We often have seasonal positions available. These are great jobs for mature and personable high school and college students, retired folks, moms, and anyone looking to supplement their income. If you enjoy working with people in a great outdoor, family-oriented atmosphere, we may be looking for you!
We’re looking for seasonal workers who are:
Enthusiastic, friendly, and genuinely enjoy working with the public
Neat and clean
Reliable and punctual
Able to work weekends (most positions)
Please note that our venues are tobacco-free, smoke-free, and drug-free.
You must be at least 15 years old to apply for a position with us. Anyone under 16 must have a work permit (issued by the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry (DOLI) before beginning a job with us.
Employment Opportunities at Carter Mountain Orchard
Our small office stays busy! We need an organized, bubbly personality to keep it all together! Duties include, but not limited to, providing excellent customer service by being the voice of our business (answering customer inquiries via phone, e-mail, social media, and in person), producing signage and labels, performing administrative tasks, coordinating online store orders, data entry and computer work, etc. Must be proficient in MS Office programs, and tech-savvy (office equipment, social media, etc.), and will be trained for retail sales as well. Shifts will generally include Thursdays through Mondays. Office and customer service experience highly preferred.
Assistant Manager (NOW HIRING)
Duties include, but not limited to: providing excellent customer service by performing opening and/or closing duties, supervising staff, managing deliveries and inventories, interacting with and assisting customers, problem-solving, cashiering, etc. Must be solution-oriented, organized, personable, and flexible, and insure that a positive work environment is maintained while providing a high level of customer service. You will be on your feet all day! Retail management and/or customer service experience highly preferred. Weekend availability is a must.
Candy/Caramel Apple Maker
Short-term opportunity to make some extra money! Approximately 30 hours/week to produce high quality caramel and candy apples for our fall season. The qualified candidate must be reliable, have high attention to detail, be able to work independently, and be able to mass-produce a high quality product in a short period of time. Kitchen experience and knowledge of food safety practices is a plus.This position lasts about 6 weeks - from mid-September til late October. This position can be combined with another position for more hours.
Time to make the donuts! We are looking for energetic, hard-working, and happy people to help in our busy bakery! You'll learn to make our famous apple-cider donuts, you'll bake pies and cookies, and help keep our kitchens safe and clean. Weekday and weekend hours available. Kitchen experience helpful. Some very long days on your feet will be part of the schedule! Short term position (through mid-November)
Kitchen Prep (NOW HIRING)
Kitchen experience preferred. Must be able to follow directions and work independently. Duties include prepping food, wrapping sandwiches, cleaning, washing dishes, and other duties as assigned. Must be completely reliable. Days and some evenings required. Short term position (goes through October)
Retail Sales (NOW HIRING)
Duties include, but not limited to: providing excellent customer service by greeting and waiting on walk-in customers, stocking (lifting and carrying boxes), cashiering, and maintaining an exceptionally clean facility. Must be accurate, customer-oriented, enjoy working with the public, and spending time outdoors. You will be on your feet all day! Weekday and weekend shifts available, days and some evenings. Customer service/retail experience preferred. Short term position (through mid-November)
Wine Sales Team Member (NOW HIRING, 18+)
Our Wine Sales Associates are responsible for providing front-line guest experience. They efficiently and effectively promote the saleof wine, memberships, food, and merchandisethroughexcellent customer service, and develop relationships that promote sales and brand loyalty.REQUIRED SKILLS: - Excellent verbal communication skills - Excellent presentation skills - Strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills - Ability to manage priorities and workflow - Proficient on the computer (familiar with POS systems, Microsoft Office) - Excellent customer service skills - Ability to understand and follow written and verbal instructionsQUALIFICATIONS: - Wine related experience helpful and knowledge of wines and wine production, but not required - Professional appearance and demeanor - Commitment to excellence and high standards - Must share company values: thoughtful leadership, commitment, stewardship, integrity, collaboration and passion. - Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work in an evolving environment with enthusiasmPHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS: - Must be at least 18 years of age - Must be able to bend, squat, climb, push, stoop and crouch repeatedly - Must be able to stand and walk for extended periods as required by job duties - Must be able to lift up to 40 lbs. on a regular basis - Coordinate multiple tasks simultaneouslySCHEDULE REQUIREMENTS: - Weekday and Weekend shifts available, with some evening events.
Employment Opportunities at Chiles Peach Orchard
Assistant Manager (NOW HIRING)
Duties include, but not limited to: providing excellent customer service by performing opening and closing duties, supervising and motivating staff, managing deliveries and inventories, interacting with and assisting customers, cashiering, etc. Must be organized, personable, flexible, and solution-oriented. Retail, management, merchandising, and/or customer service experience preferred. Weekend hours required.
Baker/Fudge Maker (NOW HIRING)
Duties include, but not limited to: providing excellent customer service by preparing baked goods, fudge, and other foods for sale; proper displaying, merchandising, and rotating of stock, monitoring cleanliness of kitchen facility, etc. Must be organized, flexible, and reliable. Kitchen and/or baking experience preferred. Early morning hours required. Short term position, through mid-November
Donut Maker/Pie Baker
Time to make the donuts! Our kitchen is busy, and we need help making donuts, baking pies, making caramel and candy apples, baking mixes, and other bakery products. We are a production-oriented kitchen and there is a lot of repetition during the shift. You will also keep the kitchen clean and safe. We start early in the morning! Mid-week and weekend hours, Saturdays required, and some Sundays. Kitchen experience helpful.
Retail Sales (NOW HIRING)
Duties include, but not limited to: providing excellent customer service by greeting and waiting on walk-in customers, stocking (lifting and carrying boxes), cashiering, and maintaining an extremely clean facility. Must be accurate, and enjoy working with the public. Customer service/retail experience preferred. Weekday and weekend hours available.