Oak View Group

Fair Park Part Time Summer Intern | Dallas Fair Park

Location US-TX-Dallas
Job ID
Location Name
Dallas Fair Park
Event Management / Sales
Temporary Part-Time

Oak View Group

Oak View Group is the global leader in venue development, management, and premium hospitality services for the live event industry.  Offering an unmatched, 360-degree solution set for a collection of world-class owned venues and a client roster that includes the most influential, highest attended arenas, convention centers, music festivals, performing arts centers, and cultural institutions on the planet.


More information at OakViewGroup.com, and follow OVG on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn


Fair Park Dallas is offering a paid internship to local high school students. We are looking for students who want to gain professional level experience and have the initiative and drive to excel. This program will give our nearby local students an opportunity to work alongside professionals in the live entertainment, sports, and venue management industry. 


Position Summary: 

This seven (7) week internship program will involve hands-on training in multiple departments at Fair Park and its cultural institutions through a variety of traditional and non-traditional means for Fair Park and its venues.

  • Pay: $15.00 / hour
  • Not to exceed 25 hours per week, some nights and weekends may be required
  • Internship Dates: June 10 - July 25 (Mon - Thurs most weeks)
  • Location: Fair Park Dallas

Job expires 7/31/2024

About the Venue

At Fair Park Dallas, we serve our fans, community, and business partners with approximately 1000 events yearly, offer world-class sports and various entertainment. We believe our employees are our greatest assets. We strive to create a culture that inspires our team to go above and beyond for our clients, patrons and community.  


We are located just 2 miles east of downtown Dallas.  Fair Park is the largest historical landmark in TX and is one of the nation's largest collections of 1930s art and architecture.  Our 277-acre campus is home to the State Fair of Texas, the iconic Cotton Bowl Stadium, a handful of museums, Music Hall at Fair Park (Broadway shows, opera, ballet) and an outdoor amphitheatre.


Visit www.moodycenteratx.com to learn more.  #BeATXcellent  



Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Exposure to various departments at Fair Park, including but not limited to Guest Services, Community Engagement, Fundraising, Events, Finance, Marketing, Social Media, Security, Operations, Capital Projects-construction, Sales, Facilities, Park/Stadium Management, and Ticketing
  • Perform a variety of daily and event-day responsibilities within the various departments
  • Assist with a variety of responsibilities and projects at Fair Park’s Cultural Institutions, which include the African American Museum, the Dallas Historical Society, the State Fair of Texas, Big Tex Urban Gardens and the Texas Discovery Gardens
  • Selected Interns must participate in (1) full days of Intern Fellows Training/Leadership Development Workshops
  • Selected Interns must participate in (5) hours of community service held during the summer internship period
  • Students will participate in weekly trainings and workshops, including but not limited to college preparedness, resume writing, interview skills, and workplace communication
  • Daily duties as assigned



Required Qualifications:

The qualifications listed below represent the credentials necessary to perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Must be a rising senior for the school year 2024/2025 or a recent 2024 graduate of James Madison or Lincoln High School
  • Must be at least 17 years old and able to work in the U.S by June 3, 2024
  • Must have completed viewing of Work Readiness Webinar
  • Letter of recommendation from a teacher or campus leadership
  • GPA of 2.5 or above highly desired
  • Excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills required
  • Must be self-motivated with a ‘can-do’ attitude and a strong desire to learn
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Students must meet all guidelines that James Madison and Lincoln High Schools have set forth for this internship program
  • Excellent customer service skills 
  • Work may extend to help at events including nights and weekends
  • Some positions may include working outdoors, especially for events


Strengthened by our Differences. United to Make a Difference.

At OVG, we understand that to continue positively disrupting the sports and live entertainment industry, we need a diverse team to help us do it. We also believe that inclusivity drives innovation, strengthens our people, improves our service, and raises our excellence. Our success is rooted in creating environments that reflect and celebrate the diverse communities in which we operate and serve, and this is the reason we are committed to amplifying voices from all different backgrounds.


Oak View Group and Fair Park are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We do not discriminate on basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.


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