Seasonal Host

Supervisor:  Farm Food and Beverage Services Manager

Employee Status:  Seasonal, Full-Time hours

Exemption: Hourly, Non-Exempt

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

Start & End Date: May 1 - October 26

Pay Rate: $15/hour + tip

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


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 (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 “Host” 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. 


$15/hour + tip
Full or Part Time
Date Posted: March 11