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Join Our IB Team

We are always looking for great people to join our growing IB Team. If you are interested in starting or continuing a career in banking, check out our current openings below to see if there is a position that matches your skills and experience. We look forward to meeting you!


Current Openings

Apply with IB Today! Open positions are listed below, and our hiring process is simple. To apply for one of our openings, complete our online application. If your skills and experience meet the requirements for the position, we will be in touch to schedule an in-person interview. You can also send your resume and cover letter to be considered for future positions. Your information will be saved for twelve months. Independence Bank is an EEO Employer/Vet/Disabled.  


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As an employee, you'll be able to take advantage of benefits like:

  • Premium Health Insurance Plan
  • 401(K) Retirement Plan with up to 25% employer funding, as well as a self-funding option to your 401(K)
  • $50,000 Life Insurance Policy
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)

Health Insurance

Independence Bank provides a group medical insurance plan which is available to full time employees after thirty days of continuous employment. This is a premium policy covering a broad range of medical services.

Dental Insurance

After thirty days of continuous employment, Independence Bank provides a group dental insurance plan which is available to full time employees who are also enrolled in the IB Health Insurance Plan. 

Vision Insurance

After thirty days of continuous employment, Independence Bank provides a group vision insurance plan which is available to full time employees who are also enrolled in the IB Health Insurance Plan.  

Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)

Pre-tax savings accounts for unreimbursed medical expenses and dependent care.


We offer a 401(K) company-funded retirement plan with up to 25% employer funding, with an employee self-funding option to contribute towards your retirement account.

Life Insurance

Full-time employees are enrolled in a $50,000 Life Insurance Policy and Accidental Death and Dismemberment insurance.  You will also have a choice to opt in on additional Life Insurance through our group policy. 


Check out these additional Perks!

In addition to our competitive benefits package, we offer these banking perks to our employees:

  • Free online Bill Pay
  • Free Safety Deposit Box
  • No Origination Fee on Real Estate Loans
  • 1% Rate Discount on all Loans
  • Free Checks for employee account

Great opportunities at all our locations!


Havre Branch

435 3rd Street
Havre, MT 59501

Malta Branch

137 South 3rd Street East
Malta, MT 59538

Glasgow Branch

101 8th Street North
Glasgow, MT 59230

Poplar Branch

214 2nd Avenue West
Poplar, MT 59255

Scobey Branch

204 Main Street
Scobey, MT 59263

Conrad Branch

23 5th Avenue SE
Conrad, MT 59425

Great Falls Branch

901 River Drive N
Great Falls, MT 59401

Plentywood Branch

112 N. Main Street
Plentywood, MT 59254

Shelby Branch

131 Main St
Shelby, MT 59474

Our Culture

Join Our Team Today!

Independence Bank is a fun place to work, with lots of chances to get to know your coworkers. We offer fun team building events like quarterly Lunch and Learn speakers, as well as casual jeans Friday. We give generously to our local communities and are involved to improve the lives of our favorite customers: our neighbors!


Success Story

The first individual we want to highlight is Cherry Colgan. Cherry grew up on her family farm and ranch just north of Poplar, Montana. She is the eldest of six children. While she was working for her father on their family ranch, Cherry had to travel to town to cash a check at what was then known as Traders State Bank (a branch of First Security Bank of Havre) and this is where her banking journey began. While cashing her check, she was asked if she wanted to apply for a job! Thus, Cherry began working at the bank in 2000. She started as a Teller at Traders State Bank and then worked up to as a Loan Assistant in Poplar for 4-5 years before becoming a Lender.

Cherry and her husband Patrick continued to establish their farm and ranch. Their growth caused Cherry to take a few years off from the banking industry to focus entirely on their farm/ranch. For just over five years, the two collaborated at work, and loved it! When Cherry's two kids, Chris and Holly, weren't occupied with their extracurricular activities, they worked on the ranch as well.

In 2017, Cherry was eager to get back into banking. She went to work for Independence Bank again maintaining her title as a Loan Officer. She worked primarily on consumer loans, although she also did her fair share of agricultural lending. In Poplar, Cherry is still working as a Loan Officer but in 2021, took on a second job as the Supervisor of Operations.

After Independence Bank made the decision to open a new branch in Wolf Point, Cherry now works a few days a week there as well. Cherry is a staple of the Poplar community and truly loves where she lives. We are honored to have such a strong, selfless, educated, and knowledgeable individual on our IB team!


2023 cherry


Success Story

2023 darby

Our second success story recognizes Darby Donoven. Darby grew up in Kremlin, MT as a K-G Kougar. Darby began his banking career in May of 2008, working as a teller at Wells Fargo during college at Montana State University Bozeman. After he completed his degree in Business Finance, he continued with Wells Fargo as a Service Manager and in 2012 transitioned to the Wells Fargo Private Mortgage Bank.

In February of 2014, Darby moved to Havre to work for Independence Bank as a Lender Trainee. When Conrad opened their branch for full-servicing banking in 2015, Darby made the move and became the Conrad Branch President in mid-year 2015. In June of 2022, Independence bank opened up another branch in Shelby and Darby became the Branch President for both the Conrad and Shelby Branches.

During his time in Conrad, Darby has served on many boards including Pondera Health Care Foundation and Pondera Medical Center. Currently, Darby serves on the Conrad Lions Club, Pondera Port Authority, and has acted as Treasurer of the Marias Valley Golf and Country Club since 2021.



Independence Bank is a great place to work and we want great people to work with us! We have multiple locations in north central and north eastern Montana, and we're always on the lookout for good candidates to fill key positions.


Q: Can I apply for more than one position?

Yes, you can apply for more than one position if your skills and experience are a good fit.

Q: Can I submit a resume?

Yes, if you're interested in a position, you can also submit your resume for the position you are interested in. Please email your resume to  or 

Q: How long do you hold on to applications and resumes? Should I submit another if I see a job in the future I'd like to be considered for?

We keep employment applications and resumes for twelve months. If you see a position you are interested in after that time, please resubmit your resume.

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