By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great journalism.
Great Wolf filling 590 jobs
Virtual interviews now thru July 10
great wolf father son
A father and son are shown in the indoor pool that’s part of a Great Wolf indoor water park.

Great Wolf has launched a virtual hiring event to fill 590 jobs at its new Manteca resort.

The online employment interviews are taking place through July 10.

“Our pack members are the ones who bring the Great Wolf Lodge experience to life, and we’re excited to begin the process of hiring nearly 600 people as we gear up for our grand opening this September,” said Manteca Great Wolf General Manager Alana Ostrowski.

Virtual interviews started Monday for retail and attraction positions. The interviews can be scheduled by texting “NORCALPACK” to 25000.  A virtual hiring event for housekeeping and food and beverage will take place from July 6-10. Candidates will need to schedule a virtual meeting time by texting “GWLNORCAL” to 25000. Those interested in employment opportunities can visit

Housekeeping rates will start from $14 to $15 an hour. Food and beverage jobs will range from $14 to $22 an hour. Retail and attraction positions will start from $14 an hour. 

Through the Pack Member Promise, Great Wolf Lodge focuses on providing leading benefits and perks within the hospitality industry including medical, dental and vision plans flexible spending accounts, matching 401K programs, paid time off, paid holidays, parental leave, scholarship opportunity, waterpark/room discounts and more. 

Originally, Great Wolf had planned to hire 500 employees with a 50-50 split between fulltime and part-time jobs. They now plan to have 590 employees when the doors open Sept. 1 to the new 500-room indoor waterpark featuring the largest hotel in the Central Valley between Bakersfield and Redding. As such, the resort is doubling the number of hotel rooms in Manteca in one fell swoop.

A spot check of available rooms for opening day on Sept. 1 shows two room categories sold out, three categories with one room left, and three others having multiple rooms available.

Great Wolf is offering 40 percent off on rooms through Feb. 28, 2021 that are booked by July 5. Discounts will vary by date and availability.

As of Thursday there were standard Wolf Den suites with an in-suite theme area for kids that two adults and two kids could book on opening day for $249.99 compared to the regular price of $569.99. The suite with the more elaborate kids’ cabin that normally costs $649.99 a night is available for $309.99 for Sept. 1.

The resort also includes a 45,000 square-foot indoor adventure park with an array of attractions including a ropes course, miniature golf and arcade, and a number of eateries that range from elevated dining to sweet ice cream treats.


To contact Dennis Wyatt, email