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AZ State Fair- Competitive Entries Internship

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Company Name: 
Arizona State Fair
Application Due Date: 
Monday, November 13, 2017
Federal Work-Study Eligible Site: 
Qualify for WIRCCS Scholarship: 

The Arizona Exposition and State Fair is looking for a motivated, outgoing individual to contribute to our Competitive Entries team. Competitive Entries is the very cornerstone of the fair where people bring their wares to be judged for the elusive distinction of a blue ribbon award. Competitive Entries including classic competitions such as Art, Photography, Sewing, Science, Hobby Collections, Quilting, Needlework, Woodworking, Drafting, Cooking, Baking, Creative Writing and so much more! The Competitive Entries Intern will have the opportunity to develop at least one contest for the Competitive Entries Department from start to finish, and including planning, organizing, managing staff, and being the main point of contact during the show. The intern will also participate in Entertainment and Event Solutions (EES) meetings, as well as attend meetings with clients. This internship is intended to be educational and will give the needed experience and skills.

This is a UNPAID internship. The company has asked that the intern work for approximately 10-20 hrs. per week and will be flexible with your EMCC schedule. Applicants must be continuing EMCC students and have a minimum of 2.5 G.P.A or a recommendation from your SWSC instructor. If you would like assistance in preparing the required materials; cover letter, application and resume or in preparing for an interview of what the intern, please contact the Career Center at 623.935.8740.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

Intern can expect to learn:

  • Staff management and leadership skills
  • Time management skills and organizational skills
  • Client management

Intern can expect to do: 

  • Develop a new Competitive Entries contest, coordinate, design and execute the contest leading up to fair and at fair
  • Assist in hiring temporary Entries employees (sit in on interviews and understand the hiring process)
  • Reach out to possible contest, sponsors, and demonstrators
  • Design and coordinate special contest areas including but not limited to Fry's Stage, Home Arts Mulqueen Contests
  • Monitor a sub-component of an event for the duration of the fair to determine the logistics of multi-tiered event management
  • Schedule and coordinate Entries stages and demonstrators
Minimum Requirements: 
  • Currently enrolled at EMCC working toward a degree in Marketing, Sales, Public Relations, Communication or Agriculture.
  • Have at least a 2.5 GPA
  • Must be 18 years or older 
  • Have a valid drivers license 
  • Organized and dependable, with high attention to detail
  • Positive, fun-loving attitude and a strong desire to learn about event planning
  • Responsible and eager to take initiative
  • “Can-do” attitude and willingness to do what it takes to get the job done
  • Excellent phone etiquette
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite is a must
  • Skills in presentation and interpersonal relations
  • High level of professionalism, and motivation to be on time, meet deadlines, and follow-through
  • Performs well in environment that values creativity, flexibility, enthusiasm, and adaptability