Webster County 4-H Foodstand Manager for the Webster County Fair

Fort Dodge
Base County
Counties Served

This position is selected and hired annually by the Webster County Extension Council. The Webster County    4-H Food Stand Manager will work closely with the Webster County Extension Staff and will be supervised by the Webster County Regional Director. This position will earn a stipend of $1000 to be paid after the completion of all job duties.  This is a temporary position with no vacation, no benefits, or time off. A 1099 will be sent at year-end for taxes.

Job Description

  • Clean and prepare the food stand for fair
  • Attend a food safety training
  • Train volunteers on food safety and required documentation
  • Manage, record, and reconcile cash sales daily  
  • Responsible for food preparation for meal shifts, inventory management, and restocking orders
  • Assist volunteers with cash sales, restocking inventory, and customer service
  • Clean food stand post-fair and coordinate plans for any remaining goods
  • Reconcile budget and prepare a final report of sales for the Webster County Extension Council
  • Tentative Food Stand Manager Hours:
    • Prior to the Webster Fair – 8 hours for food safety training and food stand cleaning and stocking
    • Fair Week Schedule                            Manager Hours                       Food Stand Hours
      • Wednesday, July 12                Noon - 8:30 p.m.                     2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
      • Thursday, July 13                   8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.               8:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
      • Friday, July 14                        8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.               8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
      • Saturday, July 15                    8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.               9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
      • Sunday, July 16                      9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.              10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    • Week after the Webster Fair – 8 hours for clean-up, returns, financial reconciliation & report

Responsibilities During the Fair

  • Be aware of and enforce all health and safety rules in accordance with State and HCF guidelines.
  • Checking that the ingredients are safe and consumable
  • Monitoring and reordering inventory supplies 
  • Cleaning the workstation before and after food preparation
  • Labeling and storing all food items properly and at the right temperature

Required Qualifications

  1. 18 years or older
  2. Knowledge of current food safety practices
  3. Must be able to lift 30 lbs.
  4. Must have a valid driver’s license
  5. Must be able to pass a background screening
  6. Ability to constructively manage the youth and volunteer workers
  7. Food Safety Training (training provided)
Additional Information

To Apply

Interested candidates should submit a resume and application to Brooke McKibban, County Youth Coordinator at  mckibban@iastate.edu . For any questions, please contact the Webster County Extension Office at 515-576-2119. Applications are due Sunday, April 16th or until the position is filled. 

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