Hospitality Jobs in Raleigh, N.C.

Resources to help find or grow your career in Wake County's tourism and hospitality industry


Tourism is vital to the health and well-being of Raleigh/Wake County’s economy. It represents an indispensable part of Raleigh, N.C.’s financial well-being. And the growth and health of the destination's hospitality industry depends on good workers who have a passion for people and service. There's a reason we're known for our welcoming hotels, restaurants and attractions—our businesses invest in employees with training, care and opportunities to grow.

The visitor's experience is impacted by every position in the industry, from front-line staff to management. And you can be a part of what makes Raleigh, N.C., such a pleasant place to visit—with a sustainable, fulfilling career in tourism.


Serving Careers

N.C. Restaurant and Lodging Association (NCRLA) hospitality industry recruitment program, powered by Indeed

NCRLA and the local hospitality industry has a big lineup of career opportunities ready and waiting for you. Explore restaurant and hotel jobs in entry-, mid- and senior-level positions and carve out a flexible and rewarding career. Find jobs and learn more about the initiative here. You can also hear stories and get inspired by others who've found a successful path in hospitality here.


Skills training:
FREE hospitality career courses offered through Serving Careers

Five Stars Wake Hotel Employment Initiative

Five Stars Wake is committed to finding the right candidates for jobs at hotels located in Wake County. They also advocate for business practices that promote supportive work environments and employee satisfaction. Five Stars Wake opens doors of opportunity at local hotels looking for five-star talent! Get details

 

Job, Contract and Volunteer Opportunities at the Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau

When the Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) has paid job openings, links containing more information about the opportunities and the application process are posted on this page.
 

Contract Opportunities

Destination Database Contractor

  • The Greater Raleigh CVB desires to contract with a professional individual or company to assist the CVB's in-house marketing manager and/or other staff in maintaining the Raleigh area calendar of events, with inventorying the destination's hospitality business partners, in managing content/data about partner businesses/organizations and their contacts and in preparing reports related to these data.
  • All work will be assigned weekly/monthly in accordance with the CVB's annual budget, business plan and current marketing plans.
  • The contracted individual or company will be compensated at a rate of $21 per hour, exceeding a minimum of 40 hours and not exceeding 80 hours per month.
  • View the full request for services here, and for questions or to apply for this contract, email marketing manager Andrew Baker, here.


Volunteer Opportunities

Tourism Ambassadors

The Greater Raleigh CVB's Tourism Ambassador program was created to open doors for visitors by staffing hospitality booths and answering questions at conventions, trade shows, festivals, sporting events and any other events attended by out-of-towners.

Tourism Ambassadors also volunteer to staff the Raleigh, N.C., Visitor Information Center, located inside the Raleigh Convention Center connector space at 500 Fayetteville St., downtown Raleigh (not a mailing address but a site address).

Who can be a volunteer Tourism Ambassador? Anyone who loves Raleigh, N.C., has resided in Wake County for at least a year, likes to help people and enjoys being on site during events or working in a busy location. We train you and provide all materials. Sign up using this information form (PDF file), and we'll follow up soon to get you started!

The Greater Raleigh CVB's Tourism Ambassador program schedules all staffing needs using ShiftPlanning/Humanity online scheduling.

Employee Scheduling Software donated by ShiftPlanning/Humanity.