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Downtown is Hiring!

Downtown Knoxville businesses are hiring! Part-Time and Full-Time. Bartenders, baristas, cooks, hosts, massage therapists, bus drivers, retail sales, servers, security, housekeeping, maintenance and more. There are hundreds of opportunities available in 60+ businesses.

Here's a list of restaurant, retail and hospitality businesses hiring and the best way to apply (Winter 2024). We look forward to seeing lots of new faces Downtown. 

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Alice in Appalachia

Alice in Appalachia and other ScruffyCity.com locations are always looking to hire quality staff including Kitchen, Bartenders, Servers, Barbacks, Security Personnel, and Door Personnel. Availability Friday through Sunday is particularly important. You can apply online.

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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.

Banquet Supervisor (full time): link

Banquet Server (part-time): link

Cook (part-time): link

Steward (part-time): link

Changeover Crew (part-time): link

Operations Crew (full-time & part-time): link

Maintenance Technician (full-time): link

Security Guards (part-time): link

701 Henley St (865) 522-5669 More Details >
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Bernadette's Crystal Gardens

Bernadette's and other ScruffyCity.com locations are always looking to hire quality staff including Kitchen, Bartenders, Servers, Barbacks, Security Personnel, and Door Personnel. Availability Friday through Sunday is particularly important. You can apply online.

26 Market Square (865) 524-2224 More Details >
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Bistro at the Bijou

Bistro at the Bijou is hiring Servers for day and evening shifts. Drop by in-person to apply.

807 S Gay St (865) 544-0537 More Details >
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Bliss & Tori Mason Shoes

Bliss & Tori Mason Shoes is currently hiring 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, you can apply online.

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

Jig and Reel is looking for one Full-Time Kitchen Employee to round out their small but mighty team of experienced folks who make scratch made food. Competitive pay. Stop by or email at [email protected].

101 S Central St (865) 247-7066 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 Drive (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.

415 Locust St (865) 673-3433 More Details >
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CitiFid-O

Citifid-O is hiring a Sales Associate. Must have good customer service skills and be personable. Must also like dogs. Training period paid along with parking reimbursement. Hours are currently Monday through Thursday 3:30 – 8:15pm. This is a keyholder position with room for advancement. Interested applicants please send resume to: [email protected] or complete an application in the store.

429 Union Ave (865) 219-5127 More Details >
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Coffee & Chocolate

Coffee & Chocolate is hiring Full-Time and Part-Time Baristas. Health benefits and 401k options for full-time employees. You can download an application and email it to [email protected] or drop it by the store.

327 Union Ave (865) 688-9244 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 25 years, is hiring Full-Time and Part-Time positions including Guest Services Manager, P.M. Front Desk Supervisor, Front Desk Agents, Bellman, Housekeeping, Restaurant & Banquet Servers and Banquet Cook. 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

Join the team at Cruze Farm Ice Cream. They are hiring for the downtown location. Apply online.

445 S Gay St (865) 333-1265 More Details >
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Culture Hair Studio

Culture is hiring experienced Cosmetologists and Barbers! Email your resume to [email protected] or drop it off in person.

115 S Gay St (865) 622-7677 More Details >
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Dache Boutique

Dachè is hiring Part-Time Sales Associates for weekdays and weekends! Call or text 606.670.9510 for details!

129 S Gay St (606) 670-9510 More Details >
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DiCarlo's Pizza

DiCarlo's Pizza is hiring Full-Time and Part-Time positions for the new location on Gay St. They're looking for Pizza Makers (finishes pizza and interacts with customers), Bakers (prepares the pizza), and Managers. To apply, send a resume and/or cover letter with the desired position in the subject like to [email protected].

524 S Gay St (865) 770-8443 More Details >
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Downtown Grill & Brewery

Downtown Grill & Brewery is currently hiring for Front of House and Back of House Positions. Complete an application and stop by Monday — Thursday between 2 PM and 4 PM to speak with a hiring manager. Applications are available at the host stand or you can download one at downtownbrewery.com/employment.

424 S Gay St (865) 633-8111 More Details >
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Embassy Suites by Hilton

Embassy Suites on Gay Street is hiring Front Desk/Guest Service Representatives.

Front Desk (part-time, 3 PM – 11 PM)– Apply online

Front Desk/Night Auditor (part-time, 11 PM – 7 AM)  – Apply online

“Walk-in” applicants are also accepted for interviews.

507 S Gay St (865) 544-8502 More Details >
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Fizz

Fizz on Market Square is hiring for Sales Associate. Candidates need to be available nights and weekends. Please email and introduce yourself to [email protected], and include your availability and sales experience.

