|City of Kansas City, Mo. Bright Future employment fair
The Bright Future program connects local youth with City departments for hands-on paid summer work experiences in the public service sector. Funding for interns will be provided by the City Manager's Office and coordinated by Roosevelt Lyons from the Mayor's Office. The goal of the program is to provide students with an opportunity to gain valuable job experience and sharpen their professional skills.
In partnership with UMKC's Institute for Human Development, this year's employment fair will take place at the newly remodeled Pierson Auditorium on the UMKC campus at 50th St. and Rockhill Rd. The fair will take place Saturday, April 20 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. The fair is free and open to the public, but only residents of Kansas City, Mo. will be eligible for employment with the City of Kansas City, Mo. (see other requirements below).
Office of Civic and Community Engagement
City Hall, 29th floor
414 E. 12th Street
Kansas City, MO 64106
Candidates must be a minimum of 16 years of age by April 20, 2013.
- Candidates must bring a minimum of 10 copies of their resume to the employment fair.
- Candidates must bring proper identification.
- Candidates must dress professionally.
- Candidates for employment must be residents of Kansas City, Mo.
Schedule of Employment Fair
|8:30 a.m. || ||Registration|
|9 a.m. to 1 p.m.|| ||Employment interviews |
Frequently asked questions
What are the qualifications for the Bright Future Employment Fair?
- Be minimum 16 by April 20th 2013
- Be a resident of Kansas City Mo.
What type of employment and internships
- Government and public administration
- Law, public safety, corrections and security
- Architecture and construction
- Health science
- Arts, A/V technology and communications
- Hospitality and tourism
- Marketing, sales and service
- Business, management and administration
- Human services
- Science, technology, engineering and mathematics
- Education and training
- Information technology
- Transportation, distribution and logistics
What to expect from the job fair.
Dress professionally and bring plenty of copies of your resume. During the Bright Future job fair you can expect to hear from many of the City's departments about the job opportunities available this summer. You will have the opportunity to apply and leave your resume with departments that may interest you. There will be no hiring at the job fair. Departments will follow up with applicants they wish to hire by May 17th. All applicants who are offered a position must pass a background check. All internships will begin June 3rd and end July 26th.
How are applicants selected for employment?
Applicants who are selected must attend the Bright Future Employment Fair. Applicants are chosen based on their qualifications and how well their applications match the needs of employers. The purpose of the program is to provide the best possible match between applicants and employers.
What can I do if I am not selected
For those who are not chosen for a position, we offer other resources. More employment resources to help you learn more about finding employment, volunteer opportunities and state law.
How much do the jobs pay
and how many are available?
Minimum Summer employee wage: $7.35 per hour. Positions and hours vary based on employer. Interns selected for the City of Kansas City, Mo., will intern 20-40 hours per week.