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Great Wolf Lodge Management Development Program

Learn More About the Program

Who We’re Looking For

At Great Wolf Lodge, we take fun seriously and pride ourselves on always going the extra mile to create the ultimate family vacation experiences for our guests. Our staff — or “pack,” as we call them — work hard and collaboratively, and show that they care in everything they do. 

Some of the credentials we’re looking for from Management Development Program participants include:


  • Passion for hospitality
  • Bachelor’s degree in hospitality, business, or a related area
  • Relevant internship or part-time work experience
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA 
  • Sharp business acumen
  • Strong intellectual & analytical skills
  • Growth mindset & forward thinking
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Geographic mobility
  • Unrestricted work authorization in the United States

Sample Program Rotations

Our program rotations are both fun and challenging, and provide the unique opportunity to sample a little bit of everything a career with Great Wolf Lodge could entail. Participants will be placed in a supervisor or manager role at a lodge with measurable goals and objectives for each assignment. Here are just a couple of examples of the experiences you may have.

Program Rotation Option 1

Housekeeping staff interacting with guests
Rotation 1
Housekeeping Supervisor within a staff of 75
Guest at Build-a-Bear Workshop
Rotation 2
Retail & Attractions Manager within a staff of 50
Staff member serving ice cream
Rotation 3
Food & Beverage Manager within a staff of 75
Front desk staff greet guests
Rotation 4
New Lodge Opening Task Force

Program Rotation Option 2

Staff member leads a yoga session
Rotation 1
Attractions Supervisor within a staff of 45
Front desk staff greets guests
Rotation 2
Guest Services Manager within a staff of 35
Front desk staff checking in guests
Rotation 3
New Lodge Opening Task Force
Pack of staff members howling
Rotation 4
Housekeeping Manager within a staff of 75

Great Wolf, Great Benefits

In addition to relocation assistance throughout the program, Manager Development Program participants will receive a rich benefits package that includes:

  • Comprehensive medical, vision, and dental insurance
  • 401K retirement savings plan
  • Vacation and sick days 
  • Life insurance, short- and long-term disability
  • Scholarship Program for continuing education
  • Discounts on Great Wolf water park passes, suites, food, and retail items
  • Talent development programming 
  • Staff events and celebrations