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


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.


~ Ability to follow directions.

~ Demonstrated success in teamwork and customer service.


~ 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.

Trailheads Concession Clerk

We are now hiring 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.

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

~ 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