Area Jobs

Find employment and discover new job openings in: Empire, Glen Arbor, Maple City, Burdickville, the Narrows, and the Sleeping Bear Dunes. Positions may be seasonal, year-round, part-time, full-time or volunteer.

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Northwoods Hardware

Experienced Hardware Tech

Northwoods Hardware is seeking to hire an experienced Hardware Tech. This position is being offered as a full time job with competitive wages starting at $17.50/hr. We are happy to adjust the wage based on knowledge and experience. Background in the trades of carpentry, hardware, electrical, mechanical and/or painting is highly desired. Benefits are provided and will be tailored to your needs: health care and vehicle allowance as an example. We have a very strong commitment to superior Customer Service, so your like-minded commitment to being friendly, warm and engaging is a must!

Northwoods Hardware is recognized as a preferred employer and we would be honored to have you join our Team. Please contact Jeff Gietzen via email at [email protected] or by text/calling (616)633-3699

Cottonseed Apparel

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]

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Anderson's Market Glen Arbor

comfortable seating in red adirondack chairs in front of Anderson's Glen Arbor Market

Various job opportunities may be available at Anderson's Market in Glen Arbor, for seasonal or year-round work. From deli clerks to cashiers, and general maintenance. Enjoy a variety of duties in a friendly team-based atmosphere. Candidates should possess an up beat attitude, be self-motivated, have good people skills and be 18 years of age or older.

NOTE: Hourly pay varies based on experience and general attitude. In-store discounts, bonus incentive program, flexible scheduling. Full time and part time positions available.

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

Customer Service Associates – Apply and Grow with Us at Blarney Castle Oil Company! Blarney Castle Oil Company is a family-owned Michigan-based company and we are proud that our EZ Mart Stores are the heart of over 140 Michigan communities – like Empire - throughout this great state.

We are looking for remarkable customer service associates to join our team at Empire EZ Mart to be the smile that greets the morning coffee crowd, the local ambassador for Michigan road trippers, and the familiar face for community quick stop shoppers.

As a company we offer:
Full and Part Time Positions
Year-round and Seasonal Employment
Flexible Scheduling
Weekly Pay
Seasonal Bonus Pay
Benefit Packages
Tuition Reimbursement
Employee Assistant Program
Shift premiums
And, we love to promote from within!

Blarney Castle EZ Mart convenient store + gas station in Empire storefront

If you are seeking a fun & fast paced position in the town of Empire, apply with us! We’d love to discuss the possibilities that exist for you with Blarney Castle Oil Company.

Apply online: www.

Apply via text: ‘BCOCJOBS’ to 97211

Store Location: 9988 West Front Street, Empire, Michigan

Laker Shakes, Burdickviller Market

Laker Shakes is looking for retail and Ice cream counter help for the 2022 season.

Flexible shifts offered, with a $15 an hour wage, plus high tip potential. Looking to fill a variety of positions open, both high season employees and those that can work through October. Lake Shakes is a seasonal business opening in late Spring and closing in mid-October.

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, Food for Thought, Great Lakes Chips and local beer and wine. We offer hand-dipped Moomers cones, shakes, malts and 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.

Please contact [email protected] or call 231-334-4669

Located at: 8995 S. Dunns Farm Road, Burdickville, MI 49664 (Corner of CR 616 & 675)

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Carpenters wanted

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

Our construction company offers a wide variety of services to our clients, from excavation to roofing, framing to tiling, remodeling to new builds. Jackson Station Services is seeking individuals who are excited to work with a fun, working, tight-knit team in Leelanau County and likes the variety of work that we can bring to your daily grind. Pay is very competitive and based on level of skill. Customers are located all over Leelanau County, so reliable transportation is a must.

We'd love to hear from you. Call Stephen Hoskins to join the team! (231) 432-0229

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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

LeBear Luxury Residential Club


Job type: Seasonal and Year Round - seasonal bonus.

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

LeBear is looking for part-time, year-round housekeepers for our luxury condominiums. Our housekeeping team is responsible for the cleanliness of our condominiums and public areas throughout the resort.  Our team provides daily service to our guest rooms to replenish guest room supplies.

