Now taking applications for the Spring 2017 shipping season

Each year, Chief River Nursery hires on 15-20 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 hire on.

This year, our shipping season will kick off in late March.  We begin with the unloading of the refrigerated semis which bring the seedlings to our Grafton facility.  After the seedlings are unloaded, they are organized by species into our cold storage warehouses.  Over the course of 5 to 7 weeks, we pick, pack and ship the seedlings to our customers.  These customers range from your typical homeowner needing a handful of trees, to U.S. Forest Service ranger districts purchasing 20,000+ seedlings.  Most 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 flexible.  We have weekday and Saturday shifts available, and will open up evening shifts as needed.  We encourage you to download a copy of our application at the bottom of this page.  Additional information on the positions and shifts available can be found throughout the application.

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

Email:  [email protected]

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 for some reason no one is available, or you choose to drop off your application after regular business hours, please drop it into the square black mailbox on the street marked 976 Ulao Road First Floor.  Please make 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!