The South Carolina State Fair is seeking temporary workers for the 12-day annual event, set for Oct. 12-23 at the S.C. State Fairgrounds.
Available positions include cookie kitchen attendants, guest services, home and craft attendants, fine arts staff, and marketing interns. Employees receive VIP parking, breakfast, free admission for themselves and two admission passes to share, and a souvenir hat and T-shirt, among other benefits.
Applications are available online. Pay ranges from $7.50 to $10 an hour.
“The fun, friendships and excitement of working at the South Carolina State Fair is always a great draw for our employees,” Nancy Smith, S.C. State Fair general manager, said in a news release. “Along with most of the country, we are also seeing the effects of the current labor shortage. We still have some great temporary positions to fill, all of which come with some pretty unique benefits.”
The fair hires 600 employees to work in October, according to the release. The fair, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving and promoting South Carolina’s agricultural roots as well as supporting statewide education, has an annual economic impact of more than$34.4 million, the release stated, and draws nearly 500,000 visitors a year.