We are looking for individuals that have:
• Strong attention to detail
• Dependable
• Enjoy working both on own and in a team environment.
• Able to work weekends
• Ability to communicate effectively with guests and team members
• Ability to bend, lift, and be standing for long time periods

lebear resort glen arbor view from beach and exterior

Facilities Maintenance

Job Type: Full Time - seasonal bonus

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 experience in overall building, and grounds and mechanical systems maintenance including trouble shooting ability with knowledge of skills in:

• Carpentry
• Painting
• Electrical
• Plumbing
• HVAC and Mechanical systems
• Grounds and Landscape maintenance

If you are dependable, enjoy working both on your own and in a team environment, and can 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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Would you rather not sit behind a desk all day but rather stay moving? Looking for something fun, energetic with flexibility to work both during the week or weekends?

Leelanau Vacation Rentals is seeking energetic, reliable and hard-working individuals to join our Seasonal Housekeeping team. Guaranteed to work until October with hours that are flexible to fit your needs, work 6 hours a day and get paid by the property that you clean, $125 - $250 per property. Work as many as 5 days or as little as 1! Paid as a 1099 self employed individual. We need weekday and also weekend help.

- Housekeepers ensure that all condos and or houses are ready for incoming renters.

- We provide all of the cleaning supplies and do the laundry.

- All of our properties are located in the Glen Arbor area so limited travel.

- NO experience required!

Email [email protected]

Glen Craft Marina & Resort

 Marine Mechanic

Pay is hourly and commensurate to experience. Full Time.

Job Description:
•Seasonal start up, maintenance and winterization on inboard/outboard boats and PWC’s.
•New boat rigging. •Lake testing and demonstrating new and used boats. •New and customer owned boat delivery and pick up. •Operation of fork lifts, tractors and various yard equipment. •Assist in keeping shop, boat yard and Marina clean and organized.

Candidates should be mechanically inclined and be able to lift heavy loads, be detail oriented and must
possess a valid driver’s license, the ability to tow and back up a trailer and comfortable drive various brands of boats. This position is 40 Hours/Week Monday-Friday with occasional Saturdays or Sundays and some overtime during May-June. This position is seasonal, April-November. Could potentially evolve into year round position.

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To apply: stop in, call or email Glen Craft Marina & Resort.
Email – [email protected]
Phone – 231-334-4556 Ext 1
Address – 6391 S. Lake St., Glen Arbor, MI 49636

Cherry Republic

Professional & Seasonal Job Openings

Michigan’s largest cherry retailer continues to grow with immediate openings for professional staff at its Glen Arbor headquarters and seasonal opportunities for the 2021 summer season at its Michigan retail locations.

Applications and job descriptions can be found at


Glen Arbor / Headquarters

Glen Arbor / Cherry Public House
Kitchen staff & servers

Empire / Distribution & Fulfillment Center

Traverse City / Retail Store

Glen Arbor, Charlevoix, Ann Arbor, Holland / Retail Stores
(Seasonal) Sales Ambassadors & Supervisors


Crystal River Outfitters Recreational District

Work among friends, learn life skills, earn money and have fun! The Crystal River Outfitters Recreational District employs approximately 40 staff members from May through October. Full, Part-Time and Seasonal Opportunities available.

Click here to see current positions available and click here to apply. Need housing? CRO has a great Employee House located just outside of Glen Arbor. The house is comfortable and a perfect way to meet and live with fellow co-workers, Please inquire when applying!

Outdoor sign at the sidewalk on Western Avenue for the Crystal River Outfitters Recreation District

Historic Sleeping Bear

Outreach Coordinator

Amidst the 71,000-acre park features sand dunes, diverse forests, rivers, inland lakes, miles of Lake Michigan beach, and two offshore islands, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore embraces 366 historic structures and cultural landscapes including a significant historic farming district, a lighthouse, inns, log cabins, and historic fields.

Historic Sleeping Bear, a nonprofit partner of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore since 1998, is seeking a qualified volunteer Outreach Coordinator to assist with communicating with the public, our members, volunteers, media, and online sites, as well as assisting with events and programs. The position is 5 hours a week from mid-September through March. And 16 hours a week from April through the first week of September. If you are looking to help preserve the heritage of the area and have skills in writing, organizing events, and have experience or the ability to be trained in social media and website updates, please contact us at [email protected] for further information.

Olsen Farm early fall photo from road

Historic Sleeping Bear is an official non-profit 501(c)3 organization supported by volunteers, members, donors, community businesses, and grantors.

For more information and to apply CONTACT: Susan Pocklington, Director (231)-334-6103; (231) 326-2004
Location: 3164 W Harbor Hwy, Glen Arbor, MI 49636
Email: [email protected]

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.

group of volunteers for Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes

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

Wanna 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.

Download an application


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