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Great Wolf Lodge Management Development Program

Application Process

Fall 2022

Recruitment Begins

Great Wolf Lodge will be attending Hospitality Career Fairs at the following universities in Fall 2022:

East Coast: Delaware State University, Hampton University, Howard University, Johnson & Wales University, North Carolina Central University, Penn State, Virginia Tech, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Tuskegee University, University of Delaware​

Midwest: Michigan State University, Purdue University

West Coast: Northern Arizona University, University of Nevada – Las Vegas, Washington State

Check your school’s Fall 2022 Hospitality Career Fair schedule and sign up to meet with a Great Wolf Lodge Representative, either virtually or in person. Following this meeting, applications for the Manager Development Program can be submitted online, or through your school’s handshake, simplicity, or career board website.

We will begin accepting applications on September 1, 2022​


Interviews & Offers Extended

In-person or virtual interviews with Great Wolf Lodge will be scheduled after the Hospitality Career Fair through your school’s interview process. Offers to join the Management Development Program will be extended to top candidates by the end of March 2023.

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Rotations Assigned

The Management Development Program participants will be invited to visit the Great Wolf Lodge corporate office in Chicago for a fun meet-and-greet event and to receive their first rotational assignment.

Need more information? Contact [email protected] and a Great Wolf Representative from the Management Development Program will be able to answer any questions you may have.  

Frequently Asked Questions

Am I guaranteed a director-level role after completing the program?

After a successful completion of the program, participants will be placed into a key leadership role at one of our Great Wolf Lodge resorts.

Are the rotations all done at one lodge location?

Each lodge is unique based on its geographical location, size, and features offered. Participants will have the opportunity to work at 2-4 different lodges during their program. This type of exposure will be key to accelerating their career with the Great Wolf Lodge brand. Great Wolf Lodge will provide participants with relocation assistance for each new lodge assignment. 

Will participants get to pick their assignments?

Each program participant’s assignments will be curated to meet their individual career goals. The assignments will be designed to stretch, challenge, and accelerate their growth, while also taking into consideration their personal preferences. 

How many students are selected for the program each year?

Great Wolf targets to hire 15 graduating college seniors into the program each year. This means at any point in time there will be 30 pack leaders in our Management Development Program. Upon successful completion of the program, participants will join a network of Management Development Program alumni.

What type of training will I receive through this program?

Through a combination of hands-on experiences, structured learning, and coaching, participants will be exposed to a broad array of disciplines and leadership styles. Participants will experience a learning journey that will develop them as effective and strategic leaders in the entertainment and hospitality industry.

Join Our Pack

Join Our Pack

Great Wolf Lodge is always hiring; view the full list of employment opportunities available & apply today!