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

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

Veranda Grill Cook

We are now hiring cooks for our busy outdoor Veranda Grill.  

Our Veranda Grill services Back Door Lounge and Veranda for lunch and dinner. This is a perfect position 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.

Qualfications:

~ 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

Fudge Maker

We are now hiring a Fudge Maker. This position is responsible for preparing all fudge for our retail sales departments. This person works under immediate supervision, mixes and cooks fudge ingredients by following, modifying, or formulating recipes to produce quality and consistent fudge & other candied products.

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

  • Mix and cook fudge ingredients by following, modifying, or formulating recipes to produce quality and consistent fudge and other candied products.
  • Monitor the inventory of fudge ingredients. Alert appropriate department supervisor to the needs of the department.
  • Keep abreast of trends in fudge offerings and make suggestions on new items.
  • Achieve guest satisfaction through product and service quality.
  • Abide by service quality standards for retail and food operations in providing assistance to customers as needed.
  • Answer customer questions and be proactive in responding to their needs, in person and on the telephone as needed.
  • Ensure that assigned retail and food preparation areas are consistently attractive, clean, neat, orderly and hygienic.

Qualifications:

  • Flexibility and willingness to work weekends and holidays.
  • Strong customer service and interpersonal communication skills.
  • High level of creativity.
  • Demonstrated organization skills and time management.
  • Professional appearance.
  • Must be able to operate a cash register and perform basic math calculations.

Requirements:

  • Must be able to walk and stand for long periods of time.
  • Must be able to lift up to 25 lbs. on a periodic basis.
  • Must be willing to work weekends and evenings as needed.

Trailheads 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.

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

Main Dining Room Server

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

Banquet Server

We are now hiring outgoing, customer service oriented servers for our Banquet operations.
Our Banquet Department offers guests a variety of service options ranging from buffet to full service and from casual to black tie. Banquets 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.

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. Willingness to train in the Night Audit position a plus. 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