Employment

Now taking applications for the following positions

Office Administrator - Year Round

One Position Available

Chief River Nursery is currently seeking an individual for year round office administration. Hours worked would scale up and down based on our seasonality, with a full time schedule from January 1st through June 1st and a light schedule during summer months. Duties include order entry, mailing and filing, email/phone customer interactions, etc.

Skills: While we are prepared to train the right person, the following skills would be beneficial for a candidate to already have: A background in horticulture, agriculture or landscaping, experience with Microsoft products (Outlook, Office, Excel), good communication skills, both written and on the telephone, comfort with learning new software applications and speedy/accurate typing abilities. A positive and friendly attitude, with a desire for excellent customer service, is required.

Atmosphere: Our rapidly growing company employs staff who are friendly, light hearted and enjoy their work. We incorporate state-of-the-art technology in a newly remodeled space, making for a very comfortable work environment. Our company culture is one of getting the job done efficiently and accurately, while making every effort to meet customer needs with outstanding and personal service. Not to mention, we enjoy ourselves and have fun along the way. Our customer base is easy going, looking to improve the world by planting for themselves and future generations.

Starting pay: $15.00 to $17.50 per hour, based on qualifications. 401K is available the second and subsequent seasons of employment, with a generous company match.

If you are interested in applying for one of these positions, please complete an application and return it to us using one of the methods listed below.

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

Office Staff Positions Application - Fillable PDF

Office Staff Positions Application - Fillable Word Doc

 

Office Administrator - Seasonal

One Position Available

Chief River Nursery is currently seeking an individual for full time seasonal work between January 1st and June 1st. Duties include order entry, mailing and filing, and email/phone customer interactions. While not required, we hope to find an individual to work this schedule each year, on a permanent basis.

Skills: While we are prepared to train the right person, the following skills would be beneficial for a candidate to already have: Experience with Microsoft products (Outlook, Office, Excel), good communication skills, both written and on the telephone, comfort with learning new software applications and speedy/accurate typing abilities is helpful. A positive and friendly attitude, with a desire for excellent customer service, is required. A background or interest in horticulture, agriculture or landscaping would be a plus!

Atmosphere: Our rapidly growing company employs staff who are friendly, light hearted and enjoy their work. We incorporate state-of-the-art technology in a newly remodeled space, making for a very comfortable work environment. Our company culture is one of getting the job done efficiently and accurately, while making every effort to meet customer needs with outstanding and personal service. Not to mention, we enjoy ourselves and have fun along the way. Our customer base is easy going, looking to improve the world by planting for themselves and future generations.

Starting pay: $15.00 to $17.50 per hour, based on qualifications. 401K is available the second and subsequent seasons of employment, with a generous company match.

If you are interested in applying for one of these positions, please complete an application and return it to us using one of the methods listed below.

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

Office Staff Positions Application - Fillable PDF

Office Staff Positions Application - Fillable Word Doc

 

2021 Spring Packaging & Shipping Crew

Yearly Positions With Work Available Between Mid-March and Mid-May

Each year, Chief River Nursery hires on 30-40 people to help us pick, pack and ship orders of seedlings to our customers. Some previous employees come back to help again and the rest we add to our crew.

This year, our shipping season will kick off in mid March. After the nursery stock is unloaded from refrigerated semis, it is organized by species into our cold storage warehouses. Over the course of 6 to 8 weeks, we pick, pack and ship a high volume of seedlings to our customers. These customers range from homeowners needing a handful of trees, to U.S. Forest Service ranger districts purchasing 20,000+ seedlings. Many of our shipments go out by FedEx, but some orders are shipped by freight as well as our own courier service.

The work atmosphere at our nursery is easy going, friendly and we can be flexible with your schedule. We have weekday work available between 8 AM and 5 PM, and will open up weekend or evening shifts if needed. Additional information on the positions and shifts available can be found throughout the application. If you are interested in applying for this position, please complete an application and return 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.

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!