New Job Opening: Media Coordinator

Job Description: Media Coordinator

The Kansas Fairgrounds Foundation (KFF) has an opening for a Media Coordinator. This is not your typical employment opportunity. The Kansas Fairgrounds Foundation is continuing to expand every year with a growing number of exciting projects and events all surrounding the Foundation’s mission of renovation, construction, preservation and beautification of the Kansas State Fairgrounds. This flexible position involves a significant responsibility for integral Foundation programs with the ultimate goal of making sure committed donors have a strong and lasting relationship with the Foundation and the Kansas State Fair. 

The Media Coordinator will work in the following areas:

  • Marketing, Branding and Public Relations
    • Manage multiple social media platforms for multiple social media accounts (KFF, Boots and Bling, 1861 Club)
    • Create and manage email marketing campaigns and monthly E-Updates
    • Develop communication materials including flyers, newsletters, invitations, holiday cards, etc.
    • Maintain brand image through graphics and verbiage
    • Maintain the Foundation’s wordpress website
  • Event Coordination
    • Assist with Boots and Bling planning, activities, and execution (fundraising event hosting ~700 attendees)
    • Organize, photograph and display live and silent auction items for Boots and Bling
    • Create powerpoint presentations for Boots and Bling
    • Manage sponsorship deliverables relating to website and social media promotion
    • Assist with Foundation hospitality, events and activities during the Kansas State Fair
    • Manage the Official Kansas State Fair Merchandise Booth during the Kansas State Fair
    • Assist with non-fair events for the 1861 Club
  • General Duties
    • Phone and email communication
    • Attendance at board meetings, team meetings, and other meetings related to job responsibilities
    • Assist with office cleaning and organization


  • Professional, responsible and team-oriented manner with ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with a high level of organization and multi-tasking capabilities
  • Ability to meet deadlines and thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work independently and professionally in a dynamic work environment
  • Self-starter with a solid work ethic
  • Moderate proficiency in Microsoft Word Office suite and Google Workspace applications (Google drive, docs, sheets, etc.), with the ability to become adept at the use of these and other computer programs
  • Adobe Illustrator experience preferred
  • WordPress experience preferred

Availability and Schedule

  • Flexible schedule with ability to work remote as needed (generally excluding August and the beginning of September)
  • Available approximately 15 hours/week typically and 30 hours/week July through September
  • Extended work hours may be required during August for Boots and Bling and September for the Kansas State Fair


Competitive based on applicant’s skills and experience.

Application Procedure

Please submit the following materials to James Fisher, Executive Director at

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Graphics Portfolio
    • Include 5-10 examples of layout designs created with professional software
  • Writing Samples
    • Include 1-3 examples of professional writing in AP style such as press releases, newsletter articles, etc.
  • References
    • Provide 2-3 references including their professional relationship and contact information (email and phone number)

If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to call or email 620-615-7388 or


Hutchinson, KS

Employer Information

The Kansas Fairgrounds Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with an office located on the Kansas State Fairgrounds in Hutchinson. As a separate and independent organization, the Foundation acts as the fundraising arm for the Kansas State Fair and Fairgrounds. The Foundation’s mission is to inspire excellence and understanding of Kansas agriculture, industry and culture through the Kansas State Fair, activities, educational programs and opportunities. The specific purposes of the Kansas Fairgrounds Foundation shall be to further the renovation, construction, preservation and beautification of the Kansas State Fairgrounds; to help, assist, promote, support, maintain, enhance, endow and advance the interests of the Kansas State Fair: and to encourage education of the public about the Kansas State Fair and its purpose and activities

Since 2003, the Foundation has supported primarily small, important renovation, improvement and beautification projects throughout the Fairgrounds in addition to building the Lair White House, which houses the Kansas State Fair Museum, the office of the Foundation, reception and conference rooms.

In recent years, the Kansas Fairgrounds Foundation has grown exponentially in terms of the number and scale of projects on the Fairgrounds, with no expectations of slowing down. The Foundation has an active and engaged board of directors that continue to push for progress. 

The Foundation’s signature FUNdraising event is Boots and Bling, which hosted 700 attendees in 2023. In 2024 the Kansas Fairgrounds Foundation is launching the 1861 Club, a food and beverage venue during the Kansas State Fair and premier event rental for non-fair events year-round. The goal of the 1861 Club is to provide a source of continual income to continue supporting Foundation projects and programs.

In 2023 the Kansas Fairgrounds Foundation successfully completed the Capper Project, the first major construction project since the Lair White House in 2014. The project included rebuilding the historic House of Capper and adding the new Capper Cooperative Park to the Kansas State Fairgrounds. More large and exciting projects are on the horizon and the possibilities are endless!

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