FAIR TIME EMPLOYMENTFair-Rides

Thank you for interest in temporary employment at the Sonoma-Marin Fair. Generally the Association hires two weeks in June for the annual Fair, some positions will have the opportunity to begin earlier and/or stay on following the Fair. This year’s Fair dates are June 21 – 25, 2017. Begin to inquire as soon as the employment application is updated and available on this page (below). Most positions pay at the rate of $10.50 per hour.

We will be hiring individuals for the following position types:

  • Ticket Seller
  • Ticket Taker
  • Runner
  • Ice Attendant
  • Maintenance
  • Grounds Maintenance (trash pick-up)
  • Exhibits/Livestock Clerk
  • Contest Assistant
  • Office/Reception/Clerical

“The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of 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.”

Please fill out a Fairtime application by clicking on the link below.

Submit your application:
Drop off to 175 Fairgrounds Drive during business hours.
Mail application: 175 Fairgrounds Drive, Petaluma, CA 94952
Fax application to 707-283-3250.

Thank you for your interest in employment with the Sonoma-Marin Fair!

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Ice Attendant: Responsible for selling and delivering ice to the vendors and various departments on the fairgrounds.  Must have the ability to keep accurate logs, and have positive customer service skills.

Grounds Maintenance: Responsible for janitorial Services for all restrooms, trash pick-up of entire grounds, garbage maintenance of all garbage cans on grounds, and other related duties as designated by fair management.

Contest Assistant: The Sonoma-Marin Fair is looking for outgoing and responsible teenagers or young adults to assist in running the kid’s day activities and special events such as daily theme contests and other activities. Must be outgoing, energetic and have positive customer service skills.

Maintenance Worker: Responsible for maintenance functions necessary to maintain and operate the facilities.  Painting; carpentry; plumbing; electrical work; landscaping; mechanical and equipment repairs; operating equipment such as tractors, dump trucks, blowers, sweepers, loaders, fork lifts; janitorial functions; ordering and record keeping of supplies; installing blacktop and grade; cement work, brick work; setting up and/or installing temporary structures or events; roofing; digging irrigation ditches, and other related duties as designated by fair management.

Runner: Performs various tasks as assigned by fair management.  Must have a valid CA Drivers license, and customer service skills.

Ticket Seller: Responsible for ticket selling and cash management.  Must be good with math; cash handling experience a plus.  Customer Service a must.  Bi-Lingual sellers needed.  Applicants will be given a short quiz to test math skills.

Ticket Taker: Responsible for taking tickets from patrons at the admission gates. Must be able to stand for the entire shift.  Customer service skills required.

Volunteer Opportunities

Did you know that the Sonoma-Marin Fair relies on the dedication of more than 350 volunteers annually? This year, there are volunteer opportunities that begin as early as June 10th and conclude the day following the conclusion of the annual Fair on June 26th. Of course, the heaviest need for volunteers is June 21-25.

Volunteer positions, shift types and length can vary.

Volunteer Opportunities:

Information Booth; Assist Fair guests by answering questions, helping to promote and had out information regarding fair events and the *NEW* scavenger hunt program!

Culinary Pavilion; Assist Chef Demonstration Coordinator with any last minute needs. Welcome patrons and answer information question they might have.

Community Building; courteously answer patron’s questions and make patrons feel welcome.

Herzog Hall; courteously answer patron’s questions and make patrons feel welcome.

BCW Hall; courteously answer patron’s questions and make patrons feel welcome.

Showcase Building; courteously answer patron’s questions and make patrons feel welcome.

Volunteer Benefits:

*Free Fair Entry and Parking

*Official Fair T-Shirt

*Post-Fair Appreciation Gala

*Volunteer recognition based on years of service

Volunteers must attend an orientation (DATE TBD) at the Fairgrounds. To sign up, please call (707)283-3247 and ask for the volunteer coordinator.