27 Market Square (865) 851-7990 More Details >
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Fred Beans & Rice

Fred Beans & Rice (at Knox Brew Hub) is hiring Cooks. Apply online

421 Union Ave (865) 454-9688 More Details >
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Frothy Monkey

Frothy Monkey offers a variety of positions for Front of House and Back of House including servers, baristas, bartenders, line cooks, and dishwashers. Visit the job board to view current openings and to apply online.

417 S Gay St (865) 888-6090 More Details >
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Good Golly Tamale

Good Golly Tamale is accepting resumes for All Positions. Complete an application online or send your resume to [email protected].

112 S Central St (865) 337-5771 More Details >
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Hilton Knoxville

HIlton Knoxville is hiring a variety of Part-Time and Full-Time positions including Food & Beverage Assistant Manager, Banquets Captain, Housekeeping Assistant Manager, Room Attendants, Banquets Server, Front Desk Agent, and Maintenance & Engineering.

Find details and apply online for all positions: Job Listings at Aimbridge Hospitality

501 W Church St (865) 523-2300 More Details >
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Humble Hog

Recently opened Humble Hog on Gay Street is looking for an additional Cook. Apply by emailing [email protected].

312 S Gay St More Details >
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Hyatt Place

The Hyatt Place Knoxville Downtown is hiring Front Desk Agents, Bartenders, Barbacks, Hosts, Servers, Housekeepers, and Maintenance Technicians. And Five Thirty Lounge is hiring Bartenders, Hosts, Barbacks, Servers, and Culinary.

Apply today on Indeed, visit the White Lodging career page at whitelodging.com/careers, or send your resume to [email protected].

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 Line Cooks.

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

501 Union Ave (865) 312-9050 More Details >
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Knoxville Area Transit

Knoxville Area Transit is hiring Bus Operators, Maintenance Service Team Members, and Mechanics. They’re looking for individuals who are passionate about our community and helping others. They recently raised wages and offer benefits including health, dental, and vision insurance, a retirement plan, paid time off and more! Plus paid training for your CDL License. Visit katbus.com to start your career with KAT today!

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

The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra is hiring a Director of Finance. The position is responsible for all aspects of financial management of the KSO, including budget preparation, analysis of results and reporting, and cash management. Individual is also responsible for Accounts Payable, Payroll, and Human Resources, and serves as the primary IT contact/liaison. The position oversees the KSO box office and reports to the CEO. Submit resume and cover letter to KSO CEO Rachel Ford at [email protected].

100 S Gay St (865) 291-3310 More Details >
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Lilou

Lilou is hiring Pastry Chef and Baker. Apply by emailing [email protected].

428 S Gay St More Details >
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Lox Salon

Lox Salon is hiring Massage Therapists, Estheticians, Lash Artists, and Hairstylists. Flexible hours. Apply at [email protected].

103 W Jackson Ave (865) 523-5569 More Details >
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Marriott Knoxville Downtown

Marriott Downtown is hiring a variety of Part-Time and Full-Time positions including openings in Banquets, Food & Beverage, and Housekeeping.

Find details and apply online for all positions: Job Listings at Aimbridge Hospitality

525 Henley St (865) 522-2800 More Details >
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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 >
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Nama Sushi Bar

Nama is currently hiring Front of House and Back of House Positions. Contact [email protected] to apply.

506 S Gay St (865) 633-8539 More Details >
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Nourish Knoxville

Nourish Knoxville is hiring a Full-Time Markets Assistant to support the operation of their family of farmers’ markets (including the Market Square Farmers' Market), market-vendor relations, and key at-market programs. Find details on job function, required availability, and qualifications. To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to Ellie Moore at [email protected] with the subject “Markets Assistant.”

Market Square More Details >
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Old City Athletic Club

Old City Athletic Club is looking for Personal Trainers and Group Fitness Instructors. Resumes can be sent to [email protected].

124 W Jackson Ave (865) 312-5710 More Details >
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Old City Sports Bar

Want to work in a fun and fast paced environment? Old City Sports Bar is hiring Bartenders, Barbacks, and Security Staff. To apply, contact Meleah Brown at [email protected].

106 S Central St More Details >
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Oliver Hotel
The Oliver Hotel is hiring Housekeepers and Front Desk Agents. The best way to apply is to drop by and fill out an application or email [email protected].
407 Union Ave. (865) 521-0050 More Details >
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Oliver Royale

Oliver Royale is hiring Cooks. The best way to apply is to drop by and fill out an application or email [email protected].

