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Two of Milwaukee’s biggest annual events are teaming up to help you get paid! Summerfest and the Wisconsin State Fair are holding a combined job fair this Saturday from 9am-2pm at the State Fair Expo Center. They’re hiring public safety, admissions, hospitality, and more. Check out official press release below!

Wisconsin State Fair and Summerfest to Host Joint Job Fair

“Summer Fair Job Fest” on Saturday, July 10

MILWAUKEE, WI (July 6, 2021) –Wisconsin State Fair and Summerfest are joining forces to host a combined job fair, the “Summer Fair Job Fest”. The hiring event will take place on Saturday, July 10, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Exposition Center at State Fair Park. 

The Summer Fair Job Fest is bringing together the two largest special events in Wisconsin in one location, for this unique job fair. Wisconsin State Fair and Summerfest are both looking forward to bringing back events to Southeastern Wisconsin and encourage all interested applicants to attend the Summer Fair Job Fest to be part of a historic season.

Prospective employees will have the opportunity to speak with representatives from both organizations who are looking to fill hundreds of positions, from entry level to supervisor roles. Wisconsin State Fair will be hiring for positions for the 11 days of the Fair. Summerfest is looking to hire for the festival season (July-October 2021), in addition to the nine days of the festival. 

“Together, we create thousands of job opportunities with hundreds of openings still remaining that provide an incredible chance to be hired by two premier Wisconsin events,” said Kathleen O’Leary, Wisconsin State Fair CEO. “We are excited to be collaborating with Summerfest and thrilled to bring back summer fun, but we need the help of the community to make these events happen.”

“We are excited to partner with our friends at Wisconsin State Fair as we both look to hire the best in the special event industry and bring events back to the community,” said Don Smiley, President and CEO of Milwaukee World Festival, Inc.  

Potential hires that are participating in the Summer Fair Job Fest at the Exposition Center at State Fair Park will have the opportunity for on-the-spot hiring. Free parking will be available during the Summer Fair Job Fest. Candidates can also apply online at for immediate consideration. 

Positions offer competitive wages, flexible scheduling, paid training, and much more. A variety of opportunities are available in the following departments:

  • Public Safety
  • Admissions
  • Facilities/Operations
  • Food/Beverage/Hospitality (Summerfest only positions)

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