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

Internships

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SALARY: $18 per hour
AVAILABLE: March through July 2024

POSITION SCOPE:
The Sponsorship Intern is a seasonal, part time position beginning in March and concluding at the end of July. This position is designed to offer individuals hands-on sales and marketing experience where they will assist the Account Executive and marketing team on partnering with sponsors, fulfilling contracts, activating brands and creating experiential events during the annual Fair. It is approximately 16 to 25 hours per week increasing to 35-40 hours per week during our annual Fair (June 14-July 7). This position supports the sponsor and marketing team to sell, implement, promote, and activate sponsorship brands before, during, and after Fair. A qualified candidate is a creative, organized, detail-oriented, dead-line conscious, and a confident person with interpersonal skills. The ability to handle multiple projects effectively is essential for success.

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SALARY: $18 per hour
AVAILABLE: April through July 2024

POSITION SCOPE:
This is a seasonal, part time position beginning in April and concluding at the end of July. It is approximately 16-25 hours per week increasing to 35-40 hours per week during our annual Fair (June 16-July 9). This is an excellent opportunity for an individual eager to learn more about the event sales and events operations. This position supports the Event Sales department in their day-to-day operations during the Fair. Working early, late and/or weekend shifts as needed is required. A qualified candidate is an experienced and confident sales person who is organized and deadline conscious. The ability to handle multiple projects effectively is essential for success.

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SALARY: $18 per hour
AVAILABLE: April through July 2024

POSITION SCOPE:
PR Intern is a seasonal, part-time position beginning at the end of May and concluding mid July. The position is designed to offer individuals a real, hands-on experience working in public relations and with the media. The schedule is flexible and starts at approximately 15-25 hours per week in mid-May, then increases to 35-40 hours per week during our annual Fair (June14-July 7). Working early, late and/or weekend shifts, as needed, is required. Responsibilities include providing support to the Marketing team with public relation efforts. The qualified candidate has an interest in learning about public relations and working with the media. Must be professional, organized, detail-oriented, deadline-conscious and able to multitask.

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SALARY: $18 per hour
AVAILABLE: April through July 2024

POSITION SCOPE:
Marketing Intern is a seasonal, part-time position beginning in April and concluding mid July. The position is designed to offer individuals a real, hands-on experience working in Marketing. The schedule is flexible and starts at approximately 15-25 hours per week from April through May, then increases to 35-40 hours per week during our annual Fair (June14-July 7). Working early, late and/or weekend shifts, as needed, is required. Responsibilities include providing support to the Marketing team in a variety of efforts related to the annual Alameda County Fair. A qualified candidate will be organized, detail-oriented, deadline-conscious and able to multitask.

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SALARY: $18 per hour
AVAILABLE: May through July 2024

POSITION SCOPE:
As the Marketing & Box Office Intern, you’ll gain hands-on admissions and marketing experience at the largest event center in the East Bay Area! Events include Fair admission, concerts and festivals. Reporting to the Marketing Director, this is a seasonal part time position beginning in May and concluding July 15. You will work with the admissions and marketing team, fulfilling ticket requests, assisting in creating a positive guest experience at the gates, learning ticketing procedures for large scale events, work tasting fests as well as nightly concerts. It is approximately 16 to 25 hours per week increasing to 35-40 hours per week during our annual Fair (June 14-July 7).

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SALARY: $18 per hour
AVAILABLE: April through July 2024

POSITION SCOPE:
Information Technology Intern is a seasonal position associated with our annual fair. This position offers individuals hands-on experience working in the Information Technology (I.T.) field. The intern will work in multiple I.T. functions with an emphasis on support of the annual Alameda County Fair. The position will start as part-time and could built to a full-time position during Fair. This position will begin April of 2024 and will continue until end of July 2024.Our Fair hours are Wednesday through Sunday between 12 PM and 11 PM, except for the last week, we are open all days.

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SALARY: $18 per hour
AVAILABLE: March through mid-July 2024

POSITION SCOPE:
Human Resources Intern is a seasonal, position associated with our annual fair. This position offers individuals hands-on experience working in the Human Resources field. The intern will work in multiple HR functions with an emphasis on the hiring, new hire onboarding and support of seasonal employees at the annual Alameda County Fair. Multiple positions are available and task assignments based on skills, team needs and the desired focus of individual interns. The position will start as part-time and could built to a full-time position before and during Fair. This position will begin March of 2024 and will continue until mid of July 2024. Our Fair hours are Wednesday through Sunday between 12pm and 11pm. HR office hours vary between 9am until 7pm.

