September Job Fest at Ellis Marsalis Center for Music | September 27 at 9 am

New Orleans & Company is hosting a Job Fest on Wednesday, September 27, at 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Ellis Marsalis Center for Music, 1901 Bartholomew St. 


Many companies are prepared to conduct in-person interviews onsite and make immediate job offers. Positions are available at all levels – from entry-level to executive – at hotels, restaurants, cultural attractions and much more.

Ellis Marsalis Center for Music will have their computer labs open for job seekers to complete online applications on-site. 


Wednesday, September 27, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Finding talented people for hospitality careers is the number one priority for the New Orleans’ tourism industry as we recover from the pandemic. That’s why New Orleans & Company, the city’s official destination marketing and sales organization, is hosting a Job Fest.


Ellis Marsalis Center for Music, 1901 Bartholomew Street

Free parking and street parking is available in the area. For more information on bus routes and services, visit


Everyone is welcomed! Free and open to the community. This is an in-person event only. 

List of Participating Businesses and Employers: 

Employer Job Openings Benefits Provided
JMH Companies Various Openings. (20) Varies by position and company. 
The Pontchartrain Hotel Various Openings. (10) All full time employees are eligible to enroll in our benefit plans that include medical, dental, vision and supplemental insurances. Pay starts at $15 hourly/$75,000 annually.  
Marriott International  Housekeeping, Engineering, Front Desk, and Food and Beverage. (4) Healthcare benefits packages for full time employees, travel discounts at Marriott Hotels, and competitive wages.
ASM Global Several part-time openings. Part-time positions start at $13/hour.
Pelican New Orleans Concierge Sales Agent, Tour Bus Drivers, Reservationist, Operations Supervisor, Digital Marketing Manager, Sales and Events Coordinator, Group Sales Coordinator. (7) Full time employees are eligible to participate in our low cost health, dental, vision, and life plans. Full time employees receive 24 hours of sick PTO and are eligible to earn up to 40 hours of Vacation PTO per year. The pay for every position is based on experience/education. 
Hampton Inn French Market Baywood Hotels Guest Service Manager, Guest Service Agent, and Chief Engineer. (3)

GSM $37,000-$45,000 annually, GSA $15-$17/hour, and Chief Engineer $20/hour. 

NOPSI Hotel Hostess, Bellman. Bartender, Conference Services Manager, Room Attendant. (5) Varies by position. 
Virgin Hotels New Orleans Bartender, Server, Bar-back, Restaurant General Manager, Executive Chef, and  Director of Marketing. (6) Server $8.11/hour, Bartender $9.82/hour, and Runner $9.43/hour. 
NOLA Hotel Group  Front Desk, Maintenance, and Housekeeping. (3) Front Desk $14/hour, Maintenance $17/hour, and Housekeeping $12/hour. 
Café Reconcile New Orleans We are actively seeking employer partners to engage in and stage externship placements and direct placement opportunities. Varies by position. 
Audubon Nature Institute Various Openings.  Varies by position. 
Ace Hotel New Orleans Revenue Manager, Line cook, Bar-back, Server Assistant, and  Assistant Area Director of Finance. (5)  Revenue Manager and Assistant Area Director of Finance are salaried positions. Line Cook $16-$17/hour plus tips. Bar-back and Server Assistant $7.25/hour plus tips.
Royal Sonesta – New Orleans Banquet positions, Servers, Room attendants, and Hostess. (4+) Varies by position. 
Dickie Brennan & Company Line Cook, Server, Server Assistant, Bartender, Host, and Catering Worker. (6) Health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, company paid life insurance, 401(k) with company match, home owners assistance program, and flexible work schedules. 
Habitat for Humanity Carpenter 1, ReStore,  Intern/Apprentice program. Health, dental, vision, and 401(k) for full time employees. $15-$17/hour part time. 
Hotel Management New Orleans Front Desk Agent, Bus driver, Diesel Mechanic, and Mobile Sales Agent. (4) Varies by position. 
Hyatt Regency  Front Office Agent, General Maintenance, Room Attendants, Servers, Bartenders, Banquet Servers, Banquet Set up, Dishwashers Cooks, Pastry cooks,
Accounts Receivable Clerk, Part time Food and Beverage Administrative Assistant, Front Office Supervisor, Sous Chef. (13+)

Pay ranges vary depending on position applied for. Our excellent benefits include:

Free room nights, Discounted and Friends & Family Room Rates, 

Medical, Prescription, Dental and Vision Insurance

· 401K with company match

· Paid Time Off, Holiday Pay, new child leave and personal day

· Paid Family Bonding Time and Adoption Assistance

· Employee Stock Purchase Plan

· Discounts at various retailers – Apple, AT&T, Verizon, Headspace and many more

Hilton New Orleans Riverside  Various openings.  Varies by position. 
Louisiana Tax Free Shopping  Administrative Coordinator. This position will be at Louisiana Tax Free Shopping Refund Center(s) located in New Orleans and potentially Metairie. The candidate will be required to work evenings and weekends. This position is responsible for collecting required documentation from international visitors and refunding a portion of their taxes. The starting salary is $13.00 to $15.00 per hour. This is a part-time position with no benefits and is paid every 2 weeks.
True Focus  Convention Staffing, Convention Security, and Administrative Assistant.

The base rate for all convention-based positions is $12 DOE it may range up to $14. Full-time employees have access to full fringe benefits.

The base rate for Administrative positions is $14 DOE may range up to $16. Must have at least an associate’s degree in a related field.

There are referral bonuses throughout the year and year-end bonuses based on performance.