Join the Sturgis Buffalo Chip Family with the Best Rally Jobs Anywhere!  

  • Monday, May 14, 2018
  • by Mary Panerio

Life is short. So why not work somewhere awesome? Rally jobs at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip® are a great way for you to gain access to the most insane concert lineup during the Sturgis Rally, while making money and potentially even starting your career in marketing, public relations or event production. With hundreds of positions available, you’re sure to find a spot at the Best Party Anywhere® to fit your needs and personality. Check out some of the available positions below and apply today!

Internship Opportunities

Work alongside professional mentors and get a behind-the-scenes look at the planning, promotion and execution of the Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling®! (All internships meet 150-hour minimum to receive three course credits.)

Marketing Content Associate
Work closely with and receive mentorship from each member of a fun team of marketing and media professionals with a diverse set of knowledge and skills. This internship allows students to take part in every level of the marketing process from concept to execution. For a full job description contact

Editorial Assistant
Potentially have your work printed in publications nationwide and read by countless Sturgis Rider® News Blog subscribers. Help to spread the good Chip word by writing blog posts (like this one!) and website content. For a full job description contact

Media Crew Internships
Photographers and videographers are welcome to apply for summer internships on the Buffalo Chip media crew. Qualified applicants should be organized and able to operate under deadline in a fast-paced production environment. Internship is paid upon successful completion and meals are provided during the event itself. Interested? Send a resume and a brief portfolio of your academic work to

(Must be available July 27 - Aug. 12, 2018 unless otherwise noted)

Coming to the Sturgis Rally and the Chip is an annual ritual for many guests. For many others, it will be their first time attending. As a Buffalo Chip event staff member, you can help create a memorable experience for all who call the Chip home during the Sturgis Rally.

Buffalo Chip staffers have so much fun working the festival that many come back to work the festival year and after year. Check out the available positions, then apply online! We’d love to have you join the Chip family!

Stage Video Camera Operator
The Stage Video Crew is need of a camera operator as part of our live concert video on the main stage at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip. Candidates for this position should have experience in video camera operation and basics terms of movement. Job includes load-in and load-out of LED board video equipment. Typical hours during event are 6:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m. each night. Interested applicants should email qualifications to

Stage Hands
Aug. 1-12
Assist in moving and placing equipment on the stage and adjusting sets as needed.

Aug. 1-12
Install, move and dismantle onstage lifting and suspension equipment.

Showcase Stage Production Assistant
Assist in the promotion and execution of entertainment and events taking place on the Buffalo Chip’s Showcase Stages. Duties include but are not limited to communicating load-in/sound-check times with artists and sound engineers, transporting bands and their gear, providing entertainers with designated passes and fulfilling hospitality requests. See the full job description here.

Corporate Sponsor Set Team Members
Execute the set up and tear down of sponsorship department events and signage before, during, and after rally. You will work on location at the Legendary Buffalo Chip as part of a tightly-knit, hard-working and fun team and must work well – rain or shine – with a small group of people day in and day out. This is a hands-on events and execution position, for more information contact See the full job description here

Gate Security
Greet thousands of guests as they enter the grounds for the vacation of a lifetime.

Direct traffic so guests can quickly and safely get where they need to go.

RV Checkers
Help the Chip follow county ordinances by making sure no alcohol or weapons come through the gates.

Help keep the lines of communication open between staff spread across the 580-acre property.

Ground Security
Serve and protect Buffalo Chip models, dignitaries and celebrity guests.  

ID Checker
Help the Chip uphold the law by keeping minors from purchasing alcohol on site.

Zip Line Crew

Send Buffalo Chip guests on the ride of their life from atop the seven-foot story high Zip the Chip zip line platform inside the amphitheater.

Ticket Scanners
Welcome thousands happy, smiling guests through the gates.

East Gate Security
Monitor incoming and outgoing traffic at East Gates, checking credentials of guests, staff and band personnel to ensure they have the proper pass.

Stage Security
Protect bands like Eric Church and Kid Rock from fanatics trying to storm the stage.

Box Office Staff
Check in guests who have advance reservations and sell passes to those yet to reserve in air-conditioned comfort. Must be detail oriented and have computer skills.

So what are you waiting for? Apply online now to become part of the Buffalo Chip family!

Know someone you think would be a perfect addition to the Buffalo Chip staff? Tag them in the comments below!

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