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Current Openings

Date Opened: December 7, 2023
Date Closed: When Filled
Salary: $20-$23/hour, based on experience

POSITION SCOPE:

This full time, non-exempt position is responsible for securing and protecting our 267-acre property. The schedule is Monday through Friday, 2:30pm to 11pm and include weekends during Events. This position is responsible for guarding and protecting gates, entrances, buildings, facilities and other designated posts on premises. Excellent problem solution, de-escalation and customer service skills are essential for success.

We are looking for a guest-oriented, experienced security professional who can communicate in a friendly and effective manner, monitor the flow of visitors and protect our property.

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Date Opened: January, 2024
Date Closed: When Filled
Salary: $25 to $27/hour, based on experience

POSITION SCOPE:

The Junior Accountant is a full time, benefitted position in our Accounting department. This position will perform basic accounting functions, such as balance sheet reconciliation, bank reconciliation and data entry for journal entry or other reporting preparation. 

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DATE OPENED: February 15, 2023
DATE CLOSED: When filled 

POSITION SUMMARY:
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: February 9, 2024
Date Closed: When Filled
Salary: $75,000 – $80,000 Annually

This full-time, exempt position is responsible for managing the OTB and Racing Operations, staff and schedules, maintaining facilities, coordinating with related contractors and partners and managing live racing operations during the annual Fair. The Off-Track Betting & Racing Supervisor reports to the Director of Entertainment, Agriculture &
Programs.

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Date Opened: July 5, 2023
Date Closed: When Filled
Salary: $18-20/hour

POSITION SCOPE:

This is a full-time benefited position. This position requires heavy lifting and the ability to work well with other staff as well as independently. Candidates must be flexible to work any shift, including the late shifts as necessary.

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Date Opened: July 16, 2023
Date Closed: When Filled
Salary: $20-30/hour

POSITION SCOPE:

This is a non- exempt full-time position in our Grounds and Plumbing Department. This position will require knowledge of the methods, materials, tools, and equipment used in the plumbing trade; applicable state and federal health and safety code requirements; methods and practices followed in the maintenance of tools,
machinery, and equipment; safety precautions to be observed in the maintenance and installation of electronic and mechanical equipment. Responsible for installing, repairing and maintaining pipes, fixtures and other plumbing used for water distribution and waste water disposal on grounds. Responsible for installing, maintaining and repairing gas lines throughout the grounds. An essential function of this position is to report to on-site emergencies in 45 minutes or less (call-in pay premium applies)

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Date Opened: August 24, 2023
Date Closed: When Filled
Salary: $25-$28/hour, based on experience

POSITION SCOPE:

This is a regular, full time (40 hours a week), non-exempt position in our Maintenance department. This position requires familiarity with the methods, materials, tools, and equipment used in the construction trade. Knowledge of the method and practices followed in the maintenance of tools, machinery, and equipment; safety precautions to be observed. This position offers excellent benefits, generous paid leave and paid holidays. Knowledge of framing, sheetrock, general construction methods and practices followed in the maintenance of tools, machinery, and equipment; safety precautions to be observed.

This is a full time position that offers excellent benefits, generous paid leave and paid holidays.

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Date Opened: March 1, 2023 Date Closed: When Filled Salary: Varies depending on role and experience

Current Openings:
  • Banquet Server
  • Prep Cook
  • Bartenders
  • Concessions Pouring Staff
  • Warehouse Runner

If Employment Desired/Position applying for section please apply following the link below

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NEW Gold Star Award

Every quarter Alameda County Fairgrounds celebrates an employee who exhibits our core values and goes above and beyond.

Congratulations!
Robert Picone

3rd Quarter, 2023

Robert practices our core values every day with collaboration across departments and a positive attitude when completing his tasks.

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.

Mission

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.

Vision

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

Values

Community

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

Inclusive

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.

Excellence

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

Collaborative

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

Innovative

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

Environment

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

Positive

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

Celebrate

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 kdean@alamedacountyfair.com 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.

Grounds crew