Johnson's of St Mary

Welcome to Johnson's
View from Johnson's parking lot of Lower St. Mary Lake.
View from Johnson's Campground of Glacier National Park!

How to get a job with a panoramic view of Glacier National Park!

Johnson’s of St. Mary is a family owned restaurant on the northern border of Glacier National Park in Montana. We have been providing Glacier Park with great “Family-Style” food for over 50 years. Alongside our Restaurant, we also operate our RV Park, Campground, and Cabins with stunning views of the park.

Johnson’s of St. Mary is a historic restaurant located in St. Mary, Montana on the eastern entrance of Glacier National Park.

About Johnson's of St Mary

Johnson's has been in business since 1950 and has an outstanding reputation, and we expect our employees to maintain that standard. Johnson's provides on-the-job training for all positions. Johnson's serves all of its food homemade and "family-style."  Johnson's is the longest run family buisness in the area.   

The work is demanding, both physically and mentally. Employees must be able to work well under pressure and have a positive attitude toward the public. 

Johnson's hires approximately 20-25 employees for the summer season (mid-May-late September). 

The Employee Experience

Work hard and play hard with us during the busy tourism season in Glacier National Park. Employees will work a variety of shifts up to 25-35 hours per week. Most employees will live onsite in our employee dorms or our employee campground.  Johnson's property has breathtaking views and is less than one mile from the Park entrance.

PJohnson's values energetic, hardworking and positive employees! Johnson's is a great place to work and enjoy the summer season without the big city distractions. 

Ideal Candidate

 Johnson's is an ideal environment for honest, energetic, employees with a hard work ethic. Johnson's has a long reputation of serving homemade food with fast and friendly service.  Johnson's is looking for employees with a positive demeanor, who can work in a fast pace environment and will provide the customer with a pleasant dinning experience. 

Room and Board

Johnson's has limited living quarters available to employees at a cost of $10.00 per day for room and board, including three (3) meals per-day. 

If employees choose to stay in our campground, a campsite and meals will be $7.00 per day, including three (3) meals per-day.

Room and board is deducted from the employees check each month.

We have living quarters available for males and females. We do not allow overnight guests nor do we allow opposite sexes to share a room. All employees must furnish their own bedding and towels. Please bring plenty of WARM bedding as the nights do get very cool. There are coin-laundry facilities available at the campground.

The only cell phone service available in St. Mary is Verizon Wireless. If you do not have a cell phone or cannot receive service with your carrier, there are pay phones located in the Cafe and Campground Store. Johnson's does have wifi located inside the campground office and throughout the campground. 

If employed, we suggest you stock up on personal items and essentials before arriving in this rural area. 

Employee Perks

Working minutes away from beautiful Glacier National Park! Close to amazing hiking, wildlife, kayaking, horseback riding, fly fishing, boat tours, even white water rafting!

Getting Here and Getting Around

Employees drive,  take the train via East Glacier Train Station (30 minutes from St. Mary), or fly via Glacier Park International Airport (2 hours from St. Mary).

Once arrived, most things are within walking distance, You can walk to the Entrance of Glacier Park and catch free shuttles to navigate the park. A bike is always a good idea as well.

We are located 18 miles from Canada, if you plan on traveling across the border, you will need to have a valid Passport. 

For Fun

​Glacier National Park has a variety of activities which you will find enjoyable hiking, biking, white water rafting, canoeing, zip-lining, cultural attractions and so much more!

There are about 2,000 seasonal employees working in and around Glacier Park.

Most of the employees enjoy working here and find it a valuable and rewarding experience.

 

Our Jobs

Johnson's target customer base includes the two-million plus tourists that visit Glacier National Park each year. Johnson's is one of only a few restaurants located on the east entrance of Glacier National Park, in St. Mary Montana.

Our seasonal business is open from mid-May to late September, consistent with the Park's season. With so many tourists visiting the area, Johnson's 150 site campground is often sold out, and the cafe is always full.

Our employee positions include: cooks, prep-cooks, servers, dishwashers, camping cabin cleaners, maintenance and camp-store personnel.  Our cafe is very unique as we've been making all of our food from scratch since 1950.

Johnson's prides itself on providing delicious homemade food with fast and friendly service. As such, we are looking for quality kitchen and wait staff that will provide our customers with food and service that people have come to expect from Johnson's. Johnson's is a one-of-a-kind establishment. 

Johnson's provides all of its employees with on-the-job training.  Employees can expect a very high pace and at times, high-stress job environment. Many tourists have come off a long hike or other recreational activity and are looking to eat at the "World Famous Johnson's Cafe." 

Cooks and prep-cooks are expected have a solid understanding of the culinary arts. As stated above, Johnson's makes all of its dishes from scratch.  Servers must exhibit the ability to be courteous, friendly and maintain a level of professionalism with other coworkers. 

Some of Johnson's employees will start at the beginning of the season and others will be staggered in up until the first part of June.  

Campground

Cabin Housekeeper

Johnson’s of St. Mary is a family owned “Family-Style” Restaurant on the northern border of Glacier National Park in Montana. The campground has over 100 sites including 5 camping cabins and an event pavilion. We have been providing Glacier Park with great “Family-Style” food for over 50 years. Along with our Restaurant, we also operate our RV Park, Campgrounds, and Cabins with stunning views of the park. We provide a unique experience to work in the food industry alongside one of the most beautiful National Parks in the country! 

If you enjoy hiking, camping, rafting, kayaking and working in the great outdoors this is the job for you. Come work and adventure with us this summer!

