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Current Openings

How to Apply

Our current job openings are listed 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 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.

Now Hiring for new Cherry Public House

Cherry Republic is seeking energetic summer employees for its new ‘Cherry Public House’ in Glen Arbor. Opening in May, Leelanau County’s newest hot spot will include a brewery and restaurant. We are looking for enthusiastic servers and cafe staff, including bartenders, for this fun new establishment! We offer competitive wages and flexible start dates. Dorm-style housing is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Applicants should be at least 18 years of age.

Location: Glen Arbor

Retail Sales Associate

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist the Retail Managers as directed in accomplishing operational and customer service oriented tasks and responsibilities.
  • Take responsible, accountable ownership of this position.
  • Provide continuous enforcement of Cherry Republic customer service expectations through example. Be able to follow and enforce policy and procedures. Provide quality customer service with a positive attitude.
  • Assist Retail Managers as backup and share ownership of the following duties.
  • Be aware of employee needs on the sales floor.
  • Help with and run events in the store and throughout company as needed.
  • Monitor sales staff daily when on sales floor re: cash handling and POS operations.
  • Continually monitor appearance and cleanliness of Retail Store, Tasting Room and general property.
  • Apply 'Service from the Heart' training practices established by customer service guidelines.
  • Assist customers with in-store mail order needs.
  • As with any job, other duties may be assigned to you as appropriate.

Skills You Need
We are looking for a team player with excellent communications and organizational skills, who has a thorough understanding of the Cherry Republic culture! The right candidate will be able to identify and sell to a new customer's needs, as well as establish strong relationships with returning customers. Follow-through to ensure tasks are completed and goals are met or exceeded is critical.

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

Front of the House Lead

Summary of Position
The Front of the House Lead is responsible for scheduling front of house staff and helping with the overall performance of the front of the house at the Traverse City Grand Cafe. Other tasks include practicing safe handling of food techniques and enforcement of safe food practices.

Qualifications for the Job
To perform this job successfully, you must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability you are required to possess. Reasonable accommodations may be made, should you have a disability, to allow you to perform the essential functions.

Summary of Responsibilities

  • Ability to schedule, lead and train all FOH staff.
  • Responsible for delivering superior customer service.
  • Retrieve, rotate, stock and maintain bakery cases.
  • Ability to follow all food sanitation procedures.

Necessary Skills

  • Effectively work in a high-pressure environment, during busy times, with irregular hours including nights, weekends, and holidays.
  • Must be proactive and a self-starter.
  • Ability to multi-task, work with a TEAM and independently when necessary.
  • Highly organized and able to prioritize with a high degree of flexibility.
  • Willingness to learn, adapt, and grow with the organization with a clear vision of the requirements necessary for the continued success of the Cafe.

Location: Traverse City

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 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!