Seasonal Hiring Details


Welcome to our Orchard seasonal hiring page. On this page, you will find a few details about our hiring process and learn about all the fun we have while we work. Seasonal hiring is complete for this year, but we would love to meet you next year. Please watch next July as we begin seasonal hiring in the middle of the month.

2019 Important Dates:

  • Applications accepted: July 15-July 25th

  • Interviews: July 25th-July 27th (you will be directed to an interview sign up slot once you submit your application)

  • Limited position specific training throughout August

Obligations/Requirements :

  • Most of our seasonal hiring focuses on working during our main three events in the fall - AppleFest, OktoberFest, & “Happy” Halloween Hayride and Movie Night. Employees who work on the weekends must commit to all weekends in September and October.

  • Must be able to handle outdoor conditions and fall heat

  • Must be 16 years old

We're a group of passionate people who believe in our products, love where we work, and love to have fun while we do it!  If this sounds like you, we'd love to have you on our team. We're hiring 25 new orchard family members for the 2019 fall season. Seasonal positions run from Mid-August through the beginning of November. If you want to work in a fun, exciting, and fast-paced environment, apply NOW to join our orchard family! Click on the button below to apply.

If you have any questions about the hiring process, please call us at 336-824-5263 or email us at

A Glance at our Seasonal Positions

Here are a few of the fun positions that our seasonal employees can enjoy!

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Food Service

Sweet Retreat and Granny’s Goodies are so much fun! You’ll be surrounded by tasty treats and Orchard favorites.

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Special Event Coordinators

Our Special Event Coordinators get to join in on all the fun, and they add loads of excitement and energy for our guests. They manage the pie eating contests, cider pressing demonstrations, piñatas, and more.

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Cast Actors

If you’ve always wanted to be Johnny Appleseed and The Great Pumpkin, then this is the job for you! Cast Actors interact with our guests, tell stories to the children, and make our fall events extra special.



Every job at the Orchard has a special role, and our cashiers round out our guests’ adventure before the head home with forever memories.


Customer & Guest Support

Guest and customer support does a little bit of everything from scooping ice cream to pouring slushies to just talking to guests. These staffers help our operations run smoothly.

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Orchard Attendants & Fruit Packers

Guests always love having a little extra help in the fields and learning more about the fruit that they’re picking. Orchard Attendants assist guests and answer any questions while our fruit packers complete the u-pick experience.

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Tour Guides

Weekdays at the Orchard are full of group tours with guests of all ages. Our wonderful tour guides excite and educate our guests on everything MCO.


Hayride Drivers

Our guests couldn’t get out to the fields to pick all their fresh fruits without the help of our hayride drivers. Drivers must have prior experience.