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Job Opportunities

The Orchard at Altapass offers an opportunity to become part of the Orchard family either in the field, the General Store, or with the administrative staff. Positions can be part- or full-time, and primarily seasonal. Below are the current available openings.

Field Worker

Position(s) open immediately

Responsible to: Field Manager

Job Description: Working in the orchard’s 40+ acres, helping with maintenance projects around the property, and/or bagging apples (primarily September-October).


  • Help to maintain orchard trails, grounds, apple trees
  • Help pick ripe apples, sort, bag, and deliver to General Store
  • Help install Orchard signage and U-Pick tree markers
  • Direct visitors to U-Pick trees (Weekends)*


  • Must be able to cordially talk with visitors*
  • Ability to work with other employees
  • Ability to follow instructions
  • Willingness to learn and take on different jobs
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs.
  • Must like working outside
  • Comfortable using small equipment


The Orchard at Altapass is a 501(c)(3), non-profit working orchard and educational venue located at 1025 Orchard Road, Spruce Pine, at mile marker 328.3 on the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Full-time positions are Monday-Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM through November 1.
Part-time position days and times are flexible
*Weekend (Sat-Sun/Sept-Oct) only position available to direct, accompany visitors to U-Pick locations and bag apples.

Please call executive director, Beth Hilton, 828-765-9531 for more information or to apply.

The Orchard at Altapass is an equal opportunity employer and matters of an applicant’s race, religion, ethnicity, age, gender, or sexual orientation will not be considered when making a hiring decision.


1025 Orchard Road

Spruce Pine, NC 28777

Blue Ridge Parkway
(mile marker 328.3)



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