Seasonal Host

Employee Status:  Seasonal, Full-Time hours

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

Start & End Date: August - October 31st

Pay Rate: $15/hour + gratuity

Work Schedule: 3-5 shifts/week including at least one weekend, 30 - 40 hrs/week

Free Transportation Available: Free employee transportation to and from the Burlington area is available for anyone working Monday-Friday. Transportation leaves from Burlington area at 7:45am and departs from Shelburne Farms at 5:15 pm.


Position Objective

A  position at Shelburne Farms is to participate in the creation of an environment where guests and colleagues feel welcomed, cared for, engaged, and inspired. 


What You’ll Do: Key Responsibilities 

  • Maintaining a clean and organized host stand
  • Answer hostess phone and assist guests with reservations as needed
  • Knowledge of the menu and specials for the evening
  • Interact with guests with a welcoming and friendly disposition
  • Alerting the Dinner Manager with issues that may arise with seating guests
  • Completing side work as able throughout the shift
  • Supporting the serving staff by running hot food, bussing tables and alerting them when tables are seated in their station
  • Assisting team members with the set up and breakdown of the dining room daily, setting the tables for the next service


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:  You have strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Experienced: Previous restaurant experience is a must
  • Gracious: You are warm, friendly, and generous. You understand that the art of hospitality lies in creating a sense of welcome and belonging for the people with whom you interact.
  • Flexible: Your life allows for flexibility to work evenings, weekends, holidays and extended hours
  • Inclusive: You are comfortable working with individuals and groups of diverse backgrounds


Additional Valued Qualifications 

  • Familiarity with POS systems preferred


Work Environment & Physical Demands

  • Seasonally demanding work schedule
  • Ability to lift 20 lbs and be physically active for extended periods of time
  • Indoor spaces lack conventional heating and cooling


  • We offer a 30% discount on Farm products.
  • Six (6) days (48 hours) of paid Sick Time for all seasonal employees.


To Apply

  • Please submit a resume and response to the questions listed below to our hiring team at with “Seasonal Host” in the subject line. 
  • All submissions will be acknowledged and are confidential.
    • Why are you interested in working at Shelburne Farms?
    • How would you define hospitality? 
  • Please also include contact information for 3 references
$15/hour + tips
Full or Part Time
Date Posted: July 21