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.

Cherry Republic



Glen Arbor, MI / Headquarters

  • IT Director
  • Finance Director
  • Accountant
  • Product Manager
  • Winery Ambassadors
  • Retail Sales
  • Kitchen Supervisor
  • Line Cooks
  • Dishwashers

Empire, MI

  • Sanitation Technician
  • Maintenance Technician
  • Quality Assurance Technician
Online applications can be found at Please contact Kelli in the Human Resources department at [email protected] / 231-276-3003

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.

Assistant Manager and Seasonal Store Associate positions available. Persons in these roles must manage all retail business operations, exhibit exceptional customer service and sales skills, and ensure displays are visually appealing.

Benefits include: No late nights; Competitive wages* and receive a sign-on bonus! A fun, challenging, exciting, and historical place to work! Introductory and on-going training, plus advancement opportunities; 25% discount on purchases at more than 150 America’s National Parks and
Eastern National facilities.

*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] or stop into the store, now open for the Season. 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 by when we open in May. 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 Include:
Line Cook
Dish Washer
Pantry Cook
Server Assistant
It will be fun—grueling at times, but fun! 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 are now hiring for the summer season in the Housekeeping department. Two part time positions available - 32/hrs a week

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

Laker Shakes Burdickville Market

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Laker Shakes is hiring for the SUMMER!  Retail and Ice cream counter help for the 2022 season. 

Flexible shifts offered, great base with high tip potential - $$$$$ - HOUSING FOR THE SUMMER. Looking to fill a variety of positions open, both high season employees and those that can work through September. Lake Shakes is a seasonal business opening in mid-May and closing in late September.   

Laker Shakes is a Glen Lake tradition for over 35 years, specializing in local Michigan products including beer, wine, ice cream and 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 917-679-7026 

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

blu restaurant on lake michigan in glen arbor

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

Glen Craft Marina & Resort

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Boat Delivery Specialist

Pay is Hourly – commensurate to experience.

Job Duties:
• Customer boat delivery and pick up by water or trailer.
• New boat delivery.
• Operating fork lifts, tractors and various yard equipment.
• Minor mechanical repairs on boats, trailers, docks and hoists.
• Occasional boat detailing.
• Assist in keeping shop, boat yard, Marina & Resort grounds 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 & back up a trailer and comfortably drive various
brands of boats. This position is full time 40 Hours/week. Monday-Friday with occasional Saturday and Sundays and some overtime during May-June. Seasonal, April-November. Could potentially evolve into a year round position. Stop in, call or email us.

Boat Detailer

Pay is hourly.

Job Duties:
• Cleaning & Waxing boats for delivery
• Preparing New Boats for delivery
• Assisting in Shop & Office cleaning
• General boat yard labor

Must possess a good attitude and be prepared to work all types of Northern Michigan Weather. This
Position is full time and or part time. Full time is Monday-Friday with occasional Saturdays and
overtime, May-August.

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

Northwoods Hardware

Northwoods Hardware is seeking to hire seasonal and year round staff for a variety of positions. We have a very strong commitment to superior Customer Service, so your like-minded commitment to being friendly, warm and engaging is a must! Please inquire for more information.

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

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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!


retail shopping at Coastal in Glen Arbor; jobs
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

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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

Hiring Carpenters in Leelanau County

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Jackson Station Livestock is seeking seasonal help on the 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 this season!

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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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

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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]

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.

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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.

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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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