Overview

This State Fair Administrator 1 is a long-term temporary position and is paid on an hourly basis. Appointment may be made to candidates who meet the minimum qualifications. This position is not tenure-bearing.

Minimum Qualifications and Pay Rates:
State Fair Administrator Trainee 1, NS (equated to G-13); $22.28/hour: bachelor’s degree or higher
State Fair Administrator Trainee 2, NS (equated to G-14); $23.56/hour: bachelor’s degree AND 1 year of experience working with conventions; trade shows; major fairs; expositions; convention centers; entertainment facilities; sports arenas and/or performing arts venues in the areas of fair management, equine/livestock exhibitions, event/ logistics planning, event promotions, oversight of facility use or concessions management.

State Fair Administrator 1, NS (equated to G-18); $29.34/hour: bachelor’s degree AND 2 years of experience working with conventions; trade shows; major fairs; expositions; convention centers; entertainment facilities; sports arenas and/or performing arts venues in the areas of fair management, equine/livestock exhibitions, event/ logistics planning, event promotions, oversight of facility use or concessions management.

Duties Description

The State Fair Administrator 1 ensures that vendors and exhibitors are solicited for events and provides information on the terms and conditions of contracts; reviews contracts and applications for licenses or permits for completeness and accuracy and forwards information to appropriate units; oversees events’ space layout, and set up and break down for events, concessionaires, exhibitors and vendors; ensures that electrical, water service, mechanical and other requirements are met; supervises and assigns work to events staff; coordinates events and service requests with other divisions; maintains inventory of supplies and equipment for events and facilities; tracks event expenses and revenues for all services and prepares reports; consults with the finance office regarding contracts, accounting of revenue and reconciliation of accounts; responds to complaints concerning agreements, services and events by taking or recommending corrective action; and ensures event activities comply with contractual terms, State Fair policies, and State and federal laws and regulations.

Additional Comments

The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets is seeking a temporary State Fair Administrator 1 to work at the Great New York State Fair. The State Fair Administrator 1 administers various activities related to events at the State Fair, including concessions, exhibitors, and event support logistics, and may supervise event staff.

This position is conveniently located at the New York State Fairgrounds at 581 State Fair Boulevard, Syracuse, New York. We offer a professional and comfortable working environment with ample free parking. This is a PEF-represented position with excellent benefits. Benefits include but are not limited to inexpensive Health Insurance options, free Dental and Vision coverage, NYS Pension Plan membership, and ample paid time off.

Department Summary:

The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, through its various divisions and programs, promotes New York agriculture and its high-quality and diverse products, fosters agricultural environmental stewardship, and safeguards the State’s food supply, land, and livestock to ensure the viability and growth of New York’s agriculture industries.

If you would like to work for a premier agency focused on enhancing the quality of life for the people of New York State by supporting production of agriculture; ensuring safe, nutritious, and accessible food supply; providing economic opportunities for farm and rural residents, then the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets is for you.

To learn more about our agency and our mission, please visit https://www.agriculture.ny.gov/.

Division of the State Fair:

The New York State Fair and Fairgrounds are used to promote and highlight New York State and its agriculture, commerce, arts, and sciences to residents of the State of New York. As part of this mission, the New York State Fair provides an educational forum for agriculture and commerce; enhances the image of New York’s agriculture and commerce; provides affordable, quality entertainment and educational opportunities for the people of New York; contributes to the efforts of the State, industry, associations and private businesses in the promotion and marketing of agriculture and agri-business; and creatively provides opportunities for economic growth by producing revenues and providing jobs.

The annual State Fair, held for 13 days ending on Labor Day, preserves and enhances the agricultural legacy of the State of New York and promotes current and future agricultural awareness. The State Fair hosts statewide competitions in the breeding and showing of horses and livestock and the production of quality wine, vegetables, fruit, honey, maple syrup, flowers, forage, and grain. Likewise, the Fair also hosts competitions for the youth of New York State that include horses, livestock, horticulture, robotics, dogs, sports, talent, and general economics.

The Fair’s priority is attracting people to this unique tourism asset, which is the nation’s first and oldest State Fair, attracting over 1.2 million people each year and bringing 180 events year-round.