4-H Summer Fair Assistant

Base County
Counties Served

Buchanan County Extension & Outreach is seeking a Summer Fair Assistant. The assistant will support the County Youth Coordinator (CYC) in preparation for 4-H events at the Buchanan County Fair including communication, marketing, event management, organization of fair materials, and general office duties. Other projects will be assigned based on selected candidates’ skill set.

  • Assist County Youth Coordinator with organizing and carrying out duties and activities in preparation for the Buchanan County Fair
  • Create communication and marketing materials for 4-H/FFA livestock shows, static projects, and other fair-related events
  • Assist with Buchanan County 4-H social media accounts (Facebook and Instagram)
  • Work cooperatively with the Buchanan County Extension Staff and Council, Buchanan County Fair board, and other associated organizations in the community
  • Provide information via email, phone calls, mail, newsletter, mail, etc.  to 4-H members, families, club leaders, livestock superintendents, and council members
  • Organize and prepare materials for pre- and post-fair meetings
  • Take lead on events such as Clover Kid graduation, Senior recognition, Communications Day, Herdsmanship judging, Home Garden judging, and the Volunteer Appreciation dinner
  • Take photos and videos during 4-H events
  • Organize program, workshop, event, and county fair materials
  • Learn and assist with 4-H Online and Fair Entry databases
  • Handle phone calls and emails related to 4-H with youth, parents, volunteers, and other professionals
  • Assist volunteers and staff with variety of tasks
  • Successful completion of background check
  • Ability to work in a team atmosphere
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Problem solving skills, organizational skills, and multiple task capabilities
  • Ability to complete scheduled tasks on time
  • Effectively communicate with all age groups
Job Type
Up to 35/week
Application Deadline
This position will remain open until filled

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