Under direction, to organize and direct a major phase of a large exhibit or an entire specialty exhibit at a fair or exposition; to participate in development and execution of fair promotional and sales activities; and to do other related work.
Organizes and directs an art, poultry, industrial, or other spe cialty exhibit of a fair or a major phase of a large exhibit, such as the swine, cattle, or sheep division of the livestock show; contacts commercial enterprises and sells exhibit space; classifies and arranges entries, allots and arranges space and supervises care of exhibit animals or materials; assists in supervision of construction of exhibits and assists in designing displays; assists in securing judges and distributing premiums; as assigned, writes and designs publicity material for fair programs to be used on various advertising media; contacts the public and promotes the sale of box, reserved and special event tickets prior to and during a fair; prepares reports and dictates necessary correspondence.
One year of experience in either one or a combination of the following:
1. In charge of an exhibit, program, or function at a fair or exposition of national or statewide scope; or
2. In publicity, writing or editing work at a professional level;
3. In professional sales work. (In interpreting the experience requirement, a fullshow period at a fair or exposition of national or statewide scope will be evaluated as equivalent to 6 months of experience.) (Four years of college, preferably with a major in either agriculture, business administration, journalism or art may be substituted for one year of experience.)
Knowledge of: Techniques of display of an exhibit; problems encountered in the conduct of an exhibit; salesmanship; uses of mechanical equipment and lighting as needed for displaying exhibits; principles of personnel management and supervision.
Ability to: Read and write English at a level required for successful job performance; lay out and arrange allotment of space for effective use of available facilities; prepare advertising publicity and other public relations material; evaluate situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.
Education equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade.