Santa Barbara South Coast

Hospitality Career Fair

Are you looking to jumpstart your career in the hospitality industry? Join us at the next Santa Barbara South Coast Hospitality Career Fair and meet representatives from local businesses hiring for full and part-time employment. From hotels and restaurants to local attractions and outfitters, learn more about current job openings and meet potential employers in a relaxed, outdoor setting. We look forward to meeting you!

Date: Wednesday, October 26, 2022
Time: 4:00p.m. – 6:00p.m.
Location: The Leta Santa Barbara Goleta, Tapestry Collection by Hilton
Cost: Free! No registration required.
What to Bring: Your resume and references, if available, but not required.

participating EMPLOYERS

Courtyard by Marriott Santa Barbara Goleta
El Capitan Canyon
Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort
Residence Inn by Marriott Santa Barbara Goleta
Santa Barbara Zoo

PAST HIRING EMPLOYERS

Augie’s Santa Barbara
City of Santa Barbara
Eat This, Shoot That!

El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel
Foley Family Wines

Helena Avenue Bakery
Hotel Californian
Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara
Hotel Milo
Hotel Santa Barbara
Jersey Mike’s – Fairview
Kimpton Canary Hotel

La Paloma Café
The Lark
Lemon Tree Inn
Loquita
Lucky Penny
Mar Monte Hotel
The Montecito Club
MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation
Pearl Social
Ramada by Wyndham Santa Barbara
The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara
Riviera Beach House
Rosewood Miramar Beach
Santa Barbara Adventure Company
Santa Barbara Airbus
Santa Barbara Airport
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
Santa Barbara Maritime Museum
Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District (MTD)
Santa Barbara Wine Collective
Spire Hospitality
Westmont College

Please check back often as businesses will continue to be added. If you are a Santa Barbara South Coast hospitality industry-related business and would like to register as an employer for the Career Fair, please email VSB Director of Community Partnerships & Events Noelle Buben at [email protected]

CAREER FAIR FAQs

Who should attend this event?
Visit Santa Barbara welcomes all who are interested in pursuing a job or career in the hospitality industry to attend. We’re here to help you learn more about this fun and fulfilling industry and share the opportunities available in a casual, no-pressure environment. 

What type of jobs are available?
From entry-level to senior management, there will be a wide variety of jobs available as part of Visit Santa Barbara’s career fair. So whether you’re looking for work as a bartender, in housekeeping or general management, we’re looking forward to meeting you!

Job seekers can match with hiring managers looking to fill part-time and full-time positions in culinary, hospitality and customer service. This means available jobs within hotels, restaurants, food services, tour operators, outfitters, museums, tasting rooms, breweries and other hospitality companies in travel and tourism.

Do I need to be actively searching for a job to attend?
While this career fair intends to fill current openings and recruit, there is also the chance to learn more about the types of jobs and opportunities available within the travel and hospitality industry.

What attire should I wear?
There is no required dress attire for this event. However, we do recommend you dress for the position you are seeking. 

Will there be someone who speaks Spanish available to translate?
Absolutely. Most, if not all, vendors will have someone available to translate English to Spanish and vice versa. 

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