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Work at Traveling Concession Stands, WI

E-101785 Work at Traveling Concession Stands, WIFor: University or college students
Program: Work Travel USA
Visa required: J1 Visa
Season: Summer vacations

Area pictures: Explore the area with Google Panoramio

Job Title: Where needed
Employer Type:
Arranged By: InterExchange, Inc.
Employer ID: E-101785


Description of Business: This employer is a family run concessions business with eight concession trailers. The trailers are used to prepare and sell food at special events and fairs. This is a unique job in that you will be based in Wisconsin, but traveling throughout Wisconsin, Minnesota, Indiana, Upper Michigan, Tennessee, and Alabama. You will travel to a new location with your coworkers and the trailers every week or two. On your time off you will have time to do some exploring and enjoy your time in the U.S.

Description of Area: Your home base is Wisconsin, adjacent to Madison-the capitol city of Wisconsin, and near the popular tourist destination of Wisconsin Dells. You will be traveling throughout Wisconsin, Minnesota, Indiana, Upper Michigan, Tennessee, and Alabama.

Travel Time to the job site, example: 24 hours from New York by bus. Cost $90.00.

Area pictures: 1992-2009 Participants’ Photos [coming soon]

Job Details

Work Description: You will be working in a family business of traveling concession stands. You should be prepared to do all of the tasks involved with operating the food concession stands: preparing and cooking food (griddle and deep fry), making pizza, serving customers/taking orders, cleaning the stand and tables, making change, setting up and taking down tables, chairs and tents, etc. Because you will be dealing with many people and working with money, you should be able to speak English well and have a good knowledge of American currency.

Salary and Bonuses: $6.55 – $7.25 per hour, overtime $9.83 – $10.88 per hour. You may receive a performance bonus for a job well done provided that you stay until your agreed end date. If you successfully complete your work commitment, you may receive a refund of your housing costs.

Work Hours: Your hours will vary: During most weeks you will work as much as 50-60 hours per week.

Job type illustrations: 1992-2009 Participants’ Photos [coming soon]


Accommodation Cost: $40.00 per week

Accommodation Description: Housing is provided for $40.00 per week, but your housing cista will be refunded to you if you work until the end of your work commitment, your performance is satisfactory and your room is left in good condition. You will be living in modern travel trailers with other students. Rooms house two or four students. Each room has beds, closets, a sink, a shower, and air conditioning. All trailers will be within walking distance of the work site. You may eat and drink from the food prepared in the stands for free(breakfast is not provided). Refrigerators and freezers are available for you to store your own groceries if you desire. Smoking and drinking alcohol are prohibited in your housing, in any of the vehicles, and at work. Housing is strictly male or female. No visitors of the opposite sex are allowed in your housing.

Security deposit: A deposit of $40.00 will be taken from your first paycheck and will be returned to you when you complete your commitment if your housing is clean and in good condition, and all linens are returned.

Accomodation Pictures: How we lived in America 1992 – 2009 – participants’ photos


Requirements: Not specified.

Standard requirements for the Work Travel USA program sponsored by InterExchange, Inc. are:

  • Conversational English
  • Minimum placement duration 12 weeks (or for summer, until Labor Day, whichever is longer)
  • Minimum placement is 2.5 months in national parks

Uniform/Dress Code: Your clothing must be neat and clean. You will be required to wear a company shirt (cotton, t-shirt), hat, and apron while the stands are open. You will be required to purchase t-shirts for about $5 each from your employer. You should bring or purchase casnal black jeans (not dark blue!) , black pants, or black long shorts to wear on the job as part of your uniform, and comfortable shoes. Long hair must be pulled back and men must be clean shaven. Short hair for men is preferred. Jewelry should be limited to watches and small stud earrings. No other facial piercing allowed. Tattoos should be concealed.


None who was previously placed in this location offered pictures for this gallery.

How to Apply

Do you like the employers shown in this section? Would you like to work for an employer like that?
Great! Apply for the Work Travel USA program and enjoy your summer adventure in the USA!

The program allows you to indicate three preferences for the area of the USA where you would like to be placed, and three preferences for the type of employer you would like to work for.

Although the program sponsorĀ can not guarantee that your preferences will be met, it does guarantee you one job placement! All the employers listed here hosted international students in the past and the placements provided for an unforgettable summer!

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2 Responses to “Work at Traveling Concession Stands, WI”
  1. Vaclav Rohr says:

    image nr.16 here: http://www.apex-foundation.org/employers/ image of blond girl in blue hat and sweater selling gyros during flooding rain is typical picture for galery of county fair concession stands in Wisconsin. Trust me. I took that picture. :-) Actually this picture is from Spencer county fair in Iowa :-)

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