Job Description for Fair Park Director

Position Announcement
Position Information
Job Title:
Fair Park Director
Full Time
Wage and Salary:
$81,114 - $104,270
Application review will begin:
January 19, 2024
Application Deadline:
Open Until Filled
Job Description:

An experienced professional with a flair for event management and community engagement. A confident leader who values collaboration, creativity, and strategic thinking. Someone with a proven track record in managing successful projects and teams.

Join our dynamic, hardworking team as the leader appointed by the County Administrator! Lead the charge of 24/7 operations, spearhead Strategic Planning and Implementation to align both the department and our organization. Dive into the year-round planning and overseeing events, skillfully managing Promotions, Facilities, and ensuring financial success of the Jefferson Fair Park. We are on the lookout for a Fair Park Director who is not just a manager, but a community champion.



  • Strategic Planning & Implementation: Develop and execute strategic plans for the fair park, aligning with Jefferson County's broader strategic objectives. Address community concerns and incorporate feedback into park operations and event planning.
  • Event Management and Promotion: Oversee the planning, coordination, and execution of events, including the county fair, ensuring high standards of quality and safety. Promote events to maximize community engagement and participation.
  • Facility Management: Ensure the maintenance and improvement of fair park facilities. Implement 'corrections' and upgrades based on community feedback and strategic objectives.
  • Financial Management: Prepares, recommends, and administers an annual budget for the Fair Park including personnel, operations, and maintenance, ensuring the Fair and Fair Park are, to the greatest extent possible, self-sustaining.

Requirements: A Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Recreation Facilities Management, or related field plus six years experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience with facility or trade shows including budgeting, facilities and grounds, maintenance.

Preferred Requirements: A master’s *(*Degree in Business Administration, Recreation Facilities Management, or related field plus six years of experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Certificates: Certified Fair Executive, Institute of Fair Management enrollee, or graduate.