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ORGANIZATION: Irish Fair of Minnesota

Are you looking for leadership experience? Do you have ideas for ways an area within the Irish Fair could be more engaging or efficient? Consider joining us as an Area Manager!

Area Managers are volunteers of the Irish Fair of MN with an elevated role. In general, they participate in strategic oversight, planning, and have direct responsibility for onsite operation and tactical support throughout the entirety of the Irish Fair for their area. Specific responsibilities may include:

  • providing input on the layout of their area and supplies needed to make their area operate effectively and efficiently for volunteers and for guests
  • managing volunteers: ensuring volunteers have an excellent experience and give our guests an excellent experience
  • assigning volunteers to area-specific tasks/duties, training them on those tasks/duties, and managing breaks
  • handling guest concerns/complaints and escalating to Board Members or Security, as necessary
WHY BE AN AREA MANAGER? Many of our Area Managers started out as Irish Fair volunteers until they decided they wanted to be more involved in the planning of the Irish Fair. Being an Area Manager gives you insight into how the Irish Fair is planned and produced, as well as giving you opportunities to make a specific area more efficient and/or more engaging for our guests and volunteers. It's a good way to "see how the sausage is made" before taking the next step to joining the Board of Directors or other leadership role.

Even if you don't want to join the Board of Directors, this is an opportunity to see behind the scenes of a cultural festival and hone your leadership skills. This type of experience looks great on a résumé!
APPLY TO BE AN AREA MANAGER If you're interested in applying for an Area Manager position, please send a message to volunteer@irishfair.com Include the following details in your message:

  • Which position(s) you are interested in and if you are interested in a specific area. We're happy to meet with you and discuss the positions further to help you find the right fit.
  • Why you are interested in the position.
  • What skills and/or experience you bring to the role. (The list of skills we're looking for don't all apply to all positions, so it's ok if you don't have all of them!)
  • Your history with the Irish Fair of MN (e.g., former volunteer or Board member, longtime visitor). It's ok if you are new to the Irish Fair of MN!

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About Irish Fair of Minnesota


836 Prior Avenue North Suite 500, St. Paul, MN 55104, US

Mission Statement

To promote and cultivate Irish culture and preserve a rich heritage of traditions for future generations.


The Irish Fair of Minnesota is a 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and celebrating Irish culture and our community. Each year we host an Irish Arts Week with a variety of lectures, classes, readings, historical tours and more. In the second week-end of August, we hold a major festival where we invite you to join us for a celebration of all things Irish with music, dance, family activities and good craic! Throughout the year, follow us on social media to learn about other events and opportunities to get your Irish on! Our annual festival is recognized as one of the most family-friendly events in the Twin Cities, one of the largest and most authentic Irish festivals nationwide and an amazingly great time. Come by, listen to the music, watch the dancers, and even enjoy a pint or two! All proceeds from our events and other donations are invested in supporting the Irish Fair's mission or in supporting our Irish & Celtic cultural community. Our organization has an executive director, a volunteer board of directors and is primarily volunteer driven and supported by people throughout the state.


Arts & Culture
Board Development
Arts & Culture, Board Development, Community


Sat Jun 01, 2024 - Fri Aug 30, 2024


Harriet Island Regional Park51 Water St. WSaint Paul, MN 55107



  • Food & Beverage Services
  • Bartending
  • CSR / Volunteer Coordination
  • Critical Thinking
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building




  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Each Area Manager role has a different time commitment. Some require time before and after the Irish Fair (Aug 9-11, 2024) and some only require time during the Irish Fair.

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