Santa Barbara South Coast

Hospitality Career Fair

Are you looking to jumpstart your career in the hospitality industry? Join us at the State Street Job Fair on Wednesday, April 19 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! The event will be held from 3-5pm in the 700 and 800 blocks on State Street.

For businesses interested in exhibiting at the job fair, click here to for more information and to register. Registration closes on April 5. Best of all, participation is free!

Previous Hiring EMPLOYERS

Courtyard by Marriott Santa Barbara Goleta
El Capitan Canyon
El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel
Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort
Hotel Californian
Hotel Santa Barbara
PRA Santa Barbara
Ramada by Wyndham Santa Barbara
Residence Inn by Marriott Santa Barbara Goleta
Santa Barbara Airport

Santa Barbara Inn
Santa Barbara Zoo
The Leta Hotel, Tapestry Collection by Hilton
The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara

Westmont College


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.