Chattanooga Travel & Tourism Career Opportunities

Chattanooga's travel and tourism industry is bursting with growth and opportunities! As a vital part of our community, the hospitality industry supports 30,000+ jobs and welcomes 15.6 million visitors annually. If you are looking to start your career in Chattanooga's travel and tourism industry, you've come to the right place. Career opportunities range from all levels and in all types of job categories, and come with some pretty great perks! Some would say more advantages than most jobs, and we agree. To give you a slight idea, here are our top three reasons to work in the travel and tourism industry: 

  1. Diverse and Creative Careers – The travel and tourism industry is extremely diverse in its career offerings and is one of the largest job creators. There are thousands of organizations to choose from, including culinary, entertainment, accommodations, transportation, and retail. The travel industry supports some of the most critical and creative thinking positions, unique and highly sought-after positions, and even the more traditional roles, all with high potential for growth. From chefs, accountants, and bike mechanics to hotel managers, sales representatives, and zookeepers, everyone can find their perfect career path in a fun and vibrant environment.  
  2. Meet New People and Make Their Day – The travel and tourism industry is people-driven, making employees the face of the destination. When visitors check into their hotel or purchase tickets at an attraction box office, they interact with industry employees who have the power to influence their experience and make their day. Meeting and serving visitors promotes cultural exchange, encourages growth in pleasant (and sometimes unpleasant) interactions, and better connects them to our community and culture.  The fun, fast-paced atmospheres of the travel industry ensure that no two days or visitors are the same. 
  3. A Powerful and Growing Industry – Travel and tourism is the world's largest and fastest growing industry. It is an essential driver for local businesses and our community. Each year, visitors spend $1.5 billion in our community. Visitor spending is taxed, and those taxes result in each household saving $868 on their property tax bill each year. Visitors bringing new money into our community is imperative to the lifestyle we enjoy and what makes Chattanooga the special place we all know and love.   

Face it, Chattanooga's travel and tourism industry sounds incredible, and this is just the start. Check out our local job openings below and begin your career in Chattanooga's tourism industry today!  

JOB SEEKERS: We are excited to welcome you to the industry! Browse local job openings below.  

PARTNERS: If you have job openings and would like to be added to this list, please email Hannah Hammon.

Chattanooga Tourism Co. Open Positions

Chattanooga Tourism Co. promotes and develops visitor experiences for our community’s economic and social prosperity. Check out our open positions.

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Hospitality is Hiring in Chattanooga


Element by Westin 

  • FULL TIME: Hotel Sales Manager

RiverView Inn

  • Guest Experience Specialist (PT) – RiverView Inn

Sonesta Select Chattanooga

  • FULL TIME: House Attendant, Café Barista, Guest Service Agent, Maintenance Technician  
  • FT/PT: Room Attendance 

Kinley - Chattanooga Southside

  • FULL TIME: Hotel Sales Coordinator, Room Attendant, Laundry Attendant, Housekeeper 
  • PART TIME: Server 
  • FT/PT: Cook

Westin Chattanooga  

  • FULL TIME: Line Cook, Maintenance Tech, Restaurant Supervisor 
  • PART TIME: Bartender 
  • FT/PT: Banquet Server, PM Host, Server, Banquet Housman 

Fairfield Inn & Suites – Lookout Mountain  

  • FULL TIME: Operations Manager, Guest Servies Representative 
  • FT/PT: Housekeeper 

The Edwin Hotel  

  • FULL TIME: Executive Sous Chef, Assistant Restaurant Manager  
  • FT/PT: Barista, Host, Server Assistant  

Common House 

  • FULL TIME: Baker, Chef de Cuisine, Chef de Partie, Dishwasher, Line Cook, Server/Bartender  

The Read House  

  • FULL TIME: Guest Service Representative, Sauté Cook, Sous Chef, Coffee Shop Assistant Manager 
  • PART TIME: Banquet Server 
  • FT/PT: Barista, Bartender, Hotel Bell Person, In Room Dining Attendant 

Embassy Suites Chattanooga

Doubletree by Hilton/Downtown 
(Search Chattanooga)

  • FULL TIME: Host/Server, Front Desk Agents, Front Office Manager
  • PART TIME: Bartender, Line Cook

The Dwell Hotel



  • SEASONAL: Attendant, Lifeguard  

Chattanooga Zoo

  • FULL TIME: Marketing & Social Media Coordinator, Veterinary Technician  

High Point Climbing and Fitness

  • FULL TIME: Downtown Climbing Coach, Downtown Front Desk Staff  

Hunter Museum of American Art

  • PART TIME: Special Events Staff 

Ruby Falls

  • FULL TIME: Accounting Clerk, Admission Team Member, Café Team Member, Facilities and Grounds Team Member 
  • PART TIME: Café Team Member, Outside Servies Team, Tour Guide Team 

Creative Discovery Museum  

  • FULL TIME: Art Studio Coordinator, Building and Exhibits Maintenance Technician, Director of Development, Director of Marketing & Communications, Vice President of Education 
  • PART TIME: Guest Services Associate Level I, Housekeeping Associate I, Museum Educator Level I, Outreach Educator, Programs Educator Level I 