 

5 Market Square (865) 622-6434 More Details >
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Osteria Stella

Osteria Stella is hiring Line Cooks and Dishwashers. Apply by emailing [email protected].

108 W Jackson Ave (865) 247-4729 More Details >
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Petro's Chili & Chips

Petro’s is hiring Part-Time Team Member and Shift Leader for the fun, friendly, locally-owned restaurant. Flexible work schedules available with no late nights or early mornings. Apply on Indeed.

2 Market Square (865) 444-3970 More Details >
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Preservation Pub

Preservation Pub and other ScruffyCity.com locations are always looking to hire quality staff including Kitchen, Bartenders, Servers, Barbacks, Security Personnel, and Door Personnel. Availability Friday through Sunday is particularly important. You can apply online.

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

Rala is hiring a Sales and Customer Service Team Member. Find more information about position and apply online.

112 W Jackson Ave (865) 525-7888 More Details >
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Regal Riviera

Regal is hiring Cast Members and Bartenders for the Riviera Stadium 8 on Gay St. Starting at $13.50/hr. Check link for job descriptions, requirements, and online applications.

510 S Gay St (865) 522-5160 More Details >
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Salon Niche

Salon Niche is looking for Passionate Hairstylists to join their creative team. If you have a flair for hair, a love for style, and a passion for making clients feel their best, DM @nicheknox on Instagram or email [email protected] for more information. 

411 S Gay St (865) 294-7880 More Details >
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Scruffy City Hall

Scruffy City Hall and other ScruffyCity.com locations are always looking to hire quality staff including Kitchen, Bartenders, Servers, Barbacks, Security Personnel, and Door Personnel. Availability Friday through Sunday is particularly important. You can apply online.

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

SmashCity is hiring Full-Time and Part-Time positions for their new location on S Central St. Line Cooks, Front Counter, Dishwasher, Front of House, Prep/Utility. Flexible schedule and late-night availability. Very competitive pay. Apply only.

211 S Central St (865) 474-1941 More Details >
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Southbound Nightclub

Want to work in a fun and fast paced environment? Southbound is hiring Bartenders, Barbacks, and Security Staff. To apply, contact Meleah Brown at [email protected].

106 S Central St (865) 474-1039 More Details >
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Spice & Tea Exchange

Are you a foodie? Do you appreciate fine teas, gourmet spice blends, sugars, and salts? The Spice & Teac Exchange—a place that’s all about food—is hiring a Part-Time, Long-Term Sales Associate. Responsibilities will include in-store sales and off-site visits with potential wholesale clients. Apply on Indeed.

522 S Gay St More Details >
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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 >
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Tennessean Hotel

The Tennessean is hiring a variety of Part-Time and Full-Time positions including openings in Banquets, Food & Beverage, and Housekeeping.

Find details and apply online for all positions: Job Listings at Aimbridge Hospitality

531 Henley St (865) 232-1800 More Details >
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The Holistic Connection

The Holistic Connection on Gay Street is hiring for a Part-Time Budtender. Starts at $10/hour plus tips. The best way to apply is to email a resume to [email protected].

716 S Gay St More Details >
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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 >
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Tommy Trent's

Tommy Trent's and other ScruffyCity.com locations are always looking to hire quality staff including Kitchen, Bartenders, Servers, Barbacks, Security Personnel, and Door Personnel. Availability Friday through Sunday is particularly important. You can apply online.

36 Market Square (865) 312-5692 More Details >
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Tupelo Honey

Tupelo Honey on Market Square is hiring for both Line Cooks and Dishwashers. You can easily apply online for both positions!

Line Cook - link

Dishwasher - link

1 Market Square (865) 522-0004 More Details >
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Two Bikes

Two Bikes is hiring a Full-Time Service Mechanic to assume responsibility of the service department as well as build bikes for retail and donations. The ideal candidate will be both an experienced bike mechanic and have strong interpersonal skills. Diverse candidates are highly encouraged to apply. Includes full benefits. If it sounds like a good fit, send a cover letter and resume to [email protected] or apply online.

118 S Central St (865) 951-2950 More Details >
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Valley Medical Downtown

Valley Medical Downtown is hiring a  Full-Time Certified Medical Assistant or Licensed Nurse. Monday through Friday. The best way to apply is by emailing a resume to [email protected], including contact phone number. 

418 S Gay St (865) 474-9533 More Details >
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Wake Foot Sanctuary

Wake Foot Sanctuary is hiring Licensed Massage Therapists and Front Desk Guest Experience Specialists. Please send resumes to [email protected].

507 S Gay St (865) 770-5985 More Details >