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Nebraska State Fair offers one of the most innovative exhibitions focusing on interactive agriculture and educational experiences, promoting families, fun and Nebraska pride.  See below for open positions.

 


Ag Director

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POSITION SUMMARY: The Agriculture Director is responsible for all agricultural operations including livestock, equine competitions, static competitions and agriculture education programming for the Nebraska State Fair and Aksarben Livestock Show. Further, this person will be lead representative for events on behalf of the Grand Island Livestock Complex Authority (GILCA) upon approval of the GILCA board. This position will require a particular background and skill set, utmost professionalism and demanding energy.

INFORMATION: The Nebraska State Fair is a 501 C (5) business entity. This respected institution will celebrate its 152nd year in 2021. Expanded Position Description attached or review online at www.statefair.org. This position is At Will, Full time and salaried with benefits. For questions regarding benefits package contact Tish Eckstrom at teckstrom@statefair.org or call 308-385-3952.  Salary commensurate with experience.  Background, Driving Record and Reference Checks may be performed.

SCHEDULE: This Position is integral to the Nebraska State Fair Staff leadership team with a preferred start date as soon as possible due to impending opportunities. That stated, the Position will remain Open until Filled by an outstanding candidate only. First review November 19, 2020.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Cover letter and Resume required. Email to bogg@statefair.org with copy to jparr@statefair.org or mail to: Nebraska State Fair, Ag Director Application, PO Box 1387, Grand Island, NE 68802.

 


Sales Director

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POSITION SUMMARY: This position is responsible for commercial facility use and space rental with Vendors and Concessionaires, Programming Partners, and Sponsors, and associated public relations for the Nebraska State Fair Sales Department.

The position requires a person of unquestionable ethics and discretion with information.  The Sales Director is responsible for recruiting and maintaining a strong agricultural focus in the Commercial Marketplaces of the State Fair events.  The Director utilizes basic CAD software to establish efficient and working layouts for Nebraska State Fair events.

The incumbent must be capable of maintaining accurate and timely status and financial records and is accountable for regular hard deadlines.  The position is responsible for daily communications and establishing and maintaining cooperative Relationships with the Executive Director, Deputy Director, Fair Staff and all those contacted in the course of work.  This position will require a particular background and skill set, utmost professionalism and demanding energy.  The ability to multitask is imperative.  

INFORMATION: The Nebraska State Fair is a 501 C (5) business entity. This respected institution will celebrate its 152nd year in 2021. Expanded Position Description attached or review online at www.statefair.org. This position is At Will, Full time and salaried with benefits. For questions regarding benefits package contact Tish Eckstrom at teckstrom@statefair.org or call 308-385-3952.   Salary commensurate with experience. Background, Driving Record and Reference Checks may be performed.

SCHEDULE: This Position is integral to the Nebraska State Fair Staff leadership team with a preferred start date as soon as possible due to impending opportunities. That stated, the Position will remain Open until Filled by an outstanding candidate only. First review November 20, 2020.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Cover letter and Resume required. Email to jparr@statefair.org with copy to bogg@statefair.org or mail to: Nebraska State Fair, Director of Sales Application, PO Box 1387, Grand Island, NE 68802.

 


Marketing Director

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POSITION SUMMARY: this position is responsible for the entire marketing, sponsorship and public relations effort for the Nebraska State Fair and its reputation. This position requires a person of unquestionable ethics  and discretion with information. The incumbent must be capable of maintaining accurate and timely status  and financial records and is accountable for regular hard deadlines. The ability to multitask is imperative. The position is responsible for daily communications and establishing and maintaining cooperative Relationships with the Executive Director, Fair Staff and all those contacted in the course of work. This position will require a particular background and skill set, utmost professionalism and demanding energy.  
Information: The Nebraska State Fair is a 501 C (5) business entity. This respected institution will celebrate its 152nd year in 2021. Expanded Position Description attached or review online at www.statefair.org. This position is At Will, Full time and salaried with benefits. For questions regarding benefits package contact Tish Eckstrom at teckstrom@statefair.org or call 308-385-3952.  Competitive salary commensurate with experience.  Background, Driving Record and Reference Checks may be performed.  

 
SCHEDULE: This Position is integral to the Nebraska State Fair Staff leadership team with a preferred start date as soon as possible due to impending opportunities. That stated, the Position will remain Open until Filled by an outstanding candidate only. First review November 30, 2020.  
 
APPLICATION PROCESS: Cover letter and Resume required. Email to bogg@statefair.org with copy to jparr@statefair.org or mail to: Nebraska State Fair, Marketing Director Application, PO Box 1387, Grand Island, NE 68802.