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

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.

Main Dining Room Host

We are now hiring hosts for customer service driven Main Dining Room operation.
Our Main Dining Room Hosts are responsible for accommodating the needs of all dining guests. Primary duties include seating guests, processing of dining reservations, responding to inquiries regarding the Lodge’s various services, and overall customer service at the Main Dining Room host stand. 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
~ Restaurant experience a plus, but not necessary
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 25 lbs. on a periodic basis

Elements Server

We are now hiring outgoing, customer service oriented servers for Elements.
Our Main Dining Room, Elements, is a full service location serving guests for breakfast, lunch, and dinner shifts. This 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

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.

Busser

We are now hiring outgoing, customer service oriented bussers for our Elements 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.