Park Cafe and Grocery

Like to Bake or Cook? Spend the Summer at the East Entrance to Glacier National Park!

Park Cafe & Grocery 3147 US HWY 89 W St. Mary, MT 59417

East entrance of Going to the Sun HWY in Glacier National Park

About Park Cafe and Grocery

Park Cafe & Grocery is a small cafe located in St Mary, Montana, at the eastern entrance to Glacier National Park - an outdoor enthusiast's paradise, with some of the most astounding vistas and greatest hiking opportunities any where in the world. The iconic Going To The Sun Road is less than a quarter mile from our facility, and the spectacular Many Glacier and Two-Medicine areas are just minutes away. The cafe focuses on delicious meals in this gorgeous setting, topped off with the best pie you've ever had.

Our summer season runs June through September.

Ideal Candidate

Park Cafe is looking for people with a spirit of adventure and a great work attitude.  We look for candidates who will enjoy the outdoors and Glacier National Park.  The nearest towns with significant services are over 2 hours away.  If you need an urban setting to be happy, St Mary is not the place for you.  If you love the outdoors, outdoor activities and meeting like-minded people, you will love working at Park Café.

Park Cafe can only hire people who can work the ENTIRE SUMMER SEASON.

Room and Board

We have rustic but comfortable community housing at a rate of $8.00 per day, plus a $100.00 refundable housing deposit. Housing units accommodate 2 to 6 people with shared facilities. Residences for couples are available, but not guaranteed. Please note that rental housing is very limited in the area.

We also have an employee kitchen and do provide one employee shift meal.

Getting Here and Getting Around

To get here without a car, Park Cafe can arrange to pick up employees WITH ADVANCE NOTICE at Glacier International Airport (Kalispell, MT) or the Amtrak terminals of East Glacier, West Glacier, or Whitefish, MT.

To get around the park, the National Park Service operates a Hiker's Shuttle from the St Mary's Park entrance to West Glacier. We have parking available for your private vehicle and a bike is a good idea.

For Fun

Glacier National Park is an outdoor enthusiast's paradise with some of the most astounding vistas and hiking, fishing, boating, rafting any where in the world. Go hike the Highline Loop, fish for westslope cutthroat trout in the North Fork of the Flathead River, take a boat tour on Lake McDonald. Whether it's whitewater rafting, rock climbing, horseback riding, or quietly relaxing under a tree, you won't be bored here!

Our Jobs


St. Mary's
Bakers are the heart of our operation. They work in two shifts creating all the pies, breads, and other baked goods we serve at the famous Park Cafe. AM shifts start as early as 4 am, PM shifts work as late as midnight. One year of baking experience required.

Baker Assistant

St. Mary's
The Baker's Asst. position is a key position that assists experienced bakers in the production of pies, breads, and other baked goods in our scratch kitchen. While experience is desired, ambitious applicants with minimal experience are encouraged to apply.


St. Mary's
The dishwasher position is a great position for entry level applicants. In this position, you will work in various capacities that include washing dishes, busing tables, and occasional assistance in other areas of the restaurant operation.

Line Cook

St. Mary's
The Line Cook position is responsible for meal preparation for guests. Working in a small scratch kitchen, with a focus on quality, appearance, and efficiency. The line cook utilizes all kitchen equipment, adhering to personal and food safety standards. One year experience required

Prep Cook

St. Mary's
Prep Cooks work in teams to prepare all menu item components in preparation for daily service. Adherence to recipes and instructions is paramount in delivering consistent guest satisfaction. One year of experience preferred, however ambitious beginners welcome to apply.

Retail Clerk for Gift Shop

St. Mary's
Retail Clerks work in the Park Cafe Grocery and Gas Station. Cash control, inventory management, stock replenishment, merchandising, and sales are all part of the position. You will be answering a lot of questions from tourists, so park knowledge is beneficial.


St. Mary's
The waitstaff is the face of Park Cafe. We pride ourselves on prompt guest service, accuracy, product and area knowledge, as well as insuring a stellar guest experience. Previous serving experience strongly desired.
Gas Station/Gift Store

Store Clerk

Cashier, stock, help customers with gas pumps, and help out with inventory.

How to Apply

Please complete our on-line application!

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