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Del Mar Fairgrounds - On the Ocean - San Diego North Del Mar Fairgrounds

The Del Mar Fairgrounds offers a fun, enthusiastic, and service-oriented working environment. If you would like to join our team and promote our renowned guest services, click the links below to find out more about our current job opportunities and how to apply.

Temporary and Seasonal Employment

Temporary employment opportunities are listed here. The majority of temporary jobs are for the San Diego County Fair, and are posted in the spring. Temporary/seasonal employment positions do not allow employees to have multiple jobs at the same time. Temporary/seasonal employees must decide which job to accept, if offered more than one position.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are retired with CalPERS benefits, please do NOT complete an application, as we are unable to hire you as a 119-day temporary employee due to CalPERS rules and regulations.

Temporary Jobs

San Diego County Fair Vendor Jobs

Each year outside vendors offer employment opportunities at the San Diego County Fair. For these positions, you must apply directly with the commercial or food vendor. These job openings for 2018 will be posted sometime in May.

Post a job listing

Registered or contracted vendors (or sponsors) may list open employment opportunities for the current San Diego County Fair by submitting them here: Vendor Job Postings.

Permanent Employment

Permanent employment opportunities are listed throughout the year. Positions are quickly filled, so please check back regularly to see new opportunities.

Permanent Jobs

Human Resources Office Hours

The HR office is open 8:00AM to 5:00PM, Monday through Friday; closed on State of California holidays. The office is located on the southeast corner of the Fairgrounds (see the Fairgrounds map).

Beginning mid-May, and continuing through the end of the San Diego County Fair, HR office hours and days are different than the rest of the year. For those hours, please see the Jobs page on the San Diego County Fair website.

Fairtime HR Office Hours

Other Employment

Seasonal positions are also available with our affiliates, the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club and SMG/Premier Food Services.

Del Mar Thoroughbred Club

The Del Mar Thoroughbred Club (DMTC) operates thoroughbred horse racing at the Fairgrounds, and jobs include customer service, internships, cashiers and more.



Premier/SMG is the exclusive catering partner for the Del Mar Fairgrounds, operating food and beverage catering, as well as full-service bars and restaurants on site. Opportunities with Premier increase during the summer and fall during the fair and thoroughbred horse racing.

SMG Jobs

PST refunds

Transactions for PST refunds are available through the savingsplusnow.com website.

I-9/Work Permit Requirements

If you are selected for employment, you will be required to furnish documents that establish your identity and eligibility to work in the United States, in compliance with the Immigration and Reform Act of 1986. Some of the unexpired documents that may be used to establish identity or eligibility include:

  • U.S. Passport or U.S. Passport Card.
  • Driver's license or ID card issued by a state.
  • School ID card with photograph.
  • U.S. Social Security card.
  • Original or certified copy of a birth certificate.

You will not be permitted to start work until this documentation is provided. If you are younger than 18, you must furnish a completed Work Permit before you can begin your employment with the 22nd DAA. You can obtain a Work Permit from the school you are attend, or the school district office.

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