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Fair Event Assistant - Temporary

at Arapahoe County Sheriff

Pay: $13 to $15/hour
$13 - $15
Posted: 1/28/2019
Job Status: Contract/Temporary
Job Reference #: 2330692

Job Description

Overall Job Objective


****Notice:  This position is "Continuous"  We will be interviewing candidates on an on-going basis and therefore this posting will be closed once all candidates are selected.  If you are interested in this job, do not wait to apply!****  

Do you enjoy coordinating events and activities?  Are you creative?  Do you have a lot of energy and able to communicate your excitement to individuals interested in participating in a broad range of events and activities?  Are you looking for a temporary position that benefits the citizens of Arapahoe County?  You may be just the person we are looking for!  We are looking for a Temporary Fair Event Assistant who can bring their creativity and clerical skills to support the various summer events that occur at the Arapahoe County Fairgrounds.

This position will work out at the County Fairgrounds located at 25690 East Quincy Avenue in Aurora. 

This is a temporary position with no benefits. Length of service is dependent on business need.

This position starts as soon as possible and will work based on the business need, 2-3 days per week. Thursdays, and Fridays preferred. 40 or more hours per week the month of July and all weekends in July. Incumbent must be able to work the full week of the fair.

This position provides administrative and operational support for the Arapahoe County Fair. Assists with customer service duties including working with vendors, sponsors, and entertainers. Assists the Fairgrounds Operations staff during the Arapahoe County Fair including load in and out, on site event coordination and set up, event preparation, event operations and follow up.


The following duty statements are illustrative of the essential functions of the job and do not include other non-essential or marginal duties that may be required. The County reserves the right to modify or change the duties or essential functions of the job at any time.

Answers the phone, greets and assists visitors, provides fair information and support.

Communicates with potential vendors, sponsors, and entertainers.

Assists with event implementation including layout, fair schedule and event close out.  Provides excellent customer service.

Communicates contract specifications, balancing contract requirements and customer service.

Completes correspondence to sponsors and vendors to facilitate insurance requirements, necessary permits and archives appropriate paperwork.

Works in support of the Arapahoe County Fairgrounds and all efforts directed by the Fairgrounds Operations staff.

Maintains office equipment, office spaces and business files.

Performs other duties as assigned.


Knowledge of standard administrative support and clerical procedures including data entry and electronic document preparation, electronic and hard copy records filing, record keeping, and telephone protocols.

Position requires accuracy and attention to detail with strong customer service orientation.

Ability to understand and adhere to departmental policies, procedures and the overall departmental functions.

Excellent organizational and administrative skills.

Ability to exercise tact and courtesy in frequent contact with the public, vendors and sponsors.

Ability to exercise problem solving skills when working independently.

Knowledge of event administration and logistics.

Ability to follow verbal and written instructions.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others as necessitated by work assignments. Cooperative attitude is essential.

Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.

Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills.

Service First
Excellent Quality
Responsive Government
Visionary Thinking
Caring Leadership
Effective Communication
Fiscal Responsibility
Respect for Others

High School diploma or GED equivalent in Events or related field

At least 1 years of relevant work experience; or

Any equivalent combination of education and work experience that satisfy the requirements of the job will be considered.

Must successfully pass pre-employment testing which includes an acceptable motor vehicle record (MVR) and background check.

Possession of valid class "R" Colorado driver's license or the ability to obtain one within two weeks of appointment.

This position will require frequent evening and weekend assignments and may require a flexible schedule with rotating on call weekends.

Work location and facilities are subject to change based on business need.

Must be available to be on-site the full week of the County Fair.

Supplemental Information

Work is generally within a standard office environment but will also include work in various facilities, around equipment, out of doors in various weather conditions and around livestock / animals.
The following are some of the physical demands commonly associated with this position.

No unusual physical demands are associated with this position.

Spends 60% of the time sitting and 40% of the time either standing or walking.

Occasionally lifts, carries, pulls or pushes up to 35 lbs.

Uses cart, dolly, or other equipment to carry in excess of 35 lbs.

Occasionally climbs, stoops, kneels, balances, reaches, crawls and crouches while performing office and event management duties.

Verbal and auditory capacity enabling interpersonal communication through automated devices, such as telephones, radios, and similar; and in public meetings and personal interactions.

Constant use of eye, hand and finger coordination enabling the use of automated office machinery or equipment.

Visual capacity enabling constant use of computer or other work related equipment.

This position works on the Fairgrounds campus and during special events which may result in exposure to extreme heat/cold, dust, loud noise, crowds, outdoor allergens and livestock, poultry, rabbits and other animals.

Occasionally: Activity exists less than 1/3 of the time.
Frequently: Activity exists between 1/3 and 2/3 of the time.
Constantly: Activity exists more than 2/3 of the time.

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