Seasonal Farm Cart Line Cook

Full Time
$20 - $25/hour with housing available

Salary Range:  $20 - $25 /hour

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

Housing: Free on-site housing available for this role however it may impact your base salary


Who We’re Looking for

As a Line Cook, working alongside a cashier 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

  • Serving the Farm’s guests well prepared food in a prompt, friendly manner.
  • Prepping and cooking of food using approved safe food-handling practices.
  • Routine cleaning of food preparation and storage areas to maintain a consistently high standard of cleanliness and sanitation.
  • Support the Farm Food Functions Team in production of food at the inn.


Who We’re Looking For

  • Passion for preparing and sharing locally sourced, simply prepared and great tasting nutritious food.
  • 3 years or more savory cooking experience. 
  • Self motivated, team player with flexibility to work evenings, weekends and holidays as needed.
  • Friendly and professional demeanor with a positive outlook.
  • Excellent knife skills and extensive understanding of various cooking techniques 
  • Inspired by the Farm’s mission, vision, core values and strategic plan, and personally and professionally committed to advancing social justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion 
  • A willingness to participate in a background check.
  • Willingness to drive a farm vehicle to help transport food from the restaurant to the Farm Cart.


Additional Valued Qualifications 

  • Maintain a positive attitude under pressure 
  • Ability to work weekends and some holidays as needed
  • Opening experience a plus
  • A passion for great food and hospitality 
  • Experience with point of sales systems a plus


Work Environment & Physical Demands

  • 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 (48 hours) of paid Sick Time for all seasonal employees.
  • Free employee housing available at Shelburne Farms for this role, however not required. This benefit may impact your total wages.


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 Line Cook” 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. 

Date Posted: March 30