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 employment@cherryrepublic.com 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
Please email a resume to the HR Department at hr@cherryrepublic.com or contact Human Resources directly at 231-334-3150 ex: 2215 for more information.
 

 
Traverse City - Back of House Kitchen Staff
 
Cherry Republic of Traverse City 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 Traverse City location. We offer great perks such as "above average" seasonal pay, easy downtown access, store discounts, located near beautiful Grand Traverse Bay, and access to convenient parking or public transportation

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 
Please email a resume to the HR Department at hr@cherryrepublic.com or contact Human Resources directly at 231-334-3150 ex: 2215 for more information.
 

 
Traverse City - Cherry Ambassadors

We need Cherry Ambassadors to work in a fast-paced environment during the busy summer season at our Traverse City location. If you or anyone you know is looking for a FUN place to work - look no further! We offer competitive pay, excellent discounts, free samples, and the ability enjoy all that downtown Traverse City has to offer during the Summer. Join our TEAM!

Responsibilities:

  • Work in a face-paced environment with a SMILE.

  • Greet, engage and interact with customers to build rapport.

  • Inform customers about product information.

  • Acting as a representative who genuinely cares about helping people.

  • Resolve any issue in a positive manner.

  • Complete sales transactions through P.O.S. system.

  • Arrange and Stock Shelves

  • Record Inventory

  • Set-Up Samples / Displays

  • Cleanliness of both inside and outside of Store

  • Wash windows, doors and bathrooms


Required Skills:

  • Ability to provide EXCELLENT customer service to all Cherry Republic customers!

  • Ability to learn product information and convey to customers.

  • Perform general mathematical applications in order to provide change during transactions.

  • General knowledge of computers and use of the Internet.

  • Ability to learn cash register procedures.

  • Knowledge of geographical area in order to assist tourists.

  • Ability to lift minimum of 25 lbs.
 
3 ways to apply:
 

Empire, MI - Quality Assurance Manager

As the Quality Assurance Manager, you will provide supervision, expertise, and continuous improvement to the Quality Assurance function. You will assist with the development, implementation, and maintenance of the Programs.  The Quality Assurance Manager will assure that all products processed, packaged, stored, and distributed are manufactured in compliance with all Regulatory, Customer, and Cherry Republic requirements.

  • A Bachelors degree in Food Science, Food Technology, Microbiology, Food Business or other related science based discipline with 0-3 years of supervisory experience in Quality Assurance, Food Manufacturing, or other technical USDA/USFDA regulated environment.
  • Thorough knowledge of quality, sanitation and food safety programs to include but not limited to: GMP,, HACCP, Allergen Controls, Preventive Controls, Environmental Monitoring, Internal/External Auditing, Incident Investigation, etc.
  • Experience in a Dept of Agriculture and FDA regulated environment is required
  • Demonstrated abilities to identify root cause, lead change initiatives and implement process improvements to achieve results (i.e., lean, six sigma, etc.)
  • Effective presentation and training skills as well as strong system and computer skills
  • Strong interpersonal and collaboration skills to facilitate cross functional teams and exceptional organizational skills as demonstrated by prior experience in managing multiple concurrent projects/initiatives to successful conclusions, while delivering on all key ongoing responsibilities.
  • Must be willing to work in a very hands on capacity within the Food Manufacturing Facility.
 
Please email Cover Letter & Resume to Human Resources at hr@cherryrepublic.com or call directly at 231-334-3150 ext: 2215 for more information.
 

 
Cherry Republic of Holland is scheduled to open mid-April and still accepting resumes for Supervisor and Sales Associates positions.
 
Please email Cover Letter & Resume to Human Resources at hr@cherryrepublic.com or call directly at 231-334-3150 ext: 2215 for more information.