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Work where you hike! Starved Rock Lodge has a variety of great career opportunities available!

We are hiring for our 2022 Season - peak season dates are Memorial Day through the end of October!

  • Busser

    Food & Beverage
    Oglesby
    $12.00 / hour + tips

    We are now hiring outgoing, customer service-oriented bussers for our historic Main Dining Room and Back Door Lounge operations for the 2022 season. Bussers support a customer service-driven dining room and back door lounge operations by 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
    • Food Handler Certification or Food Sanitation License for the state of Illinois (or willing to acquire)
  • Concessions Crew

    Trailheads/Retail
    Oglesby
    $12.00 / hour

    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 the correct candidate

    Requirements:

    • Flexibility and willingness to work an occasional weekend
    • Professional appearance
    • Ability to walk and stand for long periods of time
    • Ability to lift up to 25 lbs. on a periodic basis
    • Food Handler Certification or willingness to obtain
  • Food Expeditor

    Food & Beverage
    Oglesby
    $12.00 / hour + tips

    We are now hiring outgoing, customer service oriented food expeditors for our Main Dining Room and Back Door Lounge operations. Food Expeditors are responsible for coordinating all outgoing food orders from the kitchen ensuring accuracy and quality standards are being fulfilled. Support a customer service-driven dining room and back door lounge operations by providing assistance to servers as needed. Qualified candidates should have excellent communication skills and be able to interact appropriately with all restaurant personnel and guests. Candidates for this position must be available to work breakfast, lunch and dinner shifts.

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

    • Communicate between the service staff and kitchen staff
    • Complete all plate presentations per the plate presentation specifications
    • Coordinate food delivery with servers and run food when necessary
    • Performs various tasks as directed by management

    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
    • Food Handler Certification or Food Sanitation License for the state of Illinois (or willingness to obtain)
  • Cook

    Kitchen
    Oglesby
    $14.00 / hour

    We are now hiring cooks for our busy Main Dining Room and Back Door Lounge kitchen for our 2022 season!


    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
    • Food Handler Certification or Food Sanitation License for the state of Illinois (or willingness to obtain)
  • Host

    Food & Beverage
    $12.00 / hour + tips

    We are now hiring hosts for customer service driven Main Dining Room operation for our 2022 season!


    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
    • Food Handler Certification or Food Sanitation License for the state of Illinois (or willingness to obtain)
  • Server

    Food & Beverage
    Oglesby
    $7.20 / hour + tips

    We now hiring outgoing, customer service oriented servers for our Main Dining Room & Back Door Lounge. Servers are responsible for ensuring our guests receive the ultimate hospitality experience. This position requires someone who can efficiently handle multiple duties under pressure, has the ability to work well with others, a positive attitude, and to talk, laugh, smile and work in a fast paced environment. Flexible schedules are available. Morning, afternoon and evening shifts available.

    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
    • Food Handler Certification or Food Sanitation License for the state of Illinois (or willing to obtain)
    • Basset Certification (or willingness to obtain)

How to Apply

Please submit your application online via the link below. We are always accepting them!


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