Careers

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We’re always on the lookout for new additions to the Matrex team. Chicago-based, we’re a diverse group of designers, brand strategists, and project managers who go the extra mile to keep projects on track and clients happy. If you think you’d be a good fit, we’d love to hear from you. Send your resume and any relevant work samples to careers@matrexexhibits.com.

Current Openings

Interactive/Digital Producer

The Digital/Interactive Producer leads and facilitates the development cycle of all of Matrex’s interactive and digital projects, including strategy, design, development, production and delivery on a range of jobs from interactive engagement to live productions in a range of professional environments. This highly collaborative position requires the Producer to work with the internal strategy, creative, resourcing and account services teams, as well as outside suppliers, to produce exceptional work, to exact specifications, on-time and on-budget.

Internal Project Management Responsibilities:

  • Implements and drives process including project schedules, resources, budgets and scope of work deliverables under the direction of Creative Director
  • Organizes and leads brainstorming, strategy and design phases, including daily project team communications and timelines, via Base Camp and regular cross functional team meetings
  • Provides project team with specifications, technical briefings, best practice guidelines and feedback
  • Identifies potential problems in the project and addresses them before they interfere with project completion
  • Client presentation prep and delivery of interactive and digital concepts
  • Researches, negotiates competitive bids and hires suppliers (developers, talent, facilitators) in an effort to develop strong relationships to achieve best value for Client and agency, and to stay current on opportunities
  • Responsible for application testing, interactive maps/layouts, quality control on project deliverables
  • Manages the collection, analysis and reporting of lead collection data
  • Serves as digital evangelist within Matrex and with clients to educate about digital technologies, tactics, strategies and trends

On-site Responsibilities

  • Installs hardware/software on-site
  • Maintains systems throughout the event and troubleshoots when necessary
  • Manages facilitators / performers
  • Provides instruction to client personnel in the use of interactive activities
  • Observes, strategizes, and improvises to make the most of the interactives at each unique show situation site

Skill Set Requirement

  • Significant client exposure and/or must be adept at client engagement.
  • Articulate with strong verbal and written communications skills.
  • Experience managing multiple, complex projects in an agency environment.
  • Deep and thorough understanding of the interactive development process and technologies.
  • Knowledge of and experience with new technologies including hardware and software, programming, and content development methodologies.
  • Must be an excellent communicator able to convey complex technical details in a concise manner for both clients and internal teams.
  • Must be positive, energetic, self-motivated, proactive and team oriented.
  • Creative thinking and experience with Pharma a plus.

Contact Us to continue the discussion.  All inquiries will remain completely confidential.

Carpenter

Matrex is seeking a Full-Time Carpenter that is detailed oriented, a self-starter, professional and friendly.  Qualified Candidates will have the ability to work independently, with other crew members, as well as troubleshoot all aspects of various projects. You should have a positive attitude, strong work ethic, and any trade show experience is a plus.

  • Experience: 5+ years carpentry expertise in exhibit, retail display or commercial millwork desired.
  • Techniques include using saws, routers, pneumatic nail & staple guns, gluing and lamination as well as various power and hand-held tools.
  • Able to read & comprehend CAD shop drawings as well as adhere to quality building standards and specifications.
  • Effectively works as part of a team while interfacing with all levels of staff.
  • Works well in a fast-pace, rapidly changing work environment, occasional weekend work and overtime is required during the busy periods with tight deadline.
  • Knowledge of basic electrical, plastics, painting, and experience with CNC machine a plus.

This is a full time, day shift position. Clean work environment and good benefits including 401K, health insurance and holiday pay.

Contact Us to continue the discussion.  All inquiries will remain completely confidential.

Senior Exhibit Designer

Matrex Exhibits is looking for a fearless innovator to join our design team as a Senior Exhibit Designer. Their responsibility will be to maintain and grow all aspects of the creative process for Matrex, focusing on engagement marketing and trade shows.

Must Haves:

  • Innovator. Talented designer who possesses the ability and passion to create trade show environments from ideas through completion and inspire the creative team in the process.
  • Versatile. Our very creative, dynamic environment produces concepts and designs for a range of clients. Pushing creative boundaries, solving problems, and communicating complex ideas on the fly.
  • Collaborative. You will work with different disciplines and departments to transform ideas into engaging experiences. Be skilled at harnessing different team perspectives and forming them into strategic solutions.
  • Communicative. Effectively and often, within the creative team, across the company, with clients. Possessing the ability to present and champion great thinking, and provide keen insights.
  • Entrepreneurial. Be self-motivated and thrive on turning challenges into opportunities.  Always looking for better ways to do what we do.

Portfolio and Experience that Demonstrates:

  • 5+ years trade show design experience that includes large, custom projects
  • Ability to translate a company’s brand and bring it to life within a 3D environment
  • An understanding of what draws people into an exhibit space that includes strategic solutions
  • Client-facing confidence, describing/presenting your designs in a professional manner
  • Experience in managing multiple projects at once
  • Proficient Skills in 3D Studio Max and Creative Suite

Contact Us to continue the discussion.  All inquiries will remain completely confidential.

 

Account Manager

The Account Manager (AM) is the direct contact between the business development staff (and client input) and the various production departments of the company. The AM maintains relationships with new and existing accounts, serves as the direct contact for the client and work with them through all stages of production. Manage and communicate production information including service orders through internal systems and reviews/confirms details with producing divisions and outside vendors. Additional duties include:

Account Management Responsibilities

  • Interact and direct the efforts of all departments; from the creative process through construction and exhibit installation.
  • Manages the transition of accounts from Business Development and supports accounts accordingly. Fulfills all of the client’s requirements.
  • Uses industry knowledge to understand and recommend products and services that are most appropriate for maximizing client results. Understands client needs and their personal drivers and motivators. Identifies opportunities which can further solidify the customer partnership.
  • Develops, monitors and distributes timelines and schedules.
  • Research specific projects and assist the Business Development Strategists with compiling proposals.
  • Responds to client needs with a sense of urgency.
  • Assist at the installation of exhibits on show site which may require some travel.
  • Be well organized with the ability to multi-task and plan ahead while managing four to five accounts at any given time.
  • Be responsible for reconciliation of SOW estimates to final invoicing.
  • Manages floorplan/booth layout development, designs/renderings, graphics coordination and organization of archiving process.
  • Confirms jobs and requests necessary information to prepare service plan requirements.
  • Prepares show site information as requested which may include supervisor packets, floor plans/layouts, travel information and transportation.
  • Works closely with business development and operations on assigned jobs in advance and at show site, as required.
  • Understands all aspects of field operations and logistics so that account can be managed appropriately. Ensure production information is communicated effectively to all production teams involved with the event or project and follow through to completion, including variance reporting.
  • Archive all show information for future reference along with invoicing support, graphics and any necessary changes on future events.

Miscellaneous

  • Prepares reports of business transactions.
  • Keeps track of travel expenses and submits travel expense reports as required.
  • Develops and maintains strong working relationship with all business development and production teams.
  • Follows-up on customer complaints and collections as necessary.
  • Represents Matrex to internal personnel and external contacts in a loyal, ethical, and moral manner.
  • Develops and delivers presentations and speeches with clearly articulated messages to partners, colleagues, customers, and employees.
  • Anticipates shifting trends in industry to make innovative recommendations to customers.
  • Attends industry events as assigned.
  • Performs other duties as may be assigned.

Skill Set Requirements

  • Articulate with strong verbal and written communications skills.
  • Aggressively and pro-actively work to identify potential issues.
  • Strong organizations skills.
  • Manage budgets and create projections.
  • The ability to manage several complex projects from inception to completion.
  • Must be positive, energetic, self-motivated, proactive and team oriented.
  • Possesses an entrepreneurial spirit, and thrives working in that environment.
  • Contributes to our partnership with clients as a brand steward, and fulfills the Matrex commitment to understanding and fulfilling our clients’ needs.

 

Contact Us to continue the discussion.  All inquiries will remain completely confidential.