The Kansas State Fair
is seeking a person passionate about Kansas and its communities to manage the
fair’s first-ever Explore Kansas Festival.
The Explore Kansas
Festival is Sept. 7-8, 2019. The Explore Kansas Festival at the Kansas State
Fair is a way to educate our fairgoers about the things our state has to offer.
The two-day showcase brings together communities and attractions from across
the state, creating a place for the public to discover Kansas treasures.
We see the Kansas
State Fair as an important mouthpiece for Kansas Tourism. The Explore Kansas
Festival can help visitors find unique cafes, fishing holes., hiking trails,
next summer’s vacation spot, historic sites, natural landmarks, museums,
performing centers, arts and culture and events — or even a new place to call
The applicant would
assist the Kansas State Fair Director of Marketing and the Fair’s Commercial
Exhibits Manager in putting on the Explore Kansas Festival. The position of
Festival Manager would be the point person for this event, working with
communities on setup, needs and tear down. This position would run this event
during the fair.
The position would
include working a few days before the start of the fair. Applicant must be able
to work Sept. 6-8, 2019. Applicant will put in 12- to 15-hour days during this
- Applicant must be able to
prioritize, multi-task and maintain attention to detail
- Must have a passion for Kansas
- Must be able to give direction
and lead this event
- Must have good communication
- Skills in event planning
- Applicant must be hardworking
and have an aim create a high-quality event
Deadline to apply is June 1. For more
information, call Amy Bickel at 620-860-9433 or email