Work at Fearrington Village

We are an equal opportunity employer.

We’re hiring! And we’re always looking for people with a positive attitude and a desire to satisfy the customer. The name of the company is Fitch Creations, Inc., but most folks know us as Fearrington Village. We started Fearrington in 1974 and we are its sole developer and builder. We own and manage almost all the businesses in our Village Center, including the shops, restaurants, inn, spa, bookshop and more. It’s all we do, and we’re based here too. These different businesses offer you paths for career growth.

Current Openings


Full Time

Fearrington’s gardeners have been delighting guests to the businesses such as shops, restaurants and spa at Fearrington Village for over 40 years. It’s all one company, run by the same family for over 50 years. Gardeners help keep Fearrington’s roughly 20 acre village center looking exceptional year round. They maintain ornamental garden beds, several cutting gardens, herb garden, heated greenhouse, indoor plants, water features and more. Working with the gardeners is a crew maintenance which handles tasks involving mechanized equipment like mowing and lawn maintenance, irrigation, hedge trimming, tree removal, etc. Shifts are 8 hours per day Monday through Friday, on location in Fearrington Village.

Responsibilities include:

  • Perform general horticultural duties such as the design, installation and care of garden displays and maintain site cleanliness within his or her assigned area, including mulching, weeding, watering, etc.

  • Ensure walkways and patios are kept free from plant debris

  • Perform as needed a department support role, such as maintaining intrastructure and materials sourcing

  • Operate gardening tools including golf carts, blowers, push carts, and hand tools. Ensure that all applicable safety standards are followed

  • Help create and maintain displays for events like Halloween and the holidays

  • Interact daily with guests and visitors

  • Other tasks as needed

Candidate Requirements:

Gardeners must be neat and clean in appearance and wear company-provided “Fearrington Gardens” t-shirts, sweat shirts and jackets. Jeans or other casual wear, and personal accessories, are permissible.

Education and Experience:

  • A minimum of 3 years of hands-on work experience in horticulture, i.e. a public garden, plant nursery, private gardening
  • Strong knowledge of plant species that thrive in our area, and plant maintenance techniques
  • Must enjoy interacting and working in close proximity to general public
  • Must adapt to variables that impact work such as our various business hours, weather, presence of Inn guests, events on property, etc. and plan accordingly for safety and productivity
  • Ability to perform heavy lifting up to 40 lbs.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license
  • An Associate or B.S. degree, in horticulture or related field, is a plus but not required


This is a full-time, year-round, hourly position. Benefits include health care coverage (medical, dental, vision), company paid long term and short term disability, participation in the company’s 401(k) retirement plan, and employee discounts.

  • Salary: Hourly commensurate with experience
  • Benefits:
    • 401(k)
    • 401(k) matching
    • Dental insurance
    • Employee assistance program
    • Employee discount
    • Health insurance
    • Health savings account
    • Life insurance
    • Paid time off
    • Parental leave
    • Referral program
    • Vision insurance

PM Pastry Line Cook

Full Time – Thursday – Sunday, generally 12pm – 10pm


Compensation for Pastry Line Cooks DOE and negotiable.

Pastry Line Cook Responsibilities include:

  • Prepare pastries and desserts for dinner/bar guests
  • Follow recipes and assist in the development of new pastry/dessert recipes
  • Follow prep list and ensure all pastry ingredients are fresh before serving
  • Ensure all pastry coolers and storage areas are maintained, neat, organized and rotated
  • Maintain highest sanitary conditions
  • Ensures all work areas are safe & report any unsafe conditions
  • Other duties as assigned

Candidates must:

  • Have previous pastry experience in a high volume quality kitchen but, will train the right person
  • Be a team player, self motivator
  • Possess excellent communication and organizational skills


Pastry Cooks get full benefits at 90 days!

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $15.00 – $18.00 per hour

Massage Therapist

Full or Part Time – Weekends a must


$10/hr + Service Fee (15%) + Commission (15%) + Tips!!

Join the team at The Spa at Fearrington, part of The Fearrington House Inn, one of America’s top small hotels located near Chapel Hill, NC.

Our Team is responsible for providing high-end luxury services to our spa guests. This position reports directly to the Spa Manager. This position requires weekend availability.