We are looking for a team of  Cabin Housekeepers to work seasonally, late May/early June through late September.

Employees will sometimes work in all areas, food service, cook, prep and campground.

We offer onsite living via employee dorms or campground. 

Johnson’s is a positive, supportive, and fun place to work.  We are looking for applicants who naturally radiate warmth, friendliness, and a good work ethic. If you are upbeat, enthusiastic, and have a great attitude, this is the opportunity for you. We will be considering all applicants. You must work well in a team environment, teamwork is key at Johnson’s of St. Mary. 

 Hours of work typically range from 30-35 hours per week. Hourly wage starts at $8.25 per hour plus tips. 

Job duties include: 

Positive attitude                                                                                                                                                                         
Willingness to learn
Good team player
Have previous server experience recommended but not required
Can lift  at least 50lbs
Quick learner
Able to follow directions 
Good work ethic 
Work flexibility
Respectfully of others 
Personable    
Cleaning Camping Cabins

For questions, further information, or details please reply. Resumes preferred but not required. 

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Cafe

Cafe Server

Seeking qualified and enthusiastic servers for an exciting seasonal position at the World Famous "Johnson’s of St. Mary," in beautiful St. Mary Montana! Located right next to the eastern entrance of Glacier National Park. Our cafe seats 150-160 people. Johnson’s is a gorgeous place to work and stay for the summer.  Employee housing can be provided on site for a small fee. Meals are included with employment.

The work is very demanding, both physically and mentally. Employees must be able to work well under pressure and have a positive attitude toward the public. Johnson's has an outstanding reputation, and we expect our employees to maintain that standard.Johnson's is looking for highly motivated servers (experience preferred) who take pride in their work. Johnson's takes pride in their homemade food and fast and friendly customer service.  Hours of work typically range from 30-35 hours per week. Hourly wages begins at $8.50 plus tips. 

Job duties include: 

Positive attitude                                                                                                                                                                         
Willingness to learn (including the ability to learn and successfully operate a Point-of-Sale operating system). 
Good team player
Have previous server experience recommended but not required
Can lift  at least 50lbs
Quick learner
Can work well under pressure
Handle high volume and multiple tasks
Able to follow directions 
Good work ethic 
Work flexibility
Respectfully of others 
Personable 
For questions, further information, or details please reply. Resumes preferred but not required. 

Cafe

Line-Cook

Seeking qualified and enthusiastic cooks for an exciting seasonal position at the World Famous "Johnson’s of St. Mary," in beautiful St. Mary Montana! Located right next to the eastern entrance of Glacier National Park. Our cafe seats 150-160 people. Johnson’s is a gorgeous place to work and stay for the summer. Employee housing can be provided on site for a small fee. Meals are included with employment. 

The work is very demanding, both physically and mentally. Employees must be able to work well under pressure and have a positive attitude towards the public. Johnson's has an outstanding reputation, and we expect our employees to maintain that standard. Johnson's is looking for highly motivated line-cooks (experience preferred) who take pride in their work. Johnson's makes all of it's menu items from scratch.  Hours of work typically range from 30-35 hours per week.  Hourly wages begin at $11 per hour plus tips.        

Qualifications include:

1) Ability to follow directions well.
2) A knowledge of basic food safety and handling skills.
3) At least 1-year experience as a line-cook in a professional kitchen (not required but greatly appreciated).
4) A strong desire to work well with others in a team setting.
5) Receptive of feedback and willing to take direction.
6) Desire to work cleanly and efficiently and execute multiple tasks simultaneously.                                                   

7) Willingness to work hard and demonstrate commitment to the position.                                                               

8) Able to effectively work under a high stress environment.                                                                                    

For questions, further information, or details please reply. Resumes preferred but not required. 

Cafe

Prep-Cook

Seeking qualified and enthusiastic Prep-Cooks for an exciting seasonal position at the World Famous "Johnson’s of St. Mary," in beautiful St. Mary Montana! Located right next to the eastern entrance of Glacier National Park. Our cafe seats 150-160 people. Johnson’s is a gorgeous place to work and stay for the summer. Employee housing can be provided on site for a small fee. Meals are included with employment. 

The work is very demanding, both physically and mentally. Employees must be able to work well under pressure and have a positive attitude toward the public. Johnson's has an outstanding reputation, and we expect our employees to maintain that standard.Johnson's is looking for highly motivated Prep-cooks (experience preferred) who take pride in their work. Johnson's makes all of it's menu items from scratch.  Hours of work typically range from 30-35 hours per week. Hourly wages begin at $9.00 plus tips.        

Job Duties Include:
•       Prepare all menu items as directed in timely manner, following all food safety related standards.
•       Ability to follow recipes using measurement, portions, and set procedures set by the restaurant management.
•       Assumes 100% responsibility for quality of the products produced.
•       Ability to prioritize projects based on daily needs.
•       Ability to have multiple items in production simultaneously.
•       Ability to fill out daily prep list.
•       Tasked with tracking and reporting any food waste.
•       Handle, store, and rotate all products and ingredients properly.
•       Perform other related duties as assigned by the restaurant manager.

Requirements:
•       1+ years' experience in a fast-paced restaurant as a production cook(not required but greatly appreciated).
•       Line cook experience a plus, but not required.
•       Follow proper procedures for food safety.
•       Knowledge of food storage and food safety

For questions, further information, or details please reply. Resumes preferred but not required. 

How to Apply

If you are interested in working for us, please refer to our on-line employment application.

International applicants should contact CIEE for consideration.

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