Job Application

Each year, Shenot Farm & Market seeks qualified adults, college students and high school students to work in our fields (and orchards) and in our market. All positions are seasonal.

Our on-line application is below, but before submitting it, please note these general requirements and the specific requirements below.

Whether in the field or the market, all employees are required to lift heavy items; usually, those items weigh 40 – 50 pounds but can be heavier. They include items like: a bushel of apples, a bag containing 60 ears of corn, or a 50-pound sack of potatoes.

In addition, our business requires interacting with people, particularly customers. All employees must be friendly, courteous, patient and outgoing. During peak times, we are extremely busy; so, we require all employees to be able to move quickly and efficiently while maintaining their cheerfulness and enthusiasm. If you feel you are qualified and consider yourself to be reliable and dependable, please complete the application below.

We are looking for outgoing, reliable people with pleasant personalities to join our farm and marketing teams. We follow all guidelines from the Allegheny County Health Department which requires all employees to practice proper hygiene within a food environment. Our goal is to provide quality customer service to all our patrons.

Market Worker:

Requirements:

  • Must be at least 16 years of age.
  • Be able to work in a “teamwork” setting.
  • Be available every Saturday and Sunday through the end of October.
  • Be available for additional working hours Monday through Friday.
  • Be able to lift at least 50 pounds.
  • Have reliable transportation.
  • Must practice proper hygiene.
  • Be able to communicate with customers.

Job responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Preparation and stocking of produce, fudge, and cheese for display and sale.
  • Inventory and stocking of other items for sale.
  • Operation of cash registers and credit card machines.
  • Use of proper telephone skills.
  • Creating and maintaining displays.
  • Cleaning the market and equipment.
  • Willing to help where needed on the farm, e.g., blueberry-picking.

Training and a handbook will be provided for the specific duties and requirements of market employees. Note that periodic math competency tests will be given.

Farm Worker:

Requirements:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Be able to work in a “teamwork” setting.
  • Be able to lift 50 – 60 pounds from the ground to chest and shoulder height.
  • Be flexible regarding hours and days off.
  • Be available on a consistent basis for the agreed upon time of employment, with limited vacation time and days off needed.
  • Be accustomed to and willing to work in inclement weather like rain or extreme heat.
  • Be unaffected by seasonal allergies.
  • Be prepared with proper working attire for field work.
  • Must practice proper hygiene.