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Great Wolf Lodge-Traverse City “Tatonka” is recognized as an employer of choice in Northern Michigan. Our 370 pack members focus each and every day on providing our guests with first-in-class, customized guest service that sets Great Wolf Resorts apart from its competition.

The leaders of our pack have many years of experience in hospitality and inspire an organizational culture unlike any other in Northern Michigan. Saying that we work in a team setting doesn’t adequately explain the support and synergy that can be found in a culture like Great Wolf’s where actively engaged leadership, a happy and friendly work environment, the clear desire to achieve, and the most fun one could have while earning a paycheck all come together!

We work hard and play hard with pack member parties and wolf pack celebrations. We have excellent benefits and incentives and competitive pay. If you want to be part of a family, learn from years of experience, and be proud of the impact of your work, we encourage you to apply today and invite you to join the pack!

Lifeguard (training provided)


Job ID 7496620 Date posted 03/13/2018 Location Traverse City, Michigan Job Type Part-time - Regular
  • Willingness to accept the most effective role.
  • Responsible for the promotion of a safe and professional workplace through adhering to policies and procedures as outlined in the Great Wolf Resorts handbook.
  • Administers and coordinates emergency first aid as necessary.
  • Supervises and provides surveillance of swimmers and guests during park hours and special events.
  • Possesses a general knowledge of pools, rides, and attraction operations.
  • Responds to emergency situations in assigned zone. Assists in communicating emergency situations outside of assigned zone.
  • Enforces the rules and regulations of the waterpark.
  • Advises aquatics management of unsafe and unsanitary conditions.
  • Possesses a general knowledge of the activity pools and flume attractions.
  • Provides superior customer service to all guests by assisting all in a polite and expedient manner.
  • Performs daily routine chores and maintenance of waterpark to ensure neat and orderly appearance.
  • Performing within Ellis Certification standards.
  • Participates fully in Project Green Wolf, our company-wide environmental sustainability initiative, which includes, but is not limited to, recycling, waste reduction, and energy and water conservation.


  • No experience required, training provided
  • Must be at least 16 years of age.
  • Ability and willingness to achieve Certification in First Aid, CPR and Ellis & Associates Lifeguard Training.
  • Good oral communication skills.
  • Must be flexible regarding scheduling as it is based on business demands.
  • Successful completion of criminal background check and drug screen.


  • Swim 50 yards in 4 ft. of water and retrieve a 10lbs brick at bottom of water.
  • Capable of working in a hot, humid and chlorinated environment.
  • Ability to climb multiple flights of stairs on daily basis.
  • Standing for long periods of time.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or veterans' status.

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