Milwaukee World Festival Increases Wages for all Seasonal Employees

MILWAUKEE, WI (August 16, 2021) – Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. (MWF), producer of Summerfest presented by American Family Insurance, announced today that it is increasing the wages for most seasonal workers by $2.00 – $3.50 per hour, effective August 15, 2021. Employees can earn between $14 – $23 per hour. This move is being made to retain and attract the best in the event business for upcoming concerts, events, and Summerfest. The wage increase will be for most current and new employees, except for those who receive gratuities.

All departments are currently hiring, but help is needed especially in the following areas:


Beverage Operations

Facilities and ground operations


New candidates are encouraged to apply online at for immediate consideration. Summerfest is actively hiring for the festival and event season and needs to fill a few hundred positions.

Jobs with MWF offer competitive wages, flexible scheduling, paid training, perks including food coupons Summerfest admission tickets, and more. Scheduled interviews and in-person applications will take place at Summerfest Human Resources Department, with on-the-spot hiring offered.

Entrance protocols will be in place for MWF-produced concerts, as well as Summerfest. All employees, vendors and fans must show a vaccination card, or proof of negative COVID-19 test, within 72 hours. MWF will provide access to testing for all employees who require a test.

MWF encourages all prospective employees to apply today to be part of a historic season at Henry Maier Festival Park and be a part of the live music industry.

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