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Are You Ready To Join The Keeneland Family?

Everything we do at Keeneland is the result of the hard work and talent of our employees. We are committed to providing our team members with a great place to work. We are always seeking new faces who want to work in a fast-paced and innovative environment and are willing to give 100% to do their best.

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Our Mission

Since 1936, Keeneland has perpetuated the very best of Thoroughbred racing and sales with an unwavering commitment to and love for the horse. In all that we do, we remain grounded in our connection to the Thoroughbred and our responsibility to the future of our industry.

For the love of the horse, for generations to come.

The Keeneland Way

The Keeneland Promise defines our guiding principles – a commitment to our founders, our industry, our community and to each other. Let these words guide your actions and you'll fit right in.

Part-Time Employment

Keeneland hires for part-time employment in a variety of positions for the Spring and Fall Race Meet! Positions include culinary, stewarding, concessions, parking, security and more!

Hiring Center

Second Floor Grandstand on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. in March. On-site interviews for all positions will be conducted at the Hiring Events. Candidates are asked to bring two forms of identification with them for potential on the spot hiring.


What We Offer

Keeneland is delighted to offer exciting benefits and perks to our part-time employees including financial, discounts on food and merchandise, wellness and more!

Collegiate Opportunities Program

Keeneland is proud to offer the Collegiate Opportunities Program, providing students the opportunity to gain industry knowledge through immersive internships and the College Ambassador Program Presented by Lane’s End.


Volunteer Group Program

In addition to outstanding part-time employment opportunities, Keeneland is proud to support the community via its Group Volunteer program. This program enables fraternities, sororities, high school booster clubs, senior groups, charitable organizations and other certified groups that have a tax identification number to receive a contribution of $10 for every hour that one of their members works during the Race Meet. Members of participating organizations might work in roles ranging from a server assistant in one of Keeneland’s premier dining rooms to serving food and drinks at a concession stand or working as a parking attendant.

Full-Time Employment

Explore Our Positions

Keeneland is proud to employ over 300 employees full time. Learn more about open positions at the link below.

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What We Offer

With competitive compensation, generous benefits and an iconic, historic environment unlike any other, working at Keeneland is rewarding in so many ways.

What Do You Enjoy Most About Working At Keeneland?

Hear from our full-time employees

Andrew Sears, Maintenance, 8 Years

“The atmosphere of Keeneland and how much fun it is working here. Where else can you go to be surrounded by such awesome people and watch live horse racing while at work?”

Dean Roethemeier, Sales, 5 Years

“The people you meet. Keeneland opens many doors all over the world and brings together all sorts of people here in Lexington.”

Kara Heissenbuttel, Patron Experience, 12 Years

“Keeneland is a place where people come to make life-long memories and it is an honor to play a small role.”

Lea Howard, Marketing, 1 Year

“I adore my team, they are great to work with! I never dreamed that I would work anywhere else than my last job, but accepting my production designer position at Keeneland was the best decision I've ever made and I'm truly grateful!”

Ryan Oakman, Finance, 2 Years

“Growing up in Versailles, Keeneland is home.  From the maculate grounds to the rich history and tradition, I’m often thrilled to say that I work at Keeneland.  Everyone here has such crucial and diverse roles and to see it all come together to put on world class racing is amazing.  From day one, everyone welcomed me with open arms.  Here, we are all one big family that does a great job of supporting and pushing each other to make Keeneland enjoyable for all of our patrons.”

Shannon South, Dining, 1 Year

"The chance to see how what we do impacts the guests and learning more about the aspects of the horse industry within Kentucky and beyond. Also, the new and interesting people that I am able to encounter and in many cases work with that give me a new perspective on things daily.”

Tiffany McDonald, Human Resources, 11 Years

“Keeneland is such an iconic and special place to work. The employees here are the BEST and what motivates me to work hard every day. Being a part of such tradition, such history, such creativity and such innovation is so inspiring. The support our team has for one another is the true definition of team work.  I love being a part of the Keeneland family!"

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