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Manager Trainee (MDP) Resort Operations

Program Overview

The Management Development Program offers a combination of learning activities, task-based assignments, practical work experience, and the ability to practice and developed leadership skills. Participants will also be partnered with a dedicated mentor/sponsor who will assist them with navigating the program:

  • 12-month program rotating through multiple departments to ensure a comprehensive understanding of Resort Operations.
  • Departments include – Front Office, Housekeeping, Recreation/Activities, Safety & Security and Food & Beverage.
  • The curriculum contains Department Focused checklists with weekly focus areas.
  • Opportunity to interact with owners, guests and associates while building operational expertise.

Program Requirements

  • Fully availability during weekends and holidays.
  • Candidates will need to have earned a bachelor’s degree by the time they begin the program. 
  • Preferred degree in Hospitality or Hotel/Restaurant Management; Business and Hospitality minor will also be considered.
  • Candidates should be recent graduates within the current semester or up to one-year post graduation.
  • Prior hospitality or resort operations experience preferred.

Program Locations
The Management Development Program is offered at select locations in the following 5 regions: East, Florida, West, Hawaii and Caribbean.  

This are the locations offering Management Development Program opportunities for Winter/Summer seasons:

East Region
  • Myrtle Beach, SC 
  • Hilton Head Island, SC 
  • Williamsburg, VA
  • New York, NY 
  • Galloway, NJ
  • Branson, MO 

Florida Region
  • Orlando, FL 
  • Miami Beach, FL 
  • Riviera Beach, FL 
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL 
  • Marco Island, FL 

Hawaii Region
  • Lahaina, HI

West Region
  • Newport Coast, CA
  • Palm Desert, CA
  • South Lake Tahoe, CA
  • Park City, UT
  • Breckenridge, CO
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Scottsdale, AZ

  • St. Thomas, USVI 

*Housing accommodations and relocation are the candidate's responsibility.  

Perks and Benefits

  • Discounts and perks at Marriott International and Marriott Vacations Worldwide brands for associates, friends, and family.
  • Comprehensive benefits package
  • Holiday pay! Eligible to receive holiday pay when working recognized company holiday.
  • Competitive Salary and Sign-On Bonus (vary by location)

For MDP positions in Colorado, the wage range is $25.00 - $26.20/hour depending on location and department.

For MDP positions in California, the wage range is $26.20 - 27.40/hour depending on location and department.