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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 variety of positions and flexible shifts, so come join us this summer!

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

Jobs Available For 2023


SALARY: $18 per hour

This position is under the general direction of the Director of Entertainment, Agriculture & Programs. This position is responsible for assisting the Program Operations Department with tent and equipment placement, Fairtime Festivals, Exhibits program and other administrative and operational support. This is a seasonal position that could start part-time in May. It will require 40 hours a week in June and July.

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Guest-focused support with mobile device scanners and ticket printers at Admission gates, concerts, tasting fests and horse racing.


Requires computer & people skills


Assists volunteers and the implementation of our Volunteer Program, including check in/out, support and scheduling

Exhibits & Programs


Performs physical work helping to set and teardown for livestock shows. Daily cleaning and maintenance of the livestock area.

Must be able to lift up to 20 lbs.


Helps with set up, maintenance and tear down of exhibit spaces and community programming.

Must be able to lift up to 20 lbs.


Cares for, sells and educates guests about the small animals.


Supports multiple buildings in the Exhibits area. Provides information and answers guest questions, safely monitors entrances and exits and prepares competitive entries. Helps set-up, maintain and clean buildings.

$17/hr –

Must be 18+

Shuttles entertainers/vendors around Fairgrounds. Transports equipment with a pushcart to and from entrance gates to designated areas. Must be able to lift up to 20 lbs and push a cart up to 500 yards.

$17/hr – Must be 18+ Must be able to stand for the duration of the concert Guest-focused support for seating in our amphitheater. Must be able to stand.

Guest Services


Be a Fair Influencer! In this customer-orientated role, you will help our guests make the most of their visit to the Fair. You will provide up-to-date information on events, activities and services, problem solve, answer questions, reunite lost items and people. Get an insider’s view of all Fair activities.


Monitors the Commercial Sales buildings and assists with keeping them clean



Directs traffic, assigns vehicles to parking spaces and verifies credentials.


Must be 18+
Background check required

Greets guests, assists with purchases and scans tickets.


Must be 18+
DMV check required

Provides guest transportation from parking lots to entry gates. Drives in a responsible manner.


Must be 18+ to apply


Greets and seats guests. Supports private trackside events.


Must be 18+ to apply


Helps with setup and tear down for events within the Fair. Must be able to lift 20 lbs


Must be 16+ to apply

Submit Your Application

By e-mail:

By fax: (925) 426-5196

By mail: Alameda County Fair
Attn: Human Resources
4501 Pleasanton Avenue
Pleasanton, CA 94566

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.

*Subject to change