Seasonal Farm Cart Sales & Guest Services

Supervisor:  Executive Chef

Employee Status:  Seasonal, Full Time & Part Time hours

Location:  On-site (Farm Barn at Shelburne Farms: 1611 Harbor Rd, Shelburne, VT 05482)

Pay rate: $17 - 20/hour

Start & End Date:  May 4th - October 31st (weekends only in May, early June, September & October; 7 days/week from mid-June through August)

Schedule: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm; Schedule is determined in advance and coordinated by manager

Farm Cart operates from 11am - 3pm however the schedule reflects set-up and break-down times. You will need to be available to work weekends and holidays.

Occasional evening hours in July & August to support food at community events.


Who We’re Looking for

As a Cashier, working alongside a Line Cook at the Farm Cart, you will share the food we grow and raise at the Farm while helping to strengthen our local food systems by serving delicious lunch and snacks to visitors.

Our Farm Cart is centrally located at the Farm Barn, where visitors can engage in hands-on activities with our farm animals and gardeners at the Children’s Farmyard and watch the cheesemakers hard at work.


What You’ll Do

Cashier and Farm Cart support 

  • Engage with visitors, enter food and beverage orders through a Point-of-Sales system, bring meals to customers, and support Farm Cart Cook as needed.
  • Maintain a clean and tidy space both inside the food cart and in the public eating areas including the additional indoor eating space (pipe room in Farm Barn).
  • Set-up and break-down the Farm Cart before and after opening.
  • Take inventory of supplies and restock each day.
  • Remove rubbish from the cart and public eating area throughout the day.

Guest Services

  • Greet and orient diverse audiences to the Farm Barn including day visitors from around the world, overnight inn guests.
  • Provide information about the Shelburne Farms campus, history, products, and services.


Skills and Interests You Will Bring 

  • Inclusive & welcoming to all: Committed to the values of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion. Be comfortable working, learning from, and engaging with individuals and groups of diverse backgrounds.
  • Organized: Much like a food truck at a busy event, our Farm Cart is a high-volume, quality food service operation and requires you to be accountable for operating all customer service and cashier functions for the farm cart while the cook focuses on food preparation.
  • Food Systems passionate: Share our passion of producing nutritious food for human health while supporting sustainable food systems.
  • Mission-Aligned: Your primary focus is listening to, learning from, and supporting all folks who engage with the Farm Cart in a meaningful way that aligns with our mission and core values.
  • Receptive & open: Skilled in graciously receiving feedback from colleagues and visitors to continuously grow and learn.


Additional Valued Qualifications 

  • Comfortable working in busy environments in various temperatures and in/outdoor work settings.
  • Open to learning.


Work Environment & Physical Demands

  • On good weather days you will set up a table outside to better connect with customers while taking their orders, however you will also work inside the Farm Cart which can be very warm during summer months.
  • Setting up/closing down large umbrellas above picnic tables.
  • There are two steps leading up into the Farm Cart and the walkway inside the cart approximately 3 feet wide. 
  • The cart has a continuous fan operating to help with air circulation but there is no heating/cooling element besides the fan.
  • Carrying and moving inventory and trash, potentially moving items up/down stairs.
  • Carrying items weighing approximately 40 pounds. 
  • Maintain a tidy shared workspace as defined by the cleaning checklist and training.
  • Working in varied weather conditions.
  • Working and moving over uneven terrain.


  • 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 by email, in person, or by mail to: 

  • with “Farm Cart Cashier” in the subject line, or
  • Shelburne Farms attn: Human Resources, 1611 Harbor Road, Shelburne, VT 05482
  • No resume or access to create one? 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. 

$17 - $20/hour
Full or Part Time
Date Posted: March 11