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Public Information Office - Student Assistant (ID: 110042) for Summer 2024


Dept of Agriculture and Markets

10B Airline Drive
Albany , NY 12235
E-Mail: HarvestYourPotential@agriculture.ny.gov
Phone: (518) 457-3216

Division/Unit: Public Information Office


Web Site: http://www.agriculture.ny.gov/(New Window)


Proposal Information


Harvest your potential with the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets! Join our team and become an integral part of a team dedicated to fostering a competitive food and agriculture industry that benefits both producers and consumers alike. Here, you can cultivate your career in a dynamic environment that values innovation, sustainability, and community engagement. With a wide range of opportunities spanning from environmental science to economic development, you can find your niche in public service and grow both professionally and personally. Embrace the chance to join our team, and you'll not only reap a fulfilling career but also sow the seeds for a healthier, stronger New York.

Position Information:
Attention all students! Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to promote the biggest event of the summer? The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets is seeking a Student Assistant to work in the Public Information Office at the Great New York State Fair! As a Student Assistant, you will write and review content for press releases, State Fair-related announcements, and website pages. You will also assist with distributing tickets and parking passes for exhibitors and media representatives, develop and maintain database programs such as the "Food Finder" for the State Fair's website, and help create an editorial calendar to plan and schedule social media content. Additionally, you will curate content for the State Fair's social media platforms, take photos and videos, and perform other administrative duties.

Preferred Skills: The ideal candidate will have knowledge of social media; graphic design experience; video shooting and editing experience (using a smartphone); strong writing skills; valid Driver's License; and knowledge of/experience in fields related to Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, Events Management, Agriculture, and Music Industry.

This is a temporary position located at the New York State Fairgrounds at 581 State Fair Boulevard, Syracuse, NY. We provide a professional and comfortable working environment with ample free parking. The target start date of this position is July 1, 2024, and end date of September 4, 2024. This position offers 20-30 hours per week with a pay rate of $16.10 per hour. The selected candidate must be available to work weekends from August 21 to September 2, 2023.

Don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity to gain valuable experience and be part of the New York State Fair team. Apply now and take your first step towards an exciting career!



Social Media Knowledge

Graphic Design Experience

Video Shooting and Editing

Strong Writing Skills

Detail Oriented


Internship Areas: Agriculture, Communications/Public Relations

Logistical Information

Payment? Paid

Number of Hours: 20 - 30

Location: Onondaga

Number of Interns Needed: 1

Desired Candidate Profile

Preferred Standing Sophomore

Minimum Standing: Sophomore

Degree Concentrations: Agricultural Studies, Communication Studies, Liberal Arts, Recreational Studies, Visual/Performing Arts