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Find employment and discover new job openings in our area of Leelanau County, Michigan, including: Empire, Glen Arbor, Maple City, Burdickville, the Narrows, and the Sleeping Bear Dunes. Positions listed here may be full-time, part-time, seasonal, or volunteer.



Glen Lake Chamber Members may share their employment opportunities here, free of charge. Newest listings added or most updated will be posted towards the top. Contact us to edit, add or remove your listing.

Hair Stylist + Nail Tech

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Glen Lake Salon is looking for a hair stylist and/or nail tech who can join current stylist/owner Sara in downtown Glen Arbor! A beauty specialist with at least one year of professional experience that can manage a diverse range of clients is needed. If accepted, the candidate will be responsible for managing hair/nail appointments, maintaining professional relations with clients, sanitizing work station between appointments, and other standard practices. In exchange, the stylist/technician will gain a competitive commission, flexible hours, and the thrill of creating the best team in Leelanau beauty!

Job Requirements:

•A cosmetology or nail tech license that meets regional requirements

•A high school diploma or GED

•Graduation from an accredited cosmetology program

•Customer service and communication skills

•Outgoing and friendly demeanor with clients

• Help answer the phone, check out & schedule clients

If interested, please call (231)334-3761 or email a resume to [email protected]

Work at Art's!

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Art’s Tavern is hiring outgoing, hardworking staff for the 2024 summer season! We are currently searching for line cooks and dishwashers.
We offer on the job training, so no experience needed, but you must be 18 years or older. Our summer season is an awesome opportunity to make great money, meet new people, and have fun. Starting in May, our season extends into October. We are open 7 days a week, year round, with competitive pay, flexible hours, staff meals, and a fun working environment!

New business, River Club is now hiring! Join the team.

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River Club Glen Arbor is Hiring! Come join us as we open up a brand new business, right on the bend of the beautiful Crystal River. You'll be a part of our 2024 Inaugural Season and our Grand Opening!
We have a Restaurant, Gift Shop, Bars, a Concert Stage and an 18-hole Mini Golf course. We are looking for energetic & outgoing staff to join our team, including:
  • Prep & Line Cooks
  • Food Creation & Servers
  • Bartenders & Barbacks
  • Porters, Bussers & Dishwashers
  • Retail & Gift Shop Representatives
We are hiring for ALL POSITIONS, offering signing & incentive bonuses, competitive pay, flexible schedules, staff meals, discounts, and a fun, party-like atmosphere!
To apply, please email: [email protected]

French Valley Vineyard & The Barn At French Valley are HIRING!!  

We are looking for fun, friendly, and responsible people to join our Tasting Room team. Our ideal candidate is customer-service oriented, sales-driven, and has a passion for hospitality. We are open 7 days a week, so hours and days are very flexible, but some weekends are expected. You will learn the ins and outs of our tasting room and help in all areas, including but not limited to wine bar service, table service, leading vineyard tours, sales transactions at the register, stocking of retail items and wine, and assisting in special events. Prior wine and/or service industry experience is helpful but not required.

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Must love to HAVE FUN! Excellent customer service and hospitality skills; Ability to interact in a positive way with fellow team members and managers; Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work within constantly changing traffic flow with consistency and enthusiasm; Appropriate appearance and demeanor; Ability to understand and follow written and verbal instructions; Ability to manage priorities and workflow


Must be able to bend, squat, climb, push, stoop and crouch repeatedly, lift 40 lbs.; Must be able to stand and walk for extended periods as required by job duties; Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Expected hours: 20 per week

Please forward your resume and questions to :

[email protected] or

Thank You!

Preserve Historic Sleeping Bear

A partner of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Preserve Historic Sleeping Bear is filling two positions:

Part-time, year-round Administrative Coordinator to provide overall operational support to further our mission of historic preservation and interpretation of the park's historic sites. We are seeking a self-motivated, organized, and creative individual to join our team. assisting with volunteer coordination, programs and events, bookkeeping, graphic design and marketing.

Part-time, seasonal to potential year-round Project Manager to contribute to the preservation, restoration and care-taking of historical structures within Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Reporting to the Executive Director, the ideal candidate will be dedicated and dependable, with a passion for historic preservation (preservation carpentry skills are a plus), experience in construction project coordination, and a hands-on approach to executing preservation projects involving carpentry, masonry, painting, window repair, landscape restoration, roofing and other trades.

