2012 FALL SEASON
Vala’s Pumpkin Patch and Fall Festival employs over 550 people during the fall season. We feel very fortunate to have such a wonderful crew of friendly happy individuals and families who come together as a team to make Vala’s Pumpkin Patch Fall Festival possible. We do not widely advertise employment opportunities because the majority of our staff are retained from the year before. New staff members are often friends and family of past workers.
Working at Vala’s can be a fun and rewarding experience, and we encourage everyone-- students, stay-at-home moms/dads, retired people, working moms/dads, and teachers-- to apply. We are looking for reliable staff members, especially for our weekends in the fall. We are open from 9 am to 9 pm Sunday through Wednesday, and until 10 pm on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday--an opportunity for anyone.
To Apply and Attend an Application Workshop
Starting in July 2012, call Vala’s Pumpkin Patch at (402) 332-4200 to set up a group interview time with one of our friendly and fun staff members.The application/interview process takes about 1 1/2 hours. You will meet and talk several of our managers to help you decide what job or what location on the farm is best suited to your strengths. We have openings for Cashiers, Food Service Workers, Tractor Drivers, Bakers, Train Engineers, Attractions Workers, Actors, and more. Whether you like working inside or outside during the fall season, there is something for everyone.
For the 2012 fall season we are looking for people who are available to work Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, at least 10 to 15 hours per weekend. Call (402) 332-4200 to schedule a time.
The dates of the application/interview workshops are...
- Sunday, August 4, 2012, 12 noon to 5 pm
Wednesday, August 8, 2012, 5 pm to 8 pm
Thursday, August 9, 2012, 5 pm to 8 pm
Saturday August 11, 2012, 9 am to 1 pm
- If needed we may do interviews on Sunday, August 12, 2012, 12 noon to 4 pm
Please come prepared with your driver’s license, social security card, and the hours you are available to work September 21st through October 31st. Working a minimum of 15 hours per week is required. You must be at least 16 years of age to work at Vala’s. Each person must pass a background check prior to employment.
Types of Jobs Available
No experience? Don’t worry. Vala’s provides fun on-the-job training for all positions:
Food Preparation, Baking, Cashier, Tractor Driver, Train Engineer, Kettle Corn Popper, Actor/Actress, Catering Worker, Campfire Starter, Caramel Apple Maker, Security Worker, Maze Staff, Pony Ride Worker and more.
Work in one area or several different areas during the fall season.
Admissions, Apple Education Barn, Loft, Big Barn Weigh Station, Big Barn Bakery, Calamity Jan's Mining Store, Corn Maze, Pirate’s Cove, Pony Rides, Funnel Cakes, Turkey Legs, Lolo's Fudgery and Popcorn Shop, Bakery, Harvest Barn, Fudge Counter, Kettle Corn, Cotton Candy, Cookie Coop, Kelsey’s Sweet Shop, Pork Chop Annie’s, Giant Sling Shot, Pumpkin Canons, Barnyard Adventure, Photo Barn, Dairy Barn, Coffee House, Catering, Hayrack Rides, Potato Patch, Graveyard Golf, Paintball, Pumpkinapolis 500, Family Karts, Jumping Pillows, Haunted House, Marshmallow Roast, Sno-Cones and Train Depot.
The starting payrate is $7.25 per hour.
- If you are hired and work at least 15 hours per week, you will receive a Family Season Pass, good for admission to Vala's Pumpkin Patch for your immediate family for the 2012 season. You also receive 10 General Admission Tickets, train tickets, pumpkin coupons, and more. Join our Vala's Pumpkin Patch staff and make new friends.