The State Fair Times: WSF Seeks Individuals to Fill Open Job Positions
The Wyoming State Fair (WSF) is a celebration of agriculture and the Western way of life, and it wouldn’t be possible without the hardworking superintendents and coordinators who work behind the scenes to make the fair a success.
“These individuals are the backbone of the fair, working tirelessly to ensure every aspect of the event runs smoothly,” states Courtny Conkle, WSF general manager.
Conkle notes the WSF Board is currently seeking individuals to fill several open superintendent and coordinator positions for the 2023 WSF, including a youth beef superintendent, youth beef coordinator, youth poultry superintendent, open beef superintendent, open culinary superintendent, open crafted arts coordinator, open visual arts coordinator, open floriculture and horticulture coordinator and exhibit office superintendent.
“If you’re looking to get more involved with WSF and have the skills and passion to help make the livestock shows or exhibits even more amazing, we want to hear from you,” says Conkle. “We’re currently seeking highly-motivated, organized individuals with good attention to detail who are comfortable working with people of all ages in a fast-paced, positive environment.”
According to Conkle, livestock superintendents are contracted positions, running the course of Aug. 12-20.
From Aug. 12-14, superintendents will be responsible for pre-fair duties including set-up preparation and assigning stalls and pens for fair week.
From Aug. 15-19, superintendents are responsible for running and managing shows and live exhibits, checking in and stalling animals, facilitating market animal weigh-ins, breaking up market animal classes, judging, assisting as a clerk during judging, handing out ribbons and awards, recording show placings, supervising the release of entries and completing a Superintendent’s Report.
Like livestock superintendents, the open static superintendent position is contracted for the length of Aug. 12-20.
On Aug. 12, these superintendents will be responsible for checking and preparing display areas, taking exhibit entries and printing tags for online entries.
On Aug. 14, open static superintendent duties include judging, assisting as a clerk during judging, placing ribbons and rosettes on items after judging and recording class placings. After judging, they will be responsible for ensuring entries are neatly arranged in appropriate display areas.
Over the course of the fair, Aug. 15-19, these individuals will be in charge of exhibit hall supervision, which includes locking and unlocking the exhibit hall during daily viewing hours – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. – and coordinating supervision hours to ensure there is at least one person staffing the hall at all times.
On Aug. 20, open static superintendents will help with supervising the release of entries and will be required to complete a Superintendent’s Report.
Applications for these open positions are now open, and Conkle highly encourages interested individuals to apply today.
“These are paid positions, and we’re excited to partner with you to make the 2023 WSF the best one yet,” she says.
Applications can be submitted to wystatefair.com/superintendent-and-coordinator/. For more information on the open positions, contact the WSF Office at 307-358-2398.
Hannah Bugas is the managing editor of the Wyoming Livestock Roundup. Send comments on this article to firstname.lastname@example.org.