Employment Opportunities

RICHMOND REGION TOURISM EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Interested in a fun and fascinating career that connects you with world-famous attractions, delicious dining and captivating history? Richmond Region Tourism is the ideal place for you.

Richmond Region Tourism is now actively recruiting a Richmond Region Travel Counselor for all Visitor Center locations. To learn more about this position, and to directly apply online, please click here

Richmond Region Travel Counselor Wanted

Richmond Region Tourism is seeking a Travel Counselor (part-time) for its regional visitor centers and mobile visitor center. This individual will provide travel information and assistance to tourists and other visitors. 

Do you frequently visit our museums, parks, and galleries? Do you know the best biking and hiking trails? Are you always on top of the latest restaurant openings and knowledgeable about our abundant craft beer and cider scene? Are you well informed about our local hotel offerings? Do you know the cocktail hotspots, popular rooftops, and long list of local festivals? If you answered yes to all or most of these questions, then this job could be for you!

The ideal candidate must have a valid driver’s license, be able to lift up to 40 lbs. or more, and work independently at a variety of indoor and outdoor locations.

Visitor centers are located in downtown Richmond, Hanover County, and at the Richmond International Airport, and the mobile visitor center can go anywhere four wheels will allow. Hours vary at each location and with each event, and also include weekends and holidays. 

Familiarity with the historic Richmond Region attractions and travel industry is a plus. Geographical knowledge of the region and an ability to provide clear wayfinding directions is required.

Internship program 

Richmond Region Tourism welcomes all applicants for internships and believes they are important in preparing students for careers in the travel and tourism industry. Our internship program is geared toward:

  • College juniors, seniors and graduate-level students working for earned academic credit
  • Tourism, Parks & Recreation, Hospitality/Travel fields
  • Communication and PR fields

The goal of Richmond Region Tourism's internship program is to apply classroom theories, concepts and prior experience in a practical professional environment. Interns will be given the opportunity to learn by working in and observing the hospitality industry and can expect to:

  • Study, observe and participate in the policies and practices of the organization
  • Attend board and staff meetings
  • Gain overall understanding of the organization (daily operation) in all departments
  • Gain skills in a face-to-face leadership setting
  • Obtain the ability to plan and conduct appropriate hospitality activities for the organization
  • Work closely with staff members responsible for various facets of the organization
  • Visit other agencies and shadow the CEO and other department heads at meetings

Richmond Region Tourism generally accepts one or two new interns each summer. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. All intern hours must be performed during that time frame. To apply for an internship, please send your request via email to admin@richmondva.org or contact us for more information.