Each year we need seasonal part-time retail help in the bait shop and laborers for outside work. If interested in anything we would have come available please fill out the employment application located below.



The Otter Lake Campground is currently seeking a highly organized and experienced individual for the position of Campground Manager. This is a full-time, seasonal role with a competitive annual salary. The successful candidate will oversee the management of 260 seasonal campsites, a small overnight camping area, and the bait shop. Additionally, they will be responsible for supervising a full-time staff of 3 and several part-time employees, ensuring the smooth operation of the entire facility.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Efficiently manage and maintain 260 seasonal campsite leases, overnight camping area, and the on-site bait shop.
  • Supervise and lead a team of full-time and part-time employees, fostering a positive work environment and ensuring optimal performance.
  • Conduct regular patrols of the 765-acre Otter Lake and the entire campground area to ensure safety and adherence to rules and regulations.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in conflict resolution to address any issues that may arise within the campground.
  • Oversee construction projects and ground maintenance, ensuring all tasks are completed to the highest standards.
  • Possess a strong working knowledge of basic computer skills and operation and exhibit excellent oral and written communication abilities.


  • Previous experience in conflict resolution, employee management, construction project oversight, and ground maintenance are essential.
  • Proficiency in basic computer skills and effective communication (both oral and written) is a must.
  • The ability to troubleshoot basic plumbing, electric, and small engine repair will be highly desirable.
  • Flexibility to work the camping season from March 1st through November 30th, including weekends and holidays.
  • Willingness to reside on-site in the provided modest home connected to the bait shop.
  • Experience operating various vehicles, including cars, golf carts, and boats, is required for daily operations.

Reporting and Compensation:

  • The Campground Manager will report directly to the General Manager and attend monthly board meetings to provide comprehensive reports on campground and lake activities.
  • The Otter Lake Water Commission offers a comprehensive benefits package, including IMRF pension, health, dental, eye, and life insurance.
  • The annual salary for this position ranges from $65,000 to 75,000, depending on experience and qualifications.


Resume: Interested candidates are invited to submit their resume by June 28th, 2024, to the following address:

Otter Lake Water Commission - PO Box 468, Virden IL 62690

or by email to:

Join the Otter Lake Campground team and play a vital role in providing a memorable camping experience for our valued visitors. We look forward to receiving your resume and potentially welcoming you to our dynamic and dedicated team.