Job Fair

We will be hosting a Job Fair on Thursday, October 29, 2020 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

We are hoping to find Elves to pack holiday gift boxes at our Traverse City Distribution Center. Employees enjoy 25% off our products, flexible schedules, and a safe working environment.

Pre-registration is highly recommended.
Masks are required.

Pre-register using the calendar on the right side of the page and complete an online application using the application link below. For more information, email us at,
or call (231) 334-3150, ext 205.

Traverse City Cherry Republic Job Fair
1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday, October 29, 2020
6778 E. Traverse Hwy (M-72), Traverse City
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Get To Know Us

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!

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 Public House 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!

How to Apply

To ensure the health and safety of our customers and workers, we have updated our policies, procedures, and training to reflect the latest guidance from federal, state, and local health authorities.

Our current job openings are listed below. If you find one you think you'd be perfect for, apply on Indeed or fill out the application below and submit it. If you have any questions please email us at

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.

Available Positions

Positions listed in order of date posted.

Our Corporate Sales Representative will engage with customers via phone and email offering top notch customer service and building corporate relationships. Work on order entry with a dedicated team with precision, not speed to ensure all data is accurate, including credit card, mailing, and shipping information.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Answer phones and emails to assist customers with ordering and inquiries.
  • Communicate effectively with customers who call Cherry Republic or email the Business Gift department.
  • Effectively resolves all order issues and inquiries with customers over the phone or via chat.
  • Perform daily operational and post call/email tasks efficiently.
  • Data entry and working knowledge of Ruby system and Google suite.

Necessary Skills
To perform your job successfully, you should demonstrate the following skills:

  • Organizational skills.
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • Skills in detail and precision.
  • Listening and reading comprehension.
  • Time management.
  • Ability to transfer and hold calls on a multi-line system.

Position Type: Part-Time
Location:  Traverse City

Cherry Republic’s Picker is responsible to select presentation materials (gift box) and all materials for shipping as designated by the printed order and passing materials to the Packers for completion.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Select the correct sized presentation box for packing.
  • Add all picked materials to the box, add paperwork and give to Packer staff.
  • Work with Lead Picker to keep Pick Rack filled at all times, including the movement of inventory within the ERP system.
  • Assist in the Inventory of all materials on Pick Rack during monthly physical inventory, or more often as designated by Order and Floor Supervisor or Lead Picker.
  • Ensure all empty carton materials have been safely removed from the Picking/Packing area to avoid trip hazards.
  • Communication with Lead Picker regarding status of daily orders.
  • Pack gift boxes when all orders are picked to ensure all orders get out the door daily.
  • First line of defense for quality. If labels are missing, tops are popped, materials are compromised; remove from inventory.

Necessary Skills

  • Critical thinking skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to interpret orders for accuracy.
  • Strong attention to detail as it relates to inventory and order fulfillment.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Flexibility in daily work.
  • Desire to exceed customer expectations.
  • Ability to work with multiple groups of staff.
  • Ability to create and maintain a positive work culture.

Position Type: Part-Time (Seasonal)
Location:  Empire

Cherry Republic’s Warehouse Packer is responsible for picking products from inventory by hand, packing them securely and preparing for shipment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Place products or materials into boxes, using hands.
  • Arrange products and materials appropriately to ensure safe delivery.
  • Verify products contained within the box is what is listed on the invoice or order form.
  • Seal boxes, using tape or other required tools.
  • Ensure products and boxes are packed tightly.
  • Perform necessary labeling in preparation for shipment.
  • Complete any required paperwork for proper inventory control.
  • Maintain a clean work area.
  • Properly dispose of any packing materials or packing equipment after each shift.
  • Report any defective products, tools, or equipment to the shift manager.

Necessary Skills

  • Ability to follow written and verbal instructions.
  • Strong communication skills and desire to work with other team members.
  • Ability to listen for comprehension and understanding.
  • Attention to detail relative to packing instructions.
  • Ability to keep up with shipping orders and pack with accuracy.
  • Desire to exceed customer expectations.

Position Type: Part-Time (Seasonal)
Location:  Empire

Cherry Republic’s Retail Ambassador helps to provide a quality customer service experience by assisting customers and providing overall support to Retail Management and staff. This role will be cross-trained to work in several customer-facing areas, including cashier, sales floor, and soda tasting.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist the Retail Management as directed in accomplishing operational and customer service oriented tasks and responsibilities.
  • Enforcement of Cherry Republic customer service expectations through example.
  • Ability to follow and enforce policy and procedures.
  • Strong desire to provide quality customer service with a positive attitude.
  • Assist Retail Management as backup and shared ownership of the following duties:
    • Help with events in the store and throughout the company.
    • Cash handling & Point of Sale (POS) operations.
    • Continually work towards monitoring the appearance and cleanliness of Retail Store.
  • Apply practices from CR 101 training established by customer service guidelines.
  • Inform customers of daily specials, sales, Ship from Store etc. Look for upselling opportunities and upsell when possible.
  • Ensure that merchandise is clean and prepared for display.
  • Maintain floor inventory, the store should look full.
  • Ensure that promotions are accurate and merchandised to company standards.
  • Ability to perform Ship from Store.

Skills You Need

  • Excellent communicator and able to deliver superior customer service.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Organized, team player who has a good understanding of the culture of Cherry Republic.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of all cherry products sold in store.
  • Ability to sell to a customer's needs, as well as establish relationships with returning customers.
  • Self-motivated, multi-tasker and detail oriented.

Position Type: Part-Time (Seasonal)
Location:  Ann Arbor, Glen Arbor, Holland, Traverse City

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