Nationally, the travel industry supports 15 million workers, according to the U.S. Travel Association. Here in Scottsdale, spending from 9.7 million annual visitors supports the livelihoods of nearly 20,000 in the community.
Career paths within hospitality are diverse and rewarding, spanning hotels, resorts, retail stores, golf courses, restaurants, spas, meeting and event planners, tour operators and much more. With jobs ranging from restaurant servers to spa directors to general managers, travel employees at all levels help make tourism one of America’s strongest industries and one of Scottsdale’s largest.
For millions of Americans, tourism leads to ample growth opportunities. Travel jobs are accessible, diverse, flexible, and foster entrepreneurship and professional growth. Use the resources below to start or extend your career in the tourism industry.
Experience Scottsdale is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit, private company that enhances the local community by promoting the Scottsdale area as a luxury destination for meetings, events and leisure travel. The organization contracts with the city of Scottsdale and town of Paradise Valley to conduct destination marketing efforts on behalf of these municipalities. Learn about current openings on our career page.
Explore this job board to find lodging and tourism opportunities throughout the state.
Scottsdale Community College’s Department of Hospitality, Tourism, and Culinary Arts offers a Hospitality Management program focused on training in a number of areas, including guest services, facilities management, golf coaching, tourism development and management, events and meeting management, ecotourism, accounting, information systems, marketing, resources, and hospitality law.
Arizona State University offers an undergraduate degree in Tourism Development and Management, in-person and online, where students acquire the planning, management and leadership skills related to the growth and development of tourism throughout the world.
Grand Canyon University offers a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Hospitality Management Degree focused on preparing students to work at resorts, hotels, golf courses, restaurants and all vacation-related businesses.
Northern Arizona University’s School of Hotel and Restaurant Management offers a Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management, Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies in Hospitality Leadership, Minor in Hotel and Restaurant Management and International Tourism Management, Undergraduate Certificate.
As the city of Scottsdale’s Economic Development branch, Choose Scottsdale aids people and businesses as they are looking to relocate their career or company. If you are interested in working in Scottsdale, explore the companies that are actively recruiting on Choose Scottsdale’s job board.
The Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce is the leading organization dedicated to serving Scottsdale, regional businesses and community prosperity through advocacy, access to leaders, economic development, connectivity and business education. Discover job opportunities with Chamber members on their job board.
Explore the city of Scottsdale’s job board for employment opportunities within the city government.