Fair Employment

You know you love the Fair, why not work here?  We hire hundreds of seasonal employees for our award-winning Fair each year. The Fair offers a wide a variety of positions and flexible shifts, so come join us this summer! Check out open positions for 2020 at the Fair’s employment web page starting in March.

If you are interested in year round employment, please visit our year-round employment page for our current openings.


Must be 16+ to apply

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Mailing Address:
Alameda County Fair
Attn: Human Resources
4501 Pleasanton Avenue
Pleasanton, CA 94566

By Fax: (925) 426-5196


Employment at the Alameda County Fair

Available Jobs For 2020

  • Operations
  • Admissions
  • Parking
  • Exhibits
  • Guest Services
  • Racing
  • Administrative
  • Shuttles


Event Operations: $14-$15/hr

Helps with setup and tear down for events within the Fair.


Ticket Seller: $14.00/hr
Must be 18 or older
Sells and reconciles tickets for entrance to the fair. Background Check required.

Ticket Taker: $13.50/hr
Greets guests, takes tickets, and verifies credentials at entrance to the fair.

Seating Attendant: $13.50/hr
Oversees reserve seating in our amphitheater, action sports arena & racing grandstands.

Will Call Attendant: $13.50/hr
Must be 18 or older
Organize, track and document tickets left at Will Call. Assist guests with ticket pick up and answer FAQs.


Parking Lot Seller: $14.50/hr
Must be 18 or older
Background Check required
Sells tickets and makes change accurately and promptly.

Tram Driver: $14.00/hr
Must be 18 or older
DMV check required
Drives a tram in a responsible manner.

Parking Lot Attendant: $13.50/hr
Assigns vehicles to parking spaces, directs traffic, and verifies credentials.

Tram Attendant: $13.00/hr
Assists fair patrons on and off the trams in a safe and responsible manner.


Agriculture: $13.00/hr
Assists Agriculture Department with judging, setup and staging of Floral Exhibit.

Fine Arts: $13.00/hr
Assists with judging and installation of Fine Arts display and Fine Arts area clean up.

Hobby: $13.00/hr
Assists Hobby Department with setup, judging, and monitoring the building.

Creative Living: $13.00/hr
Assists Creative Living Department with judging, setup, and installation of Competition Entries.

Gardens: $13.00/hr
Assists Professional Garden Department with watering and daily garden maintenance.

Livestock Barn Crew: $14-$16/hr
Helps set and clean up barns for livestock shows.

Smalls Animals: $13.00/hr
Sales and maintenance of small animals.

Barnyard Staff: $14.00/hr
Educates the public and takes care of the barnyard animals.

Education: $13.50/hr

Helps deliver the STEAM Program to fairgoers.


Guest Service Representative: $13.50/hr
Handles Fairgoers questions & concerns. Helps supervise lost children.

Building Attendants: $13.50/hr
Monitors the Commercial Sales Buildings and assists with keeping them clean.


AM Janitor (4am–10am): $15-$16/hr
Cleans grandstand area before our live racing meets.

PM Janitor (12pm-6pm): $15-$16/hr
Cleans grandstand area during our live racing meets.

Grandstand Racing Office Clerk: $13.00/hr
Supports the Grandstand Staff with various duties in the office.

Program Seller: $14.00/hr
Sells racing programs to the public in the Grandstands.

Sky Lounge Host: $14-$15/hr
Greet and seat guests, manage daily ticket sales and support private trackside events.


Auditor, Food Concessions: $13-15/hr
Based on experience
Assists Accounting Department with auditing food vendor transactions. Must have cash register experience and be proficient in Excel with attention to detail.

Volunteer Program Representative: $13.50/hr
Assists the Volunteer Program Coordinator in implementing and running our Volunteer Program.

All administrative jobs require computer and people skills. Must be able to work a flexible schedule.


Grounds Shuttle Driver: $13.50/hr
Must be 18 or older
Shuttles vendors and entertainers.

Available Internships For 2020

Fair Operations Assistant: $16/hr

View the full internship description

If offered a position with the Alameda County Fair, you will be required to provide documents that establish your identity and authorize your eligibility to work in the U.S. If you are age 17 or younger, you will be required to provide a valid work permit available through your school, unless you have already graduated from high school. You must be at least 16 years old to work at the annual Alameda County Fair. Positions in racing, cash handling or childcare require candidates to be at least 18 years old. For positions involving cash handling or childcare, you will be asked to submit and pass a background screening.


Only the most qualified applicants will be called to interview for open positions. Submitting an application is not a promise regarding employment. If you are employed by the Alameda County Fair, you have the right to terminate your employment at any time, and the Alameda County Fair has the similar right.


Equal Employment Opportunity Policy: The Alameda County Fair is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation, citizenship status or any other protected status is accordance with all applicable federal, state, and local laws.