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BC Tourism and Hospitality Offers More Than 400 Occupations

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You are eager to help people go places

You are eager to help people go places

Travel Trade & Transportation

Where Can You Work:

Adventure Tour Operators, Airports & Airlines, Luxury Travel Specialists, Tour Operators, Tour Wholesalers

Sample Positions in this Sector:

Air Traffic Controller, Ecotour Planner, Flight Attendant, Incentive Travel Specialist, Luxury Travel Designer, Pilot, Sales and Marketing Coordinator, Tour Promotions Manager, Travel Counsellor

photo by Tourism Victoria

It is in your nature to create welcoming experiences

It is in your nature to create welcoming experiences

Accommodation

Where Can You Work:

Adventure Lodges, Bed & Breakfasts, Campgrounds, Cruise Ships, Hotels, Resorts & Spas, Timeshare Condominiums

Sample Positions in this Sector:

Bed & Breakfast Operator, Campground Operator, Concierge, Controller, Director of Human Resources, Executive Housekeeper, Guest Services Agent, IT Technician, Marketing Coordinator, Massage Therapist, Mechanical Engineer, Purser, Revenue Manager

photo by Fairmont Hotels

You are avid about pursuing a life in the great outdoors

You are avid about pursuing a life in the great outdoors

Adventure Tourism & Outdoor Recreation

Where Can You Work:

Ecotourism, Fishing/ Hunting/ Marine Facilities, Golf/ Tennis Facilities, Marinas, Parks

Sample Positions in this Sector:

Ecotourism Guide, First Aid & Safety Officer, Fishing Guide, Golf Operations Manager, Golf/ Tennis Pro, Greenskeeper, Hiking & Trekking Guide, Maintenance Technician, Marine Tour Operator, Public Relations Manager, Scuba Instructor, Ski Patrol, Ski School Supervisor, Yoga Instructor

photo by Best Impressions

You yearn to share your knowledge and culture with others

You yearn to share your knowledge and culture with others

Attractions & Cultural Tourism

Where Can You Work:

Galleries, Heritage & Historical Sites, Interpretive Centres, Museums, Parks & Public Gardens, Theatres

Sample Positions in this Sector:

Accounting Manager, Archivist, Art Conservator/ Restorer, Attractions Supervisor, Botanist, Curator, Exhibitions Coordinator, Heritage Interpreter, Historian, Human Resources Coordinator, Landscape Architect, Museum Guide, Parks Interpreter, Visitor Services Manager

photo by Capilano Suspension Bridge

You are a meticulous organizer of people and activities

You are a meticulous organizer of people and activities

Events & Conferences

Where Can You Work:

Charitable Organizations, Convention Centres, Fairs & Exhibitions, Festivals, Meetings & Conferences, Special Events, Trade Shows

Sample Positions in this Sector:

Banquet Supervisor, Destination Wedding Specialist, Exhibit Design Assistant, Fundraising Consultant, Group Sales Manager, Incentive & VIP Travel Coordinator, Meeting & Event Planner, Special Events Coordinator, Trade Show Organizer

photo by Tourism Vancouver

You are passionate about research, marketing, and promotions

You are passionate about research, marketing, and promotions

Tourism Services

Where Can You Work:

Colleges & Universities, Consultant Companies, Government Departments & Agencies, Information Centres, Research Services, Tourism Offices & Associations

Sample Positions in this Sector:

Destination Marketing Specialist, Director of Finance, Educator, Foreign Worker Program Consultant, Human Resources Specialist, Legal Counsel, Policy Advisor, Research Analyst, Sales Representative, Visitor Information Counsellor, Social Media Manager

You have a love for food, wine, and spirits

You have a love for food, wine, and spirits

Food & Beverage

Where Can You Work:

Catering, Health Spas, Lounges & Pubs, Restaurants & Dining Rooms, Sport Facility, Clubhouses

Sample Positions in this Sector:

Accounts Payable or Receivable, Banquet Chef, Caterer, Cook, Director of Outlets, Franchise Operator, General Manager, Health & Safety Officer, Lounge Supervisor, Mixologist, Nutritionist, Pastry Chef, Sales Manager, Sommelier, Standards Trainer

photo by Tourism Vancouver