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Downtown is Hiring!

Downtown Knoxville is open for business and businesses are hiring! Part-Time and Full-Time. Artists, Bartenders, Cooks, Hosts, Housekeeping, Massage Therapists, Sales, Servers, and more. There are lots of opportunities.

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

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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 >
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Babalu

Babalu is hiring Hosts, Server Assistants, Dishwashers, and Kitchen Staff. The best way to apply is to send an email with the subject line of "Babalu Job Application" to [email protected].

412 S Gay St (865) 951-0361 More Details >
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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 >
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Bernadette's Crystal Gardens

Bernadette's is hiring Kitchen, Barback, and Door positions. You can apply online at scruffycity.com.

26 Market Square More Details >
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Bijou Theatre

The Bijou Theatre is hiring an Operations Manager.

  • Manager oversees the planning and execution of scheduled events, including pre-event preparation, front of house supervision, patron services, artist relations, and coordinating with other venue staff to ensure the smooth and profitable operation of events.
  • View the full job description.
  • To apply, send resume and cover letter in PDF format to [email protected] with subject line Bijou Operations Manager Position.
803 S Gay St (865) 522-0832 More Details >
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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 >
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Blackhorse Pub & Brewery

Blackhorse on Gay Street is hiring Full-Time and Part-Time Cooks. They are also hiring for all positions at their new location in Alcoa. Applications are accepted on the website at blackhorsebrews.com/careers and in-person.

430 S Gay St (865) 249-8511 More Details >
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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 >
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Brass Pearl (Opening Soon)

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

24 Market Square More Details >
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Brother Wolf (Opening Soon)

Brother Wolf + Osteria Stella, which share a kitchen, are hiring Line Cooks. The new locations in the Old City are scheduled to open in May. You can apply online.

108 W Jackson Ave More Details >
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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 Ave (865) 673-3355 More Details >
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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 >
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Chivo Taqueria

Chivo Taqueria is hiring All Positions. Apply online.

314 S Gay St (865) 444-3161 More Details >
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Clancy's Tavern & Whiskey House

Clancy's is hiring Cooks. 25-35 hours per week, starting immediately. Also hiring Servers and Bartenders, 2-4 shifts per week. To apply, drop off a resume or apply online.

602 S Gay St (865) 219-1266 More Details >
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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 >
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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, 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 >
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Cruze Farm Ice Cream

Cruze Farm is now hiring at all locations. Looking for Friendly Faces that love ice cream and serving others. Applicants interested can fill out an application at cruzefarm.com.

445 S Gay St (865) 333-1265 More Details >
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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 >
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Downtown Grill & Brewery

Downtown Grill & Brewery has been serving Knoxville from their Gay Street location for over 18 years! That makes them one of the most established restaurants Downtown. They are currently hiring All Positions. Apply in-person between 2pm – 4pm, Monday through Thursday.

424 S Gay St (865) 633-8111 More Details >
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Emilia

Emilia is hiring Line Cooks. You can apply online.

16 Market Square (865) 313-2472 More Details >
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Fat Tuesday (Opening Soon)

Fat Tuesday is hiring Bartenders, Barbacks, and Servers for their new location on Gay Street which is projected to open before the end of May. You can send resume/information to [email protected].

417 S Gay St (504) 831-9415 More Details >
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Five Thirty Lounge

Five Thirty Lounge is hiring Front of House Supervisor, Culinary Supervisor, Bartenders, Servers, Cooks, and Bussers/Dishwashers. The best way to apply is to send an email to [email protected] or apply online.

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

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 >
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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 >
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Hanna's Cafe

Hannas Old City is hiring a Customer Service team member. Duties include but not limited to cleaning tables, taking out trash, keeping the peace, and helping guests. Drop them an email and resume at [email protected]. 

102 S Central St (865) 637-8909 More Details >
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Hilton Knoxville

The Hilton is hiring Part-Time and Full-Time positions including Housekeeping, Servers for the Marble City Kitchen, and a Barista for the full-service onsite Starbucks. You can find more information about positions available and apply online.

501 W Church St (865) 523-2300 More Details >
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Hyatt Place

The Hyatt Place Knoxville Downtown is hiring Front Desk Agents, Housekeepers, Laundry Attendants, House-Aides, Breakfast Attendants, and Baristas for the full-service onsite Starbucks. 

The best way to apply is to send an email to [email protected] or apply online.

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

Love ice cream and sweets, love working in a fast paced environment? Kilwins is your one stop shop for all the treats and is hiring Part-Time Team Members with flexible scheduling! Email [email protected] to apply today.

408 S Gay St (865) 219-1233 More Details >
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Knox Mason

Knox Mason is hiring Line Cooks. You can apply online.

505 S Gay St (865) 770-5988 More Details >
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Knox Whiskey Works

Knox Whiskey Works is hiring Part-Time Bartenders/Tasting Room Associates with a flexible schedule (preferably Thursday-Saturday availability). Ideal candidates are detail oriented, personable, and committed to the KWW brand just as much as they are to providing outstanding service to every guest. 

Best way to apply is through the Jobs section on Knox Whiskey Works Facebook, which also includes more information on KWW and job responsibilities. If you’re not on Facebook, you can drop off a resume. 

