Come Work With Us!

Cherry Republic is the best place you'll ever work. We are a rapidly growing company with lots of potential for advancement and most of our jobs are located in beautiful northern Michigan in the heart of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Our culture is quirky, our people are fun, and our dreams are big. No seriously, our dreams are huge... as in total world-domination.

We're quite partial to cherries, and we make a lot of delicious food using them. We then sell that food through our retail stores, via mailorder, and to select wholesale accounts. We even sell some cherries online, although we're still pretty sure this internet thing is just a passing fad. And we've been good enough at all that to keep the lights on for 25 years.

Perks of working here include random games of pick-up pond hockey, the occasional hike across 8 miles of ice to North Manitou Island, year-round swimming in Lake Michigan (which is so close to our HQ that you could hit it with a baseball). Oh, there might also be stuff like health insurance and 401 thingamajigs, but who cares about that?

How To Apply

If this all sounds like your particular brand of crazy, then we may just need to talk to you. Take a look at the current openings below. If you find one you think you'd be perfect for, fill out an application and email it to us at along with your résumé and cover letter. Put the job title of the position you're applying for in the subject of the email.

Even if you don't see a job you like, get in touch with us. We're always looking for fun-loving, wild-eyed, go-getters. If that's you, don't be a stranger!

Cherry Republic would be an equal-opportunity employer even if it wasn't required by law.


Current Job Openings

Glen Arbor - Back of House Kitchen Staff

Cherry Republic of Glen Arbor is seeking energetic individuals with previous Back of the House Kitchen experience who can work in a fast-paced environment during the busy summer season at our Glen Arbor location. We offer great perks such as "above average" seasonal pay, Employee Housing opportunities, Discounts, and a easy access to our National Park System, beautiful Lake Michigan beaches, Crystal River kayaking, bike trails and located on bus route - Cherry Republic is the ideal place for summertime employment!

Duties include:

  • Set-up and stock stations with all necessary supplies
  • Prepare a variety of foods; meat, poultry, vegetable, and cold food items
  • Cook menu items in cooperation with the rest of the kitchen staff
  • Cover, date, and correctly store all pieces and food prep items
  • Use food preparation tools in accordance to safety regulations
  • Returns dirty food preparation utensils to the appropriate areas
  • Maintain a prepared and sanitary work area at all times
  • Constantly use safe and hygienic food handling practices
  • Open / Close kitchen correctly and follow checklist for kitchen stations
  • Answer, report, and follow Culinary Manager’s instructions

Applicants must be able to work in a TEAM environment and like to have FUN! Passion about providing amazing customer service to our guests as well as to our fellow employees.

Job Type: Part-time

Required experience:

  • Line Cook: 1 year
  • Cooking: 1 year