The restored mansion at night with golden light glowing from the windows of our B&B in Harrisonburg, VA. evening

Job Opportunities

If you are looking for an exciting job opportunity in Harrisonburg VA, the Friendly City Inn may have something for you. Working at at our Bed and Breakfast is flexible, self-paced, and rewarding. Any position at the B&B requires a diverse set of skills but the most important is the ability to make our guests happy. If you can do that, we’ll teach you how to do the rest. Definitely check out our  to get a sense if you would be a good fit. If you are interested, we would love to get to know you; give us a call or shoot us an email and we will gladly discuss an opportunity with you. 

 

To apply, just send us an email with some basic information. Please briefly introduce yourself and mention why you would like to work with us. Our application and interview process is more of a “get to know you” process. You may also call us at (540) 433-8233 or e-mail us at info@friendlycityinn.com

 

If you are looking for an exciting job opportunity in Harrisonburg, VA, the Friendly City Inn may have the perfect role for you! We are looking for a hard-working, independent, and flexible individual who enjoys serving others and is ready to work as part of a team. Working at our B&B is dynamic, self-paced, and rewarding. This role offers tremendous autonomy and allows flexibility to invest time in your hobbies and interests. The primary responsibilities for the open positions are listed below, but perhaps the most important responsibility is anticipating our guests’ needs and exceeding expectations to ensure a memorable stay.

Check out our philosophy below and see if you think you would be a good fit!

Current Openings

Breakfast Chef/Assistant Innkeeper

Primary Role: We are seeking to fill a dynamic role in our team, with the primary need being a part or full-time breakfast chef. This individual must have experience with food preparation and cooking, and ideally has experience working in fast-paced environments or food service operations. This role is responsible for planning and executing creative and delicious breakfast menus, shopping for and preparing ingredients, considering and working with allergies and dietary restrictions, and cooking for up to 30 people at a time.

Scheduling: We’re looking for someone with ample availability during the summer and fall of 2023 (and beyond), but are open to variations in availability. The ideal candidate for this role is a morning person, with a typical expectation of responsibilities between 7AM – 11AM on scheduled mornings, as well as some preparation time outside of the breakfast service window. Some weekend availability is required.

Additional Roles: The ideal candidate would join our team as a breakfast chef and also be involved in a broader capacity by taking on additional duties around the Inn. An assistant innkeeper would provide our full-time innkeeper with time off by taking over guest check-ins and phone calls at certain times. Bonus points for someone who has experience with and/or interest in other responsibilities like improving our social media presence, gardening and landscaping, housekeeping, event planning, etc.
*We have potential opportunities for onsite housing to accompany this role!

Company Culture: We are a small team that works very closely together and we highly value our employees and their personal lives. We offer flexible scheduling, unlimited time off, and opportunities for growth and development within our company. Each member of the team is integral to the business and will be valued as such.

Apply Now!

If you are interested in joining our team, please fill out the form below or send us an email at info@friendlycityinn.com and tell us a bit about yourself and which role you are interested in – we look forward to meeting and discussing these opportunities with you!

We currently do not have any open positions. But if you would like to reach out  express interest we would love to hear from you. Send us an email or give us call anytime!

Live-in Innkeeper

As a live-in innkeeper at the Friendly City Inn, you will have the opportunity to engage in a variety of activities to help ensure the satisfaction of guests and the success of the business.

The hours worked can vary, but whether full-time or part-time, this is a live-in, on site position. Housing in a spacious and updated 2-bedroom/2-bath apartment in the lower level of the B&B is included as part of the compensation package. This position will include being the “on-duty” innkeeper, which involves greeting and interacting with guests, check-ins/check-outs, taking reservations by phone, etc. Other responsibilities may include:

  • Housekeeping
  • Breakfast service
  • Landscaping/lawn maintenance
  • Marketing/social media projects
  • General property upkeep


This role presents an opportunity to learn all aspects of operating a bed and breakfast including marketing, operations, social media, networking, accounting, staff supervision, rate management, etc.

To Apply

If you are interested in joining our team, please send us an email and tell us a bit about yourself and which role you are interested in – we look forward to meeting and discussing these opportunities with you!

Apply Now!

If you are interested in joining our team, please send us an email at info@friendlycityinn.com and tell us a bit about yourself and which role you are interested in – we look forward to meeting and discussing these opportunities with you!

Our Philosophy

Warm homemade cookies are made daily at the Friendly City Inn B&B

Hospitality

“Our vision for The Friendly City Inn B&B is to create a space where our guests experience both the comforts of home and the highest-quality service. Regardless of the physical location, we believe that hospitality, kindness and a warm smile can make any trip unforgettable – and that is our mission!

Whatever you are traveling for, we would love to be the ones to welcome you to the Friendly City!”

Serving Others

“We truly believe that serving others is one of the most important aspects of life. We have been privileged to be able to travel often ourselves and want to play a part in helping others make positive memories and experience new places, people, and adventures.“

Supporting Local Businesses and Community

“We make every effort to incorporate fresh and local products into the breakfast menu, including meats sourced from local farms and produce grown here in the Shenandoah Valley. We also enjoy referring our guests to all the other wonderful Harrisonburg small businesses that have so much to offer visitors in the Valley.”

Reducing Environmental Impact

“We highly value the beauty of the earth around us and believe it is important to do what we can to preserve that. We are continually looking for ways to limit our negative impact on the environment, such as recycling, using refillable-containers for toiletries and cleaning products and converting to energy efficient light bulbs.”