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Great Harvest is honored to have been recognized as a great place to work by Outside Magazine (2010) and eight times by WorldBlu for its worldwide Democracy in the Workplace award.

Outside Magazine’s award was based on employee satisfaction surveys addressing benefits, compensation, policies, job satisfaction, environmental initiatives, and community outreach programs. Our WorldBlu recognition was based on its evaluation of ten democratic principles, including transparency, dialogue, listening, integrity, accountability and leadership. We have received these honors on account of our great corporate culture and Mission Statement which attracts amazing people who share similar values. Is that you?

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Small Business Consultant and Training Specialist

Great Harvest Bread Company trains and empowers new business owners to operate upbeat, popular and sustainable neighborhood bakery cafes. Great Harvest has been recognized nationally as an outstanding franchise opportunity (Entrepreneur Magazine Top 500 Franchises) for the past 10+ years. We have been on Outside Magazine’s list of Best Places to Work. The company attracts employees who work and play hard, like helping others and enjoy living in small town Montana.

As a Small Business Startup Consultant and Training Specialist in Great Harvest, you will work with new bakery owners to take their dream of owning a Great Harvest Bread store from idea to reality.  You will coach them every step of the way from designing their store to being on the ground with them, and training their crew at the business opening. 

Don’t think you know how to do all of that?  Not to worry.  We will teach you.  You must have a college degree and a couple years of restaurant/food service experience.  If you want to be a part of all that is special in Great Harvest, we want to talk with you. 

 Great Harvest offers competitive salaries, a 401(k) plan, a health plan, a generous vacation plan and eleven paid holidays per year.  And, of course, free bread!

 To apply, please answer the questions on this application and send your signed application and answers to Janet Tatarka at

Job Description:

Consulting: Work with a new franchise owner from signed franchise agreement to the first month of operation of their new store.  The coaching involves sharing and coaching new owners’ best practices and helping them navigate all the details of a small business startup using the proven Great Harvest methods and systems.  Experience in marketing, accounting (understanding numbers), and retail are a bonus.  Consulting is about 40% of this job.

Training: Ensure new owners are prepared for bakery cafe ownership and operation.  We facilitate 3 training schools on site, in Dillon, teaching sandwich making, bread making and bakery cafe operation.  This person will be a coach for at least 2 of these schools every other month.  We are also on the ground with new owners for 3 weeks during opening to train the new crew in bread and goodie making, sandwich and salad making, hospitality, front of house management; and to make sure the operation is running smoothly.  Travel to these locations to participate in training is required.  Training is about 60% of this job.  Two years’ experience in restaurant/food service is required.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Restaurant/culinary experience
  • Restaurant management experience
  • Effective written and verbal communicator
  • Self-starter with independence, initiative and drive to succeed, as well as strong organizational skills and a can-do approach to problem solving
  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment where priorities can shift quickly
  • Ability manage and build a cohesive, fun and successful team

Education and Experience:

  • A minimum of 2 years management experience in a Quick Serve Restaurant or equivalent AND
  • Degree from an accredited culinary arts restaurant management program (or equivalent) OR
  • Four year degree from an accredited university

Physical requirement:

The ability to lift up to 60 pounds and be on your feet for long yours, in a hot bakery cafe with reasonable accommodation.

Travel:  We are a travel company with locations in 40+ states around the nation.  The position requires up to 75 days of travel per year.

Dillon, MT:  This position is located in Dillon, Montana. We are a vibrant college town surrounded by public lands for all kinds of outdoor activities and world-class fishing. 


Get a Job in Your Neighborhood

Our locally-owned Great Harvest bakery cafe franchises are always on the prowl for great people. If you have a good sense of humor, an outgoing personality, and don't mind staying in shape by busting your tail making great bread, then you might be just the type of person they need. The pay will be decent, the music rocks, and the work environment is humane. Best of all, you get to give free slices to everyone you meet. You may even own your own Great Harvest Bread Co. one day!

Looking for openings in your neighborhood Great Harvest? Find your nearest Great Harvest location. Give them a call, or stop by the bakery cafe and ask to speak with someone about job possibilities.

Interested in Being Your Own Boss?

Find out more about our franchise opportunities and explore whether owning your own Great Harvest bakery cafe would be a good fit for you.