For complete job description and how to apply:

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Broomstack Kitchen & Taphouse

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Come join our staff at Broomstack Kitchen & Taphouse! We are looking for energetic & outgoing staff to join our restaurant for either Summer or Year-Round positions, including:
  • Server
  • Bartender
  • Bus Help/Server Assistant
  • Line Cook
  • Prep Cook
  • Dishwasher
  • Pantry Cook
  • Food Expeditor
With on-the-job training and opportunities to advance based on skill and performance, we proudly offer competitive wages, and a bonus incentive program.
To apply, please email:

Dune Climb Inn Resort Manager

The Dune Climb Inn, formerly known as the Duneswood Resort, located adjacent to the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, is seeking a part-time Manager (partners are welcome) with a warm, welcoming smile and an eye for cleanliness and organization. Our resort features twelve guest rooms and a community room. The motel is open year-round but like other northern Michigan vacation accommodations, the busy months are from June to September. If you enjoy working in a natural setting, being part of a dedicated team, are detail oriented and are enjoy welcoming guests to our wonderful destination, this is a great opportunity to join us!

Renovations have begun. We will build on the property’s inclusive history while providing some modern conveniences including a new website, property management system and booking engine. We will also be giving the property a serious refresh. We will also focus on active, experiential travelers seeking to enjoy the many outdoor activities the area offers. 

Check out the original website at  The Dune Climb Inn ( website will be active soon. 

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Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Available to work daily, including weekends and holidays. The part time position is for Wednesdays and one other day a week. 
  • Serve as resident onsite manager of guest relationships and experiences including, but not limited to check-in/check-out, and special requests.
  • Complete cleaning of rooms for incoming guests, managing a small cleaning staff, and inspecting rooms.
  • Manage the property via a new state-of-the-art property management system. Respond to phone calls, texts from guests and potential guests during the hours of operation.
  • Maintain safe, clean, and attractive grounds.
  • Work with the owner on marketing to develop goals and initiatives aimed at increasing revenue and recognition.
  • Oversee and secure personnel for maintenance and repairs.
  • Requires ability to lift and move up to 50 lbs., as well as the physical exertion needed to perform housekeeping.
  • Purchase supplies.
  • Perform public relations activities.
  • Manage laundry, sheets, and towels.
  • Ensure property rules are followed in rooms and on the grounds.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • High level of integrity.
  • Ability to prioritize demands of the job.
  • Superior people and problem-solving skills. Excellent and clear communication skills are a must.
  • Computer Skills, CloudBeds property management and reservation software. 
  • Strong work ethic, and well groomed.
  • Impeccable attention to detail.
  • Ideal applicant will have the ability to perform light repairs and maintenance.
  • Social media knowledge.

Salary package varies depending on experience. Please send resume, cover letter and references to F. Kevin Aucello [email protected].

The Dune Climb Inn is an equal opportunity employer.

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Cherry Stop/Harbor View Lavender

This is our second summer in Glen Arbor, and we need your help! Our main lavender farm is on Old Mission, where we grow over six acres of lavender and produce most of our products. We also own The Cherry Stop, and we make the jams, condiments, and other products ourselves, too, with all local fruit. Both product lines are sold at the Glen Arbor store. If you’re looking to work for a place with high quality, local products (that smell and taste great!), look no further. We are open 10-6 daily and are offering full or part time in a relaxed, drama-free environment. Pay rate is determined by experience.

Please call Sonja with questions or email a resume: 231-632-1006, [email protected]

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Hiring All Positions at Blu, Fine Dining Restaurant

Seasonal and year-round positions available at the finest restaurant in Leelanau County. Fantastic earning potential for all positions with most kitchen jobs starting at $20 an hour. 
-Salad and dessert platers
-Bussers (wage+gratuity)
-Bartender (wage+gratuity)
-Servers (wage+gratuity)
To apply please email [email protected]
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Coastal retail store is hiring for Summer 2024 Staff! 
Have you ever dreamed of being a personal shopper? Coastal has Glen Arbor's best selection of resort/leisure wear and accessories. In this retail environment you will enjoy helping customers shop for their Northern Michigan lifestyle.
Full & Part Time Positions available May through October. Flexible schedule. Great discounts on purchases + other fun perks!
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The Cyclery / Crystal River Outfitters

Outdoor Team Members Needed for Summer 2024!
Positions available include Drivers, Cyclery Bike Attendants and Boat Yard Attendants

Are you looking for a job where you are able to enjoy the summer sun and promote fun and adventure? Look no further. Over on the Crystal River Outfitters side of The District we have a variety of roles that will be sure to check those boxes. From fitting guests for bikes to chauffeuring kayakers to the river, you'll be helping customers create unforgettable memories.

