Preserve and Protect Glacier while exploring its abundant beauty
Help the Glacier Conservancy preserve this amazing National Park by working in the heart of the park.
Glacier National Park, Montana
About Glacier National Park Conservancy
Don't you ever get the urge to work at a place where every turn you take gives you that 'WOW' feeling? Where every day you can drive through amazing landscapes to get to work instead of being inside all day with just windows to look through? Where your scenery changes constantly with the weather but it's always beautiful? Have you ever wanted to work for a company that gives back millions of dollars a year to that one-of-a-kind scenery? Well, here's your chance.
The Glacier National Park Conservancy operates 3 retail stores in Glacier and needs amazing customer service and retail-oriented people who love our national parks. We sell tons of educational books, interpretive items, along with lots of other fun souvenirs. Get paid to drive the Going-to-the-Sun Road and have Logan Pass as your 'office' for the day, with mountain goats, sheep, and grizzly just outside the windows. The Conservancy works alongside NPS Interpretive Rangers, who can answer every Glacier question you throw at them. Working with the Glacier Conservancy not only gives you the advantage of working in one of the best national parks but also gives you that good feeling that your work is directly affecting Glacier in the best way possible. You can help spread our mission to every visitor and in turn, get thousands of dollars in donations by asking one simple question: "Would you like to donate to Glacier today?" In 2017, we raised almost $100,000 just by asking that one question. Be apart of the Glacier Conservancy family and apply today!
The Employee Experience
Working with the Glacier Conservancy is different than working at other national parks or other companies. We hire about 20-25 people, so our staff really knows each other and has good working relationships along with good friendships outside of work. You are able to talk about all of the hikes you want to do and find others who want to do the same hikes. All of the staff is done with work around the same time, so why not meet up somewhere after work and relax with buddies. Say you and a co-worker want to plan a 3 day weekend adventure, just request your days off together and then enjoy!
Rather than working with hundreds of others and not truly knowing most of them, we all work together and it doesn't take long to know each other's ins and outs and to become great friends. We know that to have a good working environment, all of the employees need to have that sense of respect from each other and success in the workplace, and we value that above all else.
The ideal candidate for the Glacier Conservancy, first and foremost, must care about the national parks. Since we are the official fundraising partner for Glacier, all of our hard work is to make sure that Glacier will be here for generations to come. Knowing and understanding this makes those long days a little easier.
We also look for employees that are able to work well with a small group and individually, with limited supervision.
Having strong computer skills is always a plus. Having our busiest store in the most remote location in the park can cause technically issues and being able to troubleshoot on site, sometimes without help, is a necessity. We do train any employee that is willing to learn as many IT troubleshooting steps that the employee is comfortable with.
Last, but not least, our employees must have strong customer service knowledge. We come face-to-face with the majority of the 3 million Glacier visitors in 4 months! We talk to a lot of people, some nice, some not-so nice. But we are here to help support the park and to get our message out. And we do so by giving the best customer service we can provide. Whether it's just answering a simple question or helping a customer find the perfect gift, we always try to give our best and feel good doing it.
Room and Board
GNPC currently provides limited housing. If you have an RV/camper, we can help you find a great spot within 15 miles of the west entrance and within one mile of our St Mary (east) entrance. Currently, RV rent is an out-of-pocket expense for the employee. GNPC does pay employees with RVs a small increase to assist with rent costs.
GNPC is currently working on providing housing for employees without RVs. There will be a charge to the employee that is automatically deducted from their paychecks. The amount deducted will depend on the type of housing offered.
GNPC can also assist those that would like to find housing on their own.
GNPC does not offer meal plans.
The Glacier Conservancy offers some pretty sweet perks for our employees.
- Employee Park Pass (gets you in the employee lane and in the park for free all year!)
- Over 700 miles of trails to explore, and that's just in Glacier
- Discounts at local outfitters and activities (rafting, Red Bus tours, boat tours, horseback riding, etc.)
- Passport Book filled with coupons and discounts for local area restaurants, lodging, shopping, and activities in the north Flathead Valley
- 40% off retail items in GNPC's stores
- Random, fun activities and get-togethers (bowling, BBQ's, potlucks, etc.)
Getting Here and Getting Around
Bringing your personal vehicle is highly recommended due to the lack of public transportation in the area. Housing is not on-site, so having a vehicle to drive to the main location is necessary. Carpooling is also highly recommended.
We can arrange free transportation to/from the airport (FCA). We cannot guarantee transportation to and from work if you do not bring a personal vehicle. Depending on the type of housing, driving to work can be anywhere from 2 miles to 30 miles.
If you live close to work, we definitely recommend bringing a bike.
There are so many different activities to do in and around Glacier, we dare you to attempt them all!
Just inside the park, you can hike hundreds of miles; climb dozens of mountains; horseback ride to an old mining town; raft the rivers; star gaze at the top of Logan Pass and see the Milky Way with the naked eye; photograph the amazing scenery that surrounds you and capture all of your Glacier adventures.
Just outside of the park, you can enjoy mountain biking; more hiking and camping; local Farmers Markets (almost every day of the week); and festivals of all sorts.
Throughout the summer, GNPC loves to get all of the seasonal staff together for a fun activity. We love to get suggestions from everyone and see what people want to do.
How to Apply
To apply to GNPC for a seasonal position, please email or fax a copy of your completed application to:
Please list on the bottom of your application, or in your email, if you have an RV, would look for housing, or if you would need housing provided.