Area Jobs

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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.

Northwoods Hardware

Northwoods Hardware is seeking to hire seasonal and year round staff for a variety of positions. We'd love to share more information with you. Ask a store team member for an application and any questions should be directed to Jeff Gietzen via email at [email protected] or by text/calling (616)633-3699

Northwoods Hardware is recognized as a preferred employer. We'd love to have you join our Team!

Garden Center & Nursery Manager

This is a year round, career-oriented position offering competitive salary and benefits, incentive bonus, and shared equity ownership. Experience in horticulture or agriculture required. Contact Jeff Gietzen at [email protected] or text/calling (616)633-3699

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Nursery Tech

Seasonal Position

$15 to $17.50/hr

20-30 hrs/week May-October

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Hardware Tech

Part time, Year Round


12-20 hours in the off-season and 20-30 hours in the Summer.

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Preserve Historic Sleeping Bear


Administrative Coordinator

Join our team! Sleeping Bear Dunes has towering dunes, trails, lakes, AND an impressive collection of historic buildings and landscapes including the Port Oneida Rural Historic District. Preserve Historic Sleeping Bear is a nonprofit partner of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. For 25 years we have been “saving the history and telling the story” of these treasured farms, barns, inns and maritime buildings for the enrichment of park visitors through volunteer preservation projects and interpretive programs and tours. We have a bold vision for the future and are growing our staff.

We are seeking a multi-tasking Administrative Coordinator to assist with volunteers, marketing, programs and events. The position is 24 hours/ week year round. $16-$18/hr. Flexible schedule. Some weekends and evenings required. Our office is located at thePort Oneida Heritage Center/Olsen Farm, 3 miles north of Glen Arbor.

If you have a passion for the national park, museums, history, and want to help preserve this unique heritage of Sleeping Bear please find the full job description and to apply please visit our website at or email us at [email protected]. Applications are due March 13, 2023.

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Summer Internship

Do you have a passion for Sleeping Bear and want to make a difference this summer? We are taking applications for our summer intern. The position will have a hand in interpretive tours, planning and implementing events, programs,  social media, and possibly other facets of Preserve’s activities such as exhibit design, gardening, managing our farm stand, and serving as museum greeter.

The internship is designed for college students. Students would have an interest in areas such as museum studies, historic preservation, history, marketing, graphics, or business. Requires a commitment of 8-10 weeks beginning mid-May or June through early August. 24. Flexible schedule. 16-24 hours per week. Some weekends and evenings may be required. This is a stipend paid internship. Housing is not available. To read the full job description and apply please visit

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

National Park Service / Sleeping Bear Dunes

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Enjoy the season and spend time in the National Park! Be a part of the dynamic team at the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in Empire, MI.

*A competitive defined contribution plan and Aflac supplemental insurance is offered to all America’s National Parks and Eastern National employees.

Please visit this website to learn more/apply now and begin a rewarding position in America's National Parks!

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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 [email protected]. 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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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.

Part Time $13.50 and Full Time $14.75, Plus End of Year Bonuses. Housing Opportunities Available. Please call (231) 325-5622 if you have questions. Email: [email protected]

You may apply online now at

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. Host, bar and dish all start at $15/hour + tips. Pantry and line cooks start at $17 (may be more based on experience).
Job Openings May Include:
Line Cook
Dish Washer
Pantry Cook
Server Assistant
To express interest, please either email [email protected] or call/text Chef Guillaume Hazael-Massieux at 231.640.0825
Indigo Bluffs RV Resort Camping Cottages

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]

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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 call/text Chef Randy Chamberlain @ 231-632-7800 or [email protected]
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Paraprofessional and Teacher Subs Needed

Calling all interested/qualified community members! Glen Lake Schools is looking for paraprofessional and teacher substitutes.

Would you like to...Work with awesome people? Work with awesome students? Experience the awesomeness of our new playground? Support all of our awesomeness?

We have a need for substitutes Preschool through 12th grade. Please email Nicole Street or Jen Fosmore if you are interested in starting the application progress. Nicole: [email protected] Jen:  [email protected]

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Work at Art's!

