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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.

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

By Fax: (925) 426-5196



Ticket Seller: $12.50/hr
Sells and reconciles tickets for entrance to the fair.
Background Check required. Must be 18 or older

Ticket Taker: $10.50/hr
Greets guests, takes tickets, and verifies credentials at entrance to the fair.

Seating Attendant: $10.50/hr
Assists in seating and crowd management during horse racing and nightly concerts. Must be available evenings and weekends exclusively.

Gate Captain: $105 - $135 / Day Rate
Gate Captains oversee our first encounters with our guests, handle the smooth execution of our guests’ progression through ticket purchase and fair entry, supervise and coach our gate staff, and safely handle cash and traffic flow - view job description

Seating Supervisor: $14.00/hr
The Seating Supervisor oversees our Seating Attendants encounters with our guests, ensures our box seat and reserved seat guests find their seats, assists day guests in the reservation of box seats, assure the smooth execution of our guests’ progression into our seating venues, supervise and coach our great staff of employees and volunteers, and safely handle cash and traffic flow - view job description



Parking Lot Seller: $12.50/hr
Sells tickets and makes change accurately and promptly.
Background Check required.
Must be 18 or older

Parking Lot Attendant: $11.10/hr
Assigns vehicles to parking spaces, directs traffic, and verifies credentials.

Tram Driver:$12.50/hr
Drives a tram in a responsible manner.
Must be 18 or older

Tram Attendant: $10.50/hr
Assists fair patrons on and off the trams in a safe and responsible manner.



Smalls Animals: $10.50/hr
Cleans cages of small animals.

Livestock Barn Crew: $11/hr
Helps set up and clean up barns for livestock shows.

Creative Living: $10.50/hr
Assists Creative Living Department with judging, setup, and instillation of Competition Entries.

Barnyard Staff: $11/hr
Educates the public and takes care of the barnyard animals.

Education: $11/hr
Helps deliver the STEAM Program to fairgoers.



Building Attendants: $10.50/hr
Monitors the Commercial Sales Buildings and assists with keeping them clean.



Event Operations: $12.00/hr
Helps with setup and tear down for events within the Fair.



Must be 18 or older to work in this department

AM Janitor (4am–10am): $14.00/hr
Cleans grandstand area during our live racing meets.

PM Janitor (12pm-6pm): $14.00/hr
Cleans grandstand area after our live racing meets.

Contest Customer Service: $11.00/hr
Assists with racing contests and providing customer service to fairgoers on the use of the self-service betting machines.



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

Food Auditor: $11-13/hr Based on experience
Assists Accounting Department with auditing food vendors.
Must have cash register experience and be proficient in Excel with attention to detail.




Must be 18 or older to work in this department

Grounds Shuttle Driver: $10.50/hr
Shuttles vendors and entertainers.