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Big Tex is hiring! Seasonal Tex Team Member applications now available online

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With just over 100 days until the State Fair of Texas opens, Big Tex is looking to hire thousands of sensational seasonal Tex Team members. Seasonal job applications are now available online for a variety of departments. Known for celebrating all things Texan, seasonal team members are essential to welcoming folks from all over to the most Texan place on Earth.

The Fair provides more than 7,000 seasonal job opportunities every year, with approximately 2,200 people employed directly by the State Fair of Texas. The starting wage for job openings paid by the State Fair of Texas in 2021 is $12.38/hour, raised from the previous $11.15/hour in 2019. Applications for State Fair seasonal positions can be found online, with opportunities available in the following areas: coupon sales, creative arts, games, gates, guest services, livestock, maintenance, and plumbing. As the annual event is a collection of small businesses, the remaining seasonal positions are offered by our business partners, including contractors, food and beverage concessionaires, ride and games operators, vendors, clean team, and security.

The State Fair has continued to keep health and safety as a top priority and this includes the well-being of our valuable staff. Due to the close interaction required of our employees and the nature of the State Fair event itself, we are asking for employees to be vaccinated to provide the safest environment possible for our Fair family. Therefore, for the foreseeable future, we ask that all seasonal workers be vaccinated against COVID-19 and be prepared to show documentation of the vaccination. In addition and when necessary, other applicable safety precautions, such as facial coverings, social distancing requirements, and additional sanitization of work areas will be in place during the team member’s employment.

To apply for a seasonal position at the State Fair of Texas, please visit The Fair has partnered with several local organizations that will be opening their computer facilities or providing access to the internet for those wanting to fill out our online job application. In addition to these locations, the Fair also encourages applicants to visit their local public library to utilize internet access; however, note that certain library locations have limited services due to COVID-19 restrictions. For more information on the library locations, please visit Please see below for details on the participating locations:

Cornerstone Baptist Church

Hours: Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
1621 South Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75215
(214) 426-5468

Martin Luther King Branch Library

Hours: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Thursdays – 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
2922 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75215
(972) 571-3202

Park South YMCA

*Laptops available in lobby upon request.
Hours: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
2500 Romaine Ave.
Dallas, TX 75215
(214) 421-5301

TR Hoover Community Development Center

Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
5106 Bexar St.
Dallas, TX 75215
(214) 421-2420

West Dallas Public Library

Hours: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Thursdays – 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
2332 Singleton Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75212
(214) 670 – 6445

This year, we’re more excited than ever to welcome back members of our Fair family and say “howdy” to new ones too. Join us for the 2021 State Fair of Texas, themed “Howdy, Folks!”, opening on Friday, September 24, and running through October 17, 2021.

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