The Wisconsin State Fair Park (WSFP) is seeking skilled, customer service-oriented candidates to fill multiple Heavy Crew Laborer positions during the summer in our Facility Services Department. The position’s core duties include the preparation, maintenance, and cleanup of the fair event at State Fair Park specifically relating to more physically demanding jobs.
Limited Term Employment working up to 40 hours per week from mid-May through August.  In addition, candidates must be able to work all 11 days of the Wisconsin State Fair, August 2 – 12, 2018.

This position is open to all qualified candidates who meet the outlined criteria.

  • Outdoor cleaning including but not limited to:
    • Paper-picking
    • Pulling of full garbage bags and replacing with new garbage bags
    • Sweeping
    • Pushing garbage carts
  • Assist equipment operators with the disposal of garbage bags into towed dumpsters
  • Assist with barn changeovers during the fair to include but not limited to:
    • Shoveling and sweeping stalls to standards determined by a supervisor or crew leader
    • Sweeping inside and outside of barns     
  • Removal of puddles after rains at the fair via brooms or squeegee
  • Lift, manipulate and assemble/disassemble horse, sheep, swine and cattle stalls
  • Move heavy furniture such as desks, file cabinets and couches into and out of temporary fair trailers and offices
  • Lift and manipulate manual fence-post drivers for installing snow fence posts particularly to accommodate fair parking
  • Lift, manipulate and assemble/disassemble 8 foot high temporary fence
  • Install scrim on fencing for the creation of “backstage” areas
  • Perform other duties as directed by crew leaders, supervisors, the Associate Director Facility Services, or the Senior Director of Facility Services. 
  • Ability to stay standing and/or walking for extended periods of time with or without accommodation
  • Ability to perform repetitive lifting of heavy equipment of 70+ pounds with or without accommodation
  • Basic proficiency with various hand tools such as hammers, socket wrenches and screw drivers
Candidate must be able to work all 11 days of the annual Wisconsin State Fair; for 2018 these dates are August 2 – 12, 2018. Prior to appointment to this position, the candidate may be subject to a comprehensive criminal background check.

This employee may be exposed to (sometimes harsh) cleaning products along with working in a barn-like environment for extended periods of time.

Please submit your resume and cover letter below.
Wisconsin State Fair Park is a year-round entertainment venue hosting activities, events, meetings and more throughout the four seasons. Home to the Exposition Center, Tommy G. Thompson Youth Center, the Milwaukee Mile Speedway, Products Pavilion and many other facilities, hundreds of events are held at the Fair Park each year. Perhaps the most notable and certainly the signature event, the Wisconsin State Fair, welcomes more than one million Fairgoers over 11 summer days. Visit www.wistatefair.com for more information.

Wisconsin State Fair Park’s central location within the largest metro area in Wisconsin makes it a desirable place to work, live and play. As a world-class city, Milwaukee and the Greater Milwaukee Area are full of opportunities galore for living, working and playing. Visit www.discovermilwaukee.com for more information.

All Limited Term and Seasonal Employment Positions, including those for the annual Wisconsin State Fair, require Wisconsin Residency, as defined in § 6.10(1), at the time of application and throughout employment with Wisconsin State Fair Park.

Wisconsin State Fair Park is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Department: Facility Services
This is a seasonal position

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