Full and Part Time Positions available May through October. Flexible schedule. Great discounts on purchases + other fun perks!

Apply online

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Laker Shakes

Summer Retail & Ice Cream Counter Help

Laker Shakes is looking for retail and Ice cream counter help for the summer of 2024. We have flexible shifts, and we guarantee a competitive hourly rate* + high tip potential. We have a variety of positions open and are looking for both high-season employees and those that can work the bridges seasons. We are a seasonal business - May to September. Positions are Ice cream scoopers and stock work.

Laker Shakes is a Glen Lake tradition for over 35 years! Laker Shakes specializes in local products such as Moomers ice cream, Trish’s Dishes, Great Lakes Chips and local beer and wine.  We offer hand-dipped Moomers cones, shakes, malts & sundaes. In addition, we have sandwiches, hot dogs, espresso drinks, baked goods, seasonal local produce, grocery basics, all in a Beautiful Garden setting across from Big Glen Lake in downtown Burdickville.

Reach out to [email protected] or call 917-679-7026

*hourly rate determined by experience.

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Cottonseed Apparel Sales Associates

Preparing for the busy year ahead by seeking to add some new shining faces to our team! We are looking for seasonal associates that are interested in fashion, enjoy working in a fast paced environment, and are eager to help customers through our 2024 season. What better location to work than in the heart of downtown glen arbor?!

If you think you would be a good addition to our team, please send a letter of interest or your resume to us at [email protected] we look forward to hearing from you!

Anderson's Market Glen Arbor

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Are you looking for a job that allows you the opportunity to meet and work with great people from all over the world while enhancing the experience of those that shop with us? You’ll find all that and so much more at Anderson’s Market!

Incredible people, great wages, flexible schedule, shift meals, associate discounts, fun, fast-paced environment!

FULL AND PART TIME POSITIONS INCLUDE: Cashier, Deli, Stocker, Fruit/Veggie Aficionado (Produce), Cheese Island Coordinator, Sausage & Kabob Enthusiast (Meat Shop)

TO APPLY:,on our FB page; In the store; or Email

Glen Lake Association

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Glen Lake Association, Invasive Species Inspector, Seasonal work An Environmental Protection job opportunity to help keep Glen Lake water free of invasive species by educating boaters, power washing boats. Training is provided. Located at Glen Lake Boat Launch. 

Work 15-25 hours/week or more if you choose. Must be 18. May through October, starts at $16/hour 

Contact Victoria at 231.930.7100

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Riverside Canoe Trips in Honor, Michigan is hiring for seasonal jobs in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Positions available include: Food Service/Ice Cream, Gift Shop/Retail, Drivers, Canoe/Kayak Haulers, Customer Service Represenative/Cashier.

Competitive wages, year end bonuses, housing opportunities, discounts on food and merchandise, canoe/kayak/ tube privileges. Please call (231) 325-5622 if you have questions. Email: [email protected]

You may apply online now at

Cherry Republic, Glen Arbor

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. 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 too.

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To learn more and apply, visit:

La Becasse

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La Becasse has been serving French fare for over 40 years! Everything is made from scratch and is a product you can be proud of. We are hiring for all positions for this summer, and some jobs are year round if that suits you. We are open Tuesday - Saturday, opening at 3 pm for happy hour and taking the last reservations between 8:30 and 9 p.m. All positions offered competitive wages.
To express interest, please either email [email protected] or call/text Chef Guillaume Hazael-Massieux at 231.640.0825

LeBear Luxury Residential Club


Seasonal and Year-Round 

Full and Part-Time Positions

If you enjoy working in a team environment then we may be the ideal job for you!

Resort Services Attendants are responsible for assisting with light maintenance, groundskeeping, housekeeping assistance and owner and guest requests.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Resort opening or closing functions
  • Pool attendant services
  • Arrival and departure assistance
  • Provide exceptional customer service
  • Work a flexible schedule including evenings and weekends


Seasonal and Year-Round Positions

Full and Part-Time

Our housekeeping team is responsible for the cleanliness of our luxury condominiums and public areas throughout the resort.

