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 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

Dishwasher

We are now hiring outgoing, customer service oriented dishwashers for our busy Kitchen operations. 

Support a customer service-driven dining room and back door lounge operations through providing assistance to kitchen staff with daily dishwashing and kitchen cleaning duties.

Qualifications: 

~ 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.

~ Must be willing to work weekends and evenings as needed.

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.

Houseperson (Banquet Set-up)

We are now hiring banquet setup individuals 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 detail, excellent communication skills, the ability to follow written and verbal instructions, and the ability and willingness to work late nighttime hours.

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

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 80 lbs. on a regular basis

Banquet Server

We are now hiring outgoing, customer service oriented servers for our Banquet operations.
Our Banquet Department offers guests a variety of service options ranging from buffet to full service and from casual to black tie. Banquets is a perfect fit for someone who is interest in being part of a team and is customer service driven. Flexible schedules are available. Qualified applicants must have prior food service experience.

Qualifications:
~ Strong customer service and communication skills
~ Highly organized individuals with time management skills
~ Food and beverage service experience

Requirements:
~ Flexibility and willingness to work weekends and holidays
~ Must be at least 18 years of age
~ Professional appearance
~ Ability to walk and stand for long periods of time
~ Ability to lift up to 25 lbs. on a periodic basis

Busser

We are now hiring outgoing, customer service oriented bussers for our historic Main Dining Room and Back Door Lounge operations.

Support a customer service-driven dining room and back door lounge operations through providing assistance to servers in keeping tables cleared and reset.  Qualified candidates should be able to interact with guests and respond to their needs promptly.

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.

~ Must be willing to work weekends and evenings as needed.

Retail Concession Clerk

We are now hiring 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. This is a perfect position for someone looking for a part-time weekend position or for someone’s first job experience.

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