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Downtown is Hiring!

Downtown Knoxville businesses are hiring! Part-Time and Full-Time. Bartenders, Cooks, Hosts, Housekeeping, Sales, Servers, and more. There are lots of opportunities.

Here's a list of restaurant, retail and hospitality businesses hiring and the best way to apply (as of September 2021). We look forward to seeing lots of new faces Downtown. 


Anaba Japanese Cuisine

Anaba Japanese Downtown is hiring Full-Time or Part-Time Servers. To apply, email [email protected] or call 865.474.1187.

131 S Gay St (865) 474-1187 More Details >

Babalu is hiring Hosts, Server Assistants, and Kitchen Staff. To apply, email the Operations Manager at [email protected].

412 S Gay St (865) 951-0361 More Details >
Balter Beerworks

Balter Beerworks – where every bite and every sip is crafted daily from scratch and they realize their Team Members are the key to their success – is hiring Cooks and Dishwashers. You can apply online.

100 Broadway SW (865) 999-5015 More Details >
Bernadette's Crystal Gardens

Bernadette's is hiring All Positions. You can apply online at scruffycity.com.

26 Market Square More Details >
Bijou Theatre

The Bijou Theatre is hiring the following part-time event staff:

Bartenders handle all bar and concession orders from patrons in a fast-paced environment while remaining pleasant and professional at all times. Other duties include cash handling, cleaning bar/concession areas, assisting with inventory count, and more. Must have a valid ABC Server Permit.

Ushers provide a smiling face and a radiant experience to Bijou patrons while offering directions to assigned seating, information regarding event details, and more.

Health and Safety Attendants will handle COVID test/vaccine screenings for all guests before they enter the venue. Attendants must be able to handle large volumes of guests in a quick, upbeat manner.

To apply for any of the positions, please complete this form for consideration. No phone calls or visits, please. Not all applicants will be contacted.

803 S Gay St (865) 522-0832 More Details >
Bistro at the Bijou

Bistro at the Bijou is hiring for Server and Cook. Drop by in-person to apply.

807 S Gay St (865) 544-0537 More Details >
Blackhorse Pub & Brewery

Blackhorse on Gay Street is hiring Hosts, Servers, Bartenders, Grill Cooks, Line Cooks, Pizza Line Cooks, and Dishwashers. Applicants may apply in-person Monday-Friday between 2:00 PM-4:00 PM. Managers are available then to accept applications and help answer any questions.

430 S Gay St (865) 249-8511 More Details >
Bliss & Tori Mason Shoes

Bliss & Tori Mason Shoes is currently hiring for Part-Time Sales Associates. Must be available to work nights and weekends. If you're interested in working in a fun retail environment in the heart of Downtown Knoxville, email resume to [email protected] or drop by the store and fill out an application.

445 S Gay St (865) 329-8868 More Details >
Boyd's Jig & Reel

Boyd's Jig & Reel is looking for an experienced and enthusiastic Full-Time Assistant General Manager who loves whiskey! Find information here on responsibilities and experience needed. To apply, contact [email protected].

101 S Central St (865) 247-7066 More Details >
Brass Pearl (Opening Soon)

Brass Pearl is hiring All Positions for their new location on Market Square. Apply online.

24 Market Square More Details >
Brother Wolf

Brother Wolf + Osteria Stella, which share a kitchen, are hiring Line Cooks, Host, Barbacks, Bartender, and Dishwasher. The best way to apply is through their Facebook page or in person.

108 W Jackson Ave More Details >
Cafe Vicolo

Cafe Vicolo is hiring Prep Cook/Cook. Must be flexible with schedule and available to work weekends and holidays. For more information on job requirements or to apply, DM on Facebook or Instagram or apply in person. 

625 S Gay St (865) 249-6314 More Details >
Calhoun's on the River

The Copper Cellar Family of Restaurants, which includes Calhoun's on the River, is always hiring HostsServersKitchen Staff, and Management. You can complete an application on line at copperfood.com.

400 Neyland Drive (865) 673-3355 More Details >
Chesapeake's Seafood House

The Copper Cellar Family of Restaurants, which includes Chesapeake's Downtown, is always hiring Hosts, Servers, Kitchen Staff, and Management. You can complete an application on line at copperfood.com.

600 Union Ave (865) 673-3433 More Details >
Chivo Taqueria

Chivo Taqueria is hiring All Positions. Apply online.

314 S Gay St (865) 444-3161 More Details >
Corks Wine & Spirits

Corks Wine & Spirits is hiring for a Part-Time Associate with experience in customer service plus wine and spirits knowledge. This could turn into full time with experience. Weekend hours required. Please send resumes to [email protected].

116 S Central St (865) 219-5863 More Details >
Crowne Plaza Knoxville

The Crowne Plaza Knoxville, an award-winning hotel in Downtown Knoxville for over 20 years, is hiring Full-Time and Part-Time positions including Guest Services Representatives, Bellman, Housekeeping, Restaurant & Banquet Servers, and Line Cooks. They are seeking candidates with excellent customer service skills as well as the ability to prioritize multiple tasks efficiently.

