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2019 Douglas County Fair Employment Opportunities

The Douglas Ag Association has the following open positions for the 2019 Douglas County Fair: (Scroll down for full position details)

Indoor Vendor Manager
Outdoor Vendor Manager
Lead Maintenance Manager
Fair Manager
Independent Sponsorship Coordinator (Position starts within 30 days)

Please download & complete the 2019 Employment Application and return it by e-mail to:

Or mail to:

Douglas County Ag Association
Attn: Melody Thoennes
PO Box 923
Alexandria, MN 56308

For More Information Contact:

Melody Thoennes: 866-656-FAIR

Current Openings:

Fair Manager

Job Summary: The Douglas County Fair Manager is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Douglas County Fairgrounds and its facilities and for overseeing all aspects of the annual fair. This includes, but is not limited to:
• Oversee staff, committees, & operations of the Douglas County Fair and Fair-Program including:
• 4-H
• Open Class
• Animals
• Entertainment
• Grounds & building usage, maintenance & utilization
• Parking
• Vendors
• HR
• Communications
• Supervise year-round staff
• Oversee year-round coordination and maximize utilization of fairground buildings & facilities
• In partnership with the appropriate staff or Executive Committee
• Negotiate fair related contracts on behalf of the Douglas County Ag Association
• Hire, review, and discipline all employees that report to the fair manager
• In partnership with the fair Communication/Vendor Managers
• Maintain good public relations with the community and service organizations through media or involvement in community affairs
• Review and audit communications & advertising
• Coordinate grounds (water, electric, lighting) are appropriately prepared for onsite vendors
• In partnership with the fair Treasurer and Finance Committee
• Prepare & maintain a balanced annual budget
• Participate in and prepare input for Long Range Facility Planning
• Oversee major construction projects along with Lead Maintenance Manager
• Strive to Achieve fair attendance goals as set forth by the board of managers
• And all other duties & responsibilities as assigned


Sorry, there are no internships available at this time.

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