Current Application Status
We are closed for the season. We will begin accepting applications mid March for the 2018 season. Watch our website and Facebook page for more details.
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. 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-August)
Positions start with the beginning of strawberry season around June 5th – 15th. Most employees have limited hours for up to two weeks around the end of June to early July when we are between seasons. Applicants should be available to work until at least August 20th if returning to high school or college. Priority is given to those with a valid driver’s license in our summer season since the majority of our hours come from working our produce stands off site. 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.
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 are open during the week, so weekend availability is not required if you can work during the week. 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, grill worker*, corn maze patrol*, apple cannon/slingshot attendant*, parking lot attendant*, wagon ride driver, play areas monitor*, weekday field trip leader.
*Indicates positions are weekend-only positions.