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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.

Full-time and part-time career opportunities bound for people interested in active summer jobs, a gateway to an adventurous outdoor lifestyle, or furthering their career in the outdoor recreation, fitness, or entertainment industries.

Interested in learning more? Please get in touch by applying for an open position!

 
Outside Sales Representative

Full-Time

The Forge: Lemont Quarries is seeking an Outside Sales Representative to assist our business in securing customers and increasing sales by booking events such as corporate outings,​ ​government agencies, non-profit organizations, school groups, and more! 

The successful candidate will be responsible for establishing contact with and identifying new opportunities, working with existing customers and following up on potential leads. The Outside Sales Representative​ ​will also monitor industry trends in order to identify emerging markets and develop plans to use​ ​those markets to expand revenue.​ This role will report directly to our Sales Manager. 

PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Outside Sales Representative develops, implements, and continually evaluates the sales and outbound strategy for assigned areas, with short- and long-term goals that support the mission of Lemont Quarries Adventure Park. Responsibilities include, but are not necessarily limited to: 

  • Create and build relationships with businesses and organizations in the Chicagoland area and beyond 

  • Prospect, develop & convert sales leads into closed deals. Work closely with current clients to uncover new opportunities 

  • Follow through with the sales processes from the initial point of contact to the end stage of booking and follow-up post-event 

  • Responsible for achieving a sales quota of $400K through prospecting & closing leads

  • Work closely with guest experience team to ensure a smooth transition from sales team

  • Work with specialty groups to ensure their needs are met 

  • Answer basic questions regarding the operation of the park 

  • Act as an ambassador of The Forge, informing guests not only about the adventure and entertainment experiences but also of the nature surrounding them once onsite

  • Any additional duties as needed 


QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS

  •  Background (1-5 years) or desire to begin an outside sales career in hospitality/event management required 

  • Confident and comfortable working with guests and colleagues of all backgrounds

  • Ability to multitask and manage time efficiently 

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

  • Well-versed in modern computing platforms and be proficient in using Google Suite and Microsoft Office 

  • High school diploma or equivalent required

 

PHYSICAL & SCHEDULE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Ability to work a rotating schedule 

  • Some evenings and weekends required 

  • This position does not require you to work onsite daily, but does require you to spend significant time at the park each week, including some weekends & evenings, with other staff members, guests, and customers.

Lemont Quarries Adventure Park 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, the Lemont Quarries Adventure Park 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. Lemont Quarries Adventure Park is an employer who participates in the E-Verify program.