FULL TIME EMPLOYMENT
Sonoma-Marin Fair Seeks New CEO
Position as Chief Executive Officer is now open to applicants
PETALUMA, CA – January 2, 2018 – The Sonoma-Marin Fair, 4th District Agricultural Association Board of Directors announced today the opening of a search process for a new chief executive officer. Current CEO Erin Post has resigned, but plans to stay on until a new CEO is found.
Post, shares ” It has been an honor to lead my home-town fair into a new chapter. I am leaving with a full heart as my family and I embark on a new adventure in Colorado.”
The board of directors intends to hire the next CEO for the Sonoma-Marin Fair by the end of February. They will be seeking an experienced administrator to continue its strong traditions and to identify opportunities to expand its annual Fair and other community events.
For applications and more information on the position, please visit
www.Sonoma-MarinFair.org/employment. Completed application packets will be due by January 26, 2018. Interviews will be planned for mid-February.
The Sonoma-Marin Fair (4th District Agricultural Association) is located in Petaluma and is one of 54 fair organizations that operate as state agencies under the authority of the California Department of Food and Agriculture’s Division of Fairs & Expositions.
Planning is well underway for the 2018 Sonoma-Marin Fair. This year’s Fair is expected to be out of this world, celebrating the theme “Beyond the Milky Way,” and will run from June 20-24, 2018. For more information, please visit our website at Sonoma-marinfair.org.
THE 4th DISTRICT AGRICULTURAL ASSOCIATION IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER WHICH WILL NOT CONSIDER RACE, COLOR, CREED, NATIONAL ORIGIN, ANCESTRY, SEX, MARITAL STATUS, DISABILITY, RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION, POLITICAL AFFILIATION, AGE OR SEXUAL ORIENTATION.
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 20 – 24, 2018. Begin to inquire as soon as the employment application is updated and available on this page (below). Most positions pay at the rate of $11 per hour.
We will be hiring individuals for the following position types:
- Ticket Seller
- Ticket Taker
- Ice Attendant
- Grounds Maintenance (trash pick-up)
- Exhibits/Livestock Clerk
- Contest Assistant
- Forklift Operator
- Poster Distribution
“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!
Office Assistant: Assist the Fair with customer relations for the duration of the Sonoma-Marin Fair.
Marketing Intern: Assist the Sonoma-Marin Fair Publicist with social media posts and marketing during the Sonoma-Marin Fair. Task will vary.
Poster Distribution: Contractor position. Distribute approximately 200 Fair posters throughout Sonoma and Marin Counties. Responsible for distribution in a timely manner (no later than May 21st).
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.
Show Clerk: Assist in the livestock department with show operations. Check in exhibitors, assist guests and exhibitors with questions.
Grounds Operations –
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.
Janitorial: 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.
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. Position length: varies.
Forklift Operator: Responsible for forklift operations in the livestock barns. Assist in maintaining the cleanliness of the barn and livestock areas. Forklift certification is required. Position to begin June 19th and conclude June 26th.
Admissions Positions –
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.
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.
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.
*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.