Seasonal Dishwasher

Supervisor:  Executive Chef        

Employee Status: Seasonal, Full Time and Part Time hours available

Location: On-site (99 Inn Road, Shelburne, VT 05482)

Start & End Date:  May 8 - October 27, 2024

Salary Range: $18 - 21/hour

Work Schedule: AM & PM shifts available 7 days/week  (7:30am - 3pm / 2:30pm - 10:30pm)


What You’ll Do

  • Ensure the availability of clean dishes, cookware, and flatware so your team may continue to deliver delicious meals to restaurant guests and visitors at Shelburne Farms.
  • During peak dining hours, this work is very fast paced and requires high attention to detail.
  • You will help collect dishware from around the kitchen.
  • Load and unload the dishwasher.
  • Hand-wash specific specific items as trained.
  • Store clean dishes, glasses and equipment appropriately.
  • Check and clear out dishwasher for any food debris, and alert management of any mechanical or performance issues.
  • Remove garbage and help sanitize the entire kitchen, along with your team, at the end of each shift.


Who We’re Looking for

  • Mission-Aligned: You are excited to be part of Shelburne Farms’ mission to inspire and cultivate learning for a sustainable future and you understand how important the hospitality and food experiences we offer are for advancing the Farm’s mission.
  • Organized:  Not only are you organized, you enjoy organization and are able to create order out of disorder. 
  • Mentally Flexible: When difficulties arise you are able to find creative solutions.  You see an unhappy guest and consider it an opportunity to find a solution, improve someone’s day and deepen a relationship.   
  • Collaborative:  You thrive in an environment that relies upon collaboration for success and recognize the importance of teamwork with all staff members.  
  • Creative:  You have a foundational knowledge of seasonal farm products and are able to find creative ways to utilize them as the seasons progress.
  • Leader: You are happy working with a team of people.  You choose to lead by example, and prefer to work side by side with your teams.  You understand the importance of supportive training, are clear with your directions, and are patient as your team learns the ropes.  You value team members’ differences and thrive when working with a diverse team.  


Work Environment & Physical Demands

  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs and stand for extended periods of time.
  • Carrying trays filled with dishes and stemware around the dishwashing area.
  • Moving on potentially wet flooring.
  • Moving very quickly to maintain the pace of kitchen and restaurant staff.



  • We offer a 30% discount on Farm products.
  • Six (6) days (total of 48 hours) of paid Sick Time for all seasonal employees, regardless of average hours worked/week and length of seasonal time working on the farm.


To Apply

If our vision and mission excite you, we hope you will share with us your experience and skill set that you feel would qualify you to make a contribution to the Farm.

You are invited to submit an application online, in person, or by mail to: 

  • with “Dishwasher” in the subject line, or
  • Shelburne Farms attn: Human Resources, 1611 Harbor Road, Shelburne, VT 05482
  • Need additional support? Call our Human Resource Director at 802-985-0370.

We recognize the resume doesn’t tell us everything so please include a response with your resume to better answer why your unique characteristics and life experience will help you in this position. We are happy to hear more about what you feel you will bring to the role.

At Shelburne Farms, we value equitable access to employment opportunities and career growth as central to our vision for a sustainable future.  We are an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and strongly stand against discrimination and harassment of any kind. We are committed to shifting our resources towards amplifying and uplifting historically marginalized communities to provide a fair and just opportunity for employment.  Candidates with diverse backgrounds and lived experiences are strongly encouraged to apply.

$18 - 21/hour
Full or Part Time
Date Posted: March 11