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Our objective here at The Cone is to serve each customer as quickly and efficiently as possible while creating the best experience for them. Be prepared to have fun while working hard to serve our community as a Cone Employee!
Cone Employees are like a large extended family!
Our staff includes adults, college students, and high school students.
Our employees are the cream of the crop and come back year after year!
As well as being a family-owned and operated business, sometimes more than half our staff has or has had a sibling work for The Cone.
The Cone will usually employ about 75 students and 30 adults.
The Cone includes a stand-alone store and 7 traveling concession units. The Wren Family owns and operates all of these and we may need you to occasionally work in a concession unit. Tap here to learn more about working with our mobiles.
We use online scheduling so that you can find your schedule easily, mark or change your availability, and trade shifts with coworkers!
Tap here to learn more about Schedulefly.com.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
As our training is extensive and done with the intent of retaining employees for more than one season, you must be able to work the entire season.
During the school year, you must be available (you won’t necessarily be scheduled all hours you are available) at least 6 hours per week from Tuesday-Thursday and 10 hours per week from Friday-Sunday. You must work a minimum of 10 hours/week during school to be kept on The Cone Staff.
During the Summer, you must be available (you won’t necessarily be scheduled all hours you are available) at least 10 hours per week from Tuesday-Thursday and 12 hours per week from Friday-Sunday. You must work a minimum of 15 hours/week during the summer to be kept on The Cone Staff.
You must be available for either the 4th of July weekend OR Labor Day weekend, as they are our busiest weekends of the season. You must be available for a day or night shift on Mother’s Day (May 10) and National Ice Cream Day (July 19). You must be able to work at least one shift on Closing Day.
Sunday is our busiest day of the week. We do ask that you try to be available for at least one shift on Sundays.
Automatic Mondays off (The Cone is closed) to catch up from the weekend, see family, do homework, etc.
We do not generally work around second jobs as it is unfair to our scheduler and other employees.
Exceptions: Adults who wish to work part-time or jobs held that do not interfere with The Cone’s Hours of Operation.
Qualities we look for:
Initiative, work ethic, smiles, and a great attitude toward co-workers and management. You must be able to cooperate with and follow the direction of the management and to treat other employees and customers with respect and kindness. Ability to willingly and accurately work from a list and complete the list within a given amount of time. You must be able to (or learn to) work while talking with co-workers.
Managers must be able to contact you personally about shifts, scheduling, and meetings. Please provide us with your personal mobile phone number.
You need to be able to work a 5-hour shift without texting, using social media, or checking your phone.
You need to be able to access our online scheduling system regularly and put mark off requests on time.
You need to have reliable transportation to work. We expect our employees to be clocked in 5 minutes before the beginning of a shift so that their co-workers can finish their tasks, split tips, and have a seamless transition with serving customers.
Turning in Your Application
Although we do accept applications year-round, the optimal time to submit them is between January 1 and March 1.
After that, we have our interview days and new employee workshops which you don’t want to miss.
Even if you are not 16 years old yet, and won’t be starting until later in the season, the meetings and workshops will be beneficial to you.
1. Email (best option)
Scan or take a clear picture of your application and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. Drop Off (if you are unable to email your application)
Drop it off in the “Application Drop Box” in front of The Cone’s dining room door.
**Please email email@example.com to let us know you have dropped off your application.
If you have any questions or concerns,
please email Blake at firstname.lastname@example.org.
New employees are usually filtered into the schedule between April and May. Your start date will depend on age, availability, and when the application was submitted. We will send out a list of the order in which trainees will be starting.