Art’s Tavern has been Glen Arbor’s neighborhood gathering place since opening its doors in 1934. Known for its burgers and beer, Art's is open 7 days a week, year round, only closed on select Holidays.

Art's is always looking for hard workers, who have as much fun as we do! Visit their website.

Apply Online, Now! or Download and Print an Application


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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Cottonseed Apparel Sales Associates

Cottonseed Apparel is seeking motivated individuals to join our dynamic team of seasonal sales associates. Cottonseed is a fast-paced, fun, focused on fashion seasonal resort boutique in the heart of Glen Arbor.

If you are a positive person looking for an awesome seasonal job we look forward to reviewing your unique qualifications.

Please send resume or letter of interest to [email protected]

M22 Glen Arbor

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Enjoy helping make your customer's day and sharing your love for the area?
Represent the M22 brand and come to work in your flip flops. At M22 Glen Arbor you will enjoy a fast paced retail environment selling not only M22 but a variety of the hottest outdoor brands.
Full & Part Time Positions available May through October. Flexible schedule. Great discounts on purchases + other fun perks!
M22 Wine Patio
Do you have a passion for wine and sharing your knowledge?
Come serve on our beautiful outdoor wine patio. Enjoy educating customers on our selections and helping promote our live music and events. *Must be 18 to apply for Wine Patio.
Full & Part Time Positions available May through October. Flexible schedule. Great discounts on purchases + other fun perks!


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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!

The Cyclery / Crystal River Outfitters

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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.

*Must be 18 to apply for CRO Driver position.

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

Apply online

Anderson's Market Glen Arbor

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Various job opportunities available at Anderson's Market in Glen Arbor, for seasonal or year-round work. Full and part-time positions available: deli clerks/cashiers (18+), produce and general stockers, personal shoppers, and general maintenance/handyman (18+). Enjoy a variety of duties in a friendly, team-based atmosphere. Candidates should possess an upbeat attitude, be self-motivated, and have good people skills.

NOTE: Hourly pay varies based department, experience, and general attitude. In-store discounts, competitive wages, bonus incentive program, flexible scheduling.

To apply: online at or on our FB page; Email [email protected] Call (231)218-4713

Hiring Carpenters in Leelanau County

Jackson Station Services logo

Jackson Station Services is hiring both experienced and entry level carpenters for full time, year-round positions.

Do you enjoy physical work and like variety? Our construction company offers an array of services to their clients, from excavation to roofing, framing and tiling, remodeling to new builds. Jackson Station Services is seeking individuals who are excited to work with a fun, hard-working, tight-knit team in Leelanau County. Pay is very competitive and based on skill/experience. Majority of work is within the County. Reliable transportation a must.

We'd love to hear from you. Call Stephen Hoskins toto learn more and pursue a year round career in the County! (231)432-0229

Farm Hand

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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
interior dining room at Western Ave Grill

Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes

Communications Director

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore has been called “The most beautiful place in America” and it needs your help. Our 600+ member organization helps ensure that the more than a million people who visit Sleeping Bear Dunes each year have a great experience, while helping to protect this precious resource.  We are looking for a person with good communication skills and experience with IT communication tools to join our high-functioning all volunteer organization.

The Communications Director helps to educate the public about the Friends, our mission, projects and opportunities available to help the park. This is accomplished by maintaining an active social media presence, up-to-date website, providing a communications outlet for information about current Friends and Park activities and facilitating communications with local news outlets.

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Training and assistance are provided by the Friends and Pro Web Marketing as needed.  Time commitment averages about 10 hours a week. A position description is available at this link--

Interested in helping out?  For more information please email [email protected]. The Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit, all-volunteer organization. Friends home:

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:

Dining Room Supervisors




Ice Cream Shop Associate


Grocery Counter Staff/Retail Cashiers

Water Rental and Beach Associates

Pool Attendants

Beach Club Supervisors

Competitive pay based upon experience. Apply online at

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