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.

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

FULL APPLICATION (PDF)

FULL APPLICATION (DOC)

Email Completed Applications to Amy Strawnastrawn@starvedrocklodge.com

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

Full-Time Front Desk Clerk

We are now hiring clerks for customer service driven Front Desk operation.

Our front desk is responsible for accommodating the needs of all lodge guests. Primary duties include registering guests, processing of hotel reservations, responding to inquiries regarding the Lodge’s various services, and overall customer service at the Front Desk. Individual must work two days per week as Night Auditor. 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
Requirements:
~ Full-time availability with a 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

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

Backdoor Lounge 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.

Line Cook

We are now hiring cooks for our busy Main Dining Room and Back Door Lounge kitchen.
Our kitchen services both our Main Dining and Back Door Lounge for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Our kitchen is a perfect for 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

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