1001 Main Street, Lemont, IL 60439   |   630-326-3301   |   press@theforgeparks.com


Human Resources Coordinator

Lemont, IL     Full Time

Are you an amazing Human Resources professional, with a keen sense of pride in your position and focus on making outdoor jobs awesome? We are looking for an up-and-coming Human Resources (HR) Coordinator to join us and take on everything HR!


You will lead our organization’s HR needs and help create an inclusive, safe, and super stoked enjoinment for all of our employees. Reporting to the General Manager, you will be responsible for overseeing all aspects in relation to Human Resources programming, policy, and execution.  This will be an active role. Not only in the sense that you will be active in the day to day operations of the Lemont Quarries Adventure Park, but also that you will be handling tasks as they occur in the field, which could be on our 12 story ropes course, or along our Mountain Bike Pump Track. 


The ideal candidate is someone who will stand up for all employees, take pride in their workplace, and is empowered by their knowledge of Federal, State, and Local employment laws and regulations. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience working with youth in a dynamic cultural environment. 


This is a full-time position


The HR Coordinator develops, implements, and continually evaluates the HR policies and employee handbook to reflect short- and long-term goals that support the mission of Lemont Quarries Adventure Park. Responsibilities include, but are not necessarily limited to:

  • Overseeing the administration of Human Resources duties

  • Developing and performing onboarding tasks alongside the management team

  • Creating and implementing staff reward and incentive programs

  • Conflict resolution

  • Disciplinary action

  • Developing a departmental budget alongside the management team

  • Performs office management duties including, outgoing and incoming mail, and office supply inventory

  • Developing an employee handbook alongside the management team

  • Interviewing and hiring staff (temporary, part-time, full-time)

  • Answering employee requests and questions

  • Update and keep employee records in accordance with appropriate regulations

  • Administering various employee benefits programs and payroll along with other key staff members using HR Software alongside the management team

  • Create and submit reports to management

  • Formulating employment policies, process, and practices alongside the management team

  • Distilling employee feedback consistently to effect appropriate changes to the workplace

  • Provide a safe and inclusive space for all employees to work in the most awesome environment possible.




  • Experience as an HR coordinator

  • In-depth knowledge of human resources operations and best practices

  • Experience with HR Software and Payroll Processing Systems

  • Education related to Business Administration and/ or Human Resources

  • Super-freakin-awesome communication skills. Seriously, you must possess the ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing

  • Ability to easily adapt to changing needs and requirements

  • You need to be well-versed in modern computing platforms and be proficient in using Google Suite and Microsoft Office

  • Availability to work on nights and weekends as occasion requires



In this position, you must be available to work a full-time schedule with overtime and weekend hours as needed. You must be ready to work upwards of 50 hours per week during the peak season.  Additionally:

  • Because our park is located in a natural, outdoor, wooded location, candidates must be comfortable and willing to work in all seasonal outdoor weather conditions as operational and management duties may require

  • You must be comfortable and willing to climb as necessary

  • You need to be able to lift and carry a minimum of 50 pounds

  • If you don't already have them, you will need to obtain CPR and First Aid Certification



Lemont Quarries Adventure Park is the premier destination for authentic outdoor recreation in Chicagoland. Our vision is to exhilarate, entertain, and educate our guests while holding ourselves to keeping our promises to restore and preserve the natural environment of our park, to deliver innovative and one-of-a-kind recreational experiences, to provide engagement through state-of-the-art facilities, and to foster a communal commitment to mental and physical well-being.


Our park is a unique public/private social enterprise that provides engaging recreational activities for adventurers of all kinds. From ropes courses, ziplines, and rock-climbing towers, to running, mountain biking, and hiking trails, our parks seek to provide a community-focused, authentic outdoor experience for urban and suburban areas.


Our team and our patrons are deeply dedicated to the promotion of an active, outdoor lifestyle. Our park is designed and purpose-built to engage all levels of participants through activity passes, instruction, food & beverage programming as well as its festivals, races, and other outdoor events.


We are an open, inclusive workplace and welcome applicants who bring along with them diverse life experiences, including every permutation of economic and cultural backgrounds, orientation, ethnicity, and world views.


Lemont Quarries Adventure Park (LQAP) provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, LQAP complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. 

NOTICE: Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. LQAP is an employer who participates in the E-Verify program.