Employment/Volunteerism

​​​​Summer Employment

The Department of Agriculture is now accepting applications for qualified individuals who are interested in summer employment. Please download a copy of the summer employment application form. Completed form should be sent to:

Human Resource Office
IL Dept. of Agriculture
State Fairgrounds
P.O. Box 19281
Springfield, IL 62794-9281

Volunteer

The Illinois State Fair is seeking volunteers to help staff information booths. The information booths are located at various locations throughout the fairgrounds. Workers are needed from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. or 3 p.m. - 8 p.m. You can volunteer three days or all ten days. The fair is held August 9th-19th. Workers are provided with all the information needed to answer questions by fairgoers as well as gate and parking passes, and State Fair t-shirts. A training workshop will be held on August 5th at 1 p.m. at the Emmerson Building.

  • The 2018 Illinois State Fair will be held August 9th-19th.
  • Volunteers are needed in several areas including;
    • Information Booths: Staff information booth; assist fair-goers. Six Information Booths are located at the Illinois State Fair. Information booths are conveniently located across from the north end of the Grandstand, on Main Street at the four-way stop, south of the pedestrian tunnel, at the three way stop near the Livestock Center at the end of Central Avenue, Gate 2 at Peoria Rd and Sangamon Avenue and near the entrance of the Main Gate. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. or 3 p.m. - 8 p.m.
    • Office assistant in the Emerson Building in the State Fair office. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
    • Floaters; Upon arrival for volunteer assignment, assist where needed.
    • Exposition Building: Greet fair-goers and provide daily schedules. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. or 3 p.m. - 7 p.m.
    • Greeters at gates 1 and 2 ( Sangamon Ave). 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. or 3 p.m. - 7 p.m.
    • Water sales at various locations on the fairgrounds 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. or 3 p.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Minimum of 15 hours of total time needed from volunteers. Of course, you can volunteer for additional hours.
  • Free State Fair T-shirt, free admission and parking.
  • Training workshop to be held on August 5th at 1 p.m. (not mandatory, about 1 hour)
  • Download ​an application
  • For additional information or questions, please contact Dennis Morris at 217-782-0777.