Current Openings



Celebrating the beauty and spirit of northern Michigan in everything we make and do, Cherry Republic is the world's largest exclusive retailer of specialty cherry products and gifts, offering more than 200 items including cherry salsas, sauces, candies, dried cherries, baked goods, soda pop, and wine.

Headquartered in the heart of Cherry Country in the village of Glen Arbor, Cherry Republic was founded in 1989 based on the core values of 'Life, Liberty, Beaches, Pie' -- a genuine, heartfelt description of who we are and who we strive to be each day. With six Michigan retail stores/wineries (Glen Arbor, Traverse City, Ann Arbor, Frankenmuth, Holland, and Charlevoix), hundreds of wholesale distributors, a popular mail order gift catalog, and a thriving e-commerce site, Cherry Republic has helped spread the good news of cherries around the world!

How to Apply

Our current job openings are listed below. If you find one you think you'd be perfect for, apply on Indeed or 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 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.


Line and Prep Cooks

We are in need of Line and Prep Cooks to fill positions in the Back of the House in Glen Arbor!
If you have a passion for delicious cuisine and have food prep experience, apply now! We are hiring full time and part time kitchen help in our newly renovated Brew Pub & Restaurant!

Essential Duties Include:

  • Work in a fast-paced environment!
  • Set-up and stock stations with all necessary supplies.
  • Prepare a variety of foods; meat, poultry, vegetables, 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.
  • Return 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.
  • Follow instructions as given by supervisors and Culinary Manager

Experience/Education:

  • Previous experience in the food industry required with an emphasis on the BOH.
  • Industry related certifications greatly preferred.
  • Willingness to train.

Job Type: Part-Time and Full-Time

Location: Glen Arbor


Assistant Retail Manager

We are looking for a highly motivated individual who is interested in long-term personal and professional growth to fill an Assistant Retail Manager position in beautiful downtown Traverse City. This person is responsible for the overall support and daily operations to the Retail Store Manager. Excellent communicator, organized, ability to sell to a customer's needs, able to delegate responsibilities and follow through to ensure tasks are completed and goals are met or exceeded. A positive person who has the ability to anticipate the needs of the company and Retail Store Manager.

Essential Duties Include:

  • Assists with the training of staff by reviewing and revising orientation to products and sales training materials; assists with delivering training sessions; reviewing staff job results and learning needs with retail store manager; developing and implementing new product training.
  • Attracts customers by originating display ideas; following display suggestions or schedules; constructing or assembling prefabricated display properties; producing merchandise displays in windows and showcases, and on sales floor.
  • Helps customers by providing information; answering questions; obtaining merchandise requested; completing payment transactions; preparing merchandise for delivery.
  • Promotes sales by demonstrating merchandise and products to customers.
  • Provides information; identifying and investigating customer complaints and service suggestions.
  • Maintains inventory by checking merchandise to determine inventory levels; anticipating customer demand.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending internal workshops.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.Maintains store organization for efficient opening and closing.
  • Assists as directed in accomplishing operational and customer service oriented tasks and responsibilities.
  • Continuous enforcement of Cherry Republic customer service expectations.

Looking for a self-started to take ownership, responsibility and be accountable!
Ability to engage all customers and to lead a TEAM of cherry Ambassadors. Excellent compensation opportunity, long-term growth potential and FUN environment!

Experience/Education:
Previous retail/hospitality experience required with proven success required. 2-4 years preferred.

Job Type: Full-Time

Location: Traverse City


Retail Supervisor

Essential Duties Include:

  • Assist the Retail Managers with the overall operation of store.
  • Serve as primary backup person for retail staff of 10-30.
  • Continuous enforcement of Cherry Republic customer service expectations through example.
  • Follow and enforce policy and procedures.
  • Strong desire to provide quality customer service with a positive attitude.
  • Manage the store and property when Manager is off property.
  • Monitor employee needs on sales floor.
  • Perform R4 Inventory functions and reports.
  • Execute Month End Inventory – Stock & Clothing.
  • Assist with the organization of promotional events within store.
  • Cash Handling and Register Balancing – monitor sales staff daily when on sales floor.
  • Monitor appearance of Retail Store & Tasting Room and grounds.
  • Enforce "Service from the Heart" training established by customer service guidelines, able to apply company values to resolve issues.
  • Answer phones and assist customers as needed; Able to perform Ship from Store and R4 orders.
  • Desire to work in a Fast-Paced environment!

Looking for a self-started to take ownership, responsibility and be accountable!

Ability to engage all customers and to lead a TEAM of cherry Ambassadors. Excellent compensation opportunity, long-term growth potential and FUN environment!

Experience/Education:
Previous retail and leadership skills a MUST!

Job Type: Full-Time

Location: Traverse City


Sanitation Technician

Cherry Republic is looking for an energetic Sanitation Technician. Responsible for coordinating, scheduling and completing daily, weekly, monthly and yearly sanitation of production equipment, as well cleaning, sanitation, and general maintenance of Cherry Factory and Distribution Fulfillment Center. Hours are Monday - Friday, 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Primary Responsibilities:
Perform nightly duties of rinsing, cleaning and sanitizing all equipment within the Jar Production room.

