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It’s the People Who Make Us Grand

Grand Hotel is known for gracious hospitality, heaps of old-world charm, and of course, stunning views. If you’re looking for a career that combines exceptional service with Grand experiences, benefits, and values — all while working at a National Historic Landmark on beautiful Mackinac Island — come join our family.

Grand Hotel is part of the Davidson Hospitality Group — one of the most successful hotel management companies in the industry. The combined experience of our team represents a breadth and depth of expertise that is unmatched, and we believe our people are the cornerstone of our success. We are genuinely committed to making Grand Hotel a great place to work and provide the foundation for building successful careers.

If you have any questions about working at Grand Hotel, please contact us at [email protected].

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Explore Your Possibilities

For something different, something new: Explore the permanent and seasonal Grand Hotel open positions at our hotel and restaurants.

Employee Perks

In addition to our beautiful island setting and friendly work environment, becoming part of the Grand Hotel family comes with a lot of perks. Here are some of the Grand benefits we offer:

  • Paid sick time (after 90 days of employment)
  • Housing with complimentary WiFi
  • Meals in our on-site cafeteria
  • Discounts at the hotel’s retail shops and restaurants
  • Friends & Family discounted room rates on select nights during the season at Grand Hotel and with other Davidson Properties
  • EAP Program
  • Voluntary Benefits program
  • 401K Plan
  • Winter employment opportunities at other Davidson Properties
  • For Year-Round Employees: Health, Vision, and Dental Insurance (first of the month after 30 days of employment), Life Insurance, PTO, Tuition Reimbursement, 24-Hours Travel Assistance, Home/Auto/Legal Insurance, Pet Insurance
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Good Summer Times

Make new memories at the summertime place where nothing is ever ordinary. Discover all there is to do on Mackinac Island.

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Values & Mission

If you believe in always doing what’s right, being inclusive, and creating value in all that you do, come be part of our family.

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Employment FAQs

From applications to transportation, get the answers to our most frequently asked questions about working at Grand Hotel.

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Contact Us

Our HR team is here to help! Let us know if you have any questions about joining the Grand family or life on the Island.

Grand Hotel is committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, race, color, creed, religion, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship, disability, marital status, or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state, or local laws, regulations, or ordinances.

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Do I have to do any paperwork once I am hired?

The HR department will send you a link prior to your start date to complete your new hire paperwork online. The remainder of the new hire paperwork will be done onsite and before you start working. At that time, you will be enrolled in the Time Clock and your uniforms will be issued. You will not be able to start working for us until you have provided these documents and followed through with all HR requirements. There will be no exceptions, so please come prepared. The Human Resources office is open six days a week during the summer season.

If hired, what should I bring?

We suggest you bring clothing for four seasons to be ready for rainy days and colder nights, as well as the required items to accompany your uniform. Please avoid bringing large electronics, stereo systems, any cooking or heating equipment, and multi-outlet plugs. You may bring a small TV with you. Here are some additional items that you may want to bring:

  • Full rain gear (jacket, pants, and boots) and umbrella
  • Bike & lock (you will need to get a license at the police station)
  • Backpack
  • Waterproof spray
  • Coat with or a hood and hat and gloves along with boots or rain boots
  • Hangers and iron for your clothing
  • Laundering items; laundry bag to take clothes to the laundry area
  • Organizational contains for the bathroom, clothes, shoes, snacks, etc.
  • Power cords and power strip
  • Bring 2 of everything you need for toiletries, etc. It’s easier to have stuff on hand!

I-9 Documentation: Bring originals, no copies, or faxes, of your I-9 documents. Visit for a list of acceptable documents.

Are there places on the island to buy groceries and other supplies?

Mackinac Island has a variety of small retail stores. There is a grocery store, Doud’s Market, that is open year-round. Other grocery stores, shops, restaurants, and large stores like Walmart are located off island and require a shuttle or bus to get to.

Learn more about living on Mackinac Island.

I worked at Grand Hotel last season and want to come back to work this season. What should I do?

You will be contacted and invited to apply for the position you are interested in by Human Resources once the positions are posted.

I applied online. What do I do now?

We review applications daily and will contact you for an interview if we think you may be a great candidate for the open position and you meet all the job requirements. Attaching a resume is not required, but helpful. Please make sure to complete the whole application, we cannot accept incomplete applications.

I’m interested in working for Grand Hotel year-round. Do you only post seasonal positions?

Most of the positions we are looking to fill are for the summer season. We work with other seasonal Davidson Properties who offer housing in Utah, Colorado, and Florida to give our team an opportunity for year-round employment if interested. We do have several year-round positions available at Grand Hotel in sales & events, security, housing, engineering, and food & beverage.

What if I can’t find the job I want online?

If the job you’re looking for is not posted online, you can send your resume to [email protected] or check for other open positions you may be interested in.

When should I apply for a job?

We start posting jobs for the upcoming season in early December for a start date in April. We can work with a later start date for some seasonal positions, with a start date as late as mid May.

How do I apply?

Please apply online at Grand Hotel Job Opportunities | Grand Hotel. Click on “View Openings” to see what jobs are currently available. Click on a job to read more about it.

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