Careers

Help Us Build Remarkable Experiences for Our Clients

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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

Junior Exhibit Designer

This is your opportunity to join an exciting and collaborative design environment, to work with our design-centric clients and create exciting and award-winning exhibit solutions.  The Junior Designer is responsible for assisting in the design and technical detailing of interactive exhibits and entertainment experiences. The work is done in collaboration with in-house Project Managers, Engineers, Account Managers, Salespersons and other Designers. The Junior Designer is accountable for delivering high quality drawing sets to ensure the project’s creative vision and design intent are accurately captured.
Responsibilities include:

  • Understanding of the client’s brand, products, needs and objectives
  • Participating in, and potentially owning, the entire design process, from initial research through final design.
  • Maintaining and updating existing exhibit program renderings
  • Working collaboratively with other departments and vendors to ensure all design solutions align with estimating, production & operational capabilities
  • Participating in professional development opportunities to stay informed of trends in the exhibit and design fields, learn from and share knowledge with colleagues, and build relevant partnerships.

Qualifications:

  • 1-2 years of exhibit design experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in a design-related field or equivalent
  • Strong competency to work collaboratively in a team, assume responsibilities, prioritize and meet multiple project deadlines
  • Be quick and precise with project assignments
  • Detail oriented
  • Ability to take direction and feedback from client, colleagues and supervisors and synthesize the information into clear, concise renderings.
  • Expertise in 3D Studio Max and V-ray rendering environment a plus.

Matrex Exhibits is an organization that offers:
– A generous compensation package.
– Advanced technology throughout our organization.
– Health & Dental Insurance.
– 401K and Profit Sharing.

All inquiries will remain completely confidential.
Please send resume and portfolio samples.

 

Local candidates only.  Relocation will not be provided.

 

Senior Exhibit Designer

This is your opportunity to be a leader in a collaborative design environment, to work with our design-centric clients and create exciting and award-winning exhibit solutions. The Senior Exhibit Designer is responsible for the development of creative concepts for a variety of events, small and large-scale brand experiences, environmental design, with a focus on trade show exhibits.

 

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.

Responsibilities include:

  • Collaborating with Sales Team, Creative Director and client to define the goals of each project
  • Understanding of the client’s brand, products, needs and objectives, as well as the motivations behind customers’ buying decisions
  • Participating in/and accountable for the entire design process, from initial research through final design.
  • Working closely with cross-functional department managers, project managers, project teams and other design department staff to assure that all work is on schedule and within client’s budget
  • Creating unique, rich exhibit designs that meet the client’s/brand’s goals and objectives and are intellectually and emotionally compelling.
  • Working collaboratively with other departments and vendors to ensure all design solutions align with estimating, production & operational capabilities
  • Participating in professional development opportunities to stay informed of trends in the exhibit and design fields, learn from and share knowledge with colleagues, and build relevant partnerships.

Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of exhibit design experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in a design-related field or equivalent
  • Strong design portfolio that represents design presentation skills related to the face-to-face marketing industry.
  • Demonstrate experience in conceptual designs that win, are sold and utilized on the floor
  • Strong competency to work collaboratively in a team, assume responsibilities, prioritize and meet multiple project deadlines
  • Solid understanding of creative process from conception through production
  • Strong knowledge of latest exhibit industry trends, production techniques, materials,
    and methodologies along with basic engineering to produce optimal solutions.
  • Ability to work independently
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Excellent personal presentation & communication skills to a wide variety of audiences
    (client and internal)
  • Ability to communicate (written and verbally) with all stakeholders to effectively convey design ideas and concepts and direct the development of design solutions.
  • Ability to accept and incorporate feedback from client, colleagues and supervisors.
  • Expertise in 3D Studio Max and V-ray rendering environment a plus.

Matrex Exhibits is an organization that offers:
– A generous compensation package.
– Advanced technology throughout our organization.
– Health & Dental Insurance.
– 401K and Profit Sharing.

All inquiries will remain completely confidential.
Please send resume and portfolio samples.

 

Local candidates only.  Relocation will not be provided.

 

Carpenter

Exhibit Carpenter

 

Matrex is a highly creative, award winning trade show and event company where no two projects are alike.  We are seeking a Full-Time Carpenter that is detail oriented, a self-starter, professional and friendly. You should have a positive attitude, strong work ethic, and any trade show experience is a plus. 

 

Minimum Requirements

  • Background in Finish Carpentry, Cabinetry or the trade show industry.
  • Ability to operate industrial machinery, use woodworking power tools, hand tools & mechanically inclined
  • Proficient with all shop equipment and practices: table saws, panel saws, routers, laminating, etc.
  • Well versed in various finished work such a laminate, melamine and moldings
  • Ability to read and understand CAD drawings, blueprints, and diagrams and adhere to quality building standards and specifications
  • Basic knowledge of math and measurements.
  • Ability to multi-task, work under pressure and complete jobs with demanding deadlines while keeping great attention to detail.
  • Sense of urgency & ability to meet deadlines
  • Experience: 5+ years
  • Metal fabrication and welding skills are a plus.
  • Knowledge of CNC Setup, Machining, and/or operation a plus
  • Ability to lead a crew is a plus

 

 

Qualifications

  • Dedication to high level of service, highly motivated and high level of initiative
  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment; works well with Project Managers, Detailers and Senior Management
  • Must pass a pre-employment drug screen test
  • Must be able to work 6:00am-3:00pm Monday-Friday
  • Available to occasionally work overtime and weekends.

 

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

 

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