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By fax:       925 426-5192

By mail:    Attn: Patti Coonce
                    4501 Pleasanton Ave
                    Pleasanton CA 94566

Current Openings

DATE OPENED: March 15, 2022
DATE CLOSED: When filled 

The Director of Facilities and Construction plans, organizes and provides leadership in the development, administration and direction of fairground facilities including construction, renovation, maintenance and improvement. Oversees, develops and mentors leaders in key departments of facilities, grounds and IT. Implements board approved goals and vision. Overall responsibility for utility infrastructure systems (water, sewer, storm water, electrical, natural gas, solar energy, telecommunications, audio visual and HVAC) within a campus of multiple buildings and 267-acre environment. The Director of Facilities and Construction oversees a team of 25, $4.5 million operating budget and a multi-million dollar capital master plan. The position reports directly to the CEO and participates on the strategic management team.

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DATE OPENED: July 2, 2022
DATE CLOSED: When filled
SALARY: $135k-175k/year


The Chief Financial Officer will use financial expertise and analytic thinking to evaluate and maintain
our organization’s financial health accurately. The CFO will have broad responsibility across the
organization related to financial, human resources and legal functions. The CFO directs functions
such as accounting, annual audits, tax compliance, monthly close processes, monthly reporting,
forecasting, budgeting, long range planning, modeling and ROI analysis. This hands-on role serves
as chief advisor to the CEO on organizational-wide policy issues and aligns business strategy with
human resources strategy. The CFO is an integral part of the leadership team helping to develop
and plan organizational goals.

We are looking for a proactive, team-oriented leader who can thrive in a growing organization. An
individual possessing extensive experience in directing and overseeing the financial, legal and
human relations activities of an organization.

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DATE OPENED: July 25, 2022
DATE CLOSED: When filled 
SALARY: $22-26/hr

This is a full-time, non-exempt position that assumes responsibility for client management from contract to event breakdown, with a focus on event renewal business including booking, contract management, budget supervision, onsite management of events, and post event wrap up. The Event Specialist will require confidence, excellent communication skills and have a superior guest experience mindset. We are looking for a successful Event professional with a strong knowledge of the event industry and an ability to work independently.

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DATE OPENED: May 9, 2022
DATE CLOSED: When filled 
SALARY: $22-26/hour


The General Accounting Assistant is a full time, benefitted position in our Accounting department. This position provides support to the organization with reconciliations, billing and processing receivables. We offer excellent health coverage, generous leave and work in a fun, fast-paced environment.

We are looking for a detail-oriented, self-starter with accounting experience interested and excellent Excel skills.

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DATE OPENED: August 3, 2022
DATE CLOSED: When filled 
SALARY: $20.03/hour


This Part time Janitor position is in our Off Track Betting Facility. Shifts are 6 hours in length with occasional overtime. The part time weekend janitor workdays are Saturday and Sunday from 7:00 PM to 1:30 AM; this may vary due to racing schedules, holidays and staff coverage. This is a union position. All employees in this classification must be SEIU, Local Service Workers West members in good standing during the course of their employment.

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DATE OPENED: November 23, 2021
DATE CLOSED: When filled 
SALARY: $20/hr

This is a seasonal full-time position with potential to evolve into a regular full-time benefited position. This position provides set-up and tear down for the more than 300 fairground events each year. This includes, but is not limited to, putting up pipe and drape, delivering tables and chairs, skirting tables, and responding to event promoter’s requests. This position requires heavy lifting and the ability to work well with our promoters, public and event staff. Candidates must be flexible to work any shift, including the late shifts as necessary.

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DATE OPENED: October 1, 2021
DATE CLOSED: When filled 
SALARY: Varies depending on role and experience



Current Openings:


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Employee Shout Outs

Why do you work at the Alameda County Fairgrounds?

I LOVE my co-workers & the support to always improve & educate myself.  The team effort that every employee contributes makes this place, a great place to work.


I was looking for work that would help me learn new skills and turn those skills into a career. I come here knowing when retirement comes I was able to leave my lasting impression on the property. My goal is to have made a contribution to the organization and leave something for future generations.


We celebrate and inspire community…by being
the best fair and gathering place.


To assure the long-term viability of the Alameda County Fairgrounds, present an exceptional annual Fair that celebrates the heritage and diversity of Alameda County, and provide year-round opportunities for facility usage.


Our Fairgrounds will provide an inclusive, family-friendly environment where community, diversity, innovation and excellence are celebrated by all.



We believe the memories created here define who we are and how we are known to the community we serve.


Everyone is welcome, regardless of the traits that make us unique, as we celebrate the power of diversity and promote a fair and just environment.


As individuals, we are focused on excellence; as a team, we are focused on lasting and meaningful success.


Our organization is made stronger through the power of collaboration and communication regardless of one’s position.


We believe our organization and employees are empowered by innovation and change.


We preserve and protect our beautiful land, heritage and history as our organization prospers. 


We strive to maintain a positive atmosphere where we can enrich and elevate our guests and one another.


We celebrate with one another; we win together or not all. 

Volunteer Opportunities

Find out about our new, exciting volunteer program. Volunteers are the Ambassadors for the annual Fair. They provide customer service and information for our guests.

For more information, please contact Kristen Dean at [email protected] or 925-426-7610.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The Alameda County Fair is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation, citizenship status or any other protected status in accordance with all applicable federal, state, and local laws.