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Open House Job Fairs Planned For 2014 Saratoga Racing Season

Interested in a job at the Saratoga Race Track this summer? Each summer, there are various positions to apply for at the Saratoga Race Course. NYRA holds several open house job fairs to interview candidates and fill these positions in Saratoga.

Qualifications: You must be at least 16 years old to apply, with NYS Certified working papers and photo ID. Prospective security guards, cashiers and pari-mutuel betting clerks must be at least 18 years of age to apply. Betting clerks and cashiers must have significant cash handling experience.

Race Course Job Fairs

Open Houses for the 2014 Racing Season will be held at the Carousel near the East Avenue Gate on:

  • Thursday, June 12 (2 p.m. - 6 p.m.)
  • Friday, June 13 (2 p.m. - 6 p.m.)
  • Saturday, June 14 (11 a.m. - 4 p.m.)

Opportunities are available for: security, white caps (ushers), parking attendants, utility workers, turf work and general labor, retail clerks, hosts/hostesses, waitstaff, bartenders, cooks, prep cooks, food service helpers, cashiers, porters and barbacks, food service supervisors, counter clerks, pari-mutuel betting clerks, and giveaway helpers (part-time only). Positions are available with NYRA, Centerplate, Union Square Events, The Forum Group and American Maintenance.

NOTE: Interviews for employment at Shake Shack, El Verano Taqueria and Union Square Events will be held at Thurs and Fri job fairs only.

What To Bring

Working papers and two types of identification, which may include:
  • driver’s license (must be at least 16 years old to apply)
  • state ID
  • passport
  • birth certificate
  • right-to-work visa
  • To apply for mutuels you must be at least 18 years old and bring resume
  • See a complete rundown of I-9 regulations here

Where To Go

All job fairs will be held in the Racing Office at the Saratoga Race Course on Union Avenue in Saratoga Springs. Enter through the main gate on Union Avenue and East Avenue. From there, make your way over to the paddock mutuel bay with the other applicants. You should be well dressed and prepared for an interview.


Saratoga Employment Line: (212) 973-3602
Email: ForumNYRA@forumgrp.com
Employment applications can be downloaded here.