Glacier National Park Conservancy

Explore Glacier National Park!
Still a bit of snow on the ground in June!
Opening day of the St. Mary Visitor Center store in 2021!
Bear hugs while restocking plush
A moment of peace in the stockroom
The Logan crew departs the Pass after a shift!
Group hike!
The view out our office windows!
We love Logan Pass!
Among the wildflowers
Monitoring store capacity at Logan Pass
Visiting Granite Park Chalet
Picking huckleberries!
Hiking to a fire lookout
Early season hike on the East side!
The art of t-shirt folding
Working the register
A beautiful day in the Park!
Camping in Many Glacier
Glacial Lake Blue - our favorite color!
Beargrass season is one of our favorite things.
Bearhead Mountain - How do you spend your days off?!
Mountain goats and a view of the Garden Wall
Hiking in Two Medicine

Summer 2022 Retail and Warehouse positions are available. Help preserve & protect Glacier National Park.

Glacier National Park Conservancy is the official non-profit fundraising partner of Glacier National Park. Operating four retail outlets is one of the ways we raise funds to support park projects. Three stores are located in the Apgar, Logan Pass, and St Mary Visitor Centers. A fourth store, warehouse, and office are located at the Historic Belton Train Depot in West Glacier, MT.

About Glacier National Park Conservancy

We're seeking motivated employees to play an integral role on our retail team, who share a desire to spend a memorable summer together exploring the beautiful landscapes of Glacier Park. As we plan for Summer 2022, we continue to prioritize the health and safety of our staff and customers during the Covid-19 Pandemic.

Our retail staff provides exceptional customer service and shares a true love for Glacier Park with visitors from all corners. We offer a wide range of products in our stores: books, maps, t-shirts, bear spray, postcards, ornaments, magnets - you name it!  Our products are carefully selected for authenticity and interpretive value.

Not only will you have the opportunity to work in the heart of Glacier Park, but you'll also have the satisfaction of giving back to the park in a meaningful way.  In 2021, our staff raised $167,035 in donations simply by asking visitors, "Would you like to add a donation for Glacier Park?" In doing so, we were able to fully fund Glacier's Native America Speaks program for 2022!

Your commute to work is getting paid to drive the historic Going-to-the-Sun Road.  Out your 'office' window at the Logan Pass Visitor Center, you'll be awed by spectacular views of Mt Reynolds, Clements, and Oberlin. You might even catch a glimpse of mountain goats, bighorn sheep, or grizzly bears wandering by!

Come be instrumental to our mission and enjoy the spectacular landscapes and hiking trails that make Glacier National Park a truly special place!

The Employee Experience

Working for the Glacier Conservancy feels different than working for a larger company operating in the National Parks.  We are a medium-sized non-profit organization, and we hire about 25 seasonal employees to work in our four retail locations and warehouse. With an organization like ours, you cannot get lost in bureaucracy, and we strive to make your summer employment a meaningful experience.

We take Covid-19 precautions seriously, and we expect our employees to do the same. During the 2020 and 2021 seasons, we required both employees and customers to wear masks, and we limited the number of customers in our store spaces to allow for social distancing. We will continue to set our store and workplace protocols based on current CDC guidelines. As an official partner organization of Glacier National Park, we also comply with the current vaccination requirements for federal contractors. Proof of Covid-19 vaccination is required to live in our communal employee house. 

Most seasonal employees work about 40 hours/week, but we do hire a few part-time employees.  We value your time away from work, and we strive to schedule two consecutive days off per week. While we do our best to accommodate special scheduling requests, we ask that employees keep additional time off requests to a minimum. The season in Glacier Park is short and fast, and while we are flexible and open to accommodating some pre-arranged time off for special events during the summer season (weddings, family reunions, etc.), we are limited in the quantity and duration of time off requests we are able to accommodate.

Our retail store locations include the Historic Belton Train Depot (West Glacier), Apgar Visitor Center, Logan Pass Visitor Center, and St Mary Visitor Center. Some employees work primarily at the Logan Pass Visitor Center store with some shifts at the Apgar and Belton stores. Employees hired for the St Mary Visitor Center work primarily at St Mary with some shifts at Logan Pass. Our employees value the varied schedule - working in several locations with different teams of people.

