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Vala’s is HIRING NOW! Year-Round Positions Available

Have you ever wanted to work for Vala’s ALL YEAR LONG? Right now we have a few exciting new positions available on our year-round team! 

How To Apply

Send your cover letter and resume to our HR Manager, Brianne McDonald, at hr@valaspumpkinpatch.com. Your cover letter should include information about why you are interested in the position and why you think you would be the best candidate for the job. 

Hard Cider Production Lead

Vala's Orchard CiderDo you have experience working in a brewery or cidery? Do you home brew? As the Hard Cider Production Lead you will be making the hard cider that is becoming a fan favorite of our guests. This person will also oversee a small team of other production crew members, to make sure they are completing tasks accurately and in a timely manner, and to keep the production process moving from fermentation to packaging. Continued progress in production must be the Supervisors primary focus to ensure we meet our fall season goals. For more information, check out the  Hard Cider Production Lead Job Description

 

Vala’s is HIRING NOW! April – November Seasonal Positions Available

Right now we have a few exciting new positions available as a seasonal team member! These positions are for April/May – November.

How To Apply

Send your cover letter and resume to our HR Manager, Brianne McDonald, at hr@valaspumpkinpatch.com. Your cover letter should include information about why you are interested in the position and why you think you would be the best candidate for the job.

Orchard Crew Members

As an Orchard Crew Member, you will work April/May – November assisting in the planting, maintaining, and harvesting of our apple trees in our orchard. The pay rate is $15/hour. You must be at least 18 years old to apply. This is an exciting opportunity, whether you are seeking a degree in Horticulture or just love apples! Orchard Crew Members also help in the production of our sweet cider! For more information, view our Orchard Crew Member Job Description.

 

Check Back July 1st when Applications Open for the 2022 Season

Work With Your Family & Friends and Be Part of the Magical Memories                                       

  • Flexible scheduling
  • Employee discounts on food and merchandise
  • FREE Employee season pass
  • Five FREE season passes for family and friends
  • Four free general admission tickets
  • First staff uniform free 
  • Perfect for many options: from a first job experience to retirees, we have a location and atmosphere that fits you

Starting pay rate: $11/hour

For more information on available positions, please review our Job Descriptions Overview.

Who We Are Looking For

  • Available for a minimum of 15 hours each week in September and October
  • At least 16 years of age on or before September 1. Some positions you must be at least 18 years old
  • Be flexible, willing to help co-workers and guests
  • Attend training as needed
  • Enjoy the Vala’s atmosphere – fun, family, entertainment – we create magical memories!
  • Friendly and outgoing

Internship Opportunities are OPEN NOW!

We are now accepting applications for our internship program for the summer and fall of 2022. We are searching for interns for our Communications, Landscape, Horticulture, and Food Teams. Learn more about our internship opportunities.

Attractions Team Member

Attractions Team Members work with our guests to create magical memories through fun experiences on attractions such as our Big Slide Ride, Pedal Carts, Pillows, and other locations throughout the farm. If you enjoy working with children and being outside, this is a great position for you. There is opportunity to learn about and assist at all of the attractions we have on the farm. Safety is a high priority for working in Attractions; being able to give directions and provide excellent guest services is a must.

Medical & Security Team Members

Medical and Security Team Members work with employees and guests throughout the farm. As a Security Team Member you will help provide a safe environment, assist in any radio calls requiring security, assist in the parking lot, and with crowd control. As a Medical Team Member you will provide basic first aid to our employees and guests, respond to any assistance calls over the radio, and complete reports of any medical occurrences. Medical Team Members are required to have an active EMT license or above. Additonal training is provided for both Medical and Security Team Members. Safety is a high priority for working on the Medical or Security teams, following directions, as well as being able to provide directions under a variety of circumstances is important. These positions work with the public daily, providing excellent guest services is a must.

Food Team Member

Food Team Members can work at nearly 25 different food locations, from serving fresh, fan favorite food like Turkey Legs, Hard Cider, Pies, and Potato Ribbons, to the more behind the scenes positions of food preparation, warhouse, and baking. If you enjoy working in a fast paced, fun food environment, this is the position for you. Gain skills in cashiering, food service, and guest services. Quality and safety are high priorities for working in Food; being able to follow directions and provide great guest services is a must. 

Ride Operations Team Member

Ride Operations Team Members provide a safe environment for our guests to enjoy the various rides available throughout the farm. As a Ride Operator, employees will work with guests to ensure they are safely using the equipment and provide instructions for use. They will assist guests as needed to load and unload from the ride. Safety is a high priority for working in Ride Operations; being able to give directions, provide excellent guest services and follow Standard Operating Procedures is a must.

Admissions and Retail Team Member

Admissions and Retail Team Members work with our guests throughout the day. In Admissions you are the first guest experience and will provide information and admission services for our guests to include campfire guests, school groups, and season pass holders. Retail Team Members can work throughout the farm at several locations to include Glow Shacks, Calamity Jan’s, and the Exit Barn. Both Admissions and Retail Team Members gain skills in cashiering and guest services. If you enjoy working with a variety of guests and assisting them through their transactions, this is a great position for you. Guest services and safety are high priorities for working in Admissions and Retail; being able to assist guests and provide information is a must.

Cider Mill & Orchard Team Members

Cider Mill and Orchard Team Members work in the production process of creating the Vala’s sweet and hard cider. Cider Mill Team Members work to process apples, bottle, keg, clean, package and deliver sweet and hard cider to farm cider locations. Orchard Team Members work in the orchard to maintain the trees, from planting and irrigation to pruning trees and harvesting apples. The Orchard Team also helps in the Cider Mill with the processing of apples for sweet cider. Attention to detail is important in the processes of creating sweet and hard cider, safety is a high priority, and team work is a must.

Team Member Portal

Are you a current member of the Vala’s Fall Festival Team? Then this is the school for you! Pumpkin School is our online training and employee resource for our Pumpkin & Apple Pickin’ Experts. Access today for employee training and seasonal updates.

New Team Member Applications

We are busy getting ready for you – our newest Pumpkin & Apple Pickin’ Experts! Check back in July for seasonal open positions!

Returning Team Member Applications

Welcome back! We want to thank you for joining us again for another fall season! If you have worked at Vala’s in 2019 or 2020, complete the form at the link below to join the team for the 2021 season. We are asking ALL returning team members to complete this form by July 15th. If you last worked in 2018 or earlier, please complete the new team member application.

Vala’s Pumpkin Patch Mission Statement

At Vala’s, our Mission is to bring about opportunities for families to learn, laugh, and play together. We do this by emphasizing the beauty of fall, serving food that becomes a tradition, connecting the community to a working farm, and by providing activities and entertainment that families can enjoy with each other. We are a family business made possible by a dedicated team of staff members. In passionate pursuit of our Mission, we operate our business based on our Core Values. We aim to create experiences for all generations to share, to inspire happiness, to be a positive impact in the world, and to enrich lives. We do this because, in the end, there’s nothing more valuable than making magical memories together.

Vala’s Pumpkin Patch Vision Statement

To create happiness and magical memories for families through fun, fall traditions.

Vala’s Pumpkin Patch Core Values

Fun Reinvestment
Family Create Positivity
Team Spirit Faith
Community