WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The Eastern States Exposition hosted its 2023 Big E Job Fair on Tuesday.

From admissions to public safety, and pretty much everything in between, there’s an array of opportunities for those looking for work! The Big E runs for 17 days straight and employees would have the opportunity to work each day and choose from different shifts.

22News spoke with Jessica Fontaine, Director of Human Resources, who explained the fun environment The Big E offers its workers, “We know a lot of people in the Big E family come year after year, we’re a generational employer so we see people come and once their children are old enough to work and grandchildren, they work here too and they do it all together. So it’s a fun experience, it’s also something where you can make some cash really quickly.”

If you missed the event Tuesday, applications are still open. Some of the open positions include:

  • Admissions – Ticket Sellers/Takers
  • Agriculture – Feed Store Crew
  • Agriculture – Farm-A-Rama Staff
  • Marketing – Information & Reception Staff
  • Operations – Custodial/Maintenance/Bathroom Monitors/Trash Collection
  • Parking Staff
  • Giant Slide Attendants
  • Retail – Cashiers/Shift Supervisors
  • Public Safety – Horse Show Security/Security Staff/Shuttle Drivers
  • Sales – Office Assistants

All of the new staff members will receive training for their roles before the Fair. The job fair on Tuesday will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Storrowton Village Museum’s Greenwich Barn.

“Our Big E workforce consists of people who have been with us anywhere from just a few years, to decades. Some take vacation time and others come in from other areas of the country to assume their Big E role and reconnect with co-workers. We really have a Big E family during the Fair,” said Gene Cassidy, the ESE president and CEO.

“We take so much pride in our agricultural mission and the time that our hiring managers take to share with prospective employees what it means to be a part of the Big E family! If you’re looking for a job for September, definitely check out the Job Fair,” Fontaine.

The Big E will be open this year from September 15 to October 1.

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