Ideal Candidate

We are the official fundraising partner for Glacier Park, so all our hard work ultimately helps preserve and protect this unique place for future generations! Our ideal candidate possesses the following qualities/skills:

  • Cares deeply about our National Parks!  
  • Is available to work during the time frame of May to October (our busy season)
  • Has a willingness to learn new skills
  • Can be adaptable to changing circumstances... We often have to adjust our well-laid plans to accommodate Mother Nature (wildfires, snowstorms, the pandemic, etc. can and have altered our operations at times).
  • Can work hard and thrive in a team environment
  • Has strong computer skills
  • Has the ability to keep calm under pressure and troubleshoot problems
  • Is flexible and willing to work a schedule that can include evenings, weekends, and holidays
  • Has a positive attitude & sense of humor
  • Is passionate about connecting visitors to our mission... Our seasonal staff interacts with many of the 3 million visitors to Glacier Park in just 4 short months! We have a unique opportunity to connect with visitors and educate them about the Glacier Conservancy!

Applicants with retail, hospitality, warehouse or customer service experience are given top consideration in the hiring process.

PLEASE NOTE: Unfortunately, we are not able to offer sponsorships for J1 or H2B applicants. 


A note on availability: We do not have any positions to offer that end in August. We have a few that go through the Labor Day weekend, but most of our positions go through the end of September.

Room and Board

The Conservancy can help with housing options for your summer in Glacier Park.

We have an employee house located about a 15-minute drive from West Glacier in Hungry Horse, MT.  A limited number of full-time employees can live there for a modest rent deducted from your paycheck. The house has two shared kitchens, and there is a small grocery store just a block away. The house offers onsite laundry. Utilities, internet, PO Box, and basic supplies are provided. There is also space available for small trailers or camper vans to park. Our employee house is comfortable and well-kept. Proof of Covid-19 vaccination is required to live in our communal employee house. We're carefully screening residents to make sure everyone in the house takes Covid-19 precautions seriously to help keep residents safe and healthy. 

RVers are encouraged to apply, and we can help connect you with RV parks in the area and help secure RV sites at reasonable monthly rates. If you're interested in working at the St Mary Visitor Center (on the east side), you will need an RV or your own housing in St Mary. There are very limited housing options in that area, but again, we can help secure RV sites at reasonable rates.

Employees that receive any housing assistance from GNPC are required to be available to work 5 days / week.

Please note that you will need to provide your own transportation.  Public transportation in the area is VERY limited, and it would be challenging to manage here without a personal vehicle.

Unfortunately, GNPC does not offer meal plans. 

Employee Perks

The Glacier Conservancy offers some great perks for our employees! 

  • Employee vehicle Park Pass (which gets you into the fast lane at the Park entrance)
  • End of Season Bonus for completion of the employment agreement
  • We strive to schedule 2 consecutive days off per week to maximize your free time
  • 40% discount in our park stores
  • Discounts with other local outfitters/concessionaires
  • Working at the top of the Going-to-the-Sun Road with spectacular views of Logan Pass!

Getting Here and Getting Around

Unfortunately, there is not good public transportation here, so bringing a personal vehicle is highly recommended. Employee housing is not located on-site, so a vehicle is necessary to drive to and from work.

Although biking to work might not always be practical, we definitely recommend bringing a bike - there are some great cycling opportunities here!

We're happy to help with transportation to and from Glacier International Airport (FCA) or the Amtrak Stations (Whitefish, West Glacier or East Glacier), but we cannot provide transportation on a daily basis to and from work.

For Fun

Glacier National Park is known as a hikers’ and peak-baggers’ paradise. During your summer here, you will have easy access to an incredible system of trails that can lead you to remote alpine lakes, through beautiful forests, and to the top of rugged peaks. There are also great opportunities in the area for mountain biking, fishing, camping, backpacking, rafting, kayaking, rock climbing, horseback riding, golf and more.

Throughout the summer, we love to organize fun activities for our seasonal staff, and we're always open to suggestions!

How to Apply

To apply for a seasonal position with GNPC, please complete our online application.

Renee Metcalf
Phone: 406-888-5756

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