SRL: Where You're Paid to be Family

July 26, 2021

When we recently asked our employees what they like about working here, many of them said they liked their boss. Others said they liked the flexible schedule, or their co-workers and that there is a feeling of family here. I know this is true. I’ve been here for 15 years and I’ve seen mother/daughter teams, mother/son, twins, siblings, father/daughter teams and generations of families working here.

My family is no exception. My grandmother worked in the Main Dining Room in the mid-1950’s. I think of her whenever I have lunch or dinner and a waitress brings the tray stand from a secret little closet where they are stored. I know my grandmother went to the same closet and walk the same path as our servers do today.

My mother and her sisters worked in the concession stand during the same time period. I just recently found out that my grandfather also worked here. He plowed snow and did maintenance work around the grounds.

Seeing familiar faces in the workplace makes you feel at home. I’m sure the feeling is even better when you see a family member.

Right now, we are in need of many employees, from cooks to Trolley Drivers, servers and Café clerks. One employee recently told me all of her friends already work here. Over the years, I have seen many employees (including our new General Manager) advance in their career. I’ve seen them grow professionally and only become more skilled as time goes by. Some employees start out in one department and switch to another. One of our culinary team members now works in New York.  We employees share a common goal of giving every guest a great experience every time. We need your help to hire additional staff.

As a hospitality company, we get to meet people from all over the world. When they visit here, it’s most often for a vacation, family reunion, wedding or special event. They are happy to be here and we’re glad they chose Starved Rock Lodge.

On top of that, Starved Rock is a destination that is known all over the world by many. So, adding this unique place to your resume is another benefit. Do you know someone who would like to work here? Please encourage them to apply online and become part of what makes Starved Rock Lodge known for Midwestern hospitality. Click here to apply online.

Here’s the top 10 reasons to apply:

1.   $300 New Hire End-of-Season BONUS*

2.   Full-time & Part-time jobs available

3.   Flexible schedule

4. Benefits for full-time work

5.   Air-conditioned workplace (kitchen)

6.   Employee Discount

7.   We’re open year ‘round

8.   Build your career

9.   Room for advancement

10.   Friendly workplace

 Join our team today and get a $300 End of Season Bonus!
(Restrictions Apply)
Management & Entry Level Positions Available

Kitchen Supervisor
Food & Beverage Supervisor
 Café Clerk
Concessions Crew –Full-time & Part-time
Banquet Server
Houseperson / Banquet Set Up 
Server & Service Support
Host (Main Dining Room)
Front Desk Clerk
Hiking Guide
Trolley Conductor (CDL required)

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