  • Barn attendants 
  • Retail sales 
  • Custodians

The jobs are open to anyone age 16 and older. The pay is variable, according to the State Fair's employment FAQ, with individual vendors and departments setting their own rates. But the minimum is $10.08 an hour.

Related: Andrew Zimmern skeptical of State Fair food 'gimmicks'

Fair workers, as you might expect, get free fair admission.

The fair, set to make a return after last year's pandemic-prompted cancellation, has made a number of them, in case you missed one:

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