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Downtown Knoxville is hiring

April 22, 2021

Nearly 50 businesses in downtown Knoxville are hiring, and the Downtown Knoxville Alliance is offering a roundup of work opportunities on its website.

“Downtown Knoxville is open for business, and multiple ways to work in this unique district with so much energy are available now from retail to hospitality to restaurants,” said Michele Hummel, executive director of the Downtown Knoxville Alliance. “The ample job openings show the strength of the downtown business recovery as more people are exploring and visiting. We wanted to give a boost to all of the great businesses that are hiring and invite job seekers to apply.”

A page on Downtown Knoxville’s website provides a compilation of businesses with open positions as well as links with additional information to make it easier for those seeking employment.

Part- and full-time positions for artists, bartenders, cooks, hosts, housekeeping, massage therapists, sales, servers and more are available. Interested applicants should visit for the full list, which currently includes:

  • Babalu
  • Balter Beerworks
  • Bernadette’s Crystal Gardens
  • Bistro at the Bijou
  • Blackhorse Pub & Brewery
  • Bliss & Tori Mason Shoes
  • Brass Pearl
  • Calhoun’s on the River
  • Chesapeake’s Seafood House
  • Chivo Taqueria
  • Corks Wine & Spirits
  • Crowne Plaza Knoxville
  • Cruze Farm Ice Cream
  • Dazzo’s Pizzeria
  • Downtown Grill & Brewery
  • Earth to Old City
  • Emilia
  • Fat Tuesday
  • Fizz
  • French Market Crêperie
  • Hanna’s Cafe
  • Hilton Knoxville
  • C. Holdway
  • Knox Mason
  • Knoxville Area Transit
  • Knox Whiskey Works
  • Lost Tavern
  • Maple Hall Bowling Lanes
  • Mast General Store
  • Myrtle’s Chicken + Beer
  • Nama Sushi Bar
  • OliBea
  • Painting With a Twist
  • Phoenix Pharmacy & Fountain
  • Preservation Pub
  • Regal Riviera Stadium 8
  • Ruby Sunshine
  • Scruffy City Hall
  • Status Dough
  • Stock & Barrel
  • Sweet P’s BBQ and Downtown Dive
  • Tennessee Theatre
  • Tommy Trent’s
  • Tree & Vine
  • Urban Outfitters
  • Wake Foot Sanctuary
  • Wicked Chicken
  • Yassin’s Falafel House

About the Downtown Knoxville Alliance

Ensuring a vibrant, flourishing downtown is the primary mission of the Downtown Knoxville Alliance (DKA). Formed in 1993 as a Central Business Improvement District (CBID), the district encompasses a 0.67-square-mile area and is supported by a special assessment to property owners that is used to make improvements, enhance services and promote downtown. The DKA continually focuses on attracting and retaining a thriving community of residents, businesses and visitors in Downtown Knoxville. For more information, visit