Why people tell us they love working at Tuttles:
Comments from former and current staff:
“Tuttle’s is a great place to work because everyone is so kind and happy. It’s awesome to work in a place where everyone is happy and takes pride in their work.”
“Tuttle’s was the most fun job I’ve ever had”
“Working at Tuttles taught me how important customer service can be and how to properly use it. I made so many friends that I know I’ll have connections with for a long time and I’m so glad I was able to be apart of it!”
“Working at Tuttle’s gives me the tools for the desire to work hard and do my best. Every year I leave with memories I will always cherish and I can’t wait for the next season. Tuttle’s will always be my favorite job”
“Working at Tuttle’s is a great experience no matter what your age is. It is like being a part of a family all learning to work together.”
“I get asked at least once a week by a customer if I am “a Tuttle” meaning does my family own the orchard. No, my family doesn’t own Tuttle Orchard, but the thing is, when you work at Tuttles, you feel like you are a part of the family. I am proud to work at Tuttles and proud of being a part of so many families’ Fall memories!”
“Working at Tuttles is like making holiday memories with family and friends. You want to work when you are enjoying what you do and all the benefits you receive.”
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.”
Looking for a fun, seasonal job?
Every year Tuttles hires a crew of people to help with the fall season. We begin the process of hiring this crew in mid July. Candidates should fill out an application on line and will be contacted for a group interview. 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 and temperatures.
An Ideal Candidate for Tuttle’s Seasonal Crew (some positions have other requirements):
- Positive attitude and good customer service skills.
- Willingness to work hard. People often tell us at the end of the season: “Tuttles is the funnest job I’ve ever had and I’ve never worked so hard in my life!”
- Desire to help guests have a great experience at Tuttles!
- Initiative. Ability to see ways to help guests have a great experience and take proactive steps.
- Willingness to work efficiently at a variety of tasks in any given day (we believe in cross training and multitasking).
- Ability to do some occasional lifting (most jobs require neeing to lift a crate of apples on occasion approx. 45lb)
- Ability to stand and work in indoor or outdoor environments for extended periods in all types of weather.
- Availability to work on Saturdays is a HUGE PLUS!
- Be at least 16 years old (18 years old for a few positions).
- If you are a high school student, it is ideal to be available to work Saturdays and during fall break (this is very important – we don’t have Sunday or evening positions, so students who have lots of Saturday school activities won’t find Tuttles to be a good fit for employment).
- Be looking for a seasonal job for August through October.
Core Team Positions Available (Year Round Positions)
Fall Season Available Positions (August - October)
Apple Orchard Farm Store Cashiers, Produce Packagers, and Stocking Crew (Weekday or Saturday shifts 8-4, 9-2, 2-7 or 4-7PM)
15 positions: Assist families in our farm store select the right apple and produce items for their needs. Cashiers tally orders and answer questions. Prepare apples for sale and stock shelves during down time. Weekday and Saturday hours; part time. Must be able to lift crates of apples.
Sunflower Field, Pick Your Own Areas & Activities Crew (Weekday & Saturday positions 8-4, 9-2, 2-7, 4-7)
25 positions: Direct customers to the appropriate flower, apple and pumpkin u-pick areas. Answer questions, tally orders, receive tickets for play area, maze, and hayrides. Stock and clean u-pick areas as needed. Assist tour staff with school groups as needed. Weekday and Saturday hours; part-time. Lots of guest interaction.
Saturday Grill Operators And Corn Roaster Operators (Saturdays)
15 positions: Like to grill out? This could be for you. Work outside cooking up our delicious apple cider brats, hot dogs, and other grill favorites, or learn to operate our fresh corn roasting machine on fall Saturdays. Must be 18 to apply for these positions. Great positions for people looking for a little extra cash working 8 Saturdays in the fall.
Fall Field Trip Guides (Weekdays 9-2)
6 positions: Great for someone looking for hours during the school day, approximately 8:30 – 2. Help students learn about agriculture and our work on the farm. Training will be provided. Lots of fun working with students of all ages.
Caramel Apple Chef For Fall Season(Weekdays 9-2 or 8-4)
4 positions: Our caramel apple chefs make thousands of tasty apples for our guests to enjoy. Work with a fun crew to learn all the tips and tricks to making the perfect caramel apple treat. Attention to detail and efficiency is a must for this position.
Cafe & Sweet Shop Crew For Fall Season (Weekday and/or Saturday, 8-4, 9-2, 2-7, 4-7)
12 positions: Work with our amazing chef as you prepare lunch and treats for our guests. We need cashiers, prep cooks, donut makers, food expeditors, line cooks and more to get our amazing farm fresh food to our guests. Flexibility, speed and the ability to take initiative make someone a good fit in our cafe.
