Join our team

Rader Family Farms wants you!

Are you looking for a job where honesty, positivity, and motivation are valued? Look no further! We’re seeking individuals aged 16 or older who are ready to bring their upbeat attitude and enthusiasm to our team this fall.

At Rader Family Farms, we believe in creating a welcoming environment where every team member feels valued and appreciated. Whether you’re helping customers find their perfect pumpkin, serving up delicious fall treats, or creating memorable experiences for our guests, your dedication and positive energy will make all the difference.

If you’re ready to have a great time while making a difference this fall, we want to hear from you! Join us and be part of something special. Apply now and let’s make this season one to remember!

Opportunities for everyone

Are you a student looking to earn extra cash? A teacher seeking a flexible part-time job? A stay-at-home mom or dad looking to get back into the workforce? A grandparent or retiree looking for a fun way to stay active and engaged?

Look no further! Rader Family Farms is seeking enthusiastic individuals of all backgrounds to join our team. Whether you’re looking for weekday shifts, weekday afternoon shifts, or weekend shifts, we have opportunities for everyone!

At Rader Family Farms, we welcome applicants from all walks of life looking to make our team stronger and who share our passion for creating unforgettable experiences for our guests.

Review the Job Description and Qualifications for team members.

Our primary pre-season hiring takes place each June for hiring during our summer and fall season. If interested, use the link below to submit the Employment Application.

Inquiries and questions may be directed to:

Join us this fall and be part of something special. Apply now and start harvesting memories with us!

FAQs about working at Rader Family Farms

Where is the farm located? 1312 Ropp Road, Normal, IL 61761

When is the farm open for the fall season? The fall season runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays, plus Columbus Day, from Sept. 7  through Oct. 27. There also will be night mazes from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.  Sept. 21, Oct. 12 and Oct. 26.

What shifts are available? During the week the shifts are generally from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 2 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. That allows time for opening and closing procedures; times vary depending upon the assigned role.

What positions are available? Activity Attendants, Field Trip Guides, Admissions/Greeters, Tram/Critter Cart Drivers, Produce (Pumpkins/Gourds), Retail/General Cashiers, Food Prep and Servers, Baristas, Runners (delivering supplies), Grounds Maintenance and Cleaning, Corn Maze Attendants and Barn Keepers in our Animal Barn.

What are the weekly hour requirements? Employees are expected to work a minimum of 10 hours per week (which includes at least one weekend shift per week) ​AND​ two night maze ​OR​ one Columbus Day shift and one Flashlight Maze shift (shifts are about 4.5 hours each).

What is the work attire? The farm will provide T-shirts to wear to work (you wash them) and you can wear clean jeans, knee-length shorts, or capris, and closed-toe shoes. Food service workers have additional requirements.

Are there things that are not allowed while I am at work? No smoking or vaping is permitted on the farm, and no cellphones or electronic devices are allowed during work hours. Cellphones and devices are to be kept in the employee lockers or in the car and can be used during breaks only. The farm’s business or supervisor’s phone can be used to reach employees in an emergency.

What are the expectations of the employees? We expect a positive attitude while working, that you can function as an independent worker, that you work well with others, enjoy people, and you can motivate yourself (staying productive). We expect employees to have availability during the short fall season and that you are dependable, responsible and punctual. ​Employees are expected to arrive ready to work, prepared to complete your job/s at your highest possible ability with a smile on your face! As our guests anticipate a fun-filled day at Rader Family Farms, we have high expectations for each employee in every position to make that happen.

What are group interviews? Group interviews are a fun way for us to meet and observe many new potential employees at once! We may do some group activities and you may be asked a few questions about yourself. We will be looking for people who are excited to work at Rader Family Farms, who mix well with others, and who can work with the public.

Will I receive training? We will provide on-the-job training as well as hands-on training with the public during private events. A mandatory employee orientation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in August.