516 W Jackson Ave (865) 525-2372 More Details >
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Knoxville Area Transit

Knoxville Area Transit is hiring Bus Operator, Maintenance Supervisor, and Service Person. Interested applicants can apply by visiting katbus.com/jobs. KAT also offers a competitive benefits package, including health insurance, retirement, paid time off and more! 

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

IT Support Technician (full time) - link

Maintenance Technician (full time) - link

Security Guard Knoxville Convention Center (full time) - link

Security Guard Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum (full time- 2 openings) - link

Operations Crew/Custodian (part-time) - link

Stewarding (part-time) - link

701 Henley St (865) 522-5669 More Details >
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KoPita Vegan

KoPita Vegan is hiring. The vegan Mediterranean open-kitchen restaurant on Gay Street is looking for new team members including Line Cook/Prep Cook who can also work directly with customers. Both day and nights shifts are available. Apply online.

524 S Gay St (865) 249-8823 More Details >
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Lost Tavern

Lost Tavern is hiring Kitchen, Barback, and Door positions. You can apply online at scruffycity.com.

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

Maple Hall is hiring Kitchen Staff. The best way to apply is to send an email with the subject line of "Maple Hall Job Application" to [email protected].

414 S Gay St (865) 249-8454 More Details >
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Myrtle's Chicken + Beer

Myrtle's Chicken + Beer is hiring Servers. Drop by in-person to apply.

13 Market Square (865) 851-8866 More Details >
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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 >
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Old City Sports Bar

Old City Sports Bar is hiring Bartenders, Barbacks, and Door Staff for Friday and Saturday nights. Some Sunday and weeknights on a pick-up basis. Resumes can be sent to [email protected].

106 S Central St More Details >
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OliBea

OliBea is hiring a Full-Time Line Cook who needs some breakfast cooking skills and a Full-Time Front of House person with some coffee experience. You can apply by sending an email to [email protected], or calling 865.387.5067.

211 S Central St (865) 200-5450 More Details >
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Osteria Stella (Opening Soon)

Osteria Stella + Brother Wolf, which share a kitchen, are hiring Line Cooks. The new locations in the Old City are scheduled to open in May. You can apply online.

108 W Jackson Ave More Details >
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Painting With a Twist

Painting With a Twist is hiring Artists that love being on stage, hosting parties, and teaching what they do best: painting! Great flexible position for college students and art teachers looking for a side gig. Email [email protected] to set up an audition. Please include a copy of your resume, professional references, and some photos of your work with acrylic paints.

121 S Gay St (865) 229-6037 More Details >
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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 >
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PostModern Spirits

PostModern is hiring a Part-Time Tasting Room Employee. To join the team to make great drinks, send introductory email and resume to [email protected].

205 W Jackson Ave (865) 437-3190 More Details >
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Preservation Pub

Preservation Pub is hiring Kitchen, Barback, and Door positions. You can apply online at scruffycity.com.

28 Market Square (865) 524-2224 More Details >
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Regal Riviera - Movie Theater

Regal is hiring All Positions for Regal Riviera on Gay Street and all Knoxville locations. Apply online.

510 S Gay St (865) 522-5160 More Details >
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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 >
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Scruffy City Hall

Scruffy City Hall is hiring Kitchen, Barback, and Door positions. You can apply online at scruffycity.com.

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

Southbound is hiring Bartenders/VIP Bartenders, Customer Service/Security, and Door Staff for Friday and Saturday nights. Resumes can be sent to [email protected].

106 S Central St (865) 474-1039 More Details >
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Stock & Barrel

Stock & Barrel is hiring All Positions. Apply online.

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

Sweet P's BBQ Downtown Dive is hiring All Positions. They are also hiring for all positions at their new location in Fountain City. Apply online.

410 W Jackson Ave (865) 281-1738 More Details >
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Tennessee Theatre

The Tennessee Theatre is hiring. 

  • Group Sales & Patron Services Coordinator will handle ticketing and customer service functions for select theater patrons (donors) and large groups, in addition to general ticket sales. View the full job description.

  • Director of Marketing and Partnerships will oversee all marketing and partnership initiatives and collaborate on major donor fundraising and special events at the venue. View the full job description

  • Event Manager will advance, coordinate, and manage all aspects of events booked at the venue and will be responsible for the management of part-time event staff. View the full job description.

  • To apply, send resume and cover letter in PDF format to [email protected].
604 Gay St (865) 684-1200 More Details >
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Tomato Head

Tomato Head is hiring for All Positions, no experience necessary.  Visit thetomatohead.com/work to apply.

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

Tommy Trent's is hiring Kitchen, Barback, and Door positions. You can apply online at scruffycity.com.

36 Market Square (865) 312-5692 More Details >
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Urban Bar and Corner Cafe

Urban Bar is hiring Servers and Kitchen Staff. Stop by any day between 4pm – 6pm to apply and speak with a manager.

109 N Central St (865) 546-2800 More Details >
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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 >
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Wake Foot Sanctuary

Wake Foot Sanctuary, voted Best Spa by Knox Stars, is hiring Licensed Massage Therapists with weekend availability. They are also hiring Front Desk Positions. Please send resumes to [email protected].

505 S Gay St (865) 770-5985 More Details >
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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 >
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Yassin's Falafel House

Yassin's is hiring Part-Time and Full-Time positions. 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 >