Resumes may be emailed to Sarah Moore at [email protected] or applicants can apply at the hotel receiving entrance on Vine Avenue behind the hotel.

401 W Summit Hill Dr (865) 522-2600 More Details >
Dazzo's Pizzeria

Dazzo's Pizzeria is hiring for Server and Cook. Drop by in-person to apply.

710 S Gay St (865) 525-2105 More Details >
Downtown Grill & Brewery

Downtown Grill & Brewery is currently hiring for All Front of House and Back of House Positions. You can apply in person any day between 9am and 11am or 1pm and 4pm. You can also download an application from downtownbrewery.com/employment.

424 S Gay St (865) 633-8111 More Details >
Downtown Marriott (Opening Late 2021)

The Downtown Marriott – currently undergoing a complete renovation at the World's Fair Park location – is currently hiring Engineer Positions and Assistant Chief Engineer. Find information on these positions here. If you're interested in positions when the hotel opens in late 2021, contact [email protected].

525 Henley St (865) 522-2800 More Details >
East Tennessee Historical Society

The East Tennessee Historical Society is hiring a Marketing and Digital Content Manager who will create, implement, and oversee marketing and communications that effectively describe and promote the mission and programs of the organization. View the full job description. To apply, send resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to [email protected].

601 S Gay St (865) 215-8830 More Details >

Emilia is hiring All Positions. You can apply online.

16 Market Square (865) 313-2472 More Details >
Five Thirty Lounge

Five Thirty Lounge is hiring Servers, Bartenders, and Bussers/Dishwashers. To apply, send an email to [email protected].

530 S Gay St (865) 544-9977 More Details >

Fizz is looking for fun and energetic people to fill some Part-Time Positions. Monday-Sunday, hours will vary. Drop by and meet the staff with your best fashion on and deliver your resume in-person. Or send resume, including availability, to [email protected]. Serious inquiries only please. 

27 Market Square (865) 851-7990 More Details >
French Market Creperie

French Market is hiring Chefs, Baristas, and Servers. Call 865.540.4372 or apply in-person.

412 Clinch Ave (865) 540-4372 More Details >
Good Golly Tamale

Good Golly Tamale is accepting resumes for All Positions. Email to [email protected].

112 S Central St (865) 337-5771 More Details >
Hyatt Place

The Hyatt Place Knoxville Downtown is hiring Front Desk Agents, Breakfast Attendants, and Housekeepers. The full-service onsite Starbucks is hiring Baristas. And Five Thirty Lounge is hiring Servers, Bartenders, and Bussers/Dishwashers.

To apply, send an email to [email protected] or [email protected].

530 S Gay St (865) 544-9977 More Details >
J.C. Holdway

Join the team of hospitality professionals at J.C. Holdway! They are accepting applicants for Servers, Server’s Assistant, Food Expeditor, Host/Hostess, and Cook.

Apply online: jcholdway.com/work-with-us

501 Union Ave (865) 312-9050 More Details >
Knox Mason

Knox Mason is hiring All Positions. You can apply online.

505 S Gay St (865) 770-5988 More Details >
Knoxville Area Transit

Knoxville Area Transit is currently hiring Bus and Trolley Operators. Join a team firmly dedicated to the core values of Team Work, Diversity, Empowerment, Respect and Innovation. KAT offers a competitive benefits package which includes health insurance, retirement, paid time off and more! Visit katbus.com/jobs to get your career started today!

301 E Church Ave (865) 637-3000 More Details >
ASM Knoxville

ASM Knoxville manages the city’s four largest event venues including Knoxville Civic Auditorium & Coliseum, Knoxville Convention Center, Chilhowee Park & Exposition Center, and World’s Fair Exhibition Hall. They are hiring Full- and Part-Time Positions. Links below provide more information including jobs descriptions, experience required, and links to apply.

Event Staff Ushers/Ticket Takers (flexible, part-time, $13 an hour) - link

Event Staff Parking (flexible, part-time, $13 an hour) - link

Event Staff Box Office (flexible, part-time, $13 an hour) - link

Banquet Servers/ Bartenders/ Concession Workers (flexible, part-time, $13 an hour) - link

701 Henley St (865) 522-5669 More Details >
Lillian Ruth Bride

Lillian Ruth Bride is hiring a Full Time Stylist, who will also specialize in planning all LRB events. Dream job, right? To apply, email your resume and a short video to [email protected]. Applications accepted through Sept 17.

102 W Summit Hill Dr (865) 588-8432 More Details >
Lost Tavern

Lost Tavern is hiring All Positions. You can apply online at scruffycity.com.

