Polebridge Mercantile & Bakery LLC

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The summer of a lifetime awaits you - a tight knit, hard working team in the heart of Glacier!

A World Famous Mercantile & Bakery located on the doorstep of Glacier National Park.

We are located 25 miles from West Glacier. Close to the Polebridge Entrance of Glacier National Park and far away from everything else.

About Polebridge Mercantile & Bakery LLC

We open in April and with our unique location within our community and our strong local support, we look forward to a great summer ahead.

The Polebridge Mercantile & Bakery is tucked up in one of the most remote corners of Glacier National Park. It is a small business and offers a much more unique experience than other national park employment opportunities in the region. There is no cell phone service (but we do have employee wifi!), and the road to get here is dirt, not pavement, but most people truly love the Polebridge experience once they arrive. We offer an authentic and challenging experience and are not for the faint of heart! 

The Employee Experience

Work Hard.  Play Hard.  Make your teammates better.  Take care of customers.  Quality Matters.  Get outside. Have Fun.  That about sums it up!

Ideal Candidate

People who love nature, the outdoors, and adventure! Hard workers who are passionate about customer service or have prior baking or kitchen experience

Room and Board

We offer on-site housing and accommodations two miles from the main campus.  We operate on communal living, sharing bathrooms, kitchen, and common spaces. 

We offer four types of housing; individual, shared, couples and RV.  Shared housing can be up to 4 people in a room or yurt. Individual or couple housing consists of one shared room. Camping and camper vans are also welcome with full access to all other amenities provided. 

The daily facility fee includes housing, showers, laundry, power, water, propane, internet, and shift meal. Each work shift includes one shift meal.

We offer some but limited housing that does accommodate pets. Pets need to be preapproved prior to the employee living and working at Polebridge. 

We also offer some but limited family housing. 

Employee housing, quiet hours are 10 PM - 7 AM, with Very Quiet Hours from Midnight - 5 AM.

Employee Perks

Items Provided

  • Training and certifications
  • Small team environment, competitive pay, and good tips!
  • Merc. hat and t-shirt 
  • Shift meals on days worked is provided. 
  • Voucher for 50% off 2 merc. t-shirts and 1 merc. sweatshirt. 
  • Health Services from a local medical doctor is available at $5/wk cost to you. 
  • Employee Discounts of 15% for all store items (with the exception of tobacco, gasoline, alcohol products) and discounted gear rentals available.
  • Team building activities offered at no additional cost to you. 
  • Affordable housing. 
  • Location, Location, Location. GNP is right here with epic views all day LONG!

Getting Here and Getting Around

Polebridge is located 24 miles from Apgar in Glacier National Park. 

We are remote, however you do not necessarily need a car to live here for the season. Trips to town can be coordinated with other team members. There are bikes provided to staff to use for the summer.

For Fun

Glacier National Park is your playground! Dozens of world-class day hikes and overnight backpacking trips are just outside the door.  River floating, paddle boarding, and mountain biking are also very popular. 

Employee Discounts of 15% for all store items (with the exception of tobacco products, alcohol, and gasoline) and discounted gear rentals available.

How to Apply

Email your resume to mercantilejobs@gmail.com.  Please include your resume and letter of interest, your dates of availability, the position you are interested in and why you want to work with us. You can have more than one job of interest. 

Equal Opportunity Employer


The POLEBRIDGE MERCANTILE & BAKERY LLC is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis including race, color, age, gender, sexual preferences, religion, national origin, or disability. Applicants may request, any needed accommodation to participate in the application process.


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