San Diego County Fair brings 600 seasonal jobs to town

DEL MAR, Calif. (KGTV) - The San Diego County Fair is fast approaching, and with it will come more than 600 job openings.

Fair organizers are looking for applicants to fill parking director and cashier, fair ambassador, security guard, and exhibit staff positions among the open jobs. 

"The San Diego County Fair is a fun, high-energy working environment, and this year wearing a cowboy hat and jeans will be the standard," the job announcement read. "Typically, 60 percent of seasonal staff returns year after year, many people returning for 20 years or more. But there are more than 600 seasonal positions available and plenty of room for first-timers."

Other openings include emergency medical technicians, traffic controllers, facility workers, shuttle bus drivers, ticket sellers, and ticket takers. For a full list of openings, visit the fair's job page here.

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For those looking to apply for a vendor position, the fair's website says applicants must apply directly with the commercials or food vendor. Those positions will be posted Friday, May 12, and Friday, May 26, according to the website.

Pay ranges from $10.50 to $13 an hour. Most positions require applicants to be 18 years of age or older and have the ability to work every day of the fair.

The San Diego County Fair opens to the public at 4 p.m. on Friday, June 2 and runs through Tuesday, July 4. However, the fair will be closed the first four Mondays and first three Tuesdays. This year's fair theme is "Where the West is Fun!"

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