We often have seasonal positions available at Carter Mountain Orchard and Chiles Peach Orchard. 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! 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.
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. There is no smoking permitted anywhere.
How to Apply
- Complete our online form: With Resume | Without Resume
- Download the application packet [PDF]
- Drop by the Orchard during business hours to pick up an application packet
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.
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.
Duties include, but not limited to: providing excellent customer service by taking orders, cashiering, prep, washing dishes, cleaning, etc. Customer service experience preferred. Weekday, evening, and weekend shifts available.
Duties include, but not limited to: providing excellent customer service by coordinating logistics of birthday parties, including assisting with reservations, greeting groups upon arrival, leading games and keeping the party going, and staying with group while on property to ensure that everyone has a great time. Must be organized, friendly, and enjoy working with children. Please note, most birthday parties occur on weekends. Will also perform retail sales duties when no parties taking place.
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)
Duties include, but not limited to: providing excellent customer service and educational experiences to our school groups visiting the orchard. Meet teachers and students as they check in, lead them through each component of their field trip, and teach provided educational information. Must be organized, energetic, flexible, and love working with pre-school and school-age children. Most field trips are on weekday mornings; some afternoon tours are scheduled. This position can be combined with a retail sales position (see above). Field Trip Season is mid-September through mid-October.
Duties include, but not limited to: providing excellent customer service by developing menus (using our products as much as possible), analyzing costs, working with vendors to procure supplies, coordinating and accepting food and supply inventories and deliveries, maintaining an extremely safe and clean kitchen environment, and promoting a positive work environment, all while maintaining extremely high quality output while controlling costs. Experience in cooking for crowds and managing a staff is required. Weekend work is required. This job is very fast-paced and requires you to be on your feet all day.
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)
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.
Duties include: providing excellent customer service by carefully driving a tractor that pulls a hay wagon for tours of the orchard, as well as fueling and taking care of the tractor and wagon. Must be neat in appearance and enjoy interacting with the public. Proven experience driving tractor or farm equipment required. Weekday and weekend hours.
Our Wine Sales Associates are responsible for providing front-line guest experience. They efficiently and effectively promote the sale of wine, memberships, food, and merchandise through excellent 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 instructions QUALIFICATIONS: - 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 enthusiasm PHYSICAL/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 simultaneously SCHEDULE REQUIREMENTS: - Weekday and Weekend shifts available, with some evening events.
Employment Opportunities at Chiles Peach Orchard
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.
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.
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.
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. Particularly seeking those who can work weekday mornings and afternoons.
Duties include: providing excellent customer service by driving a tractor that pulls a hay wagon for tours of the orchard, as well as fueling and taking care of the tractor and wagon. Must enjoy interacting with the public. Proven experience in driving and maintaining farm equipment required.