Employment

Now taking applications for the following positions

2020 Spring Packaging & Shipping Crew

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

Each year, Chief River Nursery hires on 25-30 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 it to us by email at employment@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: employment@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 or phone call to 262-377-5330, 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!