Daily Farm Updates Thursday, July 29, 2021

Farmyard (Seasonal)

Is This You?

Farmyard workers enjoy an outside work environment and must have a passion for working directly with the public at large as well as farmyard animals. Your primary focus is guest safety and positive guest interactions. You must dress for inclement weather and be prepared to work independently or with a team. We are looking for individuals who are family-friendly, can give customer service with a smile, and be able to assist us in creating memories that last a lifetime.

Farmyard Jobs Overviews

Attraction Worker: As a farmyard attraction worker, your primary job is guest safety and positive guest interactions. This job is most related to a teacher overseeing recess duty. You will be observing a designated attraction and making sure guests are following the rules. You will be working as a team rotating through different attractions throughout the day, so you will get a change of scenery. Flexibility in this regard is essential. Most attractions are outdoors, so we recommend carrying a backpack with you and having bug spray, sunscreen, a bottle of water, an extra change of clothes if inclement weather comes up. This position requires lifting, standing, or working with animals for a period of time. Locations include Animals, Apple Slingshot, Black & Gold Slide, Bottle Feeding Goats/Lambs, Confusion Corral, Corn Pool, Discovery Barn, Duck Races, Hop-A-Long Horses, Jumping Pillows, Pedal Carts, Pedal Tractors, Tractor Pull, and being a floater.

Grounds Crew (Must be 18 years of age or older): One of the most important behind the scenes jobs on the farm is our grounds and janitorial crew. Responsibilities include cleaning, sanitizing, and stocking bathroom facilities, picking up trash, cleaning floors and picnic tables, and washing windows, to name a few. This position may be required to operate a trash gator, so it is required to be 18 years of age or older.

Barn Show Helper: In this role, you will be assisting our Farmyard Supervisor during our barn shows. Having a theatre background and/or being comfortable in front of a crowd is preferred. You will also be moving animals from pen to pen and assisting with animal care, so you must be experienced handling animals.

How to Apply

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  2. Review the application

    As you will see on the application, we recommend reviewing the entire screen and gathering all information before beginning to complete the form. The sections that follow that screen must be completed immediately afterward and will take approximately an additional 10 minutes to complete.

It is the policy of Center Grove Orchard to provide equal opportunity in employment to all persons. An individual shall not be denied equal access to employment opportunities because of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, or physical or mental disability.

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