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.

With these these options, you can download, print, & mail, fax, or bring by your application.  



Email Completed Applications to Amy

Mail Completed Applications to:
Human Resources at Starved Rock Lodge
Route 178 & Route 71
PO Box 570
Utica, IL 61373

FAX Completed Applications to:
Attention: Amy Strawn 815-220-7345

Current Openings

2nd Shift Maintenance Worker

We are now hiring a customer service oriented Maintenance Worker for 2nd Shift.

Our Maintenance Department is responsible for various aspects of building and ground maintenance. This position provides general maintenance, janitorial and security services for the lodge. Qualified candidates must be able to handle the multiple demands of this position with demonstrated time management skills.

**Below is a list of some responsibilities, this is not intended to be an all inclusive list of responsibilities.

  • Observe and resolve maintenance issues throughout the Lodge or call in outside help as required.
  • Respond to security concerns expressed by staff, guests or activated alarms and obtain assistance as needed from local authorities.
  • Within reason ensure that guest maintenance emergencies and requests take precedence above other assigned work and are completed in a timely manner.
  • Ensure that grounds are properly maintained by collecting garbage, shoveling snow, mowing grass, and cleaning floors as needed.
  • Complete assigned work in a timely manner. Communicates any set backs or achievements.
  • Greet and maintain rapport with customers, maintaining a positive image and promoting the Lodge to current and potential customers.


  • Strong customer service and interpersonal communication skills
  • Demonstrated time management skills
  • Knowledge and skills in equipment and building maintenance operations
  • Practical knowledge of computers, tablets, televisions and DVD players

~ Flexibility and willingness to work weekends and holidays
~ Must be at least 18 years of age
~ Valid Driver’s License
~ Ability to walk and stand for long periods of time
~ Ability to lift up to 40lbs on a routine basis and 80lbs on a periodic basis


We are now hiring customer service oriented individuals for our Housekeeping operation.

Our housekeeping department is responsible for accommodating the needs of all lodge and inn guests through upholding quality cleanliness standards. Primary job duties include cleaning and refreshing lodge and inn guest rooms, maintaining the cleanliness of public areas, laundering of linens and towels, and overall customer service in Housekeeping. Qualified individuals must have time management skills, communication skills and the willingness to please guests.

~ Strong customer service and communication skills
~ Time management skills
~ Knowledge of housekeeping operations helpful

~ Flexibility and willingness to work weekends and holidays
~ Ability to walk and stand for long periods of time
~ Ability to lift up to 20 lbs. on a periodic basis

Full-Time Gift Shop Clerk

We are now hiring outgoing, customer service oriented clerks for our Starved Rock Gift Shop.

Our Gift Shop is located just off the Great Hall of the lodge with a selection of gifts, Souvenirs, and Clothing items and accessories. Qualified candidates should be able to assist customers in an efficient, courteous, and professional manner and should have an interest in the latest fashion trends.


~ Strong customer service and communication skills a must!

~ A minimum of 1 year retail or related experience

~ High level of creativity

~ Highly organized individual with time management skills and the ability to work independently


~ 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