Clayton County 4-H Summer Fair Assistant

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

  • Assist County Youth Coordinator with organizing and carrying out duties and activities in preparation for the Clayton County Fair
  • Create communication and marketing materials for 4-H//FFA livestock shows, static projects, and other fair-related events
  • Manage Clayton County 4-H social media accounts (Facebook)
  • Work cooperatively with the Clayton County Extension staff and Council, Clayton County Fair board, and other associated organizations in the community
  • Provide information via email, phone calls, mail, newsletter, etc to 4-H members, families, club leaders, livestock superintendents, and council members
  • Organize and prepare materials for pre-fair meeting
  • Take photos 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
  • High school diploma or college student
  • Strong communication and writing skills
  • Demonstrated interest and ability to work with youth
  • Computer literacy
  • Valid driver's license and access to motor vehicle with proof of liability insurance
  • Successful completion of background check
Additional Information

Submit a current resume and cover letter to Holly Loan by email at or mail to PO Box 357 Elkader, IA 52043 by Friday February 17, 2023.

Job Type
July - August 7. Part time hours during business hours of 8 am - 4:30 pm Mon - Fri. Schedule to be determined upon hire, will include occasional nights and weekends, additional hours may be scheduled during the County Fair and may include overtime.
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