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

1st/2nd Shift Maintenance Worker

We are now hiring a customer service oriented Maintenance Worker for 1st and 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.

Qualifications:

  • 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

Requirements:
~ 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

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.

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.