Tennessee Aquarium  

  • FULL TIME: Graphic Designer, Maintenance Technician Level I, Plumber, Reintroduction Biologist, Security Assistant Manager 
  • SEASONAL: Aquarist Fellowship, Jim Hill Diversity Fellowship for Operations 

Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center  

  • FULL TIME: Summer Camp Counselor  
  • SEASONAL: Educator, Welcome Services Staff 

Battles for Chattanooga Museum*

  • PART TIME: Retail Partner

Lake Winnepesaukah

  • FULL TIME: Security Officer
  • ​SEASONAL: Foods Associate, Games Associate, Janitorial Associate, Retail Associate, and Rides Operator.

Lookout Mountain Incline Railway**

  • Fudge Maker (FT) 

Rock City Gardens

  • FULL TIME: Public Relations Specialist, Accountant, AR/Treasury Clerk, First Impressions Senior Team Leader, Gardens Team Leader, Gardens Partner, Innovation Specialist, Facilities Skilled Maintenance Partner, IT Coordinator, Rock City Retail and First Impressions Manager, Senior Manager of Food and Beverage
  • PART TIME: Attractions Revenue Inventory Partner, First Impressions Lead Partner, First Impressions Partner, Food Service Partner, Innovation Project Partner, Human Resources Intern, IT Intern
  • SEASONAL: Wayfinder

Rock City Gardens - Café 7

  • PART TIME: Assistant to Sous Chef, Food Runner, Dishwasher, Front of House Server/Bartender, Host/Hostess, Line Cook

Rock City Gardens - Starbucks

  • PART TIME: Barista, Starbucks Team Leader

Food & Beverage 

Greater Foods Group – McDonald’s, 6220 Lee HWY 

  • FULL TIME: Crew Team Member, Shift Manager, Assistant General Manager, General Manager, Restaurant Facilities Technician

Greater Foods Group – McDonald’s, 4123 Hixson Pike 

  • FULL TIME: Crew Team Member, Shift Manager, Assistant General Manager, General Manager, Restaurant Facilities Technician 

Greater Foods Group – McDonald’s, 5440 HWY 153 

  • FULL TIME: Crew Team Member, Shift Manager, Assistant General Manager, General Manager, Restaurant Facilities Technician 

Greater Foods Group – McDonald’s, 2003 Dayton Blvd 

  • FULL TIME: Crew Team Member, Shift Manager, Assistant General Manager, General Manager, Restaurant Facilities Technician 

Greater Foods Group – McDonald’s, 8601 Hixson Pike 

  • FULL TIME: Crew Team Member, Shift Manager, Assistant General Manager, General Manager, Restaurant Facilities Technician 

Scotties on the River

  • FULL TIME: Restaurant Server, Host, Prep Cook 

Big River Grille & Brewing Works  

  • FT/PT: Host/Hostess, Dishwasher, Prep Cook, Line Cook, Busser/Assistant Server, Server, Bartender, Expo, Restaurant Kitchen/Culinary Lead 

Il Primo

  • FULL TIME: Server 

  • FT/PT: Host and Server Assistant 

Nic & Norman’s 

  • FT/PT: Bartender, Kitchen Staff, Host/Hostess, Server 

Old Gilman Grill 

  • FT/PT: Host/Hostess 

Zaya 1943 

  • FULL TIME: Fine Dining Server, Host/Hostess 

Frothy Monkey  

  • FT/PT: Server PM, Server AM, Barista PM, Barista, AM, Dishwasher, PM Line Cook

Honest Pint 

  • FULL TIME: Kitchen Lead, Restaurant Manager, Line Cook 
  • FT/PT: Server, Bartender 

Agave & Rye  

  • FULL TIME: Salaried Dining Room Manager  
  • FT/PT: Epic Front of House 

Bluff View Art District  

  • FULL TIME: Artisan Baker, Pastry Chef, Line Cook/Prep Cook, Banquet Chef 
  • PART TIME: Server 
  • FT/PT: Morning Cook 

Hennen’s Restaurant 

  • FULL TIME: Broiler Cook/Grill Cook, Lead Cook  
  • FT/PT: Server  

Clumpies Kitchen*

  • FULL TIME: Ice Cream Maker
  • PART TIME: Culinary Intern, Stock & Inventory Partner

Clumpies - North Shore*

  • Clumpies Team Leader (PT) 
  • Clumpies Team Leader (FT) 

Clumpies - Southside*

  • Clumpies Senior Team Leader (FT) 
  • Clumpies Team Leader (PT) 

Clumpies - St. Elmo*

  • Clumpies Team Leader (FT)





  • PART TIME: Rideshare Driver, Delivery Driver 


  • PART TIME: Rideshare Driver  

Bike Chattanooga

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* Employed by Rock City Gardens who owns this business.
** Employed by Rock City Gardens who manages their retail and concessions.


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