  • Clean and disinfect floors; including floor drains and floor mats in all Productions rooms.
  • Mop the Commercial Bakery and Assembly area once a week or as needed.
  • Disassemble and reassemble equipment as needed for sanitation purposes.
  • Mix and utilize chemicals in a safe and effective manner in compliance with OSHA regulations.
  • Take out all garbage on a daily basis and adhere to CR recycling standards.
  • Comply with all safety standards put forth.
  • Maintain tracking records of chemicals and sanitation supplies.
  • Continue to gain knowledge of and proficiency with equipment operations, sanitation techniques, and overall quality of cleanliness of all equipment as well as facilities.
  • Perform daily cleaning and stocking of DFC and Cherry Factory restrooms, break rooms, corridors and test kitchen.
  • Perform daily laundry needs that include washing, drying, folding and turn-over of all in-house towels, aprons etc.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to walk / be on feet for majority of each shift.
  • Lift boxes of 50 lbs., move equipment, and push carts to separate buildings.
  • Ability to reach, crouch or bend in a safe manner.

Experience:

  • Previous Sanitation experience preferred.
  • Willingness to train.

Position Type: Full-Time

Locations: Empire


Assistant Brew Pub Manager

We are seeking a talented and experienced individual to assist in the oversight of our new restaurant and brewery in Glen Arbor, MI. Our ideal candidate will have strong leadership skills, keen attention to detail, and the innate ability to connect with customers and fellow TEAM members.

If this describes YOU, please READ ON!

Essential Duties Include:
Our Assistant Brew Pub Manager will assist in the general operations of the Brewery and Restaurant. We need a strong lead in all areas including:

  • Maximizing overall customer satisfaction in a "Ninja" capacity.
  • Assist in the coordination of daily restaurant management operations while working with managers to achieve all Brew Pub expectations, goals, and strategic initiatives.
  • Provide oversight of the Front of the House and BOH operations, including all shift supervision.
  • Work in collaboration with managers to support and improve all aspects of employee skills and attributes as they relate to customer service by maintaining interactive training and development programs.
  • Assist in the management of all weekly, monthly, and annual revenue & expenses.
  • Assist in the management of P&L knowledge to budget.
  • Ensure maintenance of Health and Safety Standards - FDA compliance.
  • Assists with scheduling of all shifts.

Required Education/Experience:
Associate's or Bachelor's degree in Business, Hospitality, or Management OR 3-5 years of experience in a related field with proven success as a leader.

Position Type: Full-Time

Location: Glen Arbor


Retail Sales Associate

Are you highly energetic, highly motivated and LOVE to meet new people?? Do you want to work in a fast-paced, really FUN environment??

The Retail Sales Associate’s main job function is to sell cherry products to customers in the store and to provide excellent service to Cherry Republic customers by informing them of product information and resolving any issues.

Essential Duties Include:

  • Work in a face-paced environment with a SMILE.
  • Acting as a representative who genuinely cares about helping people.
  • Complete sales transactions through Point of Sale system.
  • Arrange and Stock Shelves.
  • Cleanliness of both inside and outside of store.
  • Wash windows, doors and bathrooms.
  • Ability to provide EXCELLENT customer service to all Cherry Republic customers!
  • Ability to learn product information and convey to customers.
  • General knowledge of computers and use of the Internet.
  • Knowledge of geographical area in order to assist tourists.
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 25 lbs.

Position Type: Part-Time

Locations: Ann Arbor, Charlevoix, Frankenmuth, Holland and Traverse City


Now Hiring Servers and Bartenders for New Cherry Public House

We are looking for year-round, energetic, motivated servers and bartenders to work in our Brewery & Restaurant. Our ideal candidates will be empowered to deliver superior customer service to all of our visitors and have a deep knowledge base of our delicious food items and specialty beers.

Our Brewery & Restaurant is open ALL YEAR going forward. Therefore, we have full time and part time shifts available for Servers, Beertenders and Line Cooks. No formal experience required. If you are willing to learn, we are willing to train!
Time to have FUN at work again. Excellent career growth potential, too!
Apply Now!

Position Type: Full-Time/Part-Time

Location: Glen Arbor

Whistle While You Work!

At Cherry Republic we believe work should be fun! In fact, each of our Core Values touches on not only making our customers happy, but making our employees happy, as well.

So in addition to a competitive medical benefits package, options for employee housing and your usual list of bennies (paid time off, paid holidays, 401K, etc.), we offer our staff extra perks that make our work environment a bit unique:

  • Leaf Day! We take off the 3rd Monday in October to celebrate fall in Northern Michigan!
  • Enjoy a paid ½ day off on your birthday each year. Just because.
  • Free (non-alcoholic) drinks at work. Sip coffee, tea, cherry lemonade and pop.
  • Fun events like CR family lunches, Harvest Dinner, holiday party and more.
  • Generous employee discounts (40% for FT and 25% for PT) on Cherry Republic products.
  • 40% off meals at The Grand Cafe while you’re on the clock!
  • College Match Program for students enrolled in a Michigan Education Savings Plan and meet certain requirements.

Sound like your kind of place? Then we invite you to check out our current job openings, and throw your hat in the ring!