Volunteer with Healthy Local Food Exhibit at MN State Fair

Renewing the Countryside is looking for an extra pair of hands to work the Healthy Local Food Exhibit at the Minnesota State Fair. The exhibit is relaxed, fun, and a great opportunity to network with local foodies! Please pass this along to any who might be interested.

Healthy Local Food Exhibit Staff
Dates: Mid-August through mid-September (Flexible start and end dates)
Hours: The fair runs 8/24/2017 – 9/4/2017. This position will work 7-10 shifts during the fair (7.5hr shifts) with some additional part-time hours before and after. Shifts will include nights and weekends.
Category: Part time, hourly wage, temporary
Interested applicants should contact Eli Goodwell — eli@rtcinfo.org or 612-208-8354

Description: The Exhibit Staff will help setup, oversee and take down the Healthy Local Food Exhibit. They will be the acting Person in Charge during their shifts at the fair.

About the Exhibit: For over a decade, Renewing the Countryside has curated a food-related, interactive educational exhibit as part of the Minnesota State Fair’s Eco Experience – an award winning exhibit hall that reaches 250,000 – 300,000 visitors annually. Each year we pick a theme for the food portion of the Eco Experience, and our 2017 theme will be organic foods and agriculture. The exhibit will include high-quality, interactive and educational kiosks on organic foods and agriculture; cooking demonstrations with premier local chefs; food sampling from organic farmers and foodmakers; and activities promoting healthy eating habits.


  • Open or close exhibit (exhibit hours are 9 AM to 9 PM daily)
  • Check in, orient and support volunteers
  • Oversee all exhibit activities and guests
  • Assist with food sample preparation
  • Maintain the cleanliness and safety of the exhibit area
  • Engage with fairgoers about the importance of organic agriculture and supporting our local food system
  • Experience supervising staff or volunteers
  • Experience with basic food preparation and sanitation
  • Ability to lift 40lbs. and stand for 6 hours or longer
  • Interest and passion in food systems and our local food community

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