Our playground is Glacier National Park; scenic wonders and hiking excursions abound! Enjoy hiking, camping, backpacking, fishing, whitewater rafting, and bicycling. There’s even an 18-hole golf course just one mile from the Village.
We are a seasonal business and operate late May through September and employ approximately 180 staff members at peak season.
We are located at the West entrance to Glacier National Park in the Rocky Mountains. Summer temperatures range from 60° to 80°. Early spring and late fall are cool and sometimes damp and it’s best to layer your clothing and be prepared for any type of weather.
Our Businesses in West Glacier
Family Restaurant – Bar
Grocery Store – Gas Station
Gift Shop and T-Shirt Company
West Glacier Motel with 27 Motel units and 5 Cabins
Our Businesses in Apgar Village inside Glacier National Park
The Cedar Tree Gift Shop
Apgar Village Lodge with 20 motel rooms and 28 cabins
Please be aware our location is remote and public transportation is not available. During the summer you will be expected to arrange your own transportation if you wish to travel anywhere outside our village. We have a grocery store in West Glacier but the prices are higher than traveling to town to shop.
We are a conservative company and have personal appearance and dress code requirements. Some departments have specific uniforms which are supplied.
We hire workers with RVs and have spaces available in our own facility within walking distance to the Village. Earn wages for all hours worked. RV space rent is $30 per week. Please note we do not have positions for camp hosts.
We have limited dormitory style housing (for full-time employees) which costs $30 per week and deducted from the employee’s paychecks. Each housing unit has two or more roommates. There is a common living area and kitchen in each facility. Each unit has basic furniture, kitchen utensils, dishes, pans, etc. Employees are responsible for their own meals. We do not have co-ed units. The dorms do not have telephones, televisions or internet. Some basic cleaning supplies are provided.
All employees receive a 20% discount in our restaurant, gift shops and grocery store on some non-food items. Employees can also purchase bear pepper spray at half price.
What to Bring
Each bed is twin size and you will need to bring your own bedding and pillow. Most people bring twin flat sheets and blanket or a sleeping bag.
Towels- Toiletries- Warm and Cold weather clothing- Alarm Clock- combination/padlock for your personal lock box. And don’t forget your camera.
Paydays are every other week on Fridays. We will be able to cash your check starting late June; if you start work early season bring enough cash or traveler’s checks until then. We also have direct deposit available. ATM machine is located in the Village.
You will need to provide 2 forms of documentation (unless you have a passport) regarding your eligibility to work in the United States. The documents must be original copies, not photocopies or faxed identification. Your job offer packet will include a list of acceptable IDs.
West Glacier Village has a coin operated laundry within walking distance from the dorms.
Communication in West Glacier Village
Cell service is good with Verizon being the best. We offer all housed employees internet service in the Human Resource building five days a week ½ hour each day. If you have wireless-ready computers you may be granted Wi-Fi access for appropriate use during non-working hours and in appropriate locations. Our satellite service is within the Village area only and is not accessible at the dorm units.
Pay phones are available in West Glacier and Apgar Village. We sell pre-paid phone cards at the grocery store.
Arriving and Departing
If arriving by plane you must fly into Kalispell, Glacier Park International (FCA). If arriving by train you can travel right to West Glacier Village- Belton depot however this stop does not allow more than two carry-on bags. If you travel to the Whitefish depot, which is located approximately ½ hour from West Glacier, checked baggage is allowed. You can also travel by bus to Kalispell or Whitefish.
*Please contact Human Resources before finalizing your travel plans.
If you wish to receive mail during the summer you must purchase a post office box. You may contact the West Glacier Post Office in advance if you wish to forward mail: 406-888-5591. If you want to ship items before your arrival use UPS; please contact Human Resources for details.
An application is available at the bottom of this page. We encourage you to send a resume; however we will not be able to complete an interview without an application.
Please check below for current job openings
We are currently looking for qualified people to fill the following positions.
||June 03, 2013
||Good money handling and computer skills required. Job starts first week in June, job ends second week in September. Four days per week, days off Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
Wage starts at $9.25 per hour.
Resume welcome with Application.
GIFT SHOP CASHIER
||June 10, 2013
||Good customer service skills required, cashier experience helpful but will train.
Stock gifts and clothing, handle cash and credit card sales.
Wage starts $8.75 per hour
Start mid June through end of August or mid-September.
Possible dorm housing or RV site available.
FRONT DESK STAFF
||May 22, 2013
||Good customer service and computer service skills required. Experience as front desk staff preferred but we will train to use the reservation system.
Wage to start $9.50
No housing available.
Resume welcome with application.
Work starts now through mid-September.
We offer 2 methods of initiating the employment process:
With this method you can fill out the application online, and submit the data directly to our HR department. This method requies that you have all necessary information avaiable while filling out the form. You can not save a partial application! You can print a copy of a complete or partial application for your records.
Submitting this form online requires a complete FirstName, LastName, and a Valid E-mail Address.If there is a validation error with one of these fields when submitting, the form may be returned blank.
Printing: You must print the application prior to submitting!
Submitting:the submit button is located at the bottom right of the pdf form.
With this method you can print the blank or partially filled out application and then mail or fax the application.
|West Glacier Mercantile|
PO Box 410 E
West Glacier MT 59936
Attn: Human Resources