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Livestock Intern: Summer and Fall - American Royal

Kansas City, MO • Paid • Application due April 30

The American Royal continues to be a nationally recognized brand of excellence for over a century. The American Royal began in 1899 as the National Hereford Show and has evolved into a comprehensive season of food and agriculture activity with a yearlong impact. Today’s American Royal is the home to a nationally competitive youth livestock show, the world’s largest barbecue competition, a national equine championship, youth and professional rodeos, elementary and secondary education outreach, and a collegiate scholarship program. People travel to the American Royal from every state. BBQ teams come from around the globe.

The American Royal mission, to be the Nation’s leader in food and agriculture education, events, and engagement, is the foundation for the current activities and the driving force for future innovation and growth. With a long-standing history in Kansas City and brand prominence worldwide, the American Royal is poised to significantly increase its relevance and impact in food and agriculture with the development of a new home, a food and agriculture event, education, and entertainment epicenter.


The Livestock Show Event Intern- Summer and Fall, will assist the Livestock Event Manager and livestock team, in preparation for the 124th American Royal Livestock Show, October 4-22, 2023. The main responsibilities for this position involve assisting with the livestock office preparation for the event and could lead to a season internship during the weeks of the event. This is a paid, seasonal position. The intern position requires the ability to work evenings and weekends as needed. This role will be 40 hours most weeks and will require overtime during the Livestock Show.

Dates Desired

Candidates Graduating May/June 2023:

  • In Person: June 4/12 through October 27

Candidates returning to classes Fall 2023 Semester:

  • In Person: June 4/12- August 11/18

  • Remote: August 14/21- September 29

  • In Person: October 2-22

  • Remote: October 23-27

*if academic institution is on Quarter Terms please reach for alternate dates


  • Assist with DNA order processing, data entry, filing, and organization

  • Livestock Show Data Entry

  • Proof and sort awards

  • Prepare Livestock Show results

  • Assist Livestock team with day of show demands

  • General exhibitor service including telephone calls and emails about the show

  • Other duties as assigned


  • Pursuing higher education in some form (four-year degree, technical education, etc.)

  • Agricultural background and/or livestock knowledge preferred

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office

  • Knowledge of any show entry processing systems (ShoWorks, etc.) desired

  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including some evening and weekend hours, as well as some overtime hours during events


  • Exceptional organizational skills

  • Outstanding customer service

  • Strong interpersonal skills and leadership skills; capable of working with and setting priorities among stakeholders, volunteers, and others while promoting the overall interests of the American Royal

  • Excellent work ethic

  • Great attention to detail

  • Creative problem solving

  • Strong communication skills, and ability to work with a dedicated group of volunteers

  • Ability to complete occasional physical tasks such as lifting and carrying required

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