20 Market Square (865) 521-0600 More Details >
Maple Hall Bowling Lanes

Maple Hall is hiring Full-Time Kitchen Staff, Weekend Desk Attendant, and Weekend Server. To apply, email the Manager at [email protected].

414 S Gay St (865) 249-8454 More Details >
Meadowsweet Massage

Meadowsweet Massage is looking for a Part-Time to Full-Time Licensed Massage Therapist to join their team. To apply, email your resume to [email protected].

117 S Gay St (865) 221-0334 More Details >
Nail Room

The Nail Room is hiring Receptionists and Nail Technicians. Apply by email by sending resume to [email protected] or text 865.247.2919 with any questions or to schedule an interview with David.

119 S Gay St (865) 247-2919 More Details >
Nama Sushi Bar

Nama Downtown is hiring All Positions and is also hiring at their other locations. Apply in-person any day of the week between 2pm – 4pm. Or email [email protected].

506 S Gay St (865) 633-8539 More Details >
Old City Sports Bar

Old City Sports Bar is hiring BartendersBarbacks, and Security Staff. To apply, contact Meleah Brown at [email protected].

106 S Central St More Details >
Osteria Stella

Osteria Stella + Brother Wolf, which share a kitchen, are hiring Line Cooks, Host, Barbacks, Bartender, and Dishwasher. The best way to apply is through their Facebook page or in person.

108 W Jackson Ave (865) 247-4729 More Details >
Phoenix Pharmacy and Fountain

The soda fountain at the Phoenix Pharmacy is looking for Servers, Soda Jerks, and Dishwashers who want to work in a unique, fast-paced, community-focused, team-oriented environment. Hours are flexible and prior restaurant/retail experience is not necessary. To apply, drop by the shop or send them a message through the Contact Us tab on their website.

418 S Gay St (865) 692-1603 More Details >
Preservation Pub

Preservation Pub is hiring All Positions. You can apply online at scruffycity.com.

28 Market Square (865) 524-2224 More Details >
Ruby Sunshine

Work days only and have your evenings to yourself. That's what it means to work at Ruby Sunshine. They’re looking for:

Servers: Duties include providing friendly, responsive service to create an exceptional dining experience for all guests.

Hosts: Duties include greeting guests upon arrival, paging guests, and assisting in cleaning and sanitizing.

Cooks: Capable of cooking and preparing all New Orleans cuisines with Ruby Slipper recipe – training provided! Room for growth and pay increases!

Apply online through rubysunshine.com/careers, or send your resume to [email protected].

37 Market Square (865) 338-9712 More Details >
Scruffy City Hall

Scruffy City Hall is hiring All Positions. You can apply online at scruffycity.com.

32 Market Square (865) 524-2224 More Details >
Southbound Nightclub

Southbound is hiring BartendersBarbacks, and Security Staff. To apply, contact Meleah Brown at [email protected].

106 S Central St (865) 474-1039 More Details >
Starbucks on Gay St

The full-service Starbucks at the Hyatt Place on Gay Street is hiring Baristas. To apply, send an email to [email protected].

530 S Gay St (865) 544-9977 More Details >
Stock & Barrel

Stock & Barrel is hiring All Positions. Apply online.

35 Market Square (865) 766-2075 More Details >
Sweet P's BBQ Downtown Dive

Sweet P's BBQ Downtown Dive is hiring All Positions - Front and Back of House. Apply online.

410 W Jackson Ave (865) 281-1738 More Details >
Tennessean Hotel

The Tennessean Hotel is hiring positions including Valet, Housekeeping, Front Desk, & Room Service. Find information on open positions and apply here

531 Henley St (865) 232-1800 More Details >
Tomato Head

Tomato Head is hiring for All Positions, no experience necessary. Flexible hours, positive work environment, opportunity to advance, paid meal benefit, and health benefits available. Visit thetomatohead.com/work to apply.

12 Market Square (865) 637-4067 More Details >
Tommy Trent's

Tommy Trent's is hiring All Positions. You can apply online at scruffycity.com.

36 Market Square (865) 312-5692 More Details >
Urban Outfitters

Urban Outfitters is currently hiring Part-Time Sales Associates. Applications are available online at UrbanOutfitters.com/Careers.

503 Market St (865) 215-9923 More Details >
Wake Foot Sanctuary

Wake Foot Sanctuary is hiring Licensed Massage Therapists and Part-Time Front Desk Positions. Must have weekend availability. Please send resumes to [email protected].

505 S Gay St (865) 770-5985 More Details >
Wicked Chicken

Wicked Chicken is hiring All Positions. Apply in-person any day of the week between 2pm – 4pm. Or email [email protected].

141 S Gay St (865) 544-1491 More Details >
Yassin's Falafel House

Yassin's is hiring Part-Time and Full-Time positions with up to $1000 bonus after 3 months. You can drop by anytime to complete an application and schedule an interview, or call the store at 865.247.7567 to schedule an interview.

706 Walnut Street (865) 219-1462 More Details >