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Florida State Fair seeking volunteers, paid workers


Published:   |   Updated: January 16, 2014 at 09:26 AM

It will take a lot of people to keep the massive Florida State Fair running smoothly during its 12 days in Tampa, and the Fair Authority is looking for some help.

Organizers are seeking to fill a number of volunteer and paid positions during the fair’s Feb. 6 to 17 run at the Florida State Fairgrounds.

Volunteer duties include selling tickets, providing information at guest services, prepping food at the Fresh From Florida Food Bar, and sharing Florida history at the Cracker Country living history museum. Volunteers receive parking passes, meals, hats, pins, visors and a complimentary ticket to the fair for every six hours they work, according to the fair’s volunteer site.

Those interested in volunteering should visit floridastatefair.com/volunteer to apply by Feb. 1. All volunteers are required to attend a comprehensive, mandatory training session prior to the fair’s opening.

A list of positions available for paid employment at this year’s fair is available at the employment link on the Florida State Fair website. Some of the jobs include parking lot attendants, tram drivers and laborers.

The deadline to apply for paid jobs at the fair is Friday.

This year’s Florida State Fair boasts 110 free things to do (with paid admission), concerts by America, Country Gold, Sister Hazel and Uncle Kracker, plus an FMX Motorcycle Thrill Zone and a full midway of thrill rides and food.

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