Afternoon Produce Picking/Washing Crew (Weekdays 4-7:30PM and Saturdays)
6-8 positions: This job is great for someone needing after school and Saturday hours in the fall. Help pick pumpkins, gourds and other fresh produce then prep it for sale on the farm.
Apple Cider Making Crew (Weekdays 8AM-2PM)
2 positions: Assist with washing and sorting apples for retail sale and with production of cider including dumping apples, checking apples, and jugging cider. This position involves lifting 50 lbs of apples on a consistent basis.
Saturday Parking Crew
5 positions: Great for people wanting a 6 week job on Saturdays during the fall season. Help guests find parking spots on the farm and answer guest questions as they arrive. Perfect for earning a little extra cash in the fall.
Hospitality/Sanitation Crew For Fall Season (shifts available 9-2, 2-7, 4-7 weekdays and Saturdays))
5 positions: Welcome guests to the farm and answer questions, give directions and help make memorable guest experiences. Keep all public areas clean and safe for our guests. No late evening hours.
Fall Donut Making Crews (shifts available 8-2, 9-2, 8-4, 2-7, 4-7 Weekdays and Saturdays)
20 positions: Join our team of people who love donuts, love helping people, and love working behind the scenes. Speed and accuracy a must for this position as we make thousands of donuts each fall for our hungry guests.
Early AM Donut Crew For Fall Season (Mon-Sat 5-8am)
10 positions: Looking for a part time fall job before your regular job? This could be it! Perfect for morning people who enjoy donuts and working with a great crew.
Hayride Driver (Weekday 9-2, 2-7 and/or Saturday Shifts)
5 positions: Do you love driving tractors and helping families enjoy a real farm experience? We are looking for hayride drivers to help families and school groups enjoy their Tuttles experience. Must be 18 years or older to apply for this position. Positive people with great safety awareness would fit best in this position. Past experience driving a tractor is helpful but not required.
- Complete the online application here. Someone from our office will contact you about attending an interview.
- Attend a group interview day (we will notify you by email about date) – we’ll meet with a group of candidates for about one hour to tell you what we have to offer and see where you might fit in our crew.
- We’ll contact your references via email, and invite candidates we feel are a good fit to join us for an individual interview time where we will talk more about what working at Tuttles is like and where you have an interest in working.
2021 Fall Positions Update: We are currently fully staffed for our 2021 fall season. Please check back in late spring of 2022 for any updates on available positions.
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Get an email when interview days are posted.
Frequently Asked Questions
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 summer seasons are filled from fall staff from the previous seasons who demonstrate aptitude and are a good fit with the Tuttle’s culture. If you have a desire to work at Tuttles in other seasons, we suggest you join us for a fall season to see if Tuttles might be a good fit for you.
What if I am not available to attend the interview days?
Our office staff will contact you to find a time that works for everyone. Do NOT send applications or resumes by email or fax. Applications will only be accepted through the posted link, and we will contact you with group interview times.
I have applied for a fall position, when will I hear back?
Because of the large number of applicants we typically receive, Tuttles will only contact those applicants who have been invited to a second interview. You should expect to hear something by Labor Day at the latest if you are being considered. We often have way more applicants than we can accommodate – we told you people like this place and want to work here!
I don’t know a lot about apples, does Tuttles provide training?
Yes, we provide several training session to our seasonal staff including Orientation, Guest Interaction Training, and “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 feel free to apply again. There are often occasions where people apply the first year and do not receive a position, but do the second. 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 have received an invitation to reapply at the end of your season, please contact Ruth Ann in mid-July or before. It is important to contact us by early August if you are interested in returning. 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.
How old do I need to be to apply?
You must be 16 years old to work at Tuttles.
Can I just come as a volunteer?
Due to lots of legal and insurance stuff, we can’t allow volunteers, but many of those who work in the fall enjoy part time positions … they feel like it’s being a paid volunteer it’s so fun!
I am a high school student, do you have positions that will work with my school hours?
Most of our high school students work two weekday afternoons from 4-7:30PM and every Saturday. Also students often work approx 30 hours a week over their fall break (for those who have full week breaks). For students who have Saturday availability, Tuttles is a great fit! If you are involved in lots of Saturday school activities, Tuttles is not a good fit for employment as we do not offer Sunday or evening hours. Availability over fall break is also an important consideration for us in evaluating applicants as that is a very busy time here at the orchard.