Responsibilities include:

  • Ensures a pleasant visit for each guest
  • Maintain effective guest relations
  • Maintain a positive attitude towards management, co-workers and guests alike
  • Prepares and maintains the products, supplies and equipment in spa
  • Promote and sell spa products
  • Maintain knowledge of all treatments and have the ability to explain treatments to guest
  • Maintain cleanliness and neatness of the spa
  • Possess critical time management skills
  • Assist management and co-workers as requested or needed
  • Attend all departmental, spa and property meetings and training sessions

Qualifications include:

  • Must possess current license/s and certificate/s as required by the State Board
  • Ability to take direction, work in a team environment, work calmly and effectively under pressure

Catering & Special Events Staff

Catering and Special Event staff are responsible for working special events on the property including weddings and corporate functions. These functions are located at one of Fearrington’s on-site venues, including The Fearrington Barn and The Garden Terrace. Recently, Forbes Travel Guide, America’s most trusted hospitality ranking system, listed The Fearrington House Inn as the nation’s “top luxury hotel for weddings.” It’s a great opportunity to become a part of a great team!

The Catering and Special Event team is responsible for site preparation, food service and upholding a high standard for customer service. Work is year round, but seasonal with spring and fall being the busiest times. They will report to the catering manager.

Long work days are common (approximately 12+/- hours, working inside and outside, and many events are nights and weekends (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday).

Responsibilities include:

  • Set up for events; including cleaning, stocking and set-up of regularly used items such as tablecloths and place settings, arranging table placement and putting up a buffet, carry trays to serve guests and cleaning up at the event’s conclusion.
  • A catering staff’s duties during the event can vary based on the situation, but, in general, they must be able to focus on the job while staying on their feet and moving about freely, which can include bending, climbing stairs and carrying items weighing 25-50 pounds.
  • Good communication is important, as is being able to follow directions efficiently and meeting the physical demands of the job. A positive attitude while on the job is also essential.
  • Catering staff must adhere to health and safety standards at all times, even when closing down at the end of the event, which will include breaking down the table set up and taking tablecloths and linens to the laundry.

Qualifications include:

  • Ability to arrive at work in a timely manner and with a pleasing disposition
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as banquet event orders
  • Ability to prioritize work tasks, multi-task, and maintain focus
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Previous customer service experience is preferred but not required


Join the staff at the Belted Goat, our casual eatery and coffee shop in Fearrington Village.

A barista is responsible for responsible for providing excellent customer care as you consistently prepare coffee and tea beverages to the highest standard, at a high volume. In addition to these tasks, you would be expected to maintain daily operations (cleaning, stocking, organizing) while also running the register and taking orders; continually building upon your skills and knowledge, and contributing to a positive team atmosphere.


  • Food and beverage experience, preferably barista experience
  • Ability to work under pressure and maintain a positive, vibrant attitude with a smile
  • Ability to work independently and self-motivated, yet also team oriented
  • A positive attitude with excellent communications skills
  • Punctual
  • Ability to prioritize and manage time
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as department manual
  • Ability to prioritize work tasks, multi-task, and maintain focus
  • Ability to communicate effectively with customers
  • Required frequently: walking, standing, bending, reaching, scooping
  • Required occasionally: kneeling, squatting, lifting up to 35 lbs

Line Cook

Join one of America’s top fine dining restaurants with a team of dedicated professionals. A line cook is responsible for the daily preparation of food items and will report to the Sous Chef or Executive Chef. Responsibilities include:

  • Setting up station according to restaurant guidelines
  • Preparing all food items in a sanitary and timely manner
  • Following recipes, portion control and presentation as set by the Restaurant
  • Restocking of all items as needed during the shift
  • Cleaning and maintaining the station practicing good safety, sanitation and organizing skills
  • Properly using all equipment in station
  • Assisting with the cleaning and organization of kitchen, walk-in coolers and all storage areas
  • Performing additional responsibilities as requested by the Chef, Sous Chef or Executive Chef as needed


Qualifications include:

  • Skilled professional cooking, knife handling, kitchen safety and sanitation practices and food handling
  • Previous experience
  • English language communications skills
  • Ability to take direction, work in a team environment and work calmly and effectively under pressure
  • Committed to quality service
  • Ability to stand during entire shift, occasional exposure to hot and cold, lift up to 50 pounds on occasion

Interested in a position? Follow the steps below.

Step One

Print and fill out our employment application.

Step Two

Once completed, scan & email the application to us or fax to (919) 542-4020.

Step Three

Have a resume? Include it in your email. Need help applying? Email us with questions.

International Applicants

We hire local and international staff. Fearrington assists with the processing of J-1 Visas for those individuals from abroad with appropriate educational and work experience who seek to advance their professional career by training at Fearrington for 18 months.

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