Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

Through hard work and dedication, you'll have the opportunity to learn, grow and advance with The Galena Territory Association.

We offer competitive pay, benefits and a variety of opportunities. Our associates work in a variety of roles – from helping customers to maintenance and more. We offer full- and part-time opportunities in year-round and seasonal positions. And, we're always looking for talented people like you to join us. The Galena Territory Association, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, gender, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. All applicants are required to submit a signed Drug Policy Acknowledgment and Consent Form. Please download complete and sign application and drug policy form.


We are currently looking to hire!

See below for the positions and details of employment we are looking to fill.


Maintenance Technician
Full Time Position

The Galena Territory Association is seeking a full-time maintenance technician for general maintenance work in a fast-paced environment. Duties include but not limited to lawn mowing, snow removal, painting and handyman work. Hours are Monday-Friday. Full benefit package including health insurance and 401(k). Resumes and applications accepted through May 31, 2024. Applications are also available for download via the button below.


Natural Resources Technician
Full Time Position

The Galena Territory Association is a residential, recreation, and resort community located near Galena, Illinois. There are 1900 acres of greenspace, which is open space owned and managed by the Association for the benefit of our property owners. The greenspace includes 26 miles of trails and several established woodland, savanna, prairie, and wetland restoration sites. The Association is seeking a full-time restoration technician to steward the Greenspace, maintain trails, and expand restoration sites. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Implement stewardship and invasive species management plans.
  • Manage invasive plant species, including manual removal, mowing, and herbicide application.
  • Oak woodland management through brush and tree clearing and building/managing burn piles.
  • Participate on a prescribed burn crew to safely and effectively apply fire to greenspace restoration sites.
  • Maintain trail system, including regular mowing, minor repairs, remove fallen trees, and maintain clearance for equestrian use.
  • Mapping and data collection with handheld and desktop GIS programs
  • Operate and maintain small engines (chainsaw, brush saw, backpack blower, auger)
  • Operate tractor and skid-steer
  • Work outdoors during all seasons and environmental conditions (heat and humidity, cold and snow, wet, stinging/biting insects, steep terrain)


  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental sciences (botany, conservation, natural resources, forestry, ecology, etc.) and 1 year field experience preferred. Additional relevant field experience can substitute for a college degree.
  • Ability to identify and distinguish native and non-native plants.
  • Ability to perform strenuous manual labor outdoors in a variety of weather conditions, lift and carry 50+ pounds, and stand for long periods of time.
  • Ability to work independently
  • Valid driver’s license required.
  • Must obtain Illinois Pesticide Operator’s License and NWCG S130/S190 Wildfire Training Certification.


Building & Banquet Services

The Galena Territory Association is seeking a full-time Building & Banquet Services Associate. Banquet services include set up, assisting with banquet event, tear down, and cleanup of each event. Building Services include cleaning of the facility, bathrooms, and equipment. This position is also responsible for small maintenance jobs including drywall repair, changing light bulbs, and painting. Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. Must be able to bend/stand consistently. Must work weekends. Hours 10:00 AM – 8:30 PM. The Owner’s Club has a full benefit package including paid time off, health insurance, and 401(k).

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Cleaning
  • Banquet Services
  • Customer Service
  • Maintenance and Repair
  • Trash Removal
  • Inventory Management
  • Other duties as assigned

Essential Job Responsibilities:
  • Education – High School Education / GED or equivalent
  • Selected candidate(s) will be required to pass a pre-employment background check
  • Selected candidate(s) will be required to pass a drug screening
  • Lifting up to 50 lbs. continuously
  • Pushing/Pulling up to 50 lbs. continuously
  • Bending/Standing consistently

Applications are available at thegalenaterritory.com or email a resume to [email protected].

Lifeguards (Seasonal) - We're seeking lifeguards to join our team. As a new lifeguard you will:
Maintain watch over the pool area ensuring a secure and safe environment, employ accident prevention by enforcing pool rules and regulations, respond to all injuries, incidents, and emergencies as directed by Owners' Club policy, assist in the maintenance and cleanliness of the aquatics center

The Ideal Candidate would have: **

  • Must be a minimum of 16 years of age
  • Current accredited Lifeguarding Certification (including CPR/AED/First Aid) or the ability to obtain the certification at the time of hire (we will train you if you have no current certification/experience).
  • Prior experience lifeguarding or teaching swim lessons

Physical Requirements: **

  • Candidates applying for this position should be able to lift up to 50 pounds unassisted repeatedly throughout the workday.
  • Frequent walking and demonstrating and assisting with exercise movements; bending, stretching, lifting, pushing, pulling and squatting are movements performed daily.

Cafe Attendants (Seasonal) - A cafe attendant’s main responsibilities are taking food and beverage orders and ensuring that customers’ orders are received to their satisfaction. Additional cafe attendant job duties can vary depending on the establishment, but generally include:

  • Assembling and packing food orders in carry-out containers and bags
  • Assisting cooks with food preparation
  • Taking payments for food orders and providing correct change
  • Cleaning tables in dining areas
  • Stocking condiment and beverage stations
  • Taking customer orders at cafe counter
  • Food Handler Certification or the ability to obtain the certification at the time of hire

Must be a minimum of 16 years of age. No prior experience necessary as we will train the right applicants.

Use the linked button below to download the employment application. Fill out and return to The Galena Territory Association at 2000 Territory Drive Galena, IL 61036, or email the completed application to Recreation & Lifestyle Coordinator, Jason Wiegard, at [email protected]


Wranglers (Seasonal) - Want to increase your horse knowledge and customer service skills at the same time and are willing to learn? This is the place for you! We are looking for fun loving individuals to join our team! While working at Shenandoah Riding Center (SRC), you will be guiding trail rides, tacking and grooming horses, helping feed, and maintaining the barn!

This is a part-time position with full-time hours available from April - September. Must be able to to work weekends.

Use the linked button below to download the employment application. Fill out and return to The Shenandoah Riding Center at 200 N. Brodrecht Rd. Galena, IL 61036, or email the completed application to Barn Manager, Kristin Cisek, at [email protected]

Thank you!

Employment Application