Desirable Candidates:

• Strong attention to detail
• Dependable – Strong Work Ethic
• Enjoy working on your own
and  in a positive team environment
• Work a flexible schedule including Friday’s
• Ability to communicate effectively with guests and team members
• Ability to bend, lift, and be standing for long time periods

For more info and to apply, please contact [email protected] or call (231) 334-2500

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Facilities Maintenance

Job Type: Part-Time or Full-Time, year round

Facilities Maintenance is an important position in maintaining the high standards of excellence at LeBear Luxury Residential Club, contributing to owner and guest satisfaction and the unique LeBear experience. This position requires overall building and grounds maintenance knowledge and trouble shooting ability with skills in:

  • Carpentry
  • Painting
  • Electrical
  • Plumbing
  • Grounds maintenance (trimming shrubs, lawn care, weeding, snow removal)

If you are dependable, enjoy working both on your own and in a team environment, are able to work a variety of shifts (including weekends and evenings), please contact [email protected] for more information or call (231) 334-2500

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Indigo Bluffs RV Resort and Campground

Come join our Team!

Indigo Bluffs RV Resort & Campground may be hiring for the 2023 Summer season.

Please contact Becky at 231-326-5050 or email [email protected]

Good Harbor Grill, Pinecone and Bakery

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Join our team! Many job opportunities available at the Glen Arbor Bakery, Pinecone and Good Harbor Grill. Employment starting early May through the early Winter season! Summer only positions available as well.

Candidates can apply here,

Text/Call Cady Hall by phone: (231)633-5121 email: [email protected] 

Leelanau Coffee Roasters

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Are you looking for a fun, energetic job and want to learn all about the world of specialty coffee? Join our team!

Leelanau Coffee Roasters is seeking baristas to work in the cafe in the Glen Arbor for the Summer and/or Fall seasons. Jobs to start as early as the beginning of May. Full and part time positions available. Competitive wages, cash tips, summer longevity bonus, store discount on merchandise and coffee beans, and all the coffee beverages you can drink.

Stop by the coffee shop or apply online at

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Seasonal Retailer • Part-time or Full-time

Great first time job or experienced retailer. No experience is necessary, Training Provided. Skills needed or taught will included: customer service, cashier/check-out and apparel folding. We are looking for someone happy to learn and good service, with a smile.

Please contact us at: [email protected]

Located at our headquarters in Glen Arbor, MI: 5919 S Ray St.

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Inn and Trail Gourmet, a carryout gourmet shop in the heart of downtown Glen Arbor, is looking for customer service-minded, energetic seasonal staff to join our team. Job responsibilities include assisting customers, preparing drinks, and keeping food and inventory stocked. Flexible hours, competitive hourly rate, share of tips, and daily food and drink incentive program!
To inquire, please send an email to innandtrailgourmet@gmail. com or stop into the shop when we're open. For additional information about our store, please visit our website at
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Farm Hand

Jackson Station Livestock is seeking seasonal help on our small-scale family farm in Maple City, MI

Farm Hand/Farm Manager to aid in a variety of work on our small scale family farm where we grow seasonal flowers and veggies and raise livestock including Pigs, Cattle, Goats and Chickens. Work may include weeding, planting, watering, fencing, tree/plant management, feeding, operating tractors and using hand tools. Flexible hours, Competitive Pay based upon experience. Opportunity for growth.

Contact Kevin Jackson, (517)518-1961 to learn more and enjoy working outdoors!

Western Avenue Grill


All positions are hiring: Bartenders, Hosts, Servers, Kitchen Staff
Apply online at
or call Sal at 231-835-1291
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The Homestead

The Homestead is a premier waterfront destination resort located in northwest, lower Michigan. Situated on one mile of Lake Michigan beach, The Homestead is surrounded by the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Guest accommodations include two small hotels, a rustic lodge, an historic inn and vacation homes and condominiums. Exquisite dining and superb recreational opportunities. await couples, families, corporate groups and wedding guests.

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The Homestead is seeking dependable individuals to fill the following full time and part time positions may include:

Dining Room Supervisors, Cooks, Bartenders, Servers, Ice Cream Shop Associate, Hostess/Host, Grocery Counter Staff/Retail Cashiers, Water Rental and Beach Associates, Pool Attendants, and  Beach Club Supervisors

Competitive pay based upon experience. Apply online at

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