Careers

Amy Strawn, Director of Human Resources

As the largest tourism industry employer in the Illinois Valley, Starved Rock Lodge is always looking for great people to help us make our guests’ stay the best it can possibly be.

Starved Rock Lodge has a variety of great career opportunities available in every facet of the hospitality industry for individuals who are friendly, hard-working, energetic, and dedicated. We are a full-service hotel and banquet facility with a cafe, gift shop, restaurant, concessions and lounge on property. Since we are a four-season resort, we offer full-time, seasonal and part-time employment. Whether you are looking for an entry-level hospitality job or simply want to enhance your professional skills, remember that there are always great opportunities just waiting for you at Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center.


Employment Application Information

If you are a team player and want to share in our dedication to providing exceptional customer service, while at the same time enjoying the beauty and tranquility of the park environment, please review our current openings. We are always accepting applications and review those applications on an ongoing basis. We will contact you if you are a candidate for any of our available jobs. Please contact us to inquire on available opportunities. Starved Rock Lodge is an equal opportunity employer and supports a drug-free workplace.

Click here for the Starved Rock Lodge employment application.

Current Openings

Houseperson (Banquet Set-up)

We are now hiring a houseperson (banquet setup) for our Sales and Catering Department.

The Sales and Catering Department operates our full service, onsite Conference facility. The Houseperson is responsible for ensuring the proper cleanliness and setup of all banquet rooms. Housepersons are responsible for the movement and setup of all chairs and tables, proper setup of audio/visual equipment, and aid in the service of food and beverage for events. Qualified individuals must attention to detail, excellent communication skills, the ability to follow written and verbal instructions, and the ability and willingness to work late nighttime hours. Starting wage is $10/hour plus gratuities.

 Qualifications:
~ Strong customer service and communication skills
~ Highly organized individuals with time management skills
~ Strong sense of teamwork

Requirements:
~ Ability to lift up to 80 lbs. on a regular basis
~ Must be able to move 60″ round table
~ Ability to push, pull, lift and move for about the entire shift
~ Ability to work weekends, holidays and late nights

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Full-Time Trailheads Concession Clerk

We are now hiring full and part-time outgoing, customer service oriented clerks for our Starved Rock Trailheads location.
Trailheads is a fun & fast paced food and beverage operation with a selection of gifts, fudge, and ice cream that is located in Starved Rock’s Visitor’s Center. Qualified candidates should be able to assist customers in an efficient, courteous, and professional manner.

Qualifications:
~ Strong customer service and communication skills
~ Highly organized individual with time management skills
~ Food and beverage experience a plus, but will train correct candidate

Requirements:
~ Flexibility and willingness to work weekends and holidays
~ Professional appearance
~ Ability to walk and stand for long periods of time
~ Ability to lift up to 25 lbs. on a periodic basis

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Veranda Grill Cook

We are now hiring cooks for our busy outdoor Veranda Grill.

Our Veranda Grill services Back Door Lounge and Veranda for lunch and dinner. This is a perfect position an individual with a desire to be part of a team and learn from some of the best in the industry. Qualified individuals must be passionate about food and willing to work hard to create an exceptional customer experience.

Qualifications:

~ Demonstrated success in a team environment.

~ Must have a sensitive palate and sense of smell, good eye for color and composition of food.

~ Demonstrated organization, planning and time management

Requirements:

 ~ Flexibility and willingness to work weekends and holidays

~ Must be at least 18 years of age

~ Ability to walk and stand for long periods of time

~ Ability to lift up to 25 lbs. on a periodic basis

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Server

We are now hiring seasonal veranda servers, with the possibility of long-term employment.
Our Back Door Lounge offers a fun and casual work environment with flexible schedules available. This position can be profitable for anyone interested in being part of a great team devoted to excellent customer service!

Qualifications:
~ Strong customer service & communication skills are a must!
~ Serving experience a plus, but we will train qualified candidates

Requirements:
~ Ability to work a flexible schedule, which includes days, nights, weekends, & holidays.
~ Must be at least 18 years of age.
~ Ability to walk and stand for long periods of time.

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Full-Time Dining Room Host

We are now hiring hosts for customer service driven Main Dining Room operation.
Our Main Dining Room Hosts are responsible for accommodating the needs of all dining guests. Primary duties include seating guests, processing of dining reservations, responding to inquiries regarding the Lodge’s various services, and overall customer service at the Main Dining Room host stand. Qualified individuals must have excellent communication skills and the willingness to please guests.
Qualifications:
~ Strong customer service and communication skills a must!
~ Highly organized individual with ability to multitask and utilize time wisely
~ Basic-level computer knowledge
~ Analytical, detail oriented and strong problem solver
~ Restaurant experience a plus, but not necessary
Requirements:
~ Flexibility and willingness to work weekends and holidays
~ Must be at least 16 years of age
~ Ability to walk and stand for long periods of time
~ Ability to lift up to 25 lbs. on a periodic basis

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Food Expeditor

We are now hiring outgoing, customer service oriented food expeditor for our Main Dining Room and Back Door Lounge operations.
Food Expeditors are responsible for coordinating all out going food orders from the kitchen ensuring accuracy and quality standards are being fulfilled. Support a customer service-driven dining room and back door lounge operations through providing assistance to servers as needed. Qualified candidates should have excellent communication skills and be able to interact appropriately with all restaurant personnel and guests. Candidates for this position must be available to work breakfast and lunch shifts Monday through Saturday.
Responsibilities:
**Below is a list of some responsibilities, this is not intended to be an all inclusive list of responsibilities.
~Communicate between the service staff and kitchen staff
~Complete all plate presentations per the plate presentation specifications
~Coordinate food delivery with servers and run food when necessary
~Performs various tasks as directed by management
Qualifications:
~ Strong customer service and interpersonal communication skills.
~ Demonstrated good organization and time management skills.
~ Ability to follow directions.
~ Demonstrated success in teamwork and customer service.
Requirements:
~ Must be able to walk and stand for long periods of time.
~ Must be at least 16 years of age.

Click here to apply