Current Application Status
Our 2020 summer application is now available. We will be hiring summer help starting in June with strawberries all the way through Labor Day. Interviews will take place in May. Applicants must be 16 and older with a driver's license for priority. Applicants 15 or 16 without a license will still be accepted but positions will be limited. Please read the following information on this page about our jobs before you apply!
To apply for our summer positions, click here.
**If you are interested in only working for 2-3 weeks during our sunflower season in early August and possibly continuing into the fall, please fill out this application here. Applicants for sunflower season only must be 15 and older with a reliable ride to work. Interviews will take place starting in May and continuing through July.
Is Skelly's Farm Market the place for you?
Our farm has three unique seasons: strawberries, sweet corn (summer) and fall. We have two major rounds of hiring: in May for our strawberry and summer seasons and in August for our fall season. We appreciate anyone who is able to work through all three of our seasons but we do not require that you work through them all. Most of our summer staff consist of high school and college students who do not continue into our fall season because they head back to school. Most of our fall staff consist of high school students only available to work on weekends. We accept a wide variety of availability through all of our seasons!
We are a working farm. This means that you will be working outside. Even if you are working in our bakery or as a cashier, the barn does not have air conditioning or heat. If you are someone who cannot handle working in an outside environment for 8+ hours at a time, then this job might not be for you. In the summer our main focus is selling our produce. We have a wide variety of jobs including working as a cashier, a strawberry pick-your-own attendant in the fields, a baker, or at one of our eight roadside stands in southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois. We also have a short, two-week period when our sunflowers are in bloom and we need to have cashiers at the entrance of the field and extra staff in the retail barn. The fall season focuses on making sure our guests have a great time on our property. We have many different positions available during the fall! If any of these sound like fun, then we are the place for you!
Customer service is our number one priority at all times. If you are a fun, energetic individual who loves being around people, then this job is for you! Our farm is a fun place to visit because our staff makes it fun. We need people who are truly excited to be working here. Our tip for you: show us in your interview that you have a great personality!
Summer Positions (June - Labor Day)
Positions start with the beginning of strawberry season around June 5th – 15th. Most employees work around 30 hours per week during strawberry season, which lasts for approximately three weeks. Limited hours are available in between strawberries and sweet corn. Most employees then transition to working our roadside stands mid-July through Labor Day. Full time hours are only available to those with a driver's license working at our stands. Part time hours are available at the retail barn but for less than 15 hours per week. Our sunflower field opens around the end of July through early August. For two weeks, we need extra help at the farm as cashiers and bakery workers. Most employees work around 30 hours during these two weeks.
Applicants should be available to work until at least August 20th if returning to high school or college. Weekend availability is preferred but not required. Priority is given to those with completely open availability since most employees work full time all summer.
Summer positions available: retail cashier, bakery worker, remote stand worker*, pick-your-own strawberry attendant (only in June), and grounds maintenance/handyman.
*Indicates a valid driver’s license is required.
Fall Positions (Labor Day - Halloween)
Positions start in mid-September and run until the end of our season on Halloween, October 31st. If applying for weekend-only positions, you MUST have VERY OPEN availability. Applicants with the most open availability will be given first priority. Our season is only a little over a month long, so any scheduling conflicts for weekends-only positions will count against you. We have full time positions available during the week and weekend availability is not required for these positions. All positions are at our farm, so a valid driver’s license is not required; however, you must have a reliable ride to work.
Fall positions available: retail cashier, bakery worker, food trailer cashier/food prep*, corn maze patrol*, apple cannon attendant*, parking lot attendant*, wagon ride driver, and weekday field trip leader.
*Indicates positions are weekend-only positions.