Employment Opportunities

Join Our Team!

Carter Mountain Orchard often has seasonal positions available. These are great jobs for mature and personable high school and college students, retired folks, and anyone looking to supplement their income. Depending on the season, positions available can vary. 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 job at Carter Mountain Orchard.

Job Descriptions:

Please note, all jobs are SEASONAL. We open for weekends in April, and stay open through November. Weekend hours are required for most jobs.

Assistant Manager:  
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.

Food Service Manager:  (NOW HIRING)
Duties include, but not limited to: providing excellent customer service by developing menus (using our products as much as possible), analyziig costs, working with vendors to procure supplies, coordinating and accepting food and supply inventories, 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.

Retail Sales:   
Duties include, but not limited to: providing excellent customer service by greeting and waiting on walk-in customers, stocking (lifting and carrying boxes), cashiering, etc. Must be accurate, enjoy working with the public, and spending time outdoors. You will be on your feet all day! Customer service/retail experience preferred.

Field Trip Leaders  
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.

Bakery Assistants (mid-September through mid-November):
Time to make the donuts! Fall is our busiest season, and we need help making donuts, baking pies and cookies, washing dishes, and keeping our two kitchens clean and safe.  Mid-week and weekend hours available.  Kitchen experience helpful.  Some very long days will be part of the schedule!

Tractor Driver:
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 enjoy interacting with the public. Tractor-driving experience required.  Midweek and weekend hours.

Bakery Cashier/Assistant:  
Duties include, but not limited to: providing excellent customer service by taking orders, cashiering, prep, washing dishes, cleaning, etc. Customer service experience preferred.  

Birthday Party Host:   
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.

For all positions, you must be:

  • Enthusiastic, friendly, and enjoy working with the public
  • Neat and clean
  • Energetic
  • Reliable and punctual
  • Honest

Download Employment Application here.

Please fax completed application to 434-473-6667, email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or drop off at Carter Mountain Orchard in season during business hours.



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1435 Carters Mountain Trail
Charlottesville, VA

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