Milwaukee World Festival, Inc.
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Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. Hiring Over 2,000 Seasonal Workers

There are a variety of positions available to match every skill set.

By - Apr 2nd, 2019 06:02 am

MILWAUKEE, WI (April 2, 2019) – Milwaukee World Festival, Inc.(MWF) will hire over 2,000 seasonal workers for the summer festival season, including the 11 days of Summerfest. Job opportunities are available in various departments including security, admissions, facilities and grounds operations, and food and beverage.  Candidates must complete an online application at (MWF does not work with any third-party job websites, applicants should only apply at

There are a variety of positions available to match every skill set. Interested applicants must be at least 16 years of age. Flexible scheduling, a fun atmosphere, and paid training and orientation are provided.  Scheduled interviews will take place at the Summerfest Human Resources Department with on-the-spot hiring offered.

“Our goal is to hire residents of the City of Milwaukee and all of Southeastern Wisconsin, in order to support the community that has been supporting Summerfest for over 50 years,” said Don Smiley, President and CEO of Milwaukee World Festival, Inc.  “We encourage all interested applicants to visit and fill out an application to be part of our team this summer,” he added.

The festival season kicks off June 2, 2019 with the UPAF Ride for the Arts and continues with events through September.  Summerfest will take place June 26-June 30 (closed July 1) and July 2-7, 2019.

About Milwaukee World Festival, Inc.

Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. is an independent, private 501(c)(3) corporation founded in 1965 that produces Summerfest, presented by American Family Insurance, an 11-day festival that generates approximately $187 million in economic impact for the community each year.  Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. also maintains and improves Henry Maier Festival Park, located on 75 acres on the shores of Lake Michigan in Milwaukee, WI.  In addition to Summerfest, Henry Maier Festival Park hosts a variety of ethnic and cultural festivals, concerts, walks, runs, and other special events, attracting nearly 1.3 million people.  The mission of the organization is to promote an understanding of different ethnic cultures, the histories and traditions of various nationalities, harmony in the community, civic pride and provide a showcase for performing arts, activities and recreation for the public and employment opportunities for the youth of the community. For more details, visit, or Twitter: @Summerfest.

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