Now taking applications for the following positions

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.  Many previous employees come back to help again, and the rest we hire on.

This year, our shipping season will kick off in mid to late March. After 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 100,000+ seedlings.  Many of our shipments are sent by FedEx, but some orders are shipped by freight and our own courier van.

The work atmosphere at our nursery is easy going and friendly. We can be flexible with your schedule, offering weekday work between 8 AM and 5 PM, and weekend or evening shifts if necessary. 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 one of the ways listed below.

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

Click Here to Download the Spring Employment Application in PDF Format – Fill In Form

Click Here To Download the Spring Employment Application in Microsoft Word Format

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


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!