Contracting & Employment

In partnership with the District of Columbia, Hoffman-Madison Waterfront (HMW) is transforming The Wharf into a world-class neighborhood. We are working closely with our partners at the DC Department of Small and Local Business to provide opportunities for DC businesses. We urge DC businesses to apply for certification and to take advantage of the many services provided by DSLBD to DC certified businesses.

HMW is also working collaboratively with the DC Department of Employment Services to assure maximum job and apprenticeship opportunities for DC residents. Residents seeking employment and apprenticeship opportunities are encouraged to visit to the DC Department of Employment Services website.  

District Wharf Properties is currently hiring for Wharf Events Associate. Apply now!

Career Opportunities

Restaurant and Entertainment Venue Careers
12 Stories
Rappahannock Oyster Bar - Hiring servers, runners, hosts, & line cooks. 
Shake Shack

Property Management and Real Estate Development Careers
Hoffman & Associates
Madison Marquette
District Wharf Properties - Currently hiring Events Associate at The Wharf
Bozzuto Management Company (Residential)
CBRE Office Management
Community Management Company (Residential)
NFC Amenity Management
Oasis Marine Management

Operations, Cleaning, and Security Careers
Admiral Security
Allied Security
Colonial Parking
Reston Limousine
SAF Cleaning Services
Vador Ventures/Total Quality Services

Career Readiness and Pre-Apprenticeship Training Opportunities

Whether you’re looking for a new place of employment or would like to gain skills in a new field of business, you can find a variety of career readiness and pre-apprenticeship training opportunities through The Wharf, including: 

Building Futures provides occupational training with industry-recognized certifications, blueprint reading, construction math, and job readiness training. Graduates are placed into registered apprenticeships and construction jobs. To sign up, contact Sylvia Casaro at or call 202-506-0398.

Skyland Workforce Center provides high-quality workforce development programs in one location, leading to work-ready employee candidates, career-focused job placement, economic self-sufficiency, and improved quality of life. The program leverages its relationships to connect DC residents directly with construction jobs. To sign up, visit their website or call 202-793-2131.

Get Your Fill at The Wharf

Fresh seafood is a given at DC’s Southwest Waterfront. But The Wharf offers more, including a wide selection of distinctive choices for food, drinks, and entertainment while you eat. Watch the chefs prepare your meal. Listen to live music. Or just people-watch while you savor the flavors of The Wharf.

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Browse the Shops

Whether you’re looking for something specific or simply like to spend a few hours in our unique collection of stores, chances are you’ll find just what you’re looking for at our shops at The Wharf. And, of course, you can always treat yourself to a delicious dessert—or celebrate your shopping finds with a drink at one of our restaurants.

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