Big Tex Is Hiring!  – Good Life Family Magazine

With more than 100 days until the 2023 State Fair of Texas, our 55-foot-tall cowboy is looking to hire thousands of seasonal Tex Team members to welcome the masses to the most Texan place on Earth. Known for celebrating all things Texan, seasonal team members are essential to greeting fairgoers worldwide with our signature Texantude. 

Seasonal job applications for a variety of departments are now available online at 

The Fair provides more than 7,000 seasonal job opportunities every year, with approximately 2,200 people employed directly by the State Fair of Texas. The starting wage for job openings paid by the State Fair of Texas in 2023 is $17.82/hour, a 17% increase from the previous $15.21/hour in 2022. Applications for State Fair seasonal positions can be found online, with opportunities available in the following areas: coupon sales, creative arts, games, gates, guest services, livestock, maintenance, plumbing, and others. As the annual event is a collection of small businesses, our business partners offer the remaining seasonal positions, including contractors, food and beverage concessionaires, ride and games operators, vendors, clean team, and security. 

To apply for all seasonal positions for the State Fair of Texas, please visit

The Fair has partnered with several local organizations that will be opening their computer facilities or providing access to the internet for those wanting to fill out our online job application. Please see below for details on the participating locations:

Cornerstone Baptist Church
Hours: Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
1621 South Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75215
(214) 426-5468 

Park South YMCA
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 6 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Friday, 7 a.m. – 12 p.m. 
2500 Romaine Ave.
Dallas, TX 75215
(214) 421-5301

TR Hoover Community Development Center
Hours: Tuesdays, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
5106 Bexar St.
Dallas, TX 75215
(214) 421-2420

The State Fair of Texas looks forward to welcoming back members of its “Fair Family” and bringing new Tex Team members into the fold. 

Get ready for the 2023 State Fair of Texas, themed “Explore the Midway,” opening on Friday, September 29, and running through October 22, 2023.

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