Hospitality Jobs in Baltimore
Job postings and resources to help grow your career in Baltimore's tourism and hospitality industry.
Hospitality and tourism are among the largest industries across the Baltimore region and the country. The growth of the industry depends on all types of jobs to support the needs of all types of visitors—leisure, business and convention—and we need you to help the industry continue to thrive. It takes everyone from the front desk manager to the event coordinator to the restaurant server to make Baltimore a welcoming environment.
Why Work in Hospitality and Tourism?
Are you looking for a fun, dynamic career path with opportunities for growth and advancement? Then the travel and tourism industry is right for you! There are a wide range of jobs available, working at restaurants, hotels, museums, attractions and more, all with a variety of departments within those organizations—sales, marketing, operations, events, etc. With so many different options, there is bound to be a perfect role for you with flexible hours, competitive benefits and endless opportunities.
According to the U.S. Travel Association, workers who start their careers in travel and tourism ultimately achieve higher wages compared to other industries such as healthcare, manufacturing and construction. Now is the time to join us!
The Value of Tourism
Baltimore’s tourism industry delivers a variety of economic and quality of life benefits.
- In 2021, domestic travel to Baltimore increased by 13.3%, bringing in 24.3 million people for overnight and day trips.
- Visitors brought in a total of $2.7 billion to Baltimore’s economy in 2021.
- Events at the Baltimore Convention Center brought in an estimated total of $90 million in economic impact in 2021.
- Through the work of the Visit Baltimore Education and Training Foundation, our industry is training the next generation of hospitality workers. Since 2015, our nonprofit 501c(3) foundation has awarded more than $40,000 in scholarships to support higher education and professional development.
Learn more about our organization and how Visit Baltimore supports the city’s tourism industry.
About Visit Baltimore
Established in 1982, as a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit corporation, Visit Baltimore is the official destination marketing organization for Baltimore. We are the marketing arm for the Baltimore Convention Center as well as for Visit Baltimore member businesses within the hospitality community. Visit Baltimore brings together the interests of the private sector, government, trade and civic associations and the Visit Baltimore members, in continuing to build the successful convention and leisure travel industry in the Baltimore area.
Visit Baltimore generates economic benefits for Baltimore City through the attraction of convention, group, and leisure visitors, and works to provide a positive experience for all guests.
Our day-to-day behaviors are the foundation of our workplace culture. Because of this, all our actions must come from a place of respect for ourselves, our colleagues, our customers, our community, and our stakeholders. Grounded in a foundation of respect, we embrace the following values as the principal pillars of our culture:
- Practice Mindfulness
- Empower Collaboration
- Exemplify Adaptability
- Celebrate Diversity
Visit Baltimore Diversity Apprenticeship Program
In partnership with Guinness Open Gate Brewery, Visit Baltimore is proud to support the Diversity Apprenticeship Program. The program is designed to promote career interest in the hospitality and craft beer industries among minority students, with a focus on introducing paths at the management level. The 600-hour paid apprenticeship guarantees employment upon completion by Visit Baltimore or a partner organization with the support of Searchwide Global, a full-service executive recruitment firm primarily for companies in the travel, tourism, hospitality, convention, association and venue management industries.
The apprentices shadow at Visit Baltimore, Guinness Open Gate Brewery and another local tourism entity in a three-part immersive learning experience. The program actively targets applicants from the Greater Baltimore region who identify as BIPOC or with another underrepresented minority group.