POSITION: Human Resources Intern
The Wisconsin State Fair Park (WSFP) is seeking an enthusiastic, detail-oriented and dedicated candidate to work as a Human Resources Intern. The ideal candidate will have at least two years of Human Resources schoolwork and a work history that includes working in an administrative capacity or setting. The majority of the intern’s duties will focus on the recruitment and onboarding process for the annual Wisconsin State Fair.
Wisconsin State Fair Park is a year-round entertainment venue hosting activities, events, meetings and more throughout the four seasons. Home to the Exposition Center, Tommy G. Thompson Youth Center, the Milwaukee Mile Speedway, Products Pavilion and many other facilities, hundreds of events are held at the Fair Park each year. Perhaps the most notable and certainly the signature event the Wisconsin State Fair, welcomes over one million Fairgoers over the course of the 11-day run. Visit http://www.wistatefair.com for more information.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE & HOURS: Summer internship opportunity from May through early September working 30 – 40 hours per week. In addition, this position may be approved to stay on and work throughout the school year as needed. Employee must be able to work all 11 days of the Fair.
COMPENSATION: Pay is $10.00 – $12.00 per hour depending on experience
WHO CAN APPLY: This recruitment is open to those Wisconsin residents pursuing a degree in Human Resources.
Under close supervision of the Director of Human Resources of Wisconsin State Fair Park (WSFP) and the direction of the Human Resources Specialist, this position provides confidential support services in the administration of WSFP’s Human Resources Department. This involves assisting in WSFP’s recruitment and hiring activities, preparation and maintenance of personnel documents, certain data entry/maintenance of personnel information into PeopleSoft HRIS, maintenance of personnel files, and advising and counseling candidates, new hires and supervisors on the recruitment and onboarding process.
WSFP has a recruiting and onboarding center that annually processes up to 700 new seasonal hires for the summer and 11-day Fair event and this position is critical in ensuring candidates and new hires are thoroughly onboarded and appropriate paperwork and pre-employment processes are completed.
A full copy of the position description can be found here.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Knowledge of recruitment, staffing and onboarding techniques
Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws, regulations, statutes and administrative rules
Knowledge of Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action state and federal regulations
Knowledge of or experience working with various HR/Payroll software: PeopleSoft HRIS (HR & Payroll),
Kronos (Timekeeping) and an Applicant Tracking System
Knowledge of or experience working with HRIS systems
Effective oral and written communication skills and ability to communicate effectively with managers, supervisors, employees and the public
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with managers, supervisors, staff, other agencies and external contacts
Effective problem-solving and analytical skills
Effective planning and organization skills with ability to prioritize while remaining flexible to changes
Considerable knowledge of mathematics such as addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information related to personnel and employment issues and/or concerns
Considerable knowledge of and skill in using computers and Microsoft software such as Word, Excel, Power
Point, Access, Outlook and Internet Explorer and ability to adapt to changes in said technology
Ability to perform high-level keyboard and typing skills
SPECIAL NOTES: Candidate must be able to work every day of the Fair, August 4 – 14, 2016. Prior to appointment to this position, candidate may be subject to a comprehensive background check.
Please submit a resume and cover letter clearly detailing your experience and qualifications as they relate to the position to:
Human Resources at HR@wistatefair.com (use Subject: Human Resources Intern). Application materials will be reviewed on a first come, first served basis and the most qualified applicants will be invited to interview until the positions are filled. Questions may be directed to Ryan T. Burns, Director of Human Resources, at 414.266.7015.