Employment

Now taking applications for the following positions

2023 Spring Packaging & Shipping Crew

Yearly Positions With Work Available Between March 1st and late May

$17.50 to $20.00 per hour, based on number of hours worked

Each year, Chief River Nursery hires an additional 40-50 people to help us pick, pack and ship orders of tree seedlings to our customers. Many previous employees return, and the rest we add to our crew. 

Over the course of 10 to 12 weeks, our crew will ship a high volume of seedlings across the U.S. Our customers range from homeowners needing a handful of trees, to U.S. Forest Service ranger districts purchasing 50,000+ seedlings. No previous experience is required, our trainers will train you for this fun fulfillment task.

The work atmosphere at our nursery is easy going and friendly, you're appreciated here! We have weekday hours available between 7:30 AM and 5 PM, Saturday shifts open in April and May. Part time employees (less than 32 hours per week) receive $17.50 per hour, and full time employees $20.00 per hour. Flexible scheduling available. Additional information on the positions and shifts available can be found throughout the application.

To apply, please complete an application and return it to our office in person, by email to cschreiner@chiefrivernursery.com, by fax to 866-226-5204 or by mail to Chief River Nursery, 976 Ulao Road, Grafton, WI 53024. You may also contact Carla Schreiner by phone at 262-421-5852, during regular business hours, with any questions.

Be sure to print or save your application once you are completed:

Spring Employment PDF

Spring Employment Word Doc


Once completed, the application can be returned to us in one of the following ways:

Email: cschreiner@chiefrivernursery.com

Fax: 866-226-5204

U.S. Mail: Chief River Nursery, 976 Ulao Road, Grafton, WI 53024

In person: Bring the completed application to the above mailing address. If after normal business hours, please place your application into the square black mailbox on the street marked 976 Ulao Road First Floor. Please be sure it drops down into the mail holding compartment. A follow up email to cschreiner@chiefrivernursery.com or phone call to 262-421-5852, letting us know you have dropped off an application, is always appreciated.

Thank you for your interest in working for Chief River Nursery. We look forward to receiving your application!