Want to work at a place where people love their job?
Looking for a fun job this fall?
Every fall Tuttles hires a crew of people to help with the fall season. We being the process of hiring this crew in mid-August during our interview days. Fall positions run from early September through late October.
What you can expect working at Tuttles?
- Fun, family friendly work environment (Tuttle’s guests are a great bunch to work for!)
- Flexible, part time positions
- Sundays Off (We are also closed on Sundays providing staff an opportunity to spend the day with their families.)
- Hard working, fast paced environment (we are a farm…so we believe in old fashioned hard work. Days are busy and go fast.)
- Competitive pay for retail environments.
- Variety (there are a lot of things to be done at the orchard. There’s a good chance you won’t be doing the same thing every day).
- Outdoor environment. Our employees tell us they love being so close to nature. Many positions (although not all) are working outside. This also means you’ll work in a variety of weather conditions.
We often hear from our fall staff at the end of the season: “This is the funnest job I’ve ever had…and the job where I’ve worked the hardest.”
Why people tell us they love working at Tuttles:
- Tuttle’s guests are great to work with…people enjoy being at the orchard.
- Fun, small town, family atmosphere…at Tuttles…we believe those who work here are a part of our extended family.
- Free apple cider slushies. Discount in the Farm Store. Free Saturday lunch in the fall.
An Ideal Candidate for Tuttle’s Fall Crew (some positions have other requirements):
- Positive attitude and good customer service skills.
- Willingness to work hard.
- Strong desire to do what it takes to help Tuttle’s guests have a positive, fun experience.
- Initiative. Ability to see ways to help guests have a great experience and take proactive steps.
- Willingness to work at a variety of tasks in any given day (we believe in multitasking).
- Ability to do some lifting (for retail positions…need to be able to lift crates of apples approx 45lb)
- Ability to stand and work in outside environments for extended periods.
- Availability to work on Saturdays (for most positions…except tour guides).
- Be at least 16 years old (18 years old for a few positions).
- Be looking for a fall job. Great job options for stay at home parents during school hours, high school students, retired adults, those in job transition, those looking for supplemental income on Saturdays.
Fall Seasonal Positions included:
- Tour Guide (15 positions): Lead tours of elementary and preschool children through the facilities. Experience in teaching or leading groups is a plus. Weekdays 9 AM -2 PM; 3-5 days a week. Great job for those who want to work during school hours.
- Farm Store Crew (8 positions) Assist customers in our farm store. Cashiers. Prepare apples for sale. Stock shelves. Weekday and Saturday hours; part time.
- U-pick Area Crew (15 positions): Direct customers to the appropriate apple and pumpkin u-pick areas. Answer questions, tally orders, receive tickets for play area, maze, hayrides, and restock items. Assist tour staff with school groups as needed. Weekday and Saturday hours; part-time.
- Saturday Grill Crew (15 positions): Help prepare and sell items at Tuttle’s grill including corn on the cob, hot dogs, brats, etc. Saturday hours.
- Caramel Apple Chef (2 positions): Make caramel apples. Help in Sweet Shop area. Weekday and Saturday hours, approx 30 hours/week.
- Cafe & Sweet Shop Crew (12 positions): Help customers with sweet shop orders. Prepare apple cider slushies, package caramel apples, donuts, etc. Weekday and Saturday hours.
- Afternoon Produce Picking/Washing Crew (6 positions): Assist with picking and washing pumpkins and gourds. Sort apples for sale. Two afternoons a week (4-7) and Saturdays.
- Apple Sorting/Cider Making Crew (4 positions): Assist with washing and sorting apples for retail sale. Assist with production of cider including dumping apples, checking apples, and jugging cider. This position involves lifting of 50 lbs of apples on a consistent basis. Weekdays; can be full or part time for Sep/Oct. ICE students wanting to work 7-10 AM hours can apply for this position.
- Apple Picking Crew (15 positions): Be a part of the crew that picks the apples. This position involves lifting of 50 lbs of apples on a consistent basis. Weekdays 8-5; full time position for Sep/Oct. This position is also open to those wanting to work 9AM-2PM. We have some mom’s who come pick while their kids are in school and love it.
- Saturday Parking Crew (5 positions): Assist with directing cars on Saturdays. Must be over 18 years old for this position. Saturdays Only.
- Hayride Driver (5 positions): Drive tractor with trailer to pumpkin patch. Prior experience with manual & hydrostatic tractors is a plus. Strong safety consciousness. Must be 18 years or older for this position. Weekday mornings or weekday afternoons and Saturdays.
- Saturday Hospitality Crew (5 positions): Welcome people, give out samples, answer questions. Saturdays Only.
- Early AM or Evening Stocking Crew (4-6 positions): Help restock shelves in farm store. Weekday mornings 5-9 AM or weekday evenings 6-9 PM.
- Cleaning Crew: Help keep the farm clean through the season. Weekday and Saturday shifts.
Tuttles does almost all hiring for these positions during a couple interview days. If you want to work at Tuttles, we strongly encourage you to come one of these days.
The 2017 Interview Days are:
- Friday, August 18 4-6PM
Please print and bring this application with you completed to the interview dates: Application for Employment 2017 Please note you must bring with you email addresses for references so be sure to research those before you come. We look forward to seeing you.
Are there jobs available during other times of the year?
We hire almost all of our staff in the fall season. Part time positions available for holiday, spring, and fall seasons are filled from fall staff from the previous seasons who demonstrate aptitude and are a good fit with the Tuttle’s culture. Positions for other seasons are limited and almost entirely part time. If you have a desire to work at Tuttles in other seasons, we suggest you join us for a fall season to see if Tuttle’s might be a good fit for you. As full time positions become available these are posted and filled on a position specific basis.
What if I am not available to attend the interview days?
If you are not able to come during the above listed times, you may come by the farm store before that time to leave your application. It is important to bring your application the week before the interview days. Do not wait until after those dates. Do NOT send applications or resumes by email or fax. Priority will be given to applicants who apply during the above dates. Additional applications will be considered if openings are still available after that time.
I have applied for a fall position, when will I hear back?
Because of the large number of applicants we typically receive, Tuttles only contacts applicants who will be called back for a second interview for positions. You should expect to hear something by Labor Day at the latest if you are being considered. However, sometimes we continue to hire into September if we find the season is a busy one. We are sorry, we typically receive more qualified applicants then we can hire.
I don’t know a lot about apples, does Tuttles provide training?
Yes, we provide several trainings to our seasonal staff including “Apple School” where you will become an expert in all things apple. Tour guides will receive several days of extensive training to prepare them for leading groups through the orchard. Paid training is required to work at Tuttles.
I have applied for a position in the past, should I apply again?
We often have more qualified applicants then we can hire so if you have applied in the past and were not called for a position and would still like to work at Tuttles, please apply again. Keep in mind that Saturday availability is important for many positions.
I have worked at Tuttles in the past, should I reapply?
If you have worked at Tuttles in a past season and would like to return to work at Tuttles, please complete the availability page of the application and return it to Helen or Ruth Ann before or during the interview days. It is important to contact us before the interview days. Please note: Tuttles reevaluates all positions each year. Employment in the past does not guarantee employment in future seasons. However, many Tuttles employees return year after year to the fall season.
How long will these positions last?
Typically fall positions run from early September to the later part of October.