Employment Opportunities

Dutchess County Fair Employment Center

The Employment Center refers persons interested in working for the Dutchess County Fair departments and concessionaires.  Fair-time staff begins work on the opening day of the fair unless otherwise stipulated by manager of that department.  This year’s fair runs August 23-28. The Employment Center staff will work to help find a position that best suits your skills and talents.  However, there is no guarantee that a position will be available for every applicant.

Fair-time Employment Opportunities

Available fair-time positions may include ticket takers, ticket sellers, parking attendants, retail sales, clean team, grounds crew, security, etc. We do not post specific fair-time jobs on our website because the availability changes frequently. Note: the number of applicants exceeds the number of jobs available.

  • 14 & 15-year-old applicants must have BLUE NYS working papers
  • 16 & 17-year-old applicants must have GREEN NYS working papers
  • Applicants must be available to work all 6 days of the fair
  • There is no guarantee that applicants will be referred to a job or get hired
  • Security Positions: Must be 18yrs or older. NYS Certified applicants only

Download the Employment Application and submit completed application to the Employment Center. You will need to visit the office in person, to complete employment forms upon acceptance of you application.

ABSOLUTELY NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER AUGUST 19TH.

Employment Center Location

The Employment Center is located in the Administration Building located on the Dutchess County Fairgrounds.

Hours of Operation

July 5 to August 19: Mon–Fri 9am-4pm 
(Closed July 4th)

Contact the Employment Center

Dutchess County Fair
Employment Center
PO Box 389
Rhinebeck NY  12572
Telephone:  (845) 876-4000
Email